Now, based on the title of this review you might have a little bit of difficulty finding this game. That’s why I added the cover picture as well, hoping that would help. The title of what I am calling Kohei Gallery is actually in Japanese. Of course, that only made me want to play it that much more, so I went ahead and downloaded it, just for the slim possibility that it would be in English somewhere.
Thank goodness for my ability to hope against hope. Kohei Gallery does indeed provide the option to play in English. It won’t translate all of the text but it gives you enough so that you get the point of the game. Ultimately all you’re doing is flipping tiles in order to get them all on the side that is see-through. The tiles have different properties, depending on their color and when you push one in you flip a certain pattern surrounding them. This makes the puzzles that you play in order to reveal the pictures behind them somewhat challenging. You can control how difficult the puzzles themselves are when you purchase the full game.
The game itself is cute and upbeat. The music is cheerful and the color pallet is really bright. The fact that the goal in the game is to look at pictures of pretty anime girls doesn’t hurt either. I went into this game knowing little to nothing about what I would be doing, other than the fact that anime girls would be smiling at me. If that kind of thing makes you happy then you’ll love this game. There are lots of different poses and outfits to look at, which is something that’s always a plus in my book.
My only concern about this game is that it doesn’t have much by way of depth. Once you’ve mastered the puzzles and looked your fill at the pictures there’s not much else to do. Still, at the price it stands at it’s a good way to spend a few hours feeling good. You may even find yourself pleasantly challenged by the game play, as some of the time the puzzles can get pretty tricky. Still, if you don’t mind a little bit of skin flashing (there’s nothing worse than girls in bikinis but some parents still may object), then this is a game for all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I believe you may too!
Game: Kohei Gallery | Developer: kohei