This Jewel Quest reminds me of those old filmstrips we used to look at in elementary school in the storytelling, but it is a pretty cool adventure story. Percy Park is on the search for The Sleepless Star, a relic that has been stolen from an Algonquin village, and he will have to chase down the jewel thief through several regions of North America and Europe to find it. Set in the early 1900s, it has the feel of many other archeology adventure stories. This is a Match 3 game, but there are little twists and turns that make it different from other common Match 3 puzzles. There is the climbing puzzle, and the drop and reveal lower levels puzzle, plus you find bonus puzzles on the trail that will help with powerups when you find animal totem jewels that help you get through game more easily. The story reads like a book or filmstrip from back in the day, but it is well written, and any lover of adventure stories might want to give this Match 3 puzzler a try to see of Percy ever does get through Jewel Quest: The Sleepless Star.
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. Read more...(262 words, 31 images, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)