The Legend of the Missing Hat

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
15 minutes., October 28, 2021

You are a tiny ninja. You go to different parts of an apartment and give the appropriate items to the correct "roommates" to help them and ultimately find the hat. It also has some puzzles involving a ninja throwing star. It is light hearted and amusing and definitely worth 15 minutes.

- Zape, September 13, 2020

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!.

- Edo, June 3, 2020

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!

- Denk, April 2, 2019

- Stas, March 29, 2018

- Sobol (Russia), February 12, 2017

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A cute, short game about four tiny ninjas in a bedroom, June 7, 2016

This game was entered in the cover stories competition, where cover art was provided first, and games were developed based on them.

You play as a tiny ninja that lives under a bed. You're job is to go around the room, cheering up your comrades one at a time in a classic linear type puzzle system.

The writing is compact and cute, and the game is short. I recommend it for a light snack. I did get stuck at the very end.

- missjith, April 26, 2016

- roboman, December 9, 2015

- CMG (NYC), February 17, 2015

- Simon Deimel (Germany), February 5, 2015

- blue/green, July 16, 2014

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Short but funny, March 31, 2014

I'm thirty-something-years old and loved Zork as a kid/teen, but I never finished it and I don't have a very long attention-span for puzzles.

My six-year-old and I enjoyed this game together. It really is funny, in a very straightforward way.

I'm giving this one an extra star for being something quite young kids could enjoy.

- RichCheng (Warwickshire, UK), September 25, 2013

- lavonardo, September 24, 2013

- Jim Kaplan (Jim Kaplan has a room called the location. The location of Jim Kaplan is variable.), June 22, 2013

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Short and cute, June 11, 2013

Title pretty much says it. Super cute game, super short. I think part of the adorableness is imagining everything at the scale described in the game. Just trying to picture the tiny little ninjas made me happy. I liked that they were also given their own little personalities with the bit of dialogue they had.

I loved it, but you need to know what you're in for. Takes maybe about 10 minutes. The "puzzles" are very straightforward and the game dialogue guides you through pretty well.

- verityvirtue (London), May 12, 2013

- E.K., May 10, 2013

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Nice little diversion, May 10, 2013

This is a small, fun little game. No complexity to it and as reported in other reviews, no real depth to either the implementation or scenery. But, a joy to play and a nice little diversion.

- Shadow Fox (Texas), April 19, 2013

- amciek (Opole), January 4, 2013

- Catalina, August 7, 2012

- Molly (USA), June 21, 2012

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Short and sweet, June 20, 2012

A nice beginner game. Very simple but charming. Not very complex, but well done. Also the idea of tiny ninjas is extremely cute.

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.

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), June 15, 2012

- liz73 (Cornwall, New York), June 15, 2012

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