Antique Road Trip USA takes Grace and James Anderson from their little home-based antique store to a regular brick and mortar shop in town, but their pickings are anything but local. Just like at the Historic Chipley Antique Mall in NW Florida, the Anderson’s antiques come from all over, and they have a vast network from Virginia Beach to San Fransisco’s Chinatown. Head out to sellers across the country, and pick up great antiques in the most unlikely places. Find little bit of extra cash along the way to help decorate the base shop, and gain rewards as you play mini-games. This fun, upbeat hidden object game is filled with great bits of Americana, and some country music that really fits the theme. Follow the clues to get your customers what they are looking for, and fill your shelves with stock rewards,and make your store cozy and warm with a look right out of The Music Man. This is a fun, vibrant way to while away the hours, and you might find some nostalgic items that you would never consider to be antiques (floppy disc, anyone?)
Antique Road Trip 2 : Homecoming is fun slice of Americana type of game that was clearly created by the developers that gave us the Amazing Adventures hidden object games. Unlike those, this hidden object game has a fun backstory, and is upbeat and cheery. James and Grace Anderson and the kids have come on vacation to Montana to visit with
Grace’s parents. Just when they thought they could take a break from running the antique shop back home, the folks bring up a another antique business opportunity, and Grace, with your help, goes from Montana, to Wisconsin, to Louisiana to pick items for the new store. She even takes along a new puppy, which you get to choose the breed of, to help her sniff out great deals. Along with the regular hidden objects, there are other mini-games, like Match 3 puzzles, and other kinds of puzzles to keep your mind active. Though not one of the best or brightest of casual games I have come across, it has its charm, and is worth the time you would put into the game play for the rewards. Antique Road Trip 2 : Homecoming is bright and fun, and great for casual gaming and antique enthusiasts. I look forward to trying out Antique Road Trip USA very soon.