I’ve always loved taking things apart and putting them back together. Just about every pen I’ve ever owned has been in at least a dozen pieces at some point, and when I was young I did the same with my toys. Well, next time I get the itch to disassemble and reassemble whatever object I have in my hands, I can just play Otto’s Toy Chest- a game about putting toys together as fast as possible!
Bring Otto’s Toys back to life! Otto’s Toy Chest is a game everyone can play!
|Does it Fulfill its Purpose?||19||Otto’s Toy Chest is a simple game about building toys as quickly as you can. There are four different game modes- normal, in which the correct pieces snap in place and the incorrect pieces return to their original spots, an expert mode in which the incorrect pieces stay on the board, an endless mode in which you play until you hit a piece incorrectly, and a sandbox mode that doesn’t penalize you for going over time. The game also includes leaderboards and trophies powered by OpenFeint, and when you finish a level you can return to it anytime. The levels also have a par time, which gives you bonus points if completed quickly enough. There is a trophy for completing every level under par, but on the menu screen there is no indicator for which levels have been completed under par.|
|Does it Look Good?||18||For the most part, Otto’s Toy Chest looks great- the patchwork theme fits the concept well. The animations and sound effects added quite a bit of satisfaction to the game. A few of the menu screens- such as the level select screen and the level finished screen- had a few places that were hard to read, and the description text on the main menu wasn’t uniform on my device- sandbox mode’s text was outlined, making it easier to read, while the other text was not.|
|Does it Run Well?||20||Otto’s toy chest runs less than 1MB when installed to SD. Its permissions include the usual ad permissions (access the internet and read the phone’s state) as well as the ability to write to SD.|
|Is it Easy to Use?||17||The gameplay of Otto’s Toy Chest is relatively simple; drag the pieces of the toy onto the outline, and drop them where they fit. The right piece earns points, while the wrong piece loses points. The pieces float beside the place where the player is tapping, so that you can more easily see what you’re placing where. The gameplay itself is easy to figure out, and the pieces don’t have to be placed exactly on top of their spot- as long as they’re close they’ll snap into place. In the later levels, a few of the pieces look exactly the same as other pieces- such as a bird’s legs or a monkey’s cymbals, and usually they are close enough that if you place them in the wrong location they will snap to the correct one. However, a few of them were not, resulting in a few instances of losing points by chance.|
|Is it Fun?||14||The gameplay of Otto’s Toy Chest is fun for a little while, but the animations and sound effects weren’t enough to keep it from getting a bit repetitive around halfway through the game. If you have kids, they will likely enjoy the simple animations and fun gameplay, but the non-sandbox modes might end up too difficult for younger ones.|
|Overall Score||88||Otto’s Toy Chest is a game that’s targeted to kids, but some of their game modes are difficult enough that parents might have fun picking it up and playing too. If you’re looking for a simple puzzle game to kill a few minutes or keep kids occupied, look no further than Otto’s Toy Chest!|
Reviewed Version: 1.9.2
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