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Developer: G5 Entertainment
Price: FREE (with $6.99 in-app purchase to unlock full game)
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come is a very casual affair but an ideal way to spend a few relaxing hours for the Hidden Object fan. It’s also a pretty sturdy conversion of the PC game.

I’ve not played the first three Treasure Seekers games but I didn’t find it a struggle to figure out what was going on here. When it comes to the Hidden Object genre, it’s more to do with the journey than the storytelling finesse. A choice of two difficulty levels are available with the options of either Casual or Advanced. Neither is immensely challenging for the experienced Hidden Object gamer, the mode just affects the length of time between hints for the most part. Everything about Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come is pretty straight forward.

While some sequences of the game are pure and unadulterated Hidden Object finding focused (with a hint of cryptic clues), others require more thinking. Items need to be combined to open up other areas and frequently they’re hidden inside containers such as a desk drawer. There are some simplistic puzzles to solve, such as determining the right order of button presses but it’s still quite basic stuff. It’s just enough to keep the brain ticking over without feeling taxing. The ideal combination for the casual player.

While the promise of 45 levels makes the game sound longer than it is, there’s still plenty of fun to be had. Something that’s very important for a game priced at $6.99.

Ultimately, Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come does all anyone could ask of such a game in the genre. It plays it a little safe, never veering from the tried and tested format, but it’s a pleasant enough way to spend a few hours. Satisfaction will be all the more so for those who have played previous instalments and wish to see how the story ends.

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