Cake Mania has become a mainstay among many time-management games, and so far there have been six titles in this series. I was looking forward to the 80s themed version of this game, but the gameplay itself left much to be desired. In past Cake Mania games, when you finished out a workday, that was the end of the level. If Jill met her goal within the day, great! You got to help her finish the workday until closing, and keep the extra cash for shop improvements. Not so with this version. Once the day’s sales goal is met, the level cuts off, leaving you with a paltry sum which is very little to spend improvements on, let alone a shop full of Punks, New Wavers, Valley Girls, and Shopoholics. I was playing the untimed version, but even then, I would have preferred to have Jill finish out her workday. The improvements she can purchase are needed to keep with with the demands, but the goals are too low for her to meet them. Perhaps I should have played the timed version, but the untimed version was rather unfulfilling, unlike Jill’s cakes. Read more...(221 words, 31 images, estimated 53 secs reading time)
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. Read more...(197 words, 31 images, estimated 47 secs reading time)
More fun with marble poppers in a colorful, fun game filled with lively Asian dragons! Dynasty is a little different from most marble poppers in that not only does your launcher, a beautiful celestial dragon, move about the board, but she does not just shoot marbles. She switches them for marbles of other colors. Hatch the dragon eggs in the line, and get help from lots of baby dragons that have their own powerful magic. The soundtrack was written in a true Chinese fashion, and and those little dragons will keep you moving up in the levels. Dynasty is a truly addictive game for those whom love puzzles, poppers, and Chinese culture.
Luxor: 5th Passage is another in the series of the fast-paced marble popper game with a great Egyptian theme that just keeps getting better and better. There are even more kinds of bonus marbles to help you along the way on your journey along the Nile this time. The bonus levels have a “Galaga” theme to them, and there are more intense graphics than before. I have enjoyed the Luxor games for years, and Luxor: 5th Passage is a great addition to the series. I encourage everyone who loves marble poppers to try them all. Use the power ups like Stop, Scorpion, and Colour Bomb to help you blast through all the marbles for hours on end in this addictive game, and then try its prequels. Mumbo Jumbo came out with the first Luxor years ago, and they are all casual game classics. Just when you think Luxor can’t get any better, they give us something even more fun and surprising. I was a little disappointed when my trial time came to an end, because I wanted to continue, but I’ll definitely give this game a purchase. Read more...(212 words, 31 images, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Guild Wars Nightfall is the 3rd addition to the Guild Wars family. This edition takes place in a dryer climate then the previous editions, it takes place in a setting that is more like the sands of Africa and Persia. It is a real change from what you have seen before and as the other 2 are stand alone or can be played together if you have them all. All 3 have quests to get you back and forth between them so that you can enjoy the content from them all.
Guild Wars Nightfall takes place at the same time as Factions and the stories are interconnected. Abaddon, the God Of Secrets wants out and he is coming trough in the lands of Elona which are comprised of Istan, Kourna and Vabbi. Abaddon has the unknowing help from the leader of Istan, the knowing help of the leader of Kourna and the willing help of his followers the Margonites. It is the players job to make sure that Abbadon and his followers fail. Read more...(472 words, 31 images, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)