Perfect Tree Game Review by Russell Smeaton
Game Rating = 5/5
The Perfect Tree is the perfect seasonal fix for those who love the traditional 3 in a row game. The star of the show is a lonely pine tree and you have been given the task of making it the perfect tree by decorating it with all manner of shiny things.
This game is no genre buster. What it is is a solid, straight forward 3 in a row tile swapping. Think Jewel Quest for Christmas and you’re in the right ball park. There are numerous power ups along the way, and after each round you are given a number of stars. These stars can be used to buy decorations for your tree, making it the perfect tree. If you are struggling, you’ll get a helpful hint. However, there is no option to give you a hint as and when you require it – the only downside of this game in my books. Game play can be either in Relaxed Mode or Timed Mode depending on your taste.
The Perfect Tree is absolutely gorgeous. My 8 week old daughter was transfixed by the shiny colours and festive tiles. The backdrops are simply a joy to behold, all featuring Christmas/winter scenes of country cottages in forests. The whole shebang is topped off with animated falling snow flakes floating gently down the screen.
Jingling bells, tinkling chimes, sweeping strings – it fits the seasonal mood perfectly. The explosions are not too in your face to break up the joyful spirit of the game and overall it works exceptionally well.
Reasons to buy this game:
1. It’s the perfect game for the Christmas season – you might even want to buy it for that last minute Christmas present!
2. While not original, it’s extremely well done for lovers of 3 in a row
3. It’s certainly a game for all ages – hey, even my daughter loves it and she’s only 8 weeks!
Reasons not to buy this game:
1. I don’t think I would want to play this game out of the Christmas season.
2. If you are suffering from “Cashmus” then this is not the game for you.
3. No hint button.
Overall, this gets a festive 5 out of 5 from me. I love Christmas and I love this game. The only flaw is that I would have liked to see a Hint button for those moments when I’m flummoxed (a sign of my age), but I still rate it highly. Merry Christmas everyone!