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The sim genre now has an audience of its own and Adorable Home is just another variation in that niche. It is targeted specifically for that audience, who seem to devour every sim game that imitates life or some part of life, and this title also adds its own spin on the whole genre.
While I am not a fan of this stuff and I don’t like life simulation games (the last one I played was SIMS 1 some twenty years ago) I did try it out. Speaking from the perspective of someone who doesn’t like it, I do find some interesting parts of it and I do understand the appeal. Here’s my opinion on it…
Adorable Home is developed and published by HyperBeard, and this is certainly not their first rodeo…
Adorable Home is developed and published by HyperBeard, and this is certainly not their first rodeo. The studio, however, is mostly into games with pets, or rather games that simulate owning a pet. They have such titles as KleptoCats, KleptoDogs, and their respective sequels, Chichens, Clawberta, and many more similar small, fun, and cute games.
And, the studio managed to score over 4 stars on all of them. Adorable Home may be one of their most successful game apps, regarding scores. The game has a very good 4.6-star score on the iTunes App Store and it is #31 in the Trivia genre for iOS, but I don’t know why it is in that category. It has a slightly lower 4.2-star score on Google Play, from over 240 thousand votes. But, get this, the game is downloaded and installed over 10 million times!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Sim games tend to rely on several traditional things for the atmosphere, and appearance is not that important as I figure…
Sim games tend to rely on several traditional things for the atmosphere, and appearance is not that important as I figure. It is that feeling of having an organized life, of breaking everyday life down to the basics and enjoying the small things, like a meal, playing with your pet, even chores like doing the dishes…
Adorable Home focuses on that but creates an environment of a relationship idyll. The player picks two partners, out of several offered characters, and the game starts as they move in together in an apartment. They have a pet cat named Snow and they are starting their life together from scratch.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As you move in, the first thing to do after cleaning up is, of course, decorate the apartment as you see fit…
As you move in, the first thing to do after cleaning up is, of course, decorate the apartment as you see fit. The in-game currency for everything is Love, which I thought is a little creepy and weird. And, it is even weirder the way you earn it, by being nice to your significant other and your pet, along with some other sources.
The mechanics of that are perhaps close to accurate. Treating your loved ones properly will earn your affection back, but I do wish real life was as simple. Anyway, you also get Love from the Sun (yeah, literally when it is good weather you earn it from enjoying the Sun), from food, from feeding your cat Snow, and also from taking care of Snow.
This is where it really shows that HyperBeard, the creators of Adorable Home, are veterans in pet sims. Playing with the cat gives an option of 3 separate small games. One is stroking the cat, the other is clipping her nails, and the third is washing her.
In the 1st, the cat turns in various positions and you need to guess where to pet it, without any indicator so it’s just a game of chance. In the second, you swipe the screen to clip the nails, but the cat is moving her paws of course, so it’s kind of hard.
But, the third one is damn straight impossible! To wash the cat, you need to balance the water temperature, which you do by tilting your Smartphone to one or the other side, which is a nightmare. And, you also need to tap and hold the showerhead and move it around to wash the cat that is also moving in your tub. I gave up after 2 seconds.
Other stuff you do is mostly oriented around your significant other. They leave for work and you do some cool things for them and you both. You pack their lunch, do your laundry, dishes, stuff like that. You purchase things in the shop and they are divided into:
- Lounge Items
- Garden Items
- Bedroom Items
- Bathroom Items
- Foods & Boxes
- Cat Boxes
Each category has its own set of subcategories, like Lounge items, are divided into Electronics, Sofas, Tables, cabinets, and so on. The lists go on and there is quite a lot to explore and purchase.
When you do something quite important, you achieve a “Moment” in the game, which is saved as a special moment in your lives. The game mechanics and controls are easy enough to grasp and the entire gameplay seems to be oriented on doing multiple short sessions of playing during the day, no more than a few minutes in length.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cartoonish simplistic visuals, with low-end textures, virtually no shadows or lightning, but the models still have discernable personalities and expressions…
This game features those cartoonish simplistic visuals, with low-end textures, virtually no shadows or lightning, but the models still have discernable personalities and expressions. Think of it as a European cartoon.
There are lots of games with these kinds of graphics, which makes me suspect that the developers used some already made assets for visuals, probably even from their own previous games. However, visual cues are clear, the game is easily accessible and comprehensive, which is crucial because it targets a wide audience, the elderly, children, both genders, etc…
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This visual style also allows this game to be played on even the most modest of mobile devices…
This visual style also allows this game to be played on even the most modest of mobile devices. Any smartphone capable of running game apps will be able to play this, as long as it can run Android 4.4 and up or iOS 9.0 and up. It takes up around 1GB of storage space, maybe less depending on the device.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This game is completely free to download and play, and you don’t need to spend a single cent to play it as you wish…
This game is completely free to download and play, and you don’t need to spend a single cent to play it as you wish. Also, Love rewards can be constantly doubled by watching the ads. A failed attempt to play with the cat requires you to watch an ad to attempt again, which can be annoying because, as mentioned, I failed all the time.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
All in all, this is a standard simulation that combines pet sim with relationships and social genres…
All in all, this is a standard simulation that combines pet sim with relationships and social genres. You play a person in a relationship, living with his or her partner, and you decorate your apartment, care about your needs, and love your cat. It doesn’t get any more mundane than that. I guess it is alright for people who love the genre magic.
Adorable Home guides and TIPS
How to improve your gaming experience and gameplay…
Here is the part when we get a bit more in-depth. We compiled a list of useful guides, tips, and tricks that will help you throughout your gaming journey and hopefully make it more fun and easy! Enjoy!
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- How to get dogs?
- How to get hearts?
- How to feed a partner?
- How to stroke the cat?
- How to get visitors?
- How to change bento box?
- How to prepare bento box?
When it comes to Adorable Home, how to get dogs is pretty easy. Just tap the dog boxes found in the shop, buy one, or however much you want. Alternatively, after a while, the vacant cat boxes will inevitably change into universal Pet Boxes, which will enable you to also own and play with a dog or dogs, and earn hearts that way.
As mentioned, love is the main and only currency in Adorable Home. How to get more hearts is a frequent question, but I see many online scams and hacks offering unlimited stuff or such. These are scams and usually ask for your phone number or some info through which they take some cash off of you, so avoid it at all times.
Throughout the community, the in-game currency, love, is often referred to as simply hearts, for they are portrayed as hearts. Owning multiple pets, expanding your home with stuff to do, taking care of your partner, and just doing in-game stuff will yield sufficient hearts to have for all you need.
Feeding your partner is a crucial part of Adorable Home, a great way to progress through the game, and an excellent way to get hearts. In the lounge screen, in the bottom right you will find an icon of an empty box (providing you haven’t made lunch for your partner yet).
Tap it and it will take you to the interface where you make your significant other a meal they will take with them to work. Now, you will start with a box (tray) and fill it up with dishes you own, but you can also purchase better boxes that will increase the partner’s happiness and your love reward.
Also, in the shop, you can purchase a variety of dishes, that includes main courses, side dishes, and desserts. And, you need all 3 placed in a nice box to complete the meal for your loved one, so don’t save on this. Building up different food combos will yield more love.
Playing with Snow, your white cat, and the first pet you get in Adorable Home, is crucial to game progress. Now, while the developers of this game, HyperBeard, are veterans in making pet simulation mobile games, they also made this part of the game with those features.
Now, playing with Snow in particular is tough I found. What I did learn in stroking the cat game, is that, depending on the cat’s poses, some areas are more likely to yield a positive result. This, when the can lies belly up does not touch her belly. When the head is up, you can pet her on the head. When she lies sideways, pet the tail or the shoulder. But, this is random and there is no guarantee it will work.
You will start getting Visitors in your home once you have unlocked the Garden because the visitors will be the animals that come to visit your yard/home. You can see them in the Bathroom, Bedroom, Lounge, or in the Garden, and they will all yield random love (hearts).
They appear randomly so there is no way to attract more or less, but you do need to unlock the
Garden to at all qualify for a visitor. However, some animals prefer a certain type of furniture and it will increase the chance of them coming by. Some of them include:
- Albert, the Golden Retriever dog, loves Sofas in the Lounge
- Alex, the red panda, loves TV stands on the sofa, cat sofas in the bedroom, and a couple of more
- Blake, the crow, loves pianos in the lounge or Scarecrows and ponds in the garden
- Barney, the sea lion, loves beach chairs, pools, and ice lands in the garden
- Bobby, the poodle, loves white hanging chair and purple hydrangea in the garden
- Bobo, the koala, likes lamps in the lounge, swings in the garden, and desks and lamps in the bedroom
- Bono, the seal, likes ice land in the garden
- Brandy, the beagle dog, likes oak coffee table, the retro beige sofa in the lounge, and some items in the garden
- Bronco, the coonhound dog, likes many items in the garden, bedroom, and lounge
- Brooke, the pug, likes soft mats and trampoline in the garden, and an oak coffee table in the lounge
- Brownie, the brown bear, likes zen garden, red seesaw, and tree hole all in the garden
- Cici, the canary, likes the bird shelter in the garden
- Coco, the raccoon, likes the picnic blankets in the garden and the wooden bed in the bedroom
- Daisy, the pomeranian dog, likes the zen garden
- Dave, the red canary, likes old well and painted well in the garden
- Dolly, the squirrel, likes the yellow coffee table in the lounge and the stump and pine tree in the garden
- Duke, the siamese cat, likes a 3-colors TV stand in the lounge, an artistic road lamp, and aglaia odorata
- Ed, the frog, likes tables in the lounge and bedroom benches
- Eddy, the seagull, likes the modern golden lamp in the lounge, and easter island statue
- Emily, the scottish fold cat, likes TV stands and the dressing tables
- Fiona, the swan, likes the pond and the beds
- Flame, the flamingo, likes the pond
- Fred, the schnauzer dog, likes coffee tables and bookshelves and tents
- Gary, the blue macaw bird, likes golden parrot stand
- Gigi, the corgi dog, likes plants, cabinets, flowers, and seesaws
- Hank, the soft-coated terrier dog, likes staircases and the peach tree
- Honey, the bee, likes plants, flowers, and vases
- Hudson, the Siberian husky dog, likes the playground and the ice land
- Ivory, the white fox, likes the zen garden
- Jade, the magpie bird, likes the umbrella stands, tables, Japanese watering, and the light green lamp
- James, the monkey, likes tables and the zen garden
- Jenny, the bunny, likes TV stands and mushrooms
- John, the bull terrier dog, likes elephant slide, beach chairs, beds, and brown diamond chair
- Joy, the duck, likes TV stands and the pond
- Judy, the badger, likes Shoe Cabinets
- Kaka, the crab, likes the coconut tree, the pool, and the big wooden wardrobe
- Lela, the crane, loves the Japanese table
- Lexi, the turtle, likes TV stands and the sand beach
- Lorre, the otter, likes the aquarium and the pool
- Magi, the shorthaired car, likes witch scarecrows, starry night tent, white wood chairs, and more
- Mire, the deer, likes the oak table, the big jar, mushrooms, tree hole, the pond, and zen garden
- Nell, the collie dog, likes white wood chairs
- Niko, the cat, likes pianos and picnic blankets
- Nimo, the hamster, likes coffee tables and stump
- Owen, the polar bear, likes ice land, desks, bedroom benches
- Oz, the owl, has no specific things he likes
- Parker, the Samoyed dog, likes white sofa and beds
- Peter, the hedgehog, likes the tree hole
- Pipin, the cockatoo bird, likes tree racks and parrot stands
- Polly, the penguin bird, likes air conditioners and ice land
- Rainbow, the colorful sparrow/rainbow lorikeet, likes coffee tables, birdhouses, and potted aloe
- Rexy, the fox, likes wooden clothes rack and a big jar
- Robin, the sloth, likes playground and dressing tables
- Rolex, the eagle, likes shoe cabinets, deer head statue, and the wooden road lamp
- Rosy, the butterfly, likes plants
- Spark, the sparrow, likes coffee tables, desks, and beds
- Vivi, the butterfly, likes plants
- Willy, the toucan bird, likes umbrella stands, sofas, pianos, parrot stand, and the mermaid fountain
- Yoga, the dachshund dog, likes oak coffee tables, wood coffee tables
- Yoyo, the white pine marten, likes walnut coffee tables, Japanese road lamp, beds
- Yuki, shiba inu dog, likes green vase and wells
In the lunch setup menu, where you prepare the lunch for your loved one from the meals you purchased, the bento box can also be tapped. Tap it and you will get an option to switch to whichever you own. If you don’t own any, go and purchase some in the shop, in the food tab.
Preparing the bento box in Adorable Home is quite easy. In the lounge tab. In the bottom right corner of the screen, you’ll see an icon of a box. Tap it and it will take you to the bento box interface. There, you just tap the various compartments of the box to place in them the meals you purchased, or to change the box itself.