Review Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake
An lighthearted quest with a good sense of humor
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 11 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Quality soundtrack, lots of levels, quality game play, unusual game play
Fonts are small, battery killer
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake for Android is a cute and irreverent quest about a little boy who is looking for his stolen birthday cake. It’s playful, immersive and just good clean fun. There's no gratuitous violence or greedy beggar’s donation system.
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is brought to you by the good people at the Cartoon Network. This game would be great for kids and seasoned gamers alike. The play unfolds like a storybook or interactive cartoon. Our little boy’s dog wakes him up on his birthday to alert him that his birthday cake has been stolen by a hungry monster. So our brave little birthday boy heads out on a quest to find his cake and celebrate his birthday.
The controls are great. Just slide your finger across the screen to draw a path where you want the little boy to go, then lift your finger and watch the boy waddle on over. Interact with townspeople who tell you about the things monsters have stolen from them too. If you can find their lost items, they will reward you with cash and objects that will help you on your quest.
Once outside the town, the quest itself takes place in the forest and consists of a lot of different puzzling mazes and you have to figure them out so you can continue along your quest. As you progress, other characters join you, and then the brain teaser puzzles get more interesting, because you have to decide which characters you need to join forces with to solve them.
The music was fun, the graphics are playful, and the dialog between characters is lighthearted. The app did run my CPU very hot, so you know it will be a battery killer. But the game is highly developed and should hold interest for a good while.
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is good fun. Its heart is in the right place and this is a top quality game presentation that’s good for kids and adults. The puzzles are challenging, and the quest remained interesting. I really appreciated the unique approach and inspiration behind this game.