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  • Summary: Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles! Rooooaaaarrrr!!!!!
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 15, 2017
    80
    If puzzles full of cutesy characters and bizarre situations are for kids, we never want to grow up.
  2. Feb 27, 2017
    80
    It’s hard to tell whether it’s the mouth-made sound effects, nifty clues, or funny characters that are the cutest part of [Hidden Folks], but it’s easy to lose yourself in its strange and captivating world for a couple of hours.
  3. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    A nostalgic blast from the past, anyone who ever used to love Where’s Wally and any books of that type will be thrilled by giving Hidden Folks a go. There are no pressures and no limit to speak of, so it really is one of the more relaxing titles around. The sort of game you just want to sit down and play for a couple of chin stroking hours with a piping hot cup of tea.
  4. 80
    The amount of hard work that went into developing Hidden Folks is impressive. No points or timers mean there’s no rush to hurry through a puzzle, and the grandness of each level means you’re assured to spend plenty of time sifting through the world. The sheer number of things to find, and ways to do find them, also increases the replay value for anyone without a photographic memory.
  5. Feb 23, 2017
    70
    Hidden Folks may be on the short side, and has its occasional hair-pulling moment, but the hefty amount of charm it has in even the smallest individual, combined with some particularly clever puzzle design, make it worth taking at least one quick spin with. Hopefully we will indeed see a surge of more content to up the replay value in the future, but for now the end result is a solid and cute puzzle game that would do Martin Handford proud. If you can’t afford a classic piece of Waldo literature at the moment, maybe consider hunting down a few cute folks.
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  1. This is charming and silly and gentle and fun, ridiculously intricate and lovingly crafted. It’s not hardcore, it’s not going to outfox you, but it doesn’t want to be doing that. This is one of those instances where you wish “casual” hadn’t become a meaningless nonsense term in gaming, because it would nicely capture the feeling of a puzzle book that’s magically come alive, a Where’s Wally where you get to poke and prod the characters. It’s a calm, calming and pleasingly silly game.
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    Instead, Hidden Folks is laid back and serene, while still challenging enough to make actually finding things feel satisfying. It’s a game you can play for a few minutes or an hour and still feel a sense of gratification. And it’s the perfect companion for that Sunday morning coffee.
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  1. Feb 17, 2017
    10
    This is a delightful, relaxing game. I bought it on release, on the strength of the trailer (what's not to love about all those cuteThis is a delightful, relaxing game. I bought it on release, on the strength of the trailer (what's not to love about all those cute mouthsounds:). I like it, and it's fun to play with my kids. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2017
    8
    This game is a great, relaxing game that makes you want to play more Hidden Figures games.

    I hope they make a sequel to this cause it was a
    This game is a great, relaxing game that makes you want to play more Hidden Figures games.

    I hope they make a sequel to this cause it was a lot of fun trying to find the people in this game.

    The only bad this about this game is the eye strain.
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  3. Feb 28, 2018
    8
    A great hommage to Where's Waldo? but improves upon the idea by using a more interactive world. A game with a simple yet good lookingA great hommage to Where's Waldo? but improves upon the idea by using a more interactive world. A game with a simple yet good looking graphical style with sound effects made from someone's mouth. That is very original and funny. There's even a night mode (uses a sepia/orange overlay) and a dark mode (inverts the colors) so you can even play this game at night.

    Recommended for 7,99 and if they ever plan to raise the price, it would still be worth it.
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