About The Game
For Zen masters-in-training, Color Zen Kids is a fun new twist on the popular puzzle game. With simpler puzzles, larger shapes, and an appealing animal theme, it's a great way to teach kids problem solving with a game they won't want to put down. Now everyone in the family can find their way, with Color Zen Kids!
Color Zen kids is an easier version of the original color Zen and unsurprisingly aimed as an entry level for getting kids into the series.
Like the first game (To be reviewed soon) the game is all about joining two matching colours together to eliminate them all.
The eventual aim on each level is to ensure the final colours joined are the same as the screens outer border.
As should be expected the game is much easier than it's adult aimed predecessor and as such is a perfect entry level for kids or even adults looking to to try out the game.
The first level is impossible not to complete (well not unless you refuse to touch the game pad)
Having personally completed just over half of the original game this game comes as no real challenge to me personally and I easily blitzed through it's 120 levels without any issues.
I still however liked the experience and prefer the Animal themes of this game over it's more adult orientated original.
Unfortunately there are only sets of levels in the game making it far too short
Once anyone young or otherwise has completed this game it can should set them up nicely to attempt the full experience of Color Zen.
But the real downside is the price as it's exactly the same as the original games for less than half the content.
The games animal level designs look great and should appeal to it's target audience.
Excellent level design.
Easy to learn and play.
Fantastic entry level for kids or adults that are unsure about the more difficult version.
I get the feeling this level is trying to tell me something If only I had super hero powers of deduction to work it out!
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Players who've completed part or all of the original color Zen won't get much more than half an hour of game play from this one.
It would have perhaps been nice to have a second set of 6 levels (an extra 120) with another theme other than animals to extend the game play.
Priced exactly the same as it's content rich older version.
Don't forget the final screen colour must match the border.
If you've played the original this can't really be viewed at anything more than a rather simple and fairly short expansion pack.
If you haven't this one might be a nice place to start it will certainly give you a good feel for the game without complicating puzzles with some of the latter additions of the first game.
Given the first game has 460 levels, this one having only 120 feels rather light especially given both games are exactly the same price.
While this game is obviously for the younger market and while used as a stepping stone to the full game it should probably have had a minimum of 240 levels spread over two themes or a lower price point to reflect the fact it doesn't have as much content.
As it stands the level designs of color Zen kids for me personally far exceed that of colour Zen but if you are only going to buy one version then purely for content and value the original it would have to be.
A review copy of the game was purchased by Video Game Legacy and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.