Monkey GO Happy Sci-Fi 2
At what point do you stop bailing those helpless little monkeys out? At what point do you say, "Monkey, the time has come for you to be your own hero. You need to save yourself for once. Teach a monkey to fish, and all that. Monkey, get your life together." ... though maybe that's a lot to ask of a species that thinks eating bugs off of someone else's body is the height of a romantic evening. (Everyone knows you save that for your anniversary. That's your ace in the hole, son.) In Pencil Kids' point-and-click puzzle adventure Monkey GO Happy Sci-Fi 2, like last game, your mini-monkeys have once again been monkey-napped by an evil galactic empire, because in science fiction, any body of power in the galaxy has to be evil. Click to interact and solve puzzles, dragging inventory items to the place onscreen you'd like to use them, and keeping an eye out for the codes you'll need to bypass certain obstacles.
Like its predecessor, Monkey GO Happy Sci-Fi 2 is a series of multi-area levels, where each set of puzzles you solve sends you to a different location. The balance between classic "use item Y on thingy Z" point-and-clicking and the code cracking the series has always employed is particularly well done here, with a gentle difficulty slope that ramps up the challenge from stage to stage. It's still short enough that you won't need longer than half a coffee break to finish it, and simple enough both in its puzzles and its sparse area design that you won't find yourself straining very hard. The series has always been intended to be an all-ages affair, however, and Monkey GO Happy Sci-Fi 2 is definitely that... cute and easy to pick up for the kids, and just thinky enough to keep the kids-at-heart engaged.