Paid mobile game
Very Little Nightmares is a purchasable mobile game set in the LN universe by Bandai Namco. The title follows the main character, Six, from the first game in the prequel to Little Nightmares. The game plays well, offering a variety of puzzles and plenty of new features to try.
The gameplay in Very Little Nightmares revolves around escaping a maze-like mansion by solving puzzles and exploring new areas. However, there are many deadly traps throughout the rooms that can reset your short-term progress.
Every room is a level, where you can tap to move to an area. Additionally, you can make your character run or interact with objects through tapping. Every item you encounter could harm or help you. This feeling of continually watch your surroundings for falling objects or useful tools intensifies the gameplay.
The graphics for Very Little Nightmares resemble that of its previous titles. This design makes characters creepy and garish, frightening players without resorting to jumpscares. These graphics are simple enough that the download size is small.
Adds to an established universe
The Very Little Nightmares story takes place before the first game, following the same protagonist, Six. However, in this title, Six's name hasn't been revealed yet, and the main character is known only as "The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat." You will follow her as she escapes from the maze-like mansion known as ‘The Nest.’
As you play through the Very Little Nightmares game, you'll discover a variety of easter eggs and other hidden secrets. Some of these items are challenging to locate but are a worthwhile discovery for experienced players.
Overall, Very Little Nightmares is an excellent addition to the LN series of titles that gives insight into Six's backstory. Similar titles available for mobile with a slightly thriller aesthetic are Boris and the Dark Survival and Toby: The Secret Mine. The gameplay is fun and non-challenging, making it easy to enjoy the story and the many puzzles you'll face. You can also try Slender: The Eight Pages on Windows.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you've played the Little Nightmares series or want a good introduction to the LN series, this is a great game to start.
- Many puzzles to solve
- Fun gameplay
- Prequel to the little nightmare games
- Carious easter eggs scattered in the game
- Not suitable for older devices