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Popular Playdate Game Scenic Route’s Generations Arrives on the App Store

April 26, 2023

The Playdate handheld console has take the gaming world by storm. Instead of a powerful multi-purpose device like the iPhone, Playdate goes back in time to provide a fun retro experience.

Along with a black-and-white screen without a backlight, there is even a small crank that can be used as a control method. The unique hardware is complimented with a stable of fun games.

One of the most memorable games for the console, Scenic Route’s Generations, has made its way to the App Store.

And expect to be challenged. To begin, you can play as either the Smiths or the Joneses. You’ll then begin to organize family portraits on the wall of you living. But as you might expect, it’s more difficult than it seems.

Each time you hang three or more portraits of any family members of the same age group next to each other, their portraits will combine into a new portrait of an older family member.

To begin each game, you’ll see storks. Three storks combine into an infant. Three infants turn into a child. Keep combining until you create the matriarch and patriarchs of the family. Whenever that occurs, you’ve created a Generation. All portraits hung on the wall will the up and the spaces taken up by the seniors will open back up, making space for the new generation.

The current portrait is on the table to the left of the couch. The next portrait rests on the middle of the couch. Any bonus portraits will appear on the table to the right of the couch.

When playing, portraits can only be hung next to other portraits. So you’ll need to think ahead for the best possible placement to not strand any matches. When there’s no more space on the wall, the game has ended.

Additional features include a Numbered Portraits accessibility mode online leaderboards and achievements, and even an iMessage sticker pack.

Designed for the iPhone, Scenic Route’s Generations is a $4.99 download. There are no in-app purchases or ads.

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Scenic Route's Generations
Scenic Route's Generations
Scenic Route Software