Panic Timing (惊恐计时)


Panic Timing is a lewd puzzle game with numerous “find the difference” minigames.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(F) Nudity.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Game-play?
Two or more hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Gameplay

Navigate a maze and memorize codes. You must manage a combination of time and hitpoints, sometimes making compromises to preserve one or the other. Blocking your routes are barriers that can only be cleared by solving one or more “find the difference” puzzles. Every difference that you find accrues “upgrade points”. The goal is to exit a tower by solving every floor. Each time you lose, you are given the option to expend points to grant bonuses, such as extended time or hit points. In “Endless Mode”, you may solve any number of puzzles to gain points that can be used in the campaign. Actually, I suggest playing Endless Mode before you start the game — as resources are carried over between levels, it’s best to stockpile from early on.

. . . yes, this is a game you can play one-handed!

Story

Coral wakes on an unknown floor in an unfamiliar building. She is informed that the building is armed with bombs, and she must route hundreds of puzzles in order to keep the bombs from exploding. . . for reasons.

This sounds like the plot of a discount Riddler from Batman.

Visuals

The titlecreen looks alright. I thought the menu was positioned a bit weird, but it’s an overall pleasant sight. From “Options” you may adjust audio preferences. When the game is booted for the first time, you are asked to set your language preference — to my knowledge, your choice cannot be changed. There is no gallery to view unlocked CGs.

The Goods

I rather liked the artwork, but I was disappointing to not see a gallery. CGs are strictly confined to the puzzle minigames, and they are rendered in portrait-style aspect ratios (and cannot be fullscreened). The artwork is spot-on, but the functionality and presentation leaves something to be desired.

. . . expect female nudity.

Verdict

Despite its flaws, I recommend this game. Given the playtime and number of CGs, at the price of one dollar Panic Timing is a steal. If you are on the look-out for an adult game, I would set my sights elsewhere. While this title offers nudity, I’d consider this to be more a puzzle game with tiddies slapped-on than a real sex-game. If puzzles and boobies are up your ally, this is your game.