Monkey GO Happy 2 by Pencil Kids, the sequel to Monkey GO Happy, is the perfect way to get rid of the office blues. How can you resist a game where your only goal is to cheer up a pair of adorable monkeys?
At the beginning of each level, you're presented with a heart-breakingly depressed monkey duo and a puzzle to solve by clicking on different objects. Solving the puzzle makes the monkey happy! Then it's on to the next depressed monkeys. The 16 games are mostly straightforward, although some need you to think outside the box.
Each mini-game is bite-sized and only require a few clicks to solve. That's good, because your clicks are tracked, and at the end of the game you're ranked on how you did. They range from a Space Invaders clone to a safe-cracking game, and they're all fun, cute diversions. One had me hunting for a walkthrough, but the hints are linked from within the game, so you'll be back playing in no time.
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This is a coffee break game if I've ever seen one, and it doesn't take itself seriously. It's well-suited for kids, outside of one level that involves a BB gun and a shooting gallery. Even then, it's far from realistic. The graphics are bright and colourful and the sound effects sound like something out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. The music's upbeat and cheerful as well, although after playing it repeatedly I began to wish for a mute button. Still, the puzzles are quick and have enough variety that you won't even notice.
It might not strain your brain, but overall Monkey GO Happy 2 is a relaxing, fun diversion that's sure to lighten your mood.