Game review: Little Shop of Treasures

Little Shop of Treasures is a hidden object game from GameHouse. The object of the game is to raise money to open your own shop by helping other business owners with their customers. Each day you will help a different type of business and at the end of the week, you get to upgrade something on your own store. I love this game. The list of objects to be found is at the bottom of the screen next to a picture of the customer wanting to buy said object. There are five objects listed at once until you finish the list. When you find one of the currently listed objects, another customer pops into that space with something else for you to find.

My favorite part of the game is the help function. If you can't find something, the text will turn into a picture when you click on help. This makes it a great game for kids. It will help them learn to recognize words yet it doesn't give them the answer as soon as they get stuck. I found that the pictures were extremely helpful in a tough situation. To renew the number of 'helps' you have, you simply need to find the two question marks within each picture.

The down side of the game is that you don't get to customize your store when it comes time to upgrade. After each level, a specified part of the store is automatically upgraded. You don't get to choose which part or what colors that part will be. It would have been nice to get to have a little more say in what the shop would ultimately look like. Despite that, I think this may be my favorite hidden object game I've played so far.