I just played this game this week and enjoyed this game very much. The reason is because it is not an ordinary hidden objects game.
The definition of a Picker is someone who pick and haggle items from the suppliers and sell them to other customers in your shop. You can play this game in four different modes: Zen, Regular, Advanced and Expert. For beginners, I suggest you start with “Regular” game mode.
The developers let you play each region with a theme. Certain regions in the country where you need to start your picker adventure is focused on a theme like Toys etc. You will then required to find objects that are toys to sell in your shop. In this hidden objects game, you are allowed to use gestures like pinch out to zoom in and pinch in to zoom out. The trick to find good items in places like the old van is to have a keen observant eye for details. Certain things like tyres may not fetch a good price. You need to focus on finding things or objects that can actually sell and make a profit for your shop.
Certain items can be combined together to form a unique object that can fetch a better price. If you see items with a yellow cross on the left of its icon, it can be combined to form a new object. For items with a red shopping car on the right, it means that the items are not checked out yet or you have not paid for them yet.
For each item you buy from the seller, there is a sound that tells you that you have bought the item successfully. If the item is highlighted in green, it means that you have also purchased the item successfully from the seller.
If you are not satisfied with any item, you can throw it back to the photo to re-pick your “treasures” to buy them. In real life, you need to go to real customers and see what objects they have to buy from them. This game saves you the transport expenses to actually be a Picker.
One thing to note is that if you haggle for a very low price for an item, the seller will take back the item as he thinks you are not sincere in buying it.
In the picture, you can see some objects are marked with a white eye. This means that you can zoom into the area to see more hidden objects. Remember that you need to choose items wisely especially unique items that can actually fetch a good price.
To start the haggling process, you need to fill up all the seven slots located at the bottom. Once you have achieved this feat, you can tap on the character’s avatar to start the selling process. In this process, you will learn how to haggle with the seller. You can adjust the buying price by either tapping on the forward button to increase the price or tapping the backwards button to decrease the price.
If you happen to be a good finders keeper, you can pick up items that can sell for more money as a bundle. But of course, you can try to haggle for a better price to buy it from the seller.
There are situations where you can buy an item that has “unrestored” as its condition status at a cheaper price like the brass diving helmet in the earlier screenshot. In such scenarios, you can polish the helmet and it can fetch a better price at your shop.
The interesting part of this game is that there is a person who will call you to find certain objects in a list. In such a scenario, the game propels you back to your shop where you start to sell your items.
In the shop, you can buy more selling space or slots to place your newly bought items in the shop.
You get satisfaction when you get rewarded with money by selling off wanted items on a shopping list. This is different from many hidden objects games I have played so far.
The game is currently on discount at $2.99. Its original selling price is at $6.99. You can save $4 if you buy the Pickers HD game now.
Overall, I feel this game is addictive in a way because it trains you to be a Picker and you get to manage your own shop to sell things you bought from sellers. You can also get to interact with different sellers of different characters. The gameplay is not boring. I will highly recommend anyone to get this game if you are someone who plays Time management or Hidden Objects games.
Graphics: 4.5 /5
Sound/Music: 4.5 / 5
Addictiveness: 5 / 5
Value for money: 5 / 5
Overall: 4.7 / 5