Thanks to KEMCO for the review code
Title: Mom Hid My Game! 2
System: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Release Date: 04/28/2021
Similar to the first game I covered back in 2018, you’re a young boy who has to get his game system back from his crazy family: with the mother being the main threat, along with his sister and grandfather! It’s pretty much no different than the first game, besides the fact everything is happening again.
Pretty much 1:1 to the first game: same UI, same sort of menus, and the same blue background. The music even seems to be the same, too, outside of a quirky tune that plays in the game over gallery. Of course, all the scenarios and gags in the levels are new, which makes for an assortment of funny endings like before.
I am not kidding when I say that literally every aspect from my original review of the first game applies to this game, 1:1, from controls, level count, to general pacing. That doesn’t mean that this sequel is exactly the same, since all the stages are new and offers a variety of funny puzzles just like before, it’s just that if you know how to play any sort of touch-based hidden object game, then you already know exactly how to play this one.
Indeed, this is just another batch of fifty fun stages, where you have to search your house for items day by day in order to solve the increasingly quirky scenarios blocking you from your game system, and the only replay value you’ll get out of this game comes from a gallery where every instance of a mom-related game over is catalogued, allowing you to go back and see her insane antics. Sadly, the other characters don’t make an appearance in this gallery, despite the fact that you can game over from other characters too.
That honestly is all I can say about Hid my Game 2: literally, just read my original review, and imagine 50 new, equally solid levels. That’s all this game is, and it still is a funny time, albeit brief.
In conclusion, Mom Hid my Game 2 is a level pack in all but name. That isn’t exactly bad, since the first game worked perfectly fine as a funny experience, and more of what isn’t broken is not a bad thing, but this is really just another set of 50 puzzles to solve with a tiny smidge of replay value in the form of the gallery. If you liked the first and want more, then you’ll probably already have this. If not, then start with the first, and then get this, as both are equally worth your time for a fun afternoon.
I give Mom Hid my Game! 2 a 6 out of 10, and the store page can be found here.