Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is a dating simulator, in which you manage your own dating agency and help your clients through awkward conversations and dating dilemmas. Is Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker love at first sight? Read our review below to find out..
Every once in a while, a game comes along that is so outlandish, bizarre, and completely different that even if you’re not in the least bit interested in playing or purchasing it, you take notice. This time, drag queen Kitty Powers and Magic Notion bring us the dating simulator Kitty Powers Matchmaker. Ever wanted to play Cupid for digital love lorns? Now is your chance.
To start off, pink is the main theme and there is a lot of it. Ms Kitty Powers being ever helpful, will guide you through the basics to get you started as you look to match hopefuls from your little black book. The menus are easy to navigate, with all options laid out in front of you. As you progress through successful dates, you earn coins to unlock new restaurants for your dates and new matchmaking options to provide a better service. Not forgetting new locations to spread the word.
Before you send a couple on a date, you are able to find out a little about what they enjoy, which can result in some amusing moments. Some are downright silly, but within minutes of loading up the game you will quickly realise that it’s anything but a serious game. From hobbies such as alphabetising book shelves to microscopes, all the way to paintings of black panthers, Kitty Powers love hopefuls are a strange and eccentric bunch looking to inject humour into Matchmaker.
Dates themselves are comprised of minigames such as pulling on the “lovehandle” offering some sexual innuendo, playing a higher or lower card game in which you try to stop your client having a little accident and a wheel of misfortune where you attempt to pass off a lie as a truth. The conversations are full of lingo relevant to the type of personalities that each character brings to the table. From nerdy to chav like chatter and everything in between as you look to pair off a couple, it’s all there.
As for the game itself, aside from the dates, there is little else to actually do. You do have an inbox where previous dates will write to you to inform you of how they have faired in their romantic pursuits. Some will still be dating, others will have moved in together and some will have parted ways. You can even send avatars of other gamers on dates, although you won’t be able to know who these people are unless they are your friends.