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Find-the-object game Doodle Hunt not just for kids

by Caitlin M. Foyt

There are three croissants somewhere on your phone's screen. You've gotta find them, and find them fast. That's the general concept of Doodle Hunt, an addicting find-the-object game.

The screen fills up with different hand-drawn images of equal size. Then, the game will tell you to find a specific number of identical objects — three muffins, five tubes of toothpaste, eight anteaters, etc. By quickly finding these objects that have been hidden in plain sight, you earn coins and stars, which unlock new levels. You can make it easier or more difficult for yourself by adjusting the difficulty level.

At first, the game seems like it's best-suited for a child, but pick it up and you'll find that you won't be able to put it back down. This is a very fun, extremely addicting game that people of all ages can play.

With a bunch of different levels and stages (some of these have specific themes), the game has lots of replay value, and will keep you entertained for hours.

The app has a unique art style, and as the game's title suggests, looks like the kind doodles you might find on a bored student's math notes. They're all very cute and interesting to look at. Because the themes are constantly changing, you'll always be encountering drawings you've never seen before.

Each time I entered a new level, I found that it often took a moment to adjust my eyes and find what I'm looking for. The game is so challenging because there's so much to look at during any given moment, and the doodles are always changing.

One thing I really struggled with in this game was figuring out exactly what it was that I was looking for. The imagery I envisioned from the game's description did not always match the corresponding doodle, and this made things very challenging at times. For instance, a small tan circle was meant to represent a cutting board, a black square was a toaster and "mass" was illustrated with the letters kg.

Doodle Hunt has become my newest favorite game. It's designed and programmed well, challenging, doesn't feel too repetitive, and takes a lot of time to get through. Because it's a game you can keep coming back to, it's definitely worth the $1.50 investment.

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