With a variety of helpful features, can you solve the mystery of statues that take on a life of their own.
Royal Detective - Lord of Statues is classified as an Hidden Object game. Developed by Elephant Games, this offering is now available as part of the BlackLime series of titles. In this game you adopt the rank of a Royal Detective who has been sent to the town of Martlet to investigate the strange occurrence of statues coming to life and rampaging through the town.
Evil forces can take up residence anywhere and wait for the ideal opportunity to apply or afflict their influence.
Developed by EleFun Games, The Keeper of Antiques: The Last Will is a Hidden Object Adventure game with more than a passing acknowledgement to the American TV series entitled Warehouse 13. As you might surmise from the game's title and the reference to Warehouse 13, artefacts with magical properties have a part of play in this game but more of that later. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of the game which comes with a number of bonus extras.
Reminiscing is a popular past-time of many as they look back on previous years to relive how things were back then. I was recently reminded of this with the arrival of a gaming product to review.
This offering, bearing the GSP logo (incidentally GSP sold its gaming catalogue to an American company several years ago), was entitled Adventure Mysteries Triple Pack. The three games making up this Triple Pack are Little Shop Road Trip, Cruise Clues Caribbean Adventure and Welcome to Mysteries City Las Vegas. Having made their first individual appearance over a decade ago, these three titles each have their own installation routine giving entry into their form of Hidden Object game play.
Rescuing a young woman from a tower can cause more problems than expected.
Based on the adventures of a sister and younger brother, this Treasure Seekers package consists of two separate titles.
In Treasure Seekers 1, subtitled Vision of Gold, the siblings, named Nelly and Tommy, are two young children in search of pirate treasure that they believe their pirate grandmother had secreted away. The second game in the series, Treasure Seekers 2, subtitled The Enchanted Canvases, deals with the same two characters but several years older. Both of the Treasure Seeker titles have been developed by Artogon Games and belong to the Hidden Object genre.
Taking a trip back into the mists of history reveals one of the many battle between the forces of good and evil.
In this case the year was 1380 and the battle was between those returning from the Crusades, known as the Guardians, who were pitted against the forces of the so-called Clan of Nine who resided in their fortress within the confides of Prague. The battle was over the possession of a special Artefact which was under the control of the Clan of Nine.
Returning to an old home can bring forth unexpected problems that will need to be solved.
To slightly alter a popular song of yesteryear, "If you go down to the woods today, you better watch out for a hard working dwarf".
Dare you enter an old house where warlocks practiced their art in a by-gone age.
Mystery of the Ancients - Lockwood Manor is a Hidden Object game with elements of Adventure and mini game action thrown in for good measure. Developed by Mariaglorum, and part of the BlackLime series of titles, this game is based on events which are claimed to have taken place within Lockwood Manor in the late 1800's. According tot the stories, Lockwood manor is where warlocks studied black magic involving the use of human sacrifices and the practice of encasing demons in statues.
Joining forces with an enemy can help defeat an even larger opposing force.
If I mention that The Enthralling Realms - Knights & Orcs comes from the development team at eFunsoft then you would not be surprised to hear that this game belongs to the Match-3 genre. Using the familiar format of creating groups of three or more similarly embellished tiles, arranged on a grid, by switching two adjacent tiles, this game is based on the never-ending war between the orcs and humans.
Can you solve the mystery of the missing archaeologist and understand a new language?
Thanks to Inkle, a Cambridge based company, you have the opportunity to visit Heaven's Vault. This is an archaeological adventure with more than touch of a science fiction element along with a translation aspect, to it. In this game you take on the role of Aliya Elasra, an archaeologist, as you explore the Nebula assisted by a robot, bearing the name of Six, to complete a mission involving various exploration skills.
Available as part of the BlackLime series of titles, Malice: Two Sisters belongs to the Hidden Object genre of games. Developed by Game Devo, this title is based around a Boarding School mystery as your character searches for her missing sister.
As you might suppose, you are cast in the role of one of the sisters mentioned in the game's title. You are Victoria who sets out to search for Emily whose last known whereabouts was on Urami Island. This location was the site of the boarding school that both sisters attended when they were younger. In the intervening period, the island and the school had become abandoned with people whispering that a curse had settled upon the island.
Can you find the missing parts of an invention and rescue your brother?
Available from the catalogue of BlackLime titles, Final Cut - Death on the Silver Screen is a Hidden Object Adventure game that is rated suitable for those aged 7 and upwards. Set in the 1950s, the game casts you in the role of a daughter of a film mogul and inventor, named Morton Wolf. Following the death of your father, you are faced with the bizarre disappearance of your brother and the occurrence of strange events taking place in your father's mansion and deserted film studio.
This early example of Hidden Object game play turns friends into enemies.
Now available on the budget BlackLime Games label, Dark Ritual is a Blackwood Mansion Mystery. This game, rated at being suitable for those aged 12 and upwards, is a Hidden Object Adventure game. Despite being worried regarding your sister, who has gone missing, you are assigned by the FBI to undertake the task of investigating the case of Dr. Seymour Brown, a scientist who is rumoured to have been conducting inhumane experiments and dabbling in the occult.
When looking for assistance when solving a crime in the countryside, who better to ask than a fox.
Developed by Paprikan, "Montgomery Fox and the Case of the Diamond Necklace" is a game that belongs to the Hidden Object genre. When a diamond necklace, belonging to Lord Raccoon of Hiser, goes missing, panic spreads though the countryside and everybody questions as to who could have committed the crime. Help was required and who better to ask than the famous city detective, Montgomery Fox. He immediately asked for your assistance to solve this crime.
Are you ready to set out on a journey to discover the four elements that could save the world?
Temple of Life - The Legend of Four Elements is a Hidden Object Adventure game. Developed by QuickClick, this game casts you in the role of Jane, an archaeology student whose professor has made a discovery that could unleash total destruction of the world. Not unnaturally it is up to Jane to work through numerous tasks and puzzles as she attempts to correct the professor's mistake, restore balance and save the world.
Social Services come to the rescue as an evil politician searched for a child with psychic powers.
Paranormal Pursuit - The Gifted One is a title from Alawar's catalogue of offerings. This title, developed by Logris Games, is a Hidden Object Adventure game. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of the title which comes with a number of extra items to add further appeal to the prospective player. Available from the game's main title screen, some of the extra features can be accessed immediately while a couple require progress to be made or the completion of the main game.
Once pandemic restrictions are removed, there might be a need for a new airport.
Match-3 game play is a popular genre. Often the game will send you on a quest to restore ruined communities or break an evil spell cast over an area. However in this next example of the genre, you are placed in the role of building an airport while, at the same time. solving a murder mystery as you defeat various attempts to distract you by thwarting those who do not want you to succeed. This then was my expectation when I decided to check out "100 Days without Delays".
Can you answer the call and stop the threats affecting the Livingstone family?
Rite of Passage - Bloodlines is a Madhead Game developed title that belongs to the Hidden Object genre. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of the game which includes a number of bonus items that are available from the game's main title screen. These extra items include wallpaper, soundtracks, characters, concept art, basic and ultimate Hidden Object game play, jigsaw puzzles plus a bonus chapter.
Keeping you busy while visiting European cities is the game of Mahjong.