Home Sheep Home

Posted: March 30, 2011 in 3.5 Hearts

Home Sheep Home is a fairly simple puzzle platformer where you’re trying to get three sheep back to their barn. You have to take into account the differing sizes and weights of the three sheep. Its a really interesting way to think about puzzles. I also really like the way the graphics are done so that nothing seems out of place, not even the little hint bubbles. The controls are extremely simple. You can either play with keyboard and mouse or completely with the keyboard. To switch between the sheep you’re controlling, you can either click on their portraits in the top corner or hit the 1,2 or 3 key for the sheep you want. Isn’t that neat?

There are 15 different levels to play through and once you complete a level, you unlock the next two levels so even if you get stuck you can continue on. Sure, you have some levels you haven’t beaten, but you at least get to try the levels further on. This holds true until the last few levels. I’m personally stuck on level 13 and let me tell you, its crazy.

You might have noticed that you recognize the sheep in question in this game. Well, the answer is that you do if you watch Wallace and Gromit. See, there’s Shirley on the far left and Shaun having coffee and little Timmy over on the right. Neat, huh? There’s also a contest going on right now that involves playing this game at Shaunthesheep.com. I’m not sure of the details, but you might as well have a look.

All in all, this was a really nice little game. Nothing spectacular, but fun to play for a few hours. I suggest checking it out, but its not like its something you absolutely have to play. Plus, the little sheep is adorable. The graphics are cute, the controls are simple and the puzzles are really hard. All in all, I award Home Sheep Home with 3.5 hearts.

If you’d like to play this game either where I found it on Kongregate or at the official Shaun the Sheep page, you can find it here and here.


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