Free Game Friday: Cat in Japan

Not only is Friday a day to celebrate the oncoming weekend, get a takeaway and go out for a couple of bevvies with your friends and family, for us here at GameSpew it’s time for #FreeGameFriday. That’s right Spewers; it’s the best day of the week.

For this week’s Free Game Friday we’re taking a look at a puzzle game that can only be described as quirky and fun – it’s Cat in Japan. I came across it on in the “5-minute” section. Normally the five minute section has games that take you very little time to play through and can likely only be played once. Cat in Japan, while can really only be played once, took me much longer than five minutes to complete.

The puzzles that you’ll come across in Cat in Japan are very clever and more complicated than you might think from a game about a cat who wants to eat sushi. Using items in only four rooms in a charming Japanese-styled house, you have to try and find 20 pieces of sushi to complete the game.

It’s not as simple as lifting up a few couch cushions to find the fuzzy sushi underneath though; you’ll have to solve puzzles, pick up items, and use that smart brain of yours to get all of those tasty morsels.

What I loved most about Cat in Japan was how simplistic it seemed but how very creative it ended up being. You’ll find yourself asking whether or not the lines used to create the wood texture of the hot tub mean anything, or how on Earth the colours of the towels relate to the other puzzles. Of course, one of the best parts is all of the cat-related things around the house so cat lovers will be pleased to play this cute cat dedicated game and, in the end, getting to see the happy cat eating sushi is guaranteed to make you smile.

So that’s it for this week’s Free Game Friday, folks. Cat in Japan is a fun, short (for some) game that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. If you do decide to take a crack at it, let us know how you get on in the comments below or on Twitter using #FreeGameFriday, we love hearing from you. I’m off to go pet my cat and consider, if only for a second, giving her a piece of sushi. See you next week!

Click here to play Cat in Japan for free