Aladdin - Hidden Objects Game


Did you know that it is a Frenchman, Antoine Garrand, who translated and published the story of Aladdin in 1712? A memo written in his diary mentioned that he heard the tales from a Syrian storyteller named Hanna Diyab on the 8th of May 1709! 

These days, there are so many ways to enjoy the incredible adventure of Aladdin. If you are a young adult and an avid reader, you might fancy the novels from Disney press. Fan of musicals? Well, there is one on Broadway (it would have been amazing at the premiere in 2014). For myself and many people in the world, I became acquainted with Aladdin from the fantastic animated movie from Walt Disney Animation Studio. My favourite character was the Genie, who was beautifully portrayed by the voice of the late comedian genie himself, Robin Williams.  But my all-time favourite movie of Aladdin was a spoof parody made by the French in 2015 (The New Adventures of Aladdin), which was extremely funny and unexpected (but it’s all in French and will likely be hard to understand the many jokes, as the subtitles really don’t do it justice).  In terms of Aladdin games, the first official game was released in 1993 on the Sega Genesis, and many other games followed with the name Aladdin in the title.

Aladdin – Hidden objects game was developed and self-published by Crisp App Studios on the 25th of April 2020 on the steam platform.

In this version, the Prince will be accompanied by the vizier, Malik, in search of the famous lamp that holds the Genie who grants three wishes to whoever rubs the lamp with the palm of their hand, thereby waking him up.  But as expected, things will not go as planned.

This game has 22 levels, and some will be re-visited up to three times during your gameplay. Most of the levels will be the signature mark of Crisp App Studio with their 360-degree panoramic view, where hidden objects will be incorporated within the picture; some items will be evident while others will be cleverly placed within the images. The good news is that you can zoom in or out to help you find them. In Aladdin, they have introduced levels with a view from above, which I found very cool, different, and refreshing.

You’ll also have levels where you need to spot the differences between two identical images and recreate a jigsaw (only one). And of course, you’ll have a hint button to help you locate items in each stage if needs be. However, it will take 30 seconds before you can re-use the hint button.

There are four golden items to collect within the stage. You’ll receive these items if you complete the stage with 1 or 3 golden stars, replay the level and if you successfully clear each level under 45 seconds. And if you like leader boards, there is one for each level.

Good graphics, and the levels vary from easy to reasonably tricky, as you would expect. One thing I don’t understand is why I am not able to restart a game from the beginning; it would be a good feature to have. It is also a short game, and you’ll finish the story in 1.5 to 2 hours max.


+ Good graphics
+ 360-degree panoramic view level
+ Levels with a view from above
+ Achievements


- No trading cards as yet
- No ability to restart a game
- Fairly short

Review Summary

Aladdin – Hidden objects game is colourful and will appeal to fans of the genre.

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Zeepond Rating: 7/10