Snark Busters: All Revved Up the long awaited sequel to Snark Busters: Welcome to the Club does not disappoint. With colorful and quirky game play inspired by steam punk design you take a trip with Jack Blair, your clever and cocky “Formula 0” Racecar driver chasing down the path of his uncle who has long since disappeared. He spends the game receiving hidden messages from his uncle and chasing down the dreaded Snark.
At its core, Snark Busters is a hidden object game but of the highest quality. The objects you find all have a purpose in the story telling and assist you on your way. You spend your time going back and forth between the real world and the other side of the mirror, which as you might expect is like a bizarre twist on the room you’re currently in.
The game in total is roughly about 5 hours of time and will hold your interest. The game-play is challenging but not overly frustrating; giving you a quick recharge on the “hint” button, but a longer “skip” button on larger more complicated puzzles. It encourages you to use the hint button as part of the game, but not skip through challenging puzzles because of time effectiveness. You almost always know what is next, and rarely have a “well what do I do now” moment which can frequently happen with these types of games. That being said the game never feels too easy or boring. Snark Busters 2: has a high level of creativity and you are always excited to see what will happen next.
On a side note, this game has excellent background music which keeps it light and does not get annoying after extended play. Snark Busters does opt to have text captions instead of voicing the characters, but you don’t miss it, and it plays well into that old-timey albeit steampunky feel. The game is visually appealing with great graphics and a high attention to detail.
As a whole the game is quite enjoyable, fun and entertaining. I feel it is a bit lacking in terms of storytelling, but makes up for it wholly beautiful visuals and an all around fun game to play. I would recommend this game for anyone who enjoys hidden object, or any cause/effect, puzzle-type games, as it is one of the best of its kind.
For more information on Snark Busters: All Revved Up an other games, be sure to visit Alawar Games.
(4 out of 5)