Musings From Us Entries For Action Games

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Software / Action Games that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Review: Supermarket Mania

This entry was posted in Action Games, Casual Games, Puzzle Games, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
FunFactor: ★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Since I had so much fun with Supermarket Mania 2, I’ve decided to give the original a try, and it was just as much fun, if not more so than than its sequel. Here we meet Nikki getting her first job with Torg Corporation, an automated grocery outlet that has created a chain of rather sterile stores in her hometown. After working for Torg for a bit, Nikki and her friend find a mom and pop supermarket which they know can turn around with their help and give Torg some stiff competition. The regular customers are there, the old ladies, the yuppies, the sugar-hyped teens, and even some naughty thieves. I found this game to be more enjoyable than the sequel, though both games stand alone in their storylines. It seems that Supermarket Mania has a tie-in with Stand O’Food, which I have yet to try, but I will find the connexion. Nikki is a fun, hard-working character, and I wish I had near as much energy as she does.

Review: Supermarket Mania 2

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Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
FunFactor: ★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★½☆ 

Supermarket Mania 2 is a fast-paced time management game where all kinds of crazy things can happen as you help Nikki run her uncle’s chain of food stores in L.A. You’ll meet all kinds of customers, from sweet little old ladies to hyper teenage girls jazzed up on sugary drinks. All the while, you have to keep your shelves stocked, make fresh milkshakes and baked goods on demand, and keep the place clean. Whew! Nikki does all this by herself, too! Good thing she’s only a character in a game, because I don’t know of any real person who can do the things these people do in these time management games. I actually had to start this game twice to get a feel for it. You can’t have any distractions in Supermarket Mania 2, else you will lose track of where you are, and where you should be going. Your eyes might get a little hazy while trying to keep up with all the demands Nikki has to deal with. There are little intermissions for storyline and upgrades in the stores along the way to keep things running efficiently. If you like fast-paced puzzle games, and can keep up with Nikki, then you will really like Supermarket Mania 2.

Review: TriPeaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring

This entry was posted in Action Games, Adventure Games, Card Games, Casual Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
FunFactor: ★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★¾☆ 

Tri-Peaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring combines treasure-hunting adventure with a fun sequential card game, as you help Tex and Ally Carter search for a mystical ruby ring in India, China, and the Pacific Islands. The little animations take you back to the days of the 80s and 90s with titles like Pitfall Harry and Crash Bandicoot. If you like Tri-Peaks solitaire, then you will love TriPeaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring.

I’ve reviewed many adventure games, but this one is so fun, and has so many funny animations, you’ll be giggling all through it, and your partner will wonder “What’s so funny about a card game?” Tell them to go to Big Fish Game and try TriPeaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring for themselves to find out why! Then you can spend hours strategizing and laughing together.

Review: Harlequin Presents Hidden Object of Desire

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Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★½☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

It’s time for another hidden object mystery review, and I’m hoping that those of you who took time to look into Shaolin Mystery enjoyed it as much as I did. Today’s review gives us a look into a place many readers of contemporary romance have been familiar with for decades, the story from a Harlequin Presents book. My mother still reads these, and as far as I can recall she was reading them back in the 80s, as well. I’m more of a manga reader, but shojo manga has much in common with such books. In this hidden object game, we meet Allie, a reporter for a news magazine, and her photographer, Shaun, as they are sent on an assignment to cover a big birthday bash for Prince Stephani. The Kingdom of Adamas is a small nation on the Mediterranean Sea, and details of the setting can be seen clearly in the artist style in the games, even in the puzzle mini-games. As with many books and hidden object games, we get some adventure, bad guys, mystery, romance and fun times along the way. In this game, we even get to chase a jewel thief. I’m not sure when the original book was published, but this game makes me want to track it down at my local used book store in Chipley. I really enjoyed it, and would like to see more games like this come from such familiar sources.

Review:Love & Death;Bitten

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Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★½☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

In a nice change of pace from the regular puzzle games, I’m taking you into a hidden object mystery from the 18th Century filled with dark magick, logic puzzles, hidden objects, and vampiric spells. Damon has become a vampire through the machinations of a dark queen of the night, and on a hunt, he spots a tasty morsel of a meal that turns out to be the one person who can lift his curse. I really enjoyed helping Victoria in breaking the spells that held her dark prince and the turn in a surprise ending that looks like it could spawn a sequel, which I hope it does. Like the current trend in vampire fiction, Love and Death: Bitten has a romantic twist, but with its historical Olde World setting, it is very different than what we see on the big screen, and even the little screen these days. So come where horror and romance mix in a fun way, and you’ll want to keep playing along with Love and Death: Bitten as much as I did.