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Dreams of a Geisha

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Match 3, Puzzle Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★¾☆ 

In this Match 3 game, Dreams of a Geisha, Ichisumi really enjoys her job as a geisha. These companions may seem to be merely courtesans through the views of Western eyes, but they are so much more than that. They are a link between tradition and the modern world, trained in many arts for years before they ever take the title. It is Ichisumi’s dream to bring back some of the old temples, and we help her by matching up different traditional items commonly found in a geisha’s daily life. There are different kinds of match 3 puzzles going on here. There is the standard swap, but there is also the pop out, and a carry over, in which you carry one item from anywhere on the board to make your match. Once the puzzle is solves, then you go on to the bonus round, in which you must rotate the puzzle in order to get a key to a treasure chest for extra points. With the completion of each puzzle, you receive a picture puzzle piece that can be used to build a pictorial of Ichisumi’s role in her society. This is a good learning experience, and can show us more about geisha than we see on the surface, and such a fun way to do it!

Yucatan

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

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

Yucatan seems at first like a variation on mahjongg, but it really isn’t. You are not looking for matching tiles, but colours that match a wheel on the right side of the screen. You are attempting to uncover blocks that will lead you to new Mayan pyramids in the jungle. The blocks themselves look not unlike square Sweetarts. I was more tempted to eat them than actually play this game, with the exception of the rainbow pyramids, because of the black stripe in them, which would deter an antilixic person like myself from indulging in them. Those rainbow blocks are to be held on to until you can go no further, because they may be the only thing that keeps you going in Yucatan. When you come to a point where you can go no further on a puzzle, the devs give you a new puzzle, but you are still basically trying to uncover the same puzzle piece. The adventure you seek is a bit elusive, and you might be better off finding it in the Treasure Seekers series of games. All Yucatan left me was hungry for fruit-flavoured candies, but as for the game, it was about as blandly average as it gets.