The world-famous Snuggford Airlines just received a new sponsorship, which led the crew on a journey around the world. Help Amber, now a professional flight attendant, navigate the complex drama between her colleagues and still maintain the optimal level of service. Amber’s Airline: 7 Wonders is the latest addition in the ever-growing Snuggford universe brought to you by Gamehouse and Old Skull Games.
You might remember that I was pretty high on last year’s Amber’s Airline: High Hopes and mentioned that I could see this series mature and prosper with its sequels. Unfortunately, I have to report that Amber’s Airline: 7 Wonders is a slight letdown , compared to what was offered in the first game. While the storyline is still quite entertaining and provides a nice change of pace from the standard gameplay, I am emotionally neutral toward the protagonist as well as most of the side characters. Moreover, many of the humor fall flat and register as cheesy rather than funny, which certainly does not help with the case.
Amber’s Airline: 7 Wonders consists of 60 levels across six different travel destinations. To spice things up once in a while, the first two levels of each set of ten levels take place on the plane, in which Amber gets to perform regular in-flight duties and services. The other eight levels set at the site of the travel destination, from Rome to Rio, in which Amber puts on her tour guide uniform and introduces the passengers to interesting activities on-site. This is definitely a clever idea to avoid repetition and reminds me of another game with a similar concept, the fantastic Jet Set Go.
Like most games in the Snuggford universe nowadays, Amber’s Airline: 7 Wonders has some fun crossover moments. The most prominent one comes from Angela from the Fabulous series, In this game, Angela gives her fashion suggestions by designing new uniforms for the airline crew, which also allows the player to customize. Although this does not contribute to the gameplay itself, it is a neat and clever touch that I appreciate.
However, as I previously mentioned, Amber’s Airline: 7 Wonders disappoints on some levels. First of all, the game is an incredibly easy one. The difficulty progression through the levels is very minimal and even more amateur players can possibly achieve three-stars goals with ease. Further, I find the weirdly distorted, unnatural appearances of the characters to be very distracting. Luckily, this only applies to the cutscenes as the visuals during the game are mostly impressive. Last but not least, some of the mini-games or “challenge levels” are frustrating to play on a desktop. These types of games might work on mobile such as in Heart’s Medicine: Doctor’s Oath, but they are a pain to control using a mouse of a trackpad.