Anna Montana Game Review

1 Nov

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In Anna Montana game, it tells a story of Anna, who needs to make money to pay for college. She visits her grandma at ”Glamour Lane” and decides to take up the job of being a housekeeper to the esteemed residents of “Glamour Lane”. The houses at Glamour Lane belong to some of the leading stars in today’s entertainment industry. You will need to follow instructions given by the stars and complete multiple housekeeping tasks.

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The quicker you tidy up the houses, the more Glamour money you will make. Efficiency may earn a player a higher tip from the well-known stars as well as additional special elegant awards.

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Anna will face time management challenges as she goes about her duties, and will also be forced to manage her tools ,which also have time and usability constraints. Moreover, she will also be allowed to visit the shop where she can spend her hard earned “Glamour” money to buy upgraded versions of her tools. This three way resource management challenge is what makes the game play immersive and addictive . It is called three way because the player has to manage Time , for tidying up and cleaning, prevent tools from expiring and try to earn Glamour money to buy and upgrade the tools.

The gamer has to play careful attention to how to use the various elements on the game screen in order to survive the time challenge.

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At the bottom right hand corner, this is the house button where you need to tap on the pink triangles to navigate between the different rooms in the houses. I find the small triangles very hard to press as they are small and my fingers has to press them precisely to work. However, you will get used to it when you play a few rounds of the game.

The left hand corner of the game shows the tools menu. This is where you can choose the tools to do the cleaning. The tools have a timer which is indicated by a blue circle around it. Each tools need to be recharged after every use. Therefore, you cannot keep using the same tool continuously.

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IMG_1016 There are a couple of things you can do with your tools. The hand icon helps to pick up things placed wrongly at certain places of the room. The bucket helps to collect the dirty clothes around the room. The brush is used with the washing detergent to clean off the stains on the sofa and toilet bowls. You should use the cloth to clean on sofas instead of the brush when you use the washing detergent. The vacuum cleaner helps to suck up the dirt on the floor and the cloth can be used to clean spider webs and well as stains on the walls.

Quite a lot of things to remember which tool is for which purpose, isn’t it? I will think it will be better if the gamer can click on the object that needs cleaning and put tips pop-ups which tells them what tools to use. This option can be disabled by the user in the game settings so if he feels he is more expert, he can disable this game settings. There is a limit where you cannot use the tool. This happens for all the tools. They need a resting period. Once that is over, you can use the tool again. I feel for beginners, the game should be more forgiving in giving a longer usage period.

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As you clean the rooms, your blue percentage bar on the top increases. The timer is shown as pink words. When it counts down to 1 min, the words turn red and the music changes. This means that you can hurry up and complete whatever you are doing. The scoring mechanism is quite strict for this game. You have to score above 70% to pass each level or you have to restart the game level again.

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Sometimes, if you fare pretty well in cleaning the rooms, you get to obtain a special award in the game. There are a total of 30 awards to encourage the gamer to play this game.

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When you complete cleaning a house, the house will show the owner’s face on it. If it has not been cleaned, it will not show the face on the house. There is a telephone on the house which means you have to talk to the owner of the house to take up the cleaning job. In the game, you will earn money to upgrade your tools so the timer on them can be longer and you can use it more to clean the rooms.

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Once you complete the level, it will show you your current high scores compare to the other players of the game. The satisfaction the gamer gets from playing the game besides having the high scores will be to look at the clean and nice rooms after it is cleaned by yourself. This satisfaction can never be compared with the scores you are getting!

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When you finish cleaning the house, you can redo the challenge again. The challenge mode has all the completed houses you cleaned. This game does help to train up young adults to clean up their rooms in the game. Hopefully, this game can encourage them to clean up their rooms in the reality.

Graphics: 4.7 /5
Sound/Music: 4.7 /5
Fun: 4.7 /5
Addictiveness: 4.8 /5
Value for money: 5 /5
Overall: 4.7 /5

Check out Anna Montana on iTunes for $1.99.

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