Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp: The 1001 Nights
Attractive and interesting
I've already enjoyed two other games in this series - Around the World in 80 Days-The Challenge, and The Three Musketeers-D'Artagnon and the 12 Diamonds, but this is my favourite (OK, I'm a sucker for a beautifully drawn Arabian Nights tale). I found most of the mini games original and needing some thought. The storyline held my attention, Aladin has unexpected ups and downs, a bit like Kismet. Rather too much dialogue, but you can click through it. I read most of it first time through but will be glad to skip more of it when re-playing. I don't know what language this was written in, but one or two clues got lost in translation - "arc" turned out to be a bow - as in bow and arrow! - got mixed up with rainbow??
August 15, 2012
Beautiful Graphics, Fun for HO Fans...
Classic middle eastern fairy tale. Primarily a HO game with a few puzzles. Graphics are beautiful and clear. Full screen does NOT fill 15? laptop. You have the option of playing timed or not. HO list is not fixed and new items will appear as you click off old items. There is a click penalty. There is a button to the left that will allow you to zoom in one level, then back?..you can also move the screen right, left, up or down by holding down the left mouse bottom and sliding, all of which will be necessary as some items are rather small.
At bottom left is a red button, it is your ?clue? (or hint) button, you are given a limited amount of clues, but can add to them by finding a bonus item in each scene. Music is different than we normally get, lovely, traditional middle eastern. There are no voice overs, but has ample text. The characters are cartoon characters, cute.
HO fans should enjoy this, relaxing music and great visuals with challenging but not aggravating HO scenes.
August 14, 2012
This would be a nice game, a pleasant break from the "Doom and Gloom" games that abound lately, except I found the hidden objects too small, and difficult to find. I have a large widescreen monitor, and it still was difficult for me, so I don't know how people with the smaller sized monitors would manage.
August 15, 2012
HOS, HOS, and more HOS. Kids game.
Classic story of Aladdin, cute, colorful,crisp graphics, appropriate music, but repetitive.
Almost only HOS, nothing challenging. It would be Interactive if not shine what has to be removed from the front of objects ... and to make matters worse, the last object to be found glows!
Collect stars - they are hints.
Very few mini games, which are extremely well known and easy.
For children it might be good!
August 14, 2012
Oh Dear indeed. It is not possible for every game to be good. There are: The excellent. The very good. The good. The average. The mediocre. The poor and lastly The why bother. This game is so bad it doesn't even merit the why bother category. Flat graphics. Mainly all HO's of the find objects by name variety. Yawn. A very dull and boring game. I quit the demo after 5 minutes for fear of shooting myself! It was that bad. Unfortunately I had to give this game 1 star as there is nothing lower.
December 5, 2012