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Review

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted is an indie horror game that is loosely based on the popular 90's game show, "Golden Balls." The game is best described as a jump scare simulator, in which the player must survive five nights of being stalked by the murderous animatronic characters. FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: HELP WANTED is a...

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: HELP WANTED

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • May 27, 2021

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted is an indie horror game that is loosely based on the popular 90's game show, "Golden Balls." The game is best described as a jump scare simulator, in which the player must survive five nights of being stalked by the murderous animatronic characters. FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: HELP WANTED is a horror game for mobile devices developed by Scott Cawthon. It is a point-and-click survival horror game in which the player takes the role of a new security guard named Mike Schmidt. The gameplay is based on a virtual reality simulation. The player's tasks are to monitor the security cameras, the lights, and the doors. If any of these items malfunctions, the player has to fix them.

Gameplay

The gameplay consists of the player staying one night at the restaurant and waiting for the animatronics to come. The player must survive by using the security cameras to find the animatronic and prevent it from getting to them. The player must also use the doors to close and open them and use the lights to stun the animatronics. There are only five levels and the gameplay is fairly repetitive. At the beginning of the game, the player is informed that they will not be able to leave the pizzeria, and should watch the security camera footage to learn more about the animatronics.

The player can only view the cameras for a limited time, and the player has to switch to another camera before the battery runs out. There are four animatronics: Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken and Foxy. They are seeking revenge after being abandoned by the restaurant's employees. The player has to close the door when they are close, and if they get in, they have to use the flashlight to send them back to the end of the hallway.

Graphics

The graphics are 2D and pixelated, which gives the game the retro feel. There are also a few jumpscares. The graphics of FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: HELP WANTED is in 2D format. The players can see the animatronics from a bird-eye view. There are several items that the player can interact with.

Replayability

The game is fairly short, with only five levels, and the gameplay is repetitive. The game has a replayability of 3, and this is based on the various difficulties and the story.

Conclusion

A fast-paced, horror game for mobile devices that can be downloaded from the Google Play store. It is a short game with a replayability of 3.

Pros:
  • The game is fast-paced and has a lot of jump scares
  • It is a virtual reality simulation
  • It has a high replayability
  • It is available for mobile devices
  • It is available in 2D format
Cons:
  • The gameplay is repetitive and the game is short
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