Pet Alien Review

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Graphics: 6.0
Sound : 8.0
Gameplay : 3.0
Multiplayer : N/A
Overall : 4.8
Review by Jen Soldan
“5 levels, 5 bosses” That’s what it says on the back of the box. Its more like 80 levels and 5 bosses. Each level is a simple puzzle that you need solve and the boss fights are like a puzzle themselves. After you fight each boss, you can unlock a mini-game. The game is meant for young children, so the puzzles aren’t that challenging to an adult gamer. Throughout the game, you play as one of 5 aliens. Each one has its own ‘move’ that is suited for whatever the task at hand is. Whether is smashing, floating, pushing, or speed, there’s only one alien that can do the job and complete the level. Each level consists of solving a puzzle and collecting the specified amount of crystals and having to collect keys to open locked doors. Once you beat the ‘adventure’ mode, you can then play in a ‘marathon’ time-attack mode.

Unfortunately for the game, there is no replay value at all. Once you complete a level, there is no playing it over again, so once you beat it, it’s over.

The mini-games are each based around one of the characters and pretty simple. They are replayable enough if you want to beat your own high score, nothing terribly exciting.

All in all, it could be a game worth renting for your kids, it’s a good way to actually use their brains to solve a problem.