Beach anime day is a jigsaw puzzle game with a beach and pixel aesthetic.
Hours of Game-play?
No, not necessary.
I originally published a review for Beach anime day on February 17th, 2020. I have updated that review, to reflect my thoughts on this game as of June, 2020.
. . . in a nutshell
Read my article on jigsaw puzzles.
out the shell. . .
This is a basic jigsaw puzzle game with adjustable difficulty. You are timed, and if you run out of time, you will lose a heart. If you lose all your hearts, it’s game-over.
There is no story, moving on.
The title-screen is simple and clean, sporting a pixel aesthetic and an animated bikini babe. She flaps her arms and eyes with ceaseless determination. In-game, the center of the screen is reserved for the puzzle, and the remainder for is used to display time, hearts and puzzle pieces. For some bizarre reason, the developers didn’t implement a means to disable sound.
. . . so I had to mute the game via my Windows “App Volume” settings, just to keep rockin’ to my jams.
The moment I saw this game, I thought that I had seen the assets before. There’s another game I played, with strikingly similar sprites, mechanics and overall user interface. The game in question has been removed from the Steam Store, so I can’t provide a link. But I’m suspecting an asset flip.
The artwork looks decent, but I was not super impressed with the animations. As a pixel artist (myself), a lot of the girls use the same base, which becomes clear when compared side-by-side. The animations seemed to imply that the girls were made of jelly, and lacked bones. As there is no gallery, you have to re-solve puzzles anytime you want to review an image. You can’t fullscreen puzzles that you have solved.
. . . expect basic female nudity.
I don’t recommend this game. As this title lacks the most basic of features you’d expect in a jigsaw puzzle (from a gallery to turning off sound), I’m going to give this game a thumbs down. Unless you specifically need a pixel aesthetic, I would look elsewhere for your jigsaw fix.