Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100G)
Android version: 4.0.4
Runs as of version: 2.1
The Enchanted Kingdom Free's name says a mouthful: the setting is an enchanted world in which you play Elisa, the beautiful heir to the thrown. Ruling a kingdom can be tough and your responsibilities are multifold, be it piecing together maps, sorting out precious stones (Bejeweled, anyone?) or other tasks. There are 50 tasks in total, and the higher levels take a while to solve.
Some tasks are trickier than others, the easier ones can feel a bit monotonous after a while. Overall, The Enchanted Kingdom did manage to capture my attention for quite some time.
There are 43 achievements that have to be accomplished. For instance, a player will receive an accomplishment for helping Elisa's subjects at seven different locations all in one go.
No violence is featured in this game, which makes it family friendly and a refreshing, non-gory change for some, a snooze for others.
Graphics are very well made and come in HD, and the score and musical elements are fun and very atmospheric. There are plenty of dialogues to really help create a mood and feel for the settings.
If ever you're not quite sure about how the game works, there's a lovely animated explanation that should answer all of your questions.
The Enchanted Kingdom Free is a rather special game with its colourful design, magical creatures and fun mini games. The player can really sink into an atmosphere and still enjoy the challenge of some of the more complex tasks. Be warned though: there's a bit of a risk of getting hooked to this game. The game is very suited for younger players as well as adults.
Screen & Controls
The UI is easy and intuitive to use. Buttons and menus are kept in the same playful aesthetic as the game itself.
The Enchanted Kingdom Free is easy to navigate overall as everything is well set up and laid out.
Speed & Stability
The Enchanted Kingdom Free performed seamlessly throughout our test runs. Even though the game can run on hardware that's at the lower end of the spectrum, the graphics are intricate and the app comes with lots of mini games.
The Enchanted Kingdom Free did not crash at all.
The Enchanted Kingdom Free is free and can be downloaded from Google Play, which is remarkable considering the scope of this app. Ads are displayed throughout the game and there is an in-game shop for in-app purchases.