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A tiny story about four tiny ninjas and a tiny top hat.
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This is an extremely short, extremely easy puzzle game, as advertised: I think it took me between five and ten minutes to play completely. It's sweet and cheerful, and takes place on a miniaturized landscape, as the main character is a ninja perhaps a half-inch tall.
Implementation and scenery are not as deep as in, say, Sara Dee's "Mite" or Ryan Veeder's "You've Got a Stew Going!", but the central concept is similar, in that familiar household objects and critters function differently when the scale is drastically altered.
Why can't more story games be like Legend of the Missing Hat? With light prose, no drama and cuteness everywhere, it's still a joy to replay eight years after release: truly a healing story, as I heard them called recently. It also does the "small protagonist in a human-scale home" trope very well, something not many others can claim. Too bad it's not a little bit longer, but then maybe that would have ruined the magic.
Oh by the way: this game is a very good fit for mobile devices. Try it out!
You are a tiny ninja. Your goal is to find your hat.
I love games like this-- small, fun, friendly games that make you rethink how you interact with the world. Able to be played through quickly, and my positive interactions with the other characters left me feeling pretty good about myself--except for maybe when (Spoiler - click to show)I was mean to the spider--sorry, friend!.
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