Hidden Hotelby Aethyna Apr 4, 2019 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Featuring a host of interesting characters, a mystery-filled story, and a hotel that seriously needs some refurbishing, Hidden Hotel is a hidden object game that will not only satisfy your need to find hidden objects; it will even let you pit your skills against others in frequent contests, where the winner can earn up to thousands of coins. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Featuring a host of interesting characters, a mystery-filled story, and a hotel that seriously needs some refurbishing, Hidden Hotel is a hidden object game that will not only satisfy your need to find hidden objects; it will even let you pit your skills against others in frequent contests, where the winner can earn up to thousands of coins.
You’ve inherited your grandfather’s hotel in Miami after he disappeared some years ago, however, that’s not all of your inheritance. Apparently, the hotel has had numerous weird occurrences, including missing guests, mysteriously-broken furniture, and more prior to the disappearance… all of these happened after a sinister guest, Johnny Black, started to visit the hotel regularly.
However, you are ready to start a new chapter in the hotel’s history and thankfully, many of the old hotel’s staff as well as some new ones are willing to join you on your quest to restore the hotel to its former glory!
The premise of the game is really straight forward and simple – in this game, you’ll be playing tons of hidden object scenes to collect stars just so you can perform certain actions which will help you restore the hotel, a process that’s required if you are to progress the storyline and unlock new scenes. You’ll also earn coins that you can then use to buy more energy and different types of furniture by playing HO scenes.
Restoring the hotel is easy enough. As long as you’ve got stars to spend, you can clear away rubbish, replace wallpapers and even entire furniture as you go along. The game will give you up to 3 different themes of items to choose from, and although you can only choose one, know that you can eventually save enough coins to buy the other themes if you so wish! Not to mention, every piece of new items you buy are automatically placed so there’s no need to do some interior decorating of your own.
Hidden Hotel is ultimately a hidden object game and hence, you can expect to be able to play in a ton of hidden object scenes in this game. Each scene is timed and you’ll need to find everything listed as quickly as you can in order to obtain the highest scores. The gameplay here is also pretty similar to many other classic HOGs where you’re expected to replay scenes as many times as you need in order to earn stars. However, since there are up to 10 stars for you to obtain – you can expect to repeat some scenes maybe upwards of 40 times or so, depending on how good you are at the game.
Although you’ll be replaying the same scenes over and over, the scenes themselves change every time you play so the repetitiveness isn’t exactly boring per se. Personally, I found that there may be around 3 to 4 different variations of the same scene and the scene you get are pretty much randomly assigned. This also means that if you tend to memorize the positions of items in a scene, you may need to memorize 3 to 4 different locations for every single object, which frankly speaking, isn’t exactly a very feasible move especially when the game keeps unlocking new scenes every new “game day” or so.
Plus, there are 2 other HO modes as well, namely silhouette and what I like to call “the cobwebs” mode because in this mode, you’ll basically need to find all the cobwebs in the scene.
Like many HOGs, Hidden Hotel also provides players with several types of hints that they can use. There’s the basic single-use hint called Lantern, where it’ll highlight a single, random object in your list when used. The Keys, on the other hand, will highlight every remaining item on your list at almost the same time. The radar works in a similar manner, except that instead of showing every item at once, it will sweep the scene to look for hidden objects that you’ve missed in an anti-clockwise fashion, so it’s up to you to quickly tap on the highlighted objects as they appear.
However, what truly makes Hidden Hotel so much more addictive to play is its competitive aspect. The game has two types of contests which are pretty much ongoing most of the time. There’s a weekly leaderboard where players who have found the more hidden objects will win a massive pile of coins
There’s also a 2 day-long personal challenge, called “Best Player”, where you’re given only 3 scenes to play, and the goal here is to find as many hidden objects as you can within the time limit. You’ll get your total score after adding up all the HOs you’ve found for all the 3 scenes.
Unlike the former contest, this competition uses a special form of energy so the game doesn’t force you to micromanage your energy use, forcing you to choose between investing said energy between normal HO scenes and the contest-linked ones. Personally, I’ve gotten first place a few times and I can attest that these Best Player contests can be quite heated at times, compelling you to constantly replay scenes just so you can get a better score.
The developers of the game are quite generous when it comes to giving away free energy. You can join a Club (once you reached Day 5) and ask your club members for help to get 25 free energy points. There’s also a daily wheel where you can get up to 5k energy points, if you’re lucky, and groups of collectibles that will grant you extra energy and hints when turned in. Of course, by completing a day’s worth of tasks, you will get a free energy refill as well.
In terms of the in-game purchases available, you can use the coins you’ve earned while playing the game to purchase energy for both the Best Player competition and also for the normal scenes. In fact, if you are patient enough, you can accumulate up to around 40k coins then you can buy unlimited energy for an entire day (that’s 24 hours of free play!).
Hidden Hotel is a social game where you are encouraged to help each other get free energy. All you need to do is to join a Club or set up one whenever you reached Day 5 in the game. You’ll also get to chat with other players, forge friendships, and work together to increase the rank of the Club so that it’ll be at the top of the leaderboard!
The graphics and sound in this game is pretty good. However, I’d like to point out that some of the hidden objects can be insanely small, especially if you’re playing on your mobile phone rather than say… a tablet, and although the game does provide with the zoom-in option, zooming in usually shaves off some precious time from the time limit and if you want to earn as high a score as you can, I’d recommend not doing that.
Hidden Hotel is an incredibly addictive game, not only because new HO scenes are pretty frequently being unlocked as you advance through the storyline; the game also has a competitive aspect for hardcore HOG players to test their mettle against other players from all around the world. You can download the game for free on Android for now, and if you love classic HOGs where you’re expected to keep repeating scenes until you’ve obtained all the stars, then you’ll definitely want to check this game out!