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The Legend of the Missing Hat

by Adri profile

Humor
2012

(based on 30 ratings)
10 reviews

About the Story

A tiny story about four tiny ninjas and a tiny top hat.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 11, 2012
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: CF3C2188-C9D1-4732-84EB-8AFD522766B9
TUID: 1l4hjsvaw13r4fpk

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
As advertised: tiny, June 17, 2012
by Emily Short
Related reviews: cover stories

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.


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Simple pleasures in interactive fiction, May 17, 2020
by Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania)

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!


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Bite-size fun, September 13, 2020

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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