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Letters from Nowhere

Mac game Letters from Nowhere sets the scenes for an interesting search for a lot of stuff. In other words it is a good hidden object play. The story begins with Audrey being followed by a stranger on her way home. Once there she waits for her husband, Patrick, who does not show up. The police are unwilling or unable to help so she starts the investigation on her own. Not entirely on her own. She finds letters from nowhere and thus begins her adventure into the unknown. Who is writing these notes, are they from her husband and what is she getting herself into?

As mentioned before, there are a lot of cluttered HOG scenes with a few mini puzzles. The HOG scenes will have the list of items you need to find at the bottom of the screen. Some of the objects will have to be put together to cross off the list. For instance, doll is listed but you will need to find the head and body to put them together before it will be removed from the listed items. The hint button is the magnifying glass to the right of the list and recharges quickly, however, if you use it, you will be lose a lot of points. (more…)

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Dark Tales: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat Collector’s Edition

Dramatic introduction, eerie music and bloody scene starts off your adventure in Mac hidden object/seek and find mystery game Dark Tales: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat Collector’s Edition. The play will draw you into the dark and seamy side of the mind of Edgar Allen Poe and the many facets of his writing.

You play a detective working with an inspector Chevalier Dupin investigating the disappearance of a Sarah Davies the wife of Mark Davies. Even though she has been missing for almost 2 weeks, she has been seen in and around her estate with a black cat. In fact, you saw her in the window of her home with the black cat. Confronting Mr. Davies at the front door about his wife being seen at the window only brings indignation and denial. Why is this husband acting so strangely? What is he hiding? Why is half his house in such disarray? These are only a few questions you need answered to find the missing woman. (more…)

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Great Migration

Mac line drawing game Great Migration is based on the National Geographic’s show by the same name. It’s amazing how far animals and insects will travel each year in huge numbers risking their lives to get to their destination. This is the premise of this game. Your job is to take your “herd” to the green safe zone avoiding the deadly predators who will make a meal out of your migrants.

Initially choose the mode you would like to play from Migration, Survival and Field Guide. In addition, National Geographic offers several different difficulty levels: Easy, Medium, Hard and Crazy. To play this game you lead your migrants by clicking on a Monarch butterfly (this is the first insect you must guide). The butterfly will turn yellow designating it as the leader. In order to get your group to follow this yellow butterfly, you must circle around to attract others to follow. (more…)

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Youda Legend: The Curse of the Amsterdam Diamond

The Youda developers have decided to make a hidden object game and have succeeded in creating Youda Legend: The Curse of the Amsterdam Diamond. A sleek and mysterious hidden object thriller, you are a tourist that stumbles upon a giant mystery and must solve all the clues to proceed around the beautiful old city of Amsterdam.

The game is a hidden object game, so as with all hidden objects, you find the list of items that the game gives you. The Curse of the Amsterdam Diamond is pretty average in this respect, as it is relatively easy to find some objects, but others are a lot harder to find. I like the mysterious diamonds that are dispersed throughout the puzzle, as they are fun to find and a mystery as to why they are scattered around the city. (more…)

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The Clumsys 2: Butterfly Effect

This sequel to The Clumsys takes up with Grandpa returning home from the past in his homemade time machine, only to find he brought back a dead prehistoric butterfly. Everyone knows when you disturb anything in the past, it alters everything up to the present. This is proven by the historic photos Grandpa keeps on his wall to make sure he doesn’t change anything while time traveling. Helen, his daughter, takes matters into her own hands and decides to go back to the past and make things right again. (more…)

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Haunted Legends

Haunted Legends: The Queen of Spades is a Mac hidden object adventure. It has your customary haunted mansion, crazy contessa, enchanted playing cards, murdered people, vicious gnome and a lot of objects to look for, obstacles to overcome and puzzles to solve. You might think if you’ve done one, you’ve done them all, but it’s not the case with this game.

Decide which mode you would like to play: Regular with sparkles for Hidden Object games and fast recharging for hint and skip buttons or pick Expert for no sparkles and longer recharging time. You are an inspector sent to this small town where the local police are too frightened to investigate the case and one of their own police officer has disappeared behind the mansion doors. It is said, and the townspeople believe, that the Contessa that lived in this manor found enchanted playing cards and has the power to make anyone rich and powerful. (more…)