The education element advertised by the game feels like it hits the nail on the head. Overall I felt like I got a good idea of what being a bee was like, while enjoying the lighter mechanics and playful approach.
Whilst my first playthrough was on ‘easy mode’, there is a ‘hard mode’ setting available for those looking to challenge themselves. Hard mode has you playing through the same storyline although it felt as though the races became more risk-centric. Collecting pollen had to be more strategic too and you needed to put in a little more thought overall as the activities and mechanics got more complicated.
After completing the main story of saving your hive from destruction, you unlock free mode. Free mode allows you to complete any hidden costumes and discover new side quests around the Park and Zoo. Most importantly, it also lets you fly through pollen rings to hear that addictive and rewarding pollen ring chime.