Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Luxor 3 Game

Everyone's (second?) favorite marble popper game, Luxor, has just released the third in its franchise. Or forth, if you count Amun Rising, but it's hard to keep track these days. Regardless, Luxor 3 is out, and it looks pretty fantastic if you like those kinds of games. They've definitely taken the production values to a whole new level. It's hard to imagine how they'll keep it up, short of moving to a completely 3D engine.

So the formula is the same: shoot to match 3 of a kind before the train balls reaches the end pyramid. It's exciting stuff, honestly, especially with the levels that twist and turn all over the place. Luxor 3 = The best Luxor yet?

Luxor 3 Game Info

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hidden Relics Game

Hidden object games just keep coming and coming. And, almost scarily, they keep getting better too. I can't imagine how many hours of development time it takes to crank out art like this. Hidden Relics is a gorgeous entry into the genre, based around a plot of recovering stolen antiques throughout Europe.

It features a lot of museum scenes, complete with dinosaurs and statues and relics from the ancient world. The plot is simple: Adrianna, a brilliant student, has been tapped to help recover mysteriously stolen artifacts. She travels around, finding artifacts and clues hidden amongst objects from the past, until she discovers the thief. But who is it?

Hidden Relics Game Info

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Big Islands Blends Game

Serve up tasty smoothies in Big Island Blends, a brand new diner dash game. It follows the same formula as found in so many other games. And there are a lot of games like this. Flashbang has a list of 47 diner games right here.

Anyway: Customers come up to the smoothie bar, put in their order, and you need to click in the right places in the right order to produce their food/drink. But, hey, smoothies are delicious and fun. And so is Big Island Blends! That's a winning formula.

Big Island Blends Game Info

Friday, October 12, 2007

Little Shop of Treasures 2 Game

The parade of sequels for hidden object games continues with Little Shop of Treasures 2. At this point it seems like a fair bet that any successful seek and find will see a sequel sometime in the next 12 months. Player just can't get enough!

This sequel continues with the same theme as the first game. Help various shopkeepers in town find their valuables amongst their messy, garage sale-style shops. If you can find all of the hidden objects and sell them, you'll be able to save the shops from going out of business. Great graphics and cleverly hidden objects make Little Shop of Treasures 2 a good time for any fans of the genre.

Little Shop of Treasures 2 Info

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Pirateville Hidden Object Game

Perhaps I should start up a blog just for hidden object games, because that's what everyone seems to be playing these days. And Pirateville is another one to try! If you like hunting around the screen for that tiny speck of gold, then this is the game for you. Travel the seven seas as a master buccaneer. Woo Women, find gold, and get into gunfights with other pirates.

Pirateville sticks to the same formula as other seek and find games. Travel from screen to screen, looking for objects, and follow along with the plot. But this time, with pirates! Anchors away!

Pirateville Game Info