Monkey Happy 1-4
"Hey Hey they're the MONKEYS!!" OK maybe it's just me but I love these little guys. There's something inherently playful and mischievous about them that makes me smile. Seeing that PencilKids had made yet another installment had me immediately...um postponing some work I need to be doing and diving into the hijinks.
Start with the good news. This is not just a cut and paste of old episodes although the title may be in danger of causing people to think so. It's divided into little scenes so there's no attempt at story. They're just monkeying around. The animation is bright and, well, animated (there are a lot of moving parts and activity). It's creative even if there aren't any real suprises. There are also bunches of little monkeys hiding all over the place to be found. The little rascals keep getting loose.
The not so good news is that this one is pretty easy, even by monkey standards. It's also short. Maybe those things go well together. It's a little monkey playdate. I did miss the slightly more difficult puzzles and having to hunt a little harder for the clues. That gets lost with so much less area to explore. There may also be a tiny glitch at the end (which may also just be me, you never know.) This is another one of those 'play through the levels to get the code' type games. When I'd played through all 4 levels I couldn't get the code to work, even after trying a few times. That isn't really much of a deal breaker for me since the code just opens the 'safe' where there's a bunch of toys for the monkeys. If it were a fifth level I guess I'd care.
The long and short of it is this. If you're monkey mad like me (I've even named one Davie) or want a fun, stress free way to spend a little free time this is a good pick.