Spring Festival is unlocked when the player reaches level 120.
Spring Festival was introduced during the Spring Festival Update (April 2016). For the duration of this Update, Spring Festival could be opened from level 7 onward to allow all players to take part in the update's timed challenges.
Origami special items were needed in addition to energy points to play Spring Festival. While the Update's timed challenges were still active, Origami were given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, and as rewards for banishing Anomalies, but not for playing puzzles. After the Spring Festival timed challenges ended (either a player completes all of the challenges, or the timer expires, whichever happened first), Origami were restricted so that they are only won by playing Japanese House and Amusement Park.
With the Introduction of the Celebration by the Bonfire Update (June 2016), Origami were completely removed from the game. They were no longer required to play Spring Festival, which became a regular Picture that just requires energy points to play. Any leftover Origami in a player's Inventory were automatically converted, in equal parts, to the regular special items in the game (Fireflies, Ladybugs, Carrots, Cupid Arrows, and Tokens) and the collections that used to reward Origami as rewards for combining them during the Spring Festival Update had their rewards changed to regular game items.
From the Diary:
"This morning Christy visited me. She said something had changed in the office. At first glance, everything was as usual, but after Christy's comment, it became obvious. The day was brighter and warmer. The birds were singing louder outside the window. And I detected the fragrance of a plant that was somewhere nearby! Christy and I traced the source of mysterious scent and found a small gap in the floorboards. It was one of Richard's pictures! My heart fluttered. We haven't seen a more romantic image - a Japanese garden with beautiful cherry blossoms. Its branches were swaying in the wind, disseminating that wonderful scent that drew our attention. This picture is the embodiment of spring, and I cannot wait to explore it!"
Spring Festival is one of the pictures in the game that does not reward any combining elements but does reward collection items that require a large number of combining elements to combine.
The following is a list of hidden items found in Spring Festival in most modes. Depending on the Picture Level and Game Mode you may not have to find all the items in one visit. Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed below.
- Bonsai tree
- Candy apple ¹
- Cotton candy
- Hand fan
- Ice cream
- Japanese hat
- The Hanami Festival Update (April 2018) made the following changes:
- Apple was renamed Candy apple
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
Spring Festival is a Collection Item only Picture. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, mode dependent Collection Items (depending on what mode the Picture is currently in), and Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for the Picture). The list of potential rewards for Spring Festival is made up of 11 Collections:
- Souvenirs from Asia
- Nut Smoothie
- Founding Explorers
- Ancient Manuscript
- Ancient Mosaic
- Purebred cats
- Ornamental plates
- The artist's sketches
- Set of amulets
- Nasi goreng
- Christmas parfait
When Spring Festival is first opened, and so is on Novice level, only the first 3 items from the Souvenirs from Asia collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Picture is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Spring Festival will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards:
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||103||N/A||350||370||N/A||Souvenir from India; Souvenir from Thailand; Souvenir from Japan|
+Souvenir from China; Souvenir from Malaysia; Chopped nuts
+Almond milk; White honey; Banana
+Cocoa powder; Philip the Strongman; Giovanni the Artist
+Sandro the Architect; James the Scientist; Violetta the Sorcerer
+Chapter I of the Manuscript; Chapter II of the Manuscript; Chapter III of the Manuscript
+Chapter IV of the Manuscript; Chapter V of the Manuscript; The "Starry Sky" mosaic
+The "Fog of Magic" mosaic; The "Gehenna" mosaic; The "River of Colors" mosaic; The "Secret Forest" mosaic; Persian, Ragdoll, Scottish fold cat; Sphynx; Himalayan cat; "Italy", "Germany", "Brazil", "Japan", "Egypt" plate; Sketch of Alfred, Christy, Howard, Vincent, Alice
|Grand Magister||127||N/A||430||450||N/A|| |
+"Wood", "Fire", "Earth", "Metal", "Water" Sign; Shrimp paste; Coriander seeds; Long-grain rice; Soy sauce; Lettuce; Kiwi pulp; Pineapple rings; Passion fruit pulp; Coconut syrup; Watermelon ice cream
Note: The energy demands and experience points/coins rewarded for Spring Festival have been changed by the Celebration by the Bonfire Update, since the level to unlock Spring Festival has been increased from 7 to 122 and higher unlocking level Pictures tend to have higher energy demands, higher experience points and coins rewards, and slower rates of % progress for each play at the Novice - Pro levels.