Friday, August 29, 2008

Azada 2: Ancient Magic

Summer thunderstorms got you down? Looking for some way to pass the time indoors? The sequel to the super fantastic Azada is back with Azada: Ancient Magic. This great collection of puzzles will keep you occupied for hours. It has some old logic puzzle classics, but also some great new stuff that you'll only find on computers. Gorgeous graphics and an intriguing story keep the pacing up, but really you play Azada 2 because of the challening puzzles.

If you think you have the smarts, give it a shot. One thing's for sure--you're going to be a whole lot better at puzzle games when you're through!

Azada 2 Game Info

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hidden Expedition: Amazon Game

The creative team at Big Fish Games is at it again, with a fresh new entry into their hidden object franchise, Hidden Expedition. This time the crew is off to Amazon to locate a missing professor. It's a great theme for a hidden object game--the jungles are rife with old civilizations, amazing scenery, and gorgeous backdrops.

The Hidden Expedition and Mystery Case Files games were the first to really define what it meant to a hidden object game. Hidden Expedition: Amazon takes that pedigree to the next level with dozens of amazing levels, some new mini-games, and a general production quality that should make this a must-buy for fans of the seek-and-find genre.

Hidden Expedition: Amazon Info

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Virtual Villagers 3 Game

The fine husband-and-wife team over at Last Day of Work are at it again with another entry into the Virtual Villager franchise: The Secret City. They've kept the same great formula that makes this critter game fabulous, but added new puzzles, features, and improved the graphics quality with weather effects and more.

If you haven't played the Virtual Villagers games, you should probably start at the beginning--as the story continues from game to game--but Virtual Villagers - The Secret City is as good a place to start as any if you're anxious to play the latest-and-greatest. Give it a shot, but don't say we didn't warn you. This game is addictive!

Virtual Villagers 3 Info

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Flower Stand Tycoon Game

TikGames just released their last tycoon/diner game hybrid, and it looks like a lot of fun. Manage flower stands throughout the city as you attempt to save your Uncle's business. Entreprenurial themes are very common in this kinds of games. I wonder how may players have been bitten by the bug and decide to actually go out and do their own thing?

Flower Stand Tycoon looks to be a solid game, although it seems pretty light on the "tycoon" features. It will probably do well with fans of diner games and time management games, though...

Flower Stand Tycoon Info

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dairy Dash Game

The publishers of Diner Dash are back with an all new game in "Dash" series. Head to the country and try becoming a farm hand in Dairy Dash, a clever mix of critter games and diner games. You'll have to watch after both the farm animals and the crops, so keep sharp! You'll move through four different farms locations as you work your way through this fast-paced game.

We've seen a lot of Dash games in the last year, and I can only imagine there will be more. You can't blame them, really; it's a succesful formula. And everyone loves success!

Dairy Dash Game Info

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Big City Adventure: Sydney, Australia Game

I've always thought that the Big City Adventure series of games is brilliant. It takes all of the fun aspects of tourism--finding cool things, seeing the sights, learning about a city--without any of the tedious stuff. No waiting in airports, clearing customs, or sitting on a 20-hour transatlantic flight (Sydney, Australia is far, people!).

Instead, you can sit inside on your computer and feel like you're visiting a real city. You almost are, really. The facts you're learning are real, and the sights and sounds are definitely the real deal. Who cares that you're trying to find randomly placed hidden objects. That's part of the fun!

Big City Adventure: Sydney, Australia Info

Friday, February 1, 2008

Doggie Dash Game

It was bound to happen. The "Diner Dash" franchise first spilled over the top of its success goblet with Wedding Dash a few months ago. The race is on to expand the franchise (conveniently located in "Dinertown"). The formula is the same, but the addictive nature and gorgeous graphics keep it going.

Doggie Dash has all of the ingredients for a successful game: adorable pets, quirky customers, and click-on-stuff gameplay that somehow never gets old. That isn't meant to be a rib against it; we still love the game, and you should too!

Doggie Dash Game Info