Monday, March 26, 2007

Wonderland Adventures Game

Now here's something I probably won't be talking about much: a 3D game, Wonderland Adventures. That's right! Me! Playing a 3D game. Now, I've seen them before. Whenever I go over to dinner, I occasionally see my grandson playing on his Xbox. I just don't get why someone would want to walk around a 3D world that looks a lot like the real world. Why not just go outside and skateboard yourself?

But Wonderland Adventures really sucked me in. It's 3D, sure, but it's not confusing like other 3D games I've seen (and been tricked into trying). In fact, the point of view of the camera is pretty much top down. There isn't really 3D thinking going on here. But there is thinking! This game is all about puzzles, and they get pretty hard towards the end. At first I thought it would be too easy, but boy was I wrong! Give it a shot, you might be surprised. I was!

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mystery of Shark Island

I love taking my grandkids to the beach. Sometimes we'll do a little swimming, but often than I just watch them collect stuff. They'll toddle along, bucket in hand, and collect a myriad of shells and other items that wash up on shore. It's a great game.

Mystery of Shark Island reminds me of that. It's a hidden object game, where you need to click on specific stuff, but instead of finding items hidden in the background of the game screens, a bunch of stuff washes up on the beach. The goal is to click on specific stuff. It's a great little download to pass to the time. You can't go wrong with a beach theme!

There's a story and stuff, too, but it feels a little bolted on. I'll stick with playing my beach game, thank you very much! Story schmory.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fairy Godmother Tycoon

Fairy Godmother Tycoon is a sweet new tycoon game. I like tycoon games a lot, but I usually find their art treatment to be too grab. I don't really want to run a cinema, or stare at financial reports on some random city game. But fairy tales? I can dig that.

It's launching in a bunch of places, but I found the Fairy Godmother Tycoon game at Flashbang Studios. It's a larger download, which my modem wasn't so fond of, but it was worth the wait. It seems like a lot of games will be coming out with some kind of fairy tale theme (and there have been a lot of new games with the same theme). I expect there will be a lot of Harry Potter-esque stuff coming out around the same time as the next book/movie release, too.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Peggle Deluxe Released

Peggle is a sweet new game by PopCap. They haven't had too many game releases in awhile, but I get a sense that this year is going to be big for them. As a game Peggle is all about chaos. It's basically pachinko--you fire balls and they bounce to the bottom. It's really fun to watch, though, and even more fun to play. You can download Peggle game over at Flashbang Studios.

I played all the way through the game--after you beat the Adventure mode you can unlock a bunch of "Master" challenges. They seemed kind of boring, but if you just can't enough Peggle game action then it's probably a good idea. Me, I just started up a new profile and played through Adventure mode again. Whee!

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