Her Pet Peeves™ by Seventeen™ lets girls pop bubbles that have the things that annoy and frustrate them. Your goal is to burst what’s bugging you, before time runs out. Cartoon-style animals represent the types of individuals (along with the things they do and say), that annoy girls.
By MyaSharona on May 22, 2010.
Her Pet Peeves by Seventeen is a game geared towards a very specific demographic, the preteen girl, and to that extent is a game with a very specific and somewhat superficial appeal. Aside from the ability to use a photo of your very own to create a customized pet peeve, the game is chalk full of teenage stereotypes that are not necessarily the kind an adult woman such as myself wants to see perpetuated.
Teacher on your case about your grades? Dad bothering about your curfew? Gossipy girls at school got you down? Burst their bubble in this tapping game for iPod, iPhone and iPad by Seventeen. Her Pet Peeves has a full list of annoyances that you can pop away including customizable peeves!
Her Pet Peeves is a tapping frenzy as you pop away all the horrors of teenage life. Do away with bad dates, gossipy girls, nosey parkers, or whatever irks you, by popping them into oblivion with Her Pet Peeves by Seventeen.
In Her Pet Peeves, the player is invited to pop bubbles on increasing levels of difficulty. Each stage is represented by different stereotypical frustrations of teenage life such as ‘bad date’, ‘nagging mother’ and ‘overbearing father’ and contains multiple difficulty levels within each stage. Each level is timed and so you must tap quickly to burst all those bothersome bubbles before the time runs out, being careful not to pop bubbles that contain desirables (such as flowers and good grades) which increase your points score. Each level completes with a score on speed and accuracy with 1-5 stars.
The game is visually very simplistic with flat pastel colors and vector-based cartoon animals. The animals are stylized and have a slightly humorous slant such as a pig in spectacles. The font is another aspect of the game, aiding in the overall style of the appearance. The stage instructions are contrasting enough to the main font to draw attention and could have used a bit more subtlety.
Your play screen is clean from unnecessary extras and contains an info bar at the top and score in the bottom graphic.
The music in the game is specific to its audience with some minor annoyances during game play such as the squealing pig (yes the same glasses clad one from earlier), the shrieking peacock and roaring bear as you pop them out of existence.
Her Pet Peeves by Seventeen has replay value that extends only as far as the levels within each stage but is easy to look at and provides levels of increasing challenge. The sound effects can be intrusive at times but is countered by the music which is friendly and appropriate for this heavily stylized game. A fun experience, Her Pet Peeves can be found in the app store for $1.99 but like many games, should be explored before passing on to your teenage daughter to ensure the messages do not contradict the values you might be trying to instill in your young gamer.
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