Mix and Match
Renovate your own mansion in this adorable puzzle game. Kawaii Mansion: Adorable Hidden Objects Game combines interior design with hidden object puzzles. Vietnamese game developer Imba managed to bring excitement and incentive to this classic genre.
Kawaii Mansion introduces your landlord Noah who helps you renovate an abandoned mansion and customize it to your liking. Each part of the remodeling requires stars. To get these stars, you play the hidden object puzzles. Players are awarded one star for each puzzle. The first room you get to upgrade is the formal living room. When you unlock the couches, you have three choices. The only bad thing with this is that the choices are very limited. The next choice matches the first three. If you want the room to look nice, you end up having to pick the same choice the rest of the game. Still, it’s nice to see the changes to the dirty, cluttered room.
On the Hunt
In addition to the design portion of the game, you are required to complete hidden object puzzles. As you go through the puzzles in Kawaii Mansion, the difficulty increases. At first, you will see the items on the bottom menu. Then you’ll only have the silhouettes of the lost items. With a two-minute time limit to complete the puzzle, this makes it more challenging. Items move around to make each playthrough exciting. The maps will shuffle to prevent players from getting bored. You have an energy bar that will limit how many puzzles you can complete at a time. Win or lose, it costs around ten energy points per puzzle. This can be frustrating if you are on a roll and wanted to keep playing. More energy can be bought in the cash shop or earned through ads.
As you go through the hidden object puzzles, you can use hints and power ups to help you. The power ups change as you go through the puzzles. One power up available is a paint brush that will show you the item in the bottom bar. This is useful during the puzzles that list the items you need or show silhouettes. While playing, you can use a magnifying glass to reveal all the objects you are currently searching for. There is also a magnet that can instantly collect the currently listed items. These powerups can be earned or bought with real money.
Kawaii Mansion makes good use of its name. This title is an artful, bright anime style design that only gets cuter as you progress. The grungy mansion in the start truly brightens as you complete each task. Every hidden object map is adorable and unique.
No game is complete without sound and music. Luckily, the music of Kawaii Mansion completes the charming atmosphere. The soft piano music doesn’t overpower the title but compliments it completely. Players will feel relaxed while playing due to the gentle melody. Different music plays when in the mansion than the hidden object puzzles. Even the music during the puzzles isn’t distracting or overbearing. It won’t distract from the game.
Pick and Choose
Kawaii Mansion gives players a chance to design a mansion in any way they wish. To a degree. As mentioned, there are three choices per upgrade. With the design aspect being such a major part of the game, it’s disappointing how limited you are. Not only with the choice of color, but the item placed. In one task, you place a decorative plant by the couches. The three options are identical aside from color. It would have been better to have more color choices if you don’t choose what object is placed there.
Overall, Kawaii Mansion is a uniquely adorable hidden object game that breaks up the tedious puzzles with renovating a mansion. Aside from the limited playtime and choices, the gameplay is relaxing and exciting at the same time.
Is It Hardcore?
Kawaii Mansion’s adorable design and relaxing music creates the perfect atmosphere for challenging puzzles and designing a chic mansion.