Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Android version: 4.0.4
Otto's Toy Chest Lite is a puzzle game that comes with four game modes:
Normal (20 levels that become increasingly more difficult, time limit)
Expert (same as Normal except that you must remove mismatched pieces yourself)
Endurance (build as many correct toys as possible)
Sandbox Mode (unlimited toy building)
After you've picked a game mode you will be asked to set up a profile. A cool feature: you can indicate whether you're left or right handed to help make controls easier.
Piecing toys back together is the game's main objective. Every piece is double, but there are small differences and details to pay attention to, otherwise points will be deducted.
You can check your score in the lower left corner of the screen. The remaining time is displayed at the top left.
Open-feint is integrated in the game so that you can compare your scores with other gamers from across the globe. Try your hand at achievements such as 'Hot Dog – Build all toy dogs'.
A feature I didn't really see the point of is the option to post your actions on Facebook. I don't advise this feature as your Facebook contacts may find the constant updates annoying.
Otto's Toy Chest Lite is a cute puzzle game, but unfortunately it doesn't have that 'I'm hooked' factor. It's a one-note game and the game modes aren't wildly diverse. The music isn't my cup of tea and it there's no option for deactivating it, which doesn't help.
Overall I would say that it's a cute game that you can spend a few minutes on here and there. It could be a fun game for children, though.
Screen & Controls
I find the game's graphics to be rather cute, but that's a matter of personal style and taste. The graphic resolution isn't top notch; it's quite pixelated on the Galaxy Nexus.
Otto's Toy Chest Lite is very easy to play as the controls are nice and intuitive. You don't have to place your finger right on top of an object in order to navigate it around the screen, and you can go to settings to select whether you'd prefer to place your finger to the left or right of an object.
Speed & Stability
Otto's Toy Chest Lite runs very well: smooth and stabile. The game loads quickly and didn't crash throughout our test runs.
Otto's Toy Chest Lite comes with ad banners and is available for free from the Play Store. Ad banners are placed at the top of the screen and are thus nor intrusive.