Snark Busters: All Revved up
Have to be a FROG person
All I can say is not my kind of game,
February 18, 2013
a quirky, whimsical and imaginative steampunk adventure
are you tired of murder, vehicle crashes, creepy spooks and imprisonment in mental asylums? would you like to play a game that won't offend your parents? if so, then this quirky, whimsical and imaginative game is just what you have been looking for. the art is gorgeous and the soundtrack is refreshing and both perfectly fit the delightful but improbable storyline.
in this fragmented hidden object puzzle adventure, you are Jack Blair, a world famous racecar driver who puts his career on hold to catch the mysterious snark. what is a snark? it's an elusive creature few people have seen and no one has caught. your pursuit has you jumping through mirrors (inspired by Vonnegut?) into strange quirky Dali-esque worlds to capture your quarry.
graphics: wonderful! the art is richly detailed and lusciously colourful. hidden objects are actually fragments of just a few objects, and most of these fragments are hidden in plain sight (no junk piles!!) throughout the game, although a few of the hidden fragments require some interaction before you can obtain them. the puzzles and mini-games require some thought but they're so pretty and fun that you?ll want to complete every one on your own. cutscenes are scripted and mostly are television news reports.
music and sound effects: effervescent music, almost like something you'd hear in a comedy film. minimal sound effects, no voiceovers.
storyline: absolutely and completely unbelievable, and not very complicated; just light good old-fashioned fun.
gameplay: this game has only one mode of play: PLAY! hints recharge very rapidly (30 seconds?) and hints can be used to directing you from mirror to mirror. no overclick penalty. no map, no journal (neither are really necessary), smooth scene loading, no cursor freezes.
my interaction: one hour demo. the only reason i didn't purchase this game after just five minutes of play was because i couldn't rip myself away long enough to do so. however, reality rudely interrupted my fun so i did purchase it moments after demo ran out.
wonderful fun for the entire family! this engaging game is yet another "daily deal" that is more appropriately thought of as the "daily steal"! thank you so very much, big fish, for bringing this sweet little game to your fans!
June 23, 2012
Only for fragmented items fans
This is the first game from Snark Busters series I played and only lasted about half an hour. Each scene is full of fragmented items and some fragments are impossible to find without hint. There are also few puzzles but in my oppinion the game just lacks variety. Music is very annoying, I turned it off after 5 minutes and there's no voiceover.
What I liked about the game was interesting and original story, steampunk theme and nice colorful artwork.
If you really really like fragmented items games you'll like this one but it's not for me.
January 11, 2013
A delightful, witty, challenging game!
This game was very enjoyable. It is so delightfully different from the usual HOG, yet quite challenging and engrossing. At first I got confused about going back and forth through the mirrors, but I soon learned to click on the hint button to get directed to the proper place. Each of the chapters was a complete game of its own and the end of a chapter was a good place to stop. The game is long and lots of fun.
August 4, 2012
Love the time period and steampunk style!
I started with this game as a trial and was completely sucked in because of the visual effects! It seemed like a combo of Hidden Object and a little bit of Adventure (you have to find the certain objects and then it automatically happens or you can figure out what its use is.
The story line is very curious and inventive, which of course... my curiosity got the best of me and bought it!
I was so grateful to find it's not dark or gruesome like many new games right now.
Because of the graphics and uniqueness, I've replayed it a few times even though it always ends the same! ;)
May 30, 2012
Really nice HO find-the-pieces game. Good story line re: catching the Snark. Very linear but not boring. Each time you completed the object by finding all the pieces, you could use that in the scene which led you to another piece and another object completed and so on and on.... A couple times I got stuck on what to do next and had to resort to the hints which took you right to what you needed to do next - usually a tiny piece of an object I missed.
Graphics are GREAT! Medium length and pretty satisfying ending. Good game.
February 22, 2012
Snark Busters: All Revved up
Stunning graphics and upbeat music. The pieces in this fragmented hidden object game are relatively easy to spot. The puzzles are delightful with some new twists. Hint recharges quickly, and is not depleted if just showing the path to the next room. Storyline independent of Snark Busters 1.
May 2, 2012
I enjoyed it so much I had to buy the other two in the series.
A lot of fun. The music was appropriate and the game was just plain fun. Like I said, I enjoyed it so much I had to buy the other two. I hope someone, somewhere, is making plans for more snark busters.
June 16, 2012
Lots of Fun
It's amusing and quite funny at times.
June 14, 2012
The game was well done artistically and the music was appropriate for the story and scenes that were involved. The items to find were fairly easy to find and once assembled were easy to use. The hint button filled on an average basis and was helpful when you needed to be somewhere else. It was fun and the backwards world was fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this game and will probably buy it.
May 26, 2012