L.O.L. Surprise! Remix a Smart Cash Grab
The L.O.L. Surprise line-up of toys has been shockingly popular in North America as of late, but if silly toys from Ryan’s World can take off an be popular hits, why can’t these? And to that end, capitalizing on the toy franchise just wasn’t enough, as the world of L.O.L. Surprise made its way into the video game space with L.O.L. Surprise! Remix. While an obvious cash grab, it’s one that works surprisingly well, and while it will have a very niche audience, at least it’s a decent experience as opposed to shovel ware crap.
Don’t get me wrong. I definitely think this is shovelware crap, but let’s not forget I’m over 30 years old and male…I’m guessing it’s not the audience the game was meant for. Although there wasn’t enough here to hold the attention of my 11 year old, my six year old absolutely loved exploring the world, completing the objectives, and interacting with the environments. And it wasn’t just an hour or two of enjoyment. It was a solid 10-15 hours. That’s pretty good, in my opinion.
The game centres around performing quests for users at around you, as well as completing mini games like smashing open a L.O.L. Surprise! ball, or playing hide and seek. Doing tasks for others – which usually involves finding something or snapping a photo – and playing mini games will earn you glitter tokens. Glitter tokens can be used to buy more L.O.L. Surprise items that will be added to your collection and placed in your own home within the game. It’s a fairly simple concept with straightforward gameplay, and it works very well for the age it’s aimed at.
And that’s pretty important to me as a parent. There is nothing worse than my kids bugging me every 10 minutes because they cannot figure something out, or can’t complete a level. That was never a problem with L.O.L. Surprise! Remix. My kids are looking forward to more of this game, and we will update accordingly. From my perspective, however, it’s a passable experience building off a popular kids toy!