Enchanted Katya and the Mystery of the Lost Wizard is a time management game with a few instances of the hidden object genre. In this game you are in charge of a magical potion shop and your task is to create different brews for your customers. There are 14 types of customers and they all have different patience levels, so you must be quick or they may leave the shop unsatisfied. When they arrive at the counter, you need to hand out the menu so that they choose one of the potions, which will appear on the counter. Basically, what changes between the potions is the bottle and sometimes the customers may ask you to add a mystical rune or an item such as a frog.
From time to time, a mini game appears in the form of a hidden object game, in which you should collect certain items to create a special brew asked by a certain customer. These mini games appear randomly and they interrupt the main time management game, providing a wonderful excuse to take a break. In between games, you can also buy some upgrades that may help you increase Katya's speed or the characters patience.
As for the graphics, they are really nice, with well-drawn and animated characters. The music and sound effects are also very good.
Unfortunately, you cannot cue actions, so there are no combos and you are allowed to perform one task at a time. This is annoying since you cannot create a strategy or plan things ahead, and that makes the game really slow-paced. Also, Katya´s movements are weird and not really pleasant to the eye. Another drawback is that you cannot replay levels and it has only one game mode, making the game really short. What is more, I spotted some grammar mistakes and a few bugs that force you to start a game from scratch.
All in all, the drawbacks are so many that, unless you are a total fan of this genre, I suggest you to look for another one.
- Nice, uncommon characters
- Good graphics and sound effects
- Randomly hidden object games
- A few upgrades
- It has a few bugs and grammar mistakes
- Awkward movements
- Can hold only one item at a time
- Cannot cue tasks
- Limited replay value
- Only one game mode