Sometimes it’s nice to play games where the focus is less on a clearly-defined destination and more on the journey. Time on Frog Island falls into this camp, and though it can be a bit aggravating at times criss-crossing the island to work through what you’re supposed to be trying to do to advance your cause, if you’re able to be chill and enjoy the ride it can also work nicely. Without dialogue to help you out you’ll need to interpret symbols and solve puzzles sometimes through a mix of luck and persistence, but once you’re familiar with the landscape you’ll begin to have a bit less trouble at least. One weakness it has compared to some others of its kind already in the eShop is the lack of even a bare bones story to throw on a layer of interest, but if you’re looking to explore, discover, and solve some puzzles as you help people out it should still be satisfying.
Justin Nation, Score: