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You do not want to annoy a god, such as Ares, who can send down all manner of threats against you.
When a god falls in love with a mortal, even a mortal who is a royal princess, you know that the situation is bound to cause trouble.  This was the scenario covered in the Match-3 game of The Trials of Olympus.  In that title Angelo, a god expelled from Olympus, builds a magnificent city and wins the heart of the Princess Amara.
There is no prize for guessing the type of content making up this next game package. Its title says in all with Hidden Object 10-in-1 bundle.
This game collection consists of ten Hidden Object game titles from Alawar’s catalogue.  All ten titles are accessible from a menu consisting of thumbnail images representing each of the games. Three of the titles in this collection belong to the Magic Encyclopedia series.  While appearing to be the work of different development teams, they all feature the same main character named Catherine.
Pack your bags and join newly wed royalty at an amusement park with a difference.
Royal Trouble – Honeymoon Havoc is the follow-up title to the original Royal Trouble offering from Orchid Games.  Both titles feature the same two main characters as they embark on Hidden Object Adventure escapades.  The first title introduced game players to Loreen and Nathanial who found themselves imprisoned in the same dungeon.
Inspired by Slavic mythology, Eventide Slavic Fable is a Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.
It was the title that first caught my attention with this next game.
With a title that reminds me of some earlier arcade games that use to dominate my game playing sessions many years ago, Invasion 2: Doomed seems like a follow-up title which it is but isn’t.  It is a follow-up in that the two lead characters are the same as those in Invasion: Lost in Time but the story line has no connection.
Available from GSP, now part of Maximum Games, Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween sets you the task of discovering what happened to Halloween.
Developed by Two Desperadoes, Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  This game is set in the city of Dern, a location that, for some reason, has been ostracised from the Halloween community.  You are cast in the role of a young boy named Lemuel Barnabus who is tasked with the challenge of discovering what has happened to Halloween and help the residents of Dern.
Your world is under threat from an evil force and it is up to you to defeat this force by completing Match-3 grids.
Developed by Green Sauce Games, Age of Heroes – The Beginning is a game based on the battle between Good and Evil with your role being that of the former element.  The game starts with a retelling of the tale of how the evil incarnate entity, known as Ysellian, was captured and bound up in chains by a band of heroes.
Time to put away any fears of monsters to one side as you enter a hotel chosen as the location for a battle to decide who takes control of Earth.
Haunted Hotel: Eclipse is a Hidden Object Adventure game from the Elephant Games stable.  I have been looking at the Collector’s Edition of the game.  This particular version comes with a number of bonus items.  While most of the bonus items, such as Strategy Guide, Wallpapers, Concept Art and Music, can be accessed immediately, there are a couple of bonus items which require progress to be made before they become available.
Taking you on a trip into a magical land is a game that requires you to use the power of Sight to reveal important surroundings.
Developed by Boomzap, Otherworld Shades of Fall is a Hidden Object Adventure game that is available for downloading from sites such as Big Fish Games and Gamehouse.  I have been looking at the Collector’s Edition of this game which features various bonus items.  There is an Epilogue which only becomes available once the main game has been completed plus you can replay any of the various cut-scenes and mini-games once there have been covered in the main game.
Spread over 100 levels, Fantasy Mosaic 16 is a puzzle type game that sets you the challenge of creating images made up of coloured tiles.
Like other titles in the Griddler genre, this latest offering from Match Gems is based on a series of grids (hence the genre title of Griddlers) and numeric clues that can be used to create the mosaic-like images so beloved by the ancient Romans.
Can you help Katherine find true love and a home she can call her own. ?
Set in America of the last century, Love Story: The Way Home is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  This particular title is based around the story of Katherine as she grows up as an orphan and later relates the highlights of her life over the five chapters making up this game. As usual with games of this genre, you can create profiles for individual players so that their progress is recorded.
This next title gives you the opportunity to step back in time and play a game in the style of yesteryear.
Let me introduce you to Digital Bounce House.  This is a small game development studio with tales to tell based on how we used to play games.  One such tale is that of Tick’s Tales with its subtitle of Up All Knight as it places you in the environment of an 8-bit sword and sorcery adventure with all that that entitles.
Entering a kingdom based on magic can be a dangerous occupation especially when a wicked witch is involved. Are you up to the task?
Echoes of the Past: The Kingdom of Despair is a Hidden Object Adventure game that sets you the task of freeing a variety of characters from a witch’s curse while searching for a path home.  This review is based on the Collector’s Edition which comes with a number of bonus items.  Most of these bonus items require progress to be made in the game before they become active. There is a bonus chapter, concept art, replayable mini games and a book of spells.
So what did Goldilocks do after eating the porridge and taking an unauthorised nap? You might be surprised.
Living Legends: Wrath of the Beast is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  I have been looking at the Collector’s Edition of this game which is available from various gaming sites including Big Fish Games and Spread over six chapters, with the option of a bonus chapter once the main game has been completed, this game is based loosely on the story of Goldilocks and her ursine experiences.
An evil force has started to take over the world. You have the task of defeating this force and restoring peace and harmony.
The game of World Keepers belongs to the popular Hidden Object Adventure genre.  Your role in this game is that of Corsair Elizabeth Robinson, a sea captain who embarks on a voyage to help her close friend Ethan Brown.  Your task is to help him locate his lost son, Adam, who has somehow become involved with an evil force that leaves behind a trail of destruction and victims reduced to rags and bones.
Mixing together columns, rows, tiles and number clues, this next game takes us through Penguin history.
Every so often I like to take a break from checking out the numerous Hidden Object Adventure games and those of a similar genre by tackling a title that deals with just puzzles.  Generally my favourite example of this type of game is that of the Griddler or Mosaic genre.
When is the “Last” not the “Last”. Presumably when developers feel a follow-up title is appropriate.
The Last Door Season 2 could be regarded by some as a “blast from the past”.  By that I do not mean the game’s storyline is based on historical events, although it is set two centuries ago.  No, the reference to the past is due to the style of graphics and other elements used in this game.
I could have entitled this review as “Be Afraid!” which might give you a clue as to the game’s content.
True Fear: Forsaken Souls is a Hidden Object Adventure game that is available in Standard or Collector’s Edition formats.  My review of this game, developed by GOBLINZ, is based on the Collector’s Edition which contains a number of bonus items, some of which are available immediately while others require you to make progress or complete the main game.
One of my grandmother’s was named Nelly but she was nothing like the main character of this next game
Are you ready to enter various dreamland environments as you search for children missing from Kronville?
Kronville – Stolen Dreams is a Hidden Object Adventure Games that is based on the disappearance of twelve children. Your role in this game is to take on the task of locating and rescuing the missing children from whatever force has imprisoned them. Unlike many other games of this genre, the options available to players are rather limited when setting up the game environment.  You can create named profiles for individual players.