Home Memories Review

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Home Memories is a catchy puzzle game that wonderfully encompasses the match-three games with the pleasures of decorating a house and fun narrative. If you’re familiar with Homescapes, this game is very similar to that one, both visually and in play style.

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It has changed its name from Harold Family to Home Memories, so you might have played it before if it gives you that deja vu sensation, so it’s not just your imagination. Either way, you can check our gameplay video where we pull off some cool combos:

Just like in Homescapes, the main character is trying to help his family refurbish their old house. The fun part comes from the small details: the funny animations of the characters, the dialogues and the points which drive the main character to take on new missions.

If you find puzzle games addictive, then this one will keep you playing non-stop. I found it hard to stop when I ran out of lives and had to wait for them to refill, but it all paid off. Whenever I passed a level and I got to the decorating part, I got excited to play the next one and see what challenges it brings.

In terms of actual gameplay, you’ve probably seen and done it all already. The goal of the game is to create matches of 3+ fruits which will help you achieve the requirements of the level (as shown in top left bar of the game screen).

The game of course has special tiles, achieved by matching more than three fruit in certain positions (“T”-shaped, “L”-shaped, five-in-a-row, four-in-a-row, box formation and much more). These tiles will be used to aid you in destroying the Biscuit Blockers and other such features, and ultimately achieving the goal of the level.

The colorful and detailed graphics along with the cute character design make this game quite engaging, and the fact that the puzzles have ways of helping in case you get stuck, is definitely a big plus in my book.

Although the game has Pros, it also has some downsides.

Some of the bad parts of this game include the (too) high focus on puzzles. In my opinion having to complete two puzzles to unlock a simple quest (for example picking a package from the door front) just isn’t doing it for me. I absolutely love playing puzzle games, but the work – reward ratio seems to be a little off putting to me.

Another bad thing I consider to be the cost of refilling your lives (900 gold). Some levels seem VERY unbalanced in terms of moves and difficulty, and you will end up replaying them quite a lot. Even if it doesn’t seem like a lot in the beginning, as levels progress and get harder and harder, you’ll find yourself running out of lives quite a lot (and I mean A LOT).

While these are some definite setbacks for quite a lot of people, I don’t consider them game-ruining. You can still enjoy a challenging match-three puzzle and decorating sim game in Harold Family, and if you are into these, you should consider giving it a try!

If you want to play the game, you can download it for Android devices for free! Also, once you’ve downloaded the game, make sure to check out our Home Memories tips & tricks!

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Cristina Mesesan
I have been playing games ever since I can remember. My passion for video games and especially pixel graphic games must have started back when I was little, because every time I try a new game with pixel graphics I immediately fall addicted to it! I started writing about mobile games in November 2018, focusing on creating in-depth guides for the most popular titles out there. Other than games, I am also passionate about design, and working on my very own pixel game in my free time.

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