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  • Summary: The Tiny Bang Story is set on the fictitious world, Tiny Planet. When an asteroid hits, its fragile world breaks into pieces. You'll have to recover its lost beauty and help the population of Tiny Planet. Through five chapters, you'll solve numerous puzzles and fix imaginative machines in a point & click environment. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jul 8, 2011
    80
    A truly beautiful puzzle game that soothes the mind and engages your imagination as well as your intellect. Perhaps not for the most dedicated puzzle enthusiasts but surely something that will leave most gamers smiling afterwards.
  2. May 3, 2011
    80
    Although short in duration, and actually not very difficult, The Tiny Band Story is a great game in a genre with few titles nowadays.
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    75
    The Tiny Bang Story has a ton of puzzles and a great atmosphere. You can't deny that a lot of love has been put into this game. One of our few major gripes however is that you will notice there's a lack of variety, as you progress through this pretty short game. If you can look past this matter, you will find an absolutely charming point and click game that you may fall in love with.
  4. Sep 8, 2011
    69
    For the jaded gamer with a few hours to spare it's like a zen garden for the soul. [Oct 2011, p.104]
  5. Dec 5, 2011
    63
    The Tiny Bang Story is a perfect lunch break companion, but it doesn't offer enough for a long lasting appeal.
  6. Jul 4, 2011
    60
    The Tiny Bang Story is something between a traditional point'n'click and a 'hidden object' type of game. It's biggest flaw is its length. It can be completed in 2 hours and although every puzzle enthusiast will find this time enjoyable, you have to decide whether such a short adventure is worth your buck. [July 2011, p.81]
  7. May 16, 2011
    40
    Perhaps devoted casual game fans will have some tolerance for this type of hollow experience, but ultimately The Tiny Bang Story's pieces just don't add up to a fulfilling adventure in the end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. May 14, 2011
    9
    Beautiful graphics style and amazing music. A great mix of point-and-click and puzzles. Really charming and funny. Only complaint is that it is a little short for its price. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2011
    9
    This game is underrated for a couple reasons. The main reason is that it comes across as a Machinarium-esque point-and-click adventure, while in actuality it is primarily a hidden object game. I'm not a big fan of the genre, but this one implements it in such a way that I never found myself bored or annoyed with it.

    While most hidden object games have you aimlessly searching for objects that have no relevance in the story or surroundings, The Tiny Bang Story only has you look for objects that affect you, such as missing pieces to a machine you need to repair.

    Don't get me wrong, the game isn't entirely focused on finding objects. There are plenty of puzzles and quirky contraptions to figure out.

    The second reason I think the game is underrated is because if you use a guide, which I'm assuming a lot of people do, the game will be extremely short. I didn't use a guide, so it took me about 5 hours to complete. Had I used a guide I probably could have finished it in an hour.

    The presentation of the game definitely deserves a 10. The art and music coincide in a really awesome way, and the sheer amount of imagination and detail put into this title had me engrossed from the start. I'd recommend it, not just for the entertaining gameplay, but for the unique experience.
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  3. Nov 27, 2011
    9
    This is a very casual and relaxing puzzle game for all ages. The whimsical artwork and airy soundtrack made it an pleasant escape. The puzzles are challenging enough to be fun, but not impossible. I could see how the die hard puzzle fanatics would fine this too simple, but for just the casual enthusiast, it offers plenty of enjoyment. Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2012
    8
    This game was actually very surprising and enjoyable, I got it in an Indie bundle. The soundtrack and graphics are beautifully done and the puzzles are fun but sometimes they can be a little frustrating, but not very difficult by any means just a little hard to figure out what you have to do. The game is a little short...the play time for me was around 2 hours or 2 hours thirty minutes. Defiantly worth it. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    7
    Just click everything seems to be the solution to this game... Okay maybe not, however it’s a really well presented game with very well thought out aesthetic environments. Point and click as a genre, is very hit and miss for me. I will either love the game or despise it; there is very little middle ground… I personally loved this game because it felt a lot like a HOG with occasional mini puzzles so it felt fresh and interesting… The game is quite short, I appear to have completed this within 3 hours, however I must say if it had gone on for too much longer I possibly could have lost interest due to repetitiveness or some stinker mini-puzzles. Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2014
    7
    Good point-and-click puzzle game, at a nice price.
    Not fantastic at all, with a shallow story, some few puzzles that don't exactly makes
    sense, and a few others that i found too easy.

    But the game have a very cool look and feeling, an interesting and different hint system, and it will not let you frustrated by bugs or exaggerated difficult. You can have something like 4-5 hours of casual fun.

    You can replay all puzzles after finish the game without having to play the whole thing again. Personally, i was not interested to replay any when i finished the game, but after a few months without touching it, i'm tempted to replay the whole game some time, so i think it worth even the full tiny price.
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  7. Feb 11, 2014
    2
    This game is a Where's Waldo game for random objects. Find all the light bulbs, find all the gears, etc.

    The Tiny Bang Story has some nice
    art, but it is uninspired as a puzzle game, and it punishes the player before providing hints. Buy this game for a dollar when it appears in the Steam discount bin. Expand

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