Plot former games are the latest development in the Play Store. Not only do they keep you gripped but also take you down memory lane. They are a throwback into a whole generation of games that formed the basis of games on platforms such as XBOX and Play Station. Android has plans of reviving this with a series of plot former games. One among these is HamadAndSahar.
The concept of this game is original and engaging both. The story line is based on the Arab Folk Tales. A twist of modern video games is added to this to make it addictive. Their grandmother has warned Hamad and Sahar from roaming and playing outside. As is with most kids, they listen to her while she is present and grab the first chance to disobey her and explore the world outside. They are not fully aware of the dangers that await them.
The gameplay is quite a lot like the old Mario games. The graphics are based on these classics. You can bump blocks and collect coins, throw eggs and explore key combinations to progress faster. You can collect coins and power-ups along the way. There are enemies scattered all along to be avoided. The aim of each stage is to find the hidden key to the next level. Once you have the key, your level is complete.
The graphics of the game build up the story. There is a superb cartoon look throughout, combining the legends and modern gaming. You pick either Hamad or Sahar to begin with. Then, you proceed the level with a variety of characters and cartoon creatures hailing from the legends of Arabia. There are a number of interesting backdrops- ranging from Storm to Beach to Ramadan to Village and more. The venue is what shapes the characters and the gameplay. The game creates a world of its own where you can immerse yourself completely.
The user interface is quite straight forward too. Navigation is intuitive and buttons are easy to locate and use. The status bar occupies a good amount of space but does not interfere with the game either way. You have to break the blocks to find the hidden key and other interesting objects in each level. The game comes with more than 30 different levels, each different from the previous ones. You have two main goals- obtain a high score by collecting as many coins as you can and proceed to the next level by finding the key at the earliest.
HamadAndSahar is available for free download in the Google Play Store. It requires Android 2.3 or higher. Additionally, it requires about 200 MB of memory space, which can be quite taxing for just a single app. If you wish to spend your leisure time in a fun, challenging and nostalgic way, this game is just what you need. There is no age limit in this one, owing to the varying levels of difficulty. It takes you to the streets of Middle East and helps you explore them through the Arabian folklore.