Game: Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 4 Collector’s Edition
Genre: Casual, Indie, Puzzle
System: Steam (Windows)
Developer | Publisher: AVI Games | HH-Games
Controller Support: No
Price: US $4.99 | UK £4.99 | EU € 4,99
Release Date: April 28th, 2023
Review code used with many thanks to HH-Games.
Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 4 is a 2023 hidden object game developed by AVI Games.
In Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 4, as the title suggests, we take on a journey around some of the most famous sights in Europe. We discover new locations by solving hidden object scenes and mini-games. Each stage is introduced with an interesting fact about each European country. At the beginning of the game, we are informed that this time around, we are visiting 22 countries in Europe. I’ll admit, I haven’t played the previous games, so I have no basis for comparing them.
In each of the main hidden object scenes, we have several items to look for, displayed by names at the bottom of the screen. We also have several things, shown by a silhouette on the screen, and several collectables, such as raccoons, stamps and other souvenirs. Generally speaking, all of the items are in the scene. In some cases, we might need to take a closer look at part of the scene, but in that case, it’s indicated by sparkles. Some of the hidden items are no items at all but rather an action we need to perform, like “paint a picture,” in which case we need to collect what we need from the scene, a canvas and paints, for example.
Besides hidden object scenes, we also have different mini-games like “make a path,” “rotate the parts to form a picture,” and so on. All of the mini-games are thematically connected to the main hidden object scenes.
There is no difficulty setting in this game. However, I don’t think you need one. In the main scenes, we have unlimited hints and super hints, should we get stuck. For mini-games, if we wait 54 seconds, we can skip them with no penalty. In general, I rarely felt the need to use the hint options. The game is pretty relaxed.
In hidden object games, the art style is essential because you are looking for objects and need to recognize them. I am happy to report that I had no issues identifying anything from the “wanted” list on the screen. The game is very colourful, with some very photo-realistic characters. The music is pleasant and well-suited for the the game as well.
While Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 4 is by no means a groundbreaking game, it does what it intends very well. It offers the player a few hours of relaxing, unhurried puzzle-solving while also offering some interesting tidbits about some of Europe’s best places.
Final Verdict: I Like it