Review Hello Kitty Jewel Town!
Match three to win items and decorate Hello Kitty's house
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 08 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One S
Well-balanced difficulty, interesting game play, ads are not confusing
Needs to be elaborated, very common
Hello Kitty Jewel Town! for Android combines tried and tested match three puzzle gameplay with the ability to decorate a house for Hello Kitty, with all kinds of furniture and cute styles. These two things are integrated because with every match three game you complete, you'll be awarded a coin and the chance to play a slot machine which rewards you with a piece of furniture.
So after playing a few levels, you return back to Hello Kitty's house and continue decorating it with various bits of furniture that you have won. Then her friends come and romp around in your house. This is all very well, but some players have reported that they keep winning the same kind of furniture.
The match three gameplay is very common, though I commend Hello Kitty Jewel Town for having only a short tutorial, and for cranking up the difficulty to a moderately challenging level early on. On the other hand, there's nothing innovative here, and the colored faces of Hello Kitty's friends are disappointingly block-shaped.
This game would be more enjoyable if Hello Kitty had some needs (e.g. happiness, hunger) to be maintained with different actions and furniture (like in The SIMS). Or at least the ability to choose your own character, and go and visit some friend's houses upon connecting with Facebook; and get rewards by interacting with them (like in the Pet Society games). As it is, decorating a nice house doesn't feel all that rewarding. That said, I'm sure it's still going to appeal to little girls who are Hello Kitty crazy!