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Botanicula

Botanicula

Amanita Design

Humor-filled indie adventure game.

4.5 Ratings 8K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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Humor-filled indie adventure game.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
8.4K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    79%
  2. 4
    8%
  3. 3
    4%
  4. 2
    3%
  5. 1
    7%
  • Best of Arcade so far Sep 2, 2020

    By koobrik
    I’ve loved Amanita for so long, and joined Arcade when I saw they had a new game. This one is so much fun and so thoughtful. It’s a great game for a new player, because they don’t try to trick you or hide anything. There are no alternate choices, you move straight through the game as you progress so you don’t have to wonder if you’ve missed anything. And there are no stupid ways to die, you don’t constantly fall off a cliff say, because you keep getting too close on accident. The game just keeps you from wasting time so you can devote all your thought to solving puzzles. And the puzzles are fabulous. They are so incredibly clever, I don’t know how people come up with this stuff. Every time you’re thinking “there’s no way!” But then you think of something you haven’t tried yet, and make progress. It’s a very consistent game - if you like it in the beginning, you’ll like it in the end, and it doesn’t necessarily get harder and harder as you go. Just more clever. It’s a very special game. The sound design and music are incredible. And best of all, like all of Amanita’s games, it’s a narrative on some level so it’s that much more emotional to actually finish it. I hope these developers are richly rewarded for their efforts and can publish again soon! Not soon enough!
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  • Aug 29, 2020

    By Mr.punkletonGamer78
    Really cool game actually I also played chuchel which was also really weird and Corky which is the kind of stuff I love only problem though is a lot of the levels are really hard other than that it's a good game
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  • Favorite game on Arcade Jul 14, 2020

    By J65p
    This is far and away my favorite game in Apple Arcade. The art reminds me of Machinarium, the controls are easy and intuitive to understand and the puzzles are challenging without being impossible. While the game page recommends using a controller, playing on an iPad was fine. Importantly, the game indicates when you can interact with things and when you can’t, so you aren’t stuck endlessly touching the screen in hopes something will happen. Most of the puzzles are simple logic in which your movement and actions influence the behavior of the other creatures on the screen. Once you figure out how your movements impact them, it is usually just a question of figuring out the right sequence of steps to make your way through to the next set of ladders. There are also a series of puzzles within the game hidden as paintings - some of these were interactive, others ween’t. As a whole, not as much fun as the rest of the game, but I appreciate adding in a bit of diversity into the game play. Lastly, the game lasted me a LONG time. While you are definitely left wanting more, you don’t feel cheated by the amount of puzzles.
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  • Jun 6, 2020

    By Michael Richards
    Quirky and enjoyable adventure game. Like some of their previous efforts, some of the puzzles are a bit obtuse, but the game is still fun and will make you smile.
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  • I’m not one to review games... Jul 27, 2020

    By Wdfost
    ... but I feel that this game is worth my words. Normally, I just give a game my star rating and that’s it. But this little collection of puzzles has impressed me. Judging by the level select menu, I’m about halfway finished with the game. And, in that time, I have come across several puzzles (chief among them, the four hounds in the clock room) which gave me a very rewarding feeling when I finally solved them. Plus, even though there is no dialogue, I feel that the short scenes between puzzles where the character is eavesdropping on or interacting with the various supporting cast are endearing. The art style is true to the videos and screenshots, and I think is very fitting for the dream-like atmosphere. The sound design is unobtrusive, which I appreciate. Also, there are these subtle musical cues as you progress closer to the solution for a puzzle, which I like. Amanita Design have been really doing great things in the adventure/puzzle genre, and I’m glad they got the green light to publish this game on Apple Arcade. I hope, their creative team stays inspired, and their financial team stays well-supplied.
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  • Sep 6, 2020

    By Nathania Andrade
    How do I even play this!!!? Looks cool but I really just wasted my money
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  • Dec 27, 2019

    By Rob Jaecks
    I got this because I enjoyed Machinarium, but this game is just bizarre. The controls aren't great on mobile and the "puzzles" are really just guessing randomly until something works, not much logic to it. The visuals are nice I suppose. Overall I really don't get all the positive reviews. Really just boring and frustrating and I won't be finishing it, glad I got it for just $1.
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  • I really wanted to like this game. Jul 11, 2020

    By Bucksw
    I don’t usually write reviews but this game was such a let down. It seemed to have all the right ingredients. A new puzzle based game with great graphics. Unfortunately after 45 minutes of just climbing up and down ladders running from robot dogs I had to stop. The game is not fun and is actually frustrating. I really don’t know where this game is going but had to stop. The graphics and sound are great. But my advice to the game developers is pick up the pace and have something halfway decent happen early on to prevent boredom of climbing up and down ladders and switching on lights. Or at least some sort of story line that hooks you and makes you want to figure out what’s going on like the storyline in Neversong.
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  • Mar 4, 2019

    By Chris Pilot
    I love Amanita Design games with my all-time favorite being Machinarium. So I bought this game and one other one offered by them, but they don't work on my Chromebook (Machinarium works fine). Emailed the developer and after several weeks they finally replied that they don't support running this game on a Chromebook (even though Chromebooks run Android apps and Machinarium works perfectly). Android Nougat is Android Nougat. It shouldn't be available for me to download if it doesn't work.
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  • Best of Arcade so far Sep 2, 2020

    By koobrik
    I’ve loved Amanita for so long, and joined Arcade when I saw they had a new game. This one is so much fun and so thoughtful. It’s a great game for a new player, because they don’t try to trick you or hide anything. There are no alternate choices, you move straight through the game as you progress so you don’t have to wonder if you’ve missed anything. And there are no stupid ways to die, you don’t constantly fall off a cliff say, because you keep getting too close on accident. The game just keeps you from wasting time so you can devote all your thought to solving puzzles. And the puzzles are fabulous. They are so incredibly clever, I don’t know how people come up with this stuff. Every time you’re thinking “there’s no way!” But then you think of something you haven’t tried yet, and make progress. It’s a very consistent game - if you like it in the beginning, you’ll like it in the end, and it doesn’t necessarily get harder and harder as you go. Just more clever. It’s a very special game. The sound design and music are incredible. And best of all, like all of Amanita’s games, it’s a narrative on some level so it’s that much more emotional to actually finish it. I hope these developers are richly rewarded for their efforts and can publish again soon! Not soon enough!
    more
  • Aug 29, 2020

    By Mr.punkletonGamer78
    Really cool game actually I also played chuchel which was also really weird and Corky which is the kind of stuff I love only problem though is a lot of the levels are really hard other than that it's a good game
    more
  • Favorite game on Arcade Jul 14, 2020

    By J65p
    This is far and away my favorite game in Apple Arcade. The art reminds me of Machinarium, the controls are easy and intuitive to understand and the puzzles are challenging without being impossible. While the game page recommends using a controller, playing on an iPad was fine. Importantly, the game indicates when you can interact with things and when you can’t, so you aren’t stuck endlessly touching the screen in hopes something will happen. Most of the puzzles are simple logic in which your movement and actions influence the behavior of the other creatures on the screen. Once you figure out how your movements impact them, it is usually just a question of figuring out the right sequence of steps to make your way through to the next set of ladders. There are also a series of puzzles within the game hidden as paintings - some of these were interactive, others ween’t. As a whole, not as much fun as the rest of the game, but I appreciate adding in a bit of diversity into the game play. Lastly, the game lasted me a LONG time. While you are definitely left wanting more, you don’t feel cheated by the amount of puzzles.
    more
  • I’m not one to review games... Jul 27, 2020

    By Wdfost
    ... but I feel that this game is worth my words. Normally, I just give a game my star rating and that’s it. But this little collection of puzzles has impressed me. Judging by the level select menu, I’m about halfway finished with the game. And, in that time, I have come across several puzzles (chief among them, the four hounds in the clock room) which gave me a very rewarding feeling when I finally solved them. Plus, even though there is no dialogue, I feel that the short scenes between puzzles where the character is eavesdropping on or interacting with the various supporting cast are endearing. The art style is true to the videos and screenshots, and I think is very fitting for the dream-like atmosphere. The sound design is unobtrusive, which I appreciate. Also, there are these subtle musical cues as you progress closer to the solution for a puzzle, which I like. Amanita Design have been really doing great things in the adventure/puzzle genre, and I’m glad they got the green light to publish this game on Apple Arcade. I hope, their creative team stays inspired, and their financial team stays well-supplied.
    more
  • May 29, 2020

    By Ester Méryová
    Great design, great creativity applied while putting the game together, great to look at, good puzzles to wake those rusty corners of brain :D
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  • Jun 6, 2020

    By Michael Richards
    Quirky and enjoyable adventure game. Like some of their previous efforts, some of the puzzles are a bit obtuse, but the game is still fun and will make you smile.
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  • Apr 6, 2020

    By Antonia D
    Funny, interesting at times, the duck part was good. I had just finished samorost 3 which was great and I also loved machinarium which I played a long time ago. I was a bit underwhelmed with this. Nevertheless, it was a quality game, with the amanita signature elements (attention to sounds and music and weird humour). The animations at the end of part 8 onwards were a bit zoomed and to the right of my screen, I have a redmi note 8 pro. Overall a trusted team, I buy their games happily.
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  • Good difficulty level of puzzles (bug?) Jul 11, 2020

    By orange amaranth
    I think this is a really fun game if you just wanna sit down and do a bunch of puzzles, with some light world building peppered in. Trouble is, with no hint system, I’ve hit a puzzle that I can’t work out (3rd puzzle of the tower with the bird head,) so now I guess I’ll just stop playing. Plus, since many new Apple Arcade games have been released with bugs, I can’t tell if its that I can’t figure the level out, or if it truly is impossible. (You lure the robot dog to the pressure button, but then when you sneak behind him on the ladder, he *always* notices you and runs off the button, and you can’t run fast enough to solve the puzzle and escape.)
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  • Oct 21, 2019

    By Alexandru Mirza
    Later edit: I bought the game and unfortunately it's not working at all (I'm using a Huawei P30 Pro). I wrote an email to the developer and it took some time to get a reply and they offered a refund. Unfortunately I was not able to play the game, so I only gave it a 4* rating overall, taking into consideration the feedback. Too bad it did not work. I played the Amanita's other games and they are great. I'm sure this one is also.
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  • I’m getting bored Sep 9, 2020

    By Blichty
    Huge fan of these devs. I bought into Apple Arcade just to play the previous release which did not disappoint and then ended my subscription. Today, I saw this game and immediately signed up again. Unfortunately, it’s not like the others. I’m iabout 30 minutes into the game and it’s becoming a little tiresome doing the same tasks over and over. And the controls are not perfect, it’s hard to stay consistent controlling direction and action. Additionally, although gorgeous, the desaturated environment makes it hard to see light switches, floor holes, and even the dogs. Playing on iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s not terrible, just getting a bit repetitive.
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  • Dec 27, 2019

    By Rob Jaecks
    I got this because I enjoyed Machinarium, but this game is just bizarre. The controls aren't great on mobile and the "puzzles" are really just guessing randomly until something works, not much logic to it. The visuals are nice I suppose. Overall I really don't get all the positive reviews. Really just boring and frustrating and I won't be finishing it, glad I got it for just $1.
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  • Mar 4, 2019

    By Chris Pilot
    I love Amanita Design games with my all-time favorite being Machinarium. So I bought this game and one other one offered by them, but they don't work on my Chromebook (Machinarium works fine). Emailed the developer and after several weeks they finally replied that they don't support running this game on a Chromebook (even though Chromebooks run Android apps and Machinarium works perfectly). Android Nougat is Android Nougat. It shouldn't be available for me to download if it doesn't work.
    more
  • Sep 6, 2020

    By Nathania Andrade
    How do I even play this!!!? Looks cool but I really just wasted my money
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  • I really wanted to like this game. Jul 11, 2020

    By Bucksw
    I don’t usually write reviews but this game was such a let down. It seemed to have all the right ingredients. A new puzzle based game with great graphics. Unfortunately after 45 minutes of just climbing up and down ladders running from robot dogs I had to stop. The game is not fun and is actually frustrating. I really don’t know where this game is going but had to stop. The graphics and sound are great. But my advice to the game developers is pick up the pace and have something halfway decent happen early on to prevent boredom of climbing up and down ladders and switching on lights. Or at least some sort of story line that hooks you and makes you want to figure out what’s going on like the storyline in Neversong.
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