Step into the fungi world of She Remembered Caterpillars to go over a story of love and loss, and to solve some very colourful puzzles.
When I first started up She Remembered Caterpillars I wasn’t expecting to be hit by the story of it as much, I was expecting to just need to solve a bunch of puzzles. It turns out that the game will give you both, and will also cause you to wrack your brain to come up with the solutions at times!
As a whole I absolutely adored the puzzles in She Remembered Caterpillars. They were both completely fair and also challenging. The further I made it into the game the more I had to sit and think out the right solutions to the puzzles. Basically, in order to solve each level you need to get the different (adorable) creatures to the ending platform. In order for these creatures to move about they must follows the rules of the land; they can only pass through, or over, certain coloured areas. They can only pass over bridges that match their colour, whereas they cannot pass through gates that match their colour. These rules will cause you to have to really think out your plays, and will really cause one to sit and think it out.
One of the best elements to She Remembered Caterpillars is the fact that despite it relies heavily on colours it is absolutely accessible to colour blind folks. Each and every colour has a unique shape to it, and everything related to their colour (gates, colour removers, and bridges) will be in those shapes. This means that even if you can’t actually see those colours you can still play the game perfectly fine.
Some of the puzzle elements can be extremely tricky to actually figure out. Trying to figure out how to properly use the colour removers is tough – they can’t combine with any other character (primary colours can combine together), and they can’t pass over bridges. Well, okay, they CAN pass over beetle bridges. Whites, blacks and primary colours can pass over these, but not anything else. Don’t worry about blacks too much though as these are only found in the last level. Trying to figure out the beetle bridges can also be a challenge since you have to be able to pass them in certain ways.
One of my main complaints for the game comes in terms of the audio. While most of the audio tracks were pleasant enough to listen to, certain ones later one got to be really hard on the ears with headphones. It made me want to try and power through a level as fast as I could just so I didn’t have to hear that song anymore.
As a whole, She Remembered Caterpillars is an enjoyable puzzle game. As I said, the puzzles will make you think, but once you’ve figure them out you’ll just think to yourself, “Wow, that was actually really simple.” Well, at least I found myself saying that to myself more than once. There was some bits of the audio that I didn’t enjoy (with headphones), but the quality of the writing and the 40 puzzles available are more than worth it. If you’re worried about the price for only 40 puzzles then you may want to try and find it on sale, otherwise I more than recommend picking up this game if you’re a fan of puzzle games.
She Remembered Caterpillars Review Score
She Remembered Caterpillars is available now on Steam.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a Steam key for She Remembered Caterpillars.