Escape from Thunder Island
What a pity! It starts so well, but ...
The cutscene in the beginning is cute and interesting. The drawings are well done, animation is very good, and music is really great!
Plane Crash: the protagonist, along with a little monkey (with a pirate eye patch), begins the adventure.
Some scenes are funny and it has ironic and amusing comments.
- Several pieces of a puzzle to find - most often by digging.
- Many HOS - interactive and good challenging !
- Many places to go, lots to do ... you go back and forth, gathering material (most often using machete) to help overcome obstacles.
- Don't forget to collect golden coins to unlock reward!
Surprise....!!?? No !!! Is almost the same !
- to dig pieces for another very similar puzzle
- use a machete to get what you need
- HOS - very similar scenes too.
and...keep collecting coins ....
Even the scenario is similar !
So...I had enough !
But, recommend it because of the 1st chapter.
January 25, 2012
What a Wonderful Surprise!
I don't get to say that too often but this game certainly was a wonderful, pleasant surprise. I'm not sure how I missed it when it came out, but I did, lol. Luckily, I corrected that mistake and decided this game looked good, I was going to download it and give it a whirl...
The Intro was great - I was ready to sit back and watch the movie. The cutscenes are also very good. This game had a real storyline with a beginning, a middle and an end but most importantly, stuck to the storyline throughout the game. I don't remember there being any unaddressed issues left hanging out there as is so often the case. There was a lot of humor which I always welcome and appreciate - poor Marbles the Monkey, lol. The graphics were very nice. For the most part, I didn't have any trouble finding objects except for a handful. The hint system worked nicely.
Each chapter was different than the others and if you played to the end of a chapter, it would be a lot easier to leave if you must and come back at a later date to begin a new chapter. The puzzles were interesting and some (I'm thinking the jigsaw puzzles), could be quite difficult. I had to find a walkthrough and take a picture of the finished puzzle in order to finally solve them, I'm ashamed to say - and I LOVE jigsaw puzzles.
I've played this game twice now and am ready for a third time - it's that good. I'd gladly recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of adventure/hidden object games.
March 9, 2012
Pulp fiction HOG!
The story and cut scenes are straight out of pulp fiction (the genre, not the movie), which I enjoyed. I also loved the humour in the hovers/tooltips throughout the game, and the running gag of the monkey constantly having to save the completely oblivious humans. The hidden object scene graphics were pretty ugly, but not in a way that bothered me, if that makes sense. The location graphics looked pretty good, though.
The game is organized into chapters of 5-10 locations each. I appreciated that there were variations on the hidden object scenes, including find X of a certain type of object. I also liked that sometimes there were riddles in the word lists, instead of just the name of the object.
You can refer to the map to see which locations still have actions to take (hidden object scene, puzzle, inventory item, etc.). The map goes a step further than other games as you can hover over locations and it gives you a more specific hint about what needs to be done there. It's essentially a built-in strategy guide.
The puzzles were actually pretty fun, though nothing too difficult. In many ways this game was pretty average, but the fun pulp fiction story and feel bumped it up to 4 stars for me.
May 7, 2012
A nice game for beginners
This is the prequel game to Rita James and the Race to Shangri La. This is a cute game, not overly taxing. Casual players will enjoy it. It does contain HOGs but the story line and other puzzles are distracting enough that you won't mind the HOGs if you don't particularly like them.
March 31, 2012
A very good journey
I liked the scenes , the hidden objeccts and wandering through that mysterious world.
Some puzzles were too difficult and were only to solve by trial and error...there is no " skip "for the puzzles.
I recommand this game because I enjoyed it very much.
February 5, 2012
this game could be better if they only made it better, which they didn't.
I played this game for a few just to get frustrated, if I play a game and I feel frustrated and it's not because I have a mosquito buzzing in my room it's because the game was not well thought off while being created! This game lacks imagination and performance. Hidden objects are small and at times hard to find. First scene there were 3 insects I had to find and guess what, they were nowhere to be found, they waited and I wasn't fast enough so they took off! Hint recharges, not fast enough to get over the frustration of looking for objects that are well hidden and don't want to be discovered! They really took this hidden objects idea and pushed it to the limit in this game. Hidden you say? how about camouflaged! ah! see if you can find them now!
Needless to say but I'll say it anyway, I do not recommend this game. I of course uninstalled it not even gonna finish the demo if I wanted to look for microscopic objects I would be a scientist working in a lab.
June 18, 2012
What a nice game
Quirky sense of humor for storyline and cutscenes. Nice entertaining casual game. Minipuzzles not hard, so if you're looking for mindnumbing grind to puzzles this ones not for you. It's a crazy, fun relaxing story and game if you just want an easy play with nice storyline.
May 2, 2012
Too Hard To Read
When I play an HO - what I don't want is to have to try and see the list of objects that I'm looking for. The font, font size and colors of the items lists make it far to hard to enjoy the game at all. I want to look for hidden objects ... not try to decipher the list itself.
November 18, 2011
ONE OF THE BEST CHALLENGING GAMES EVER !
THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I'VE EVER PLAYED.
THE PUZZLES WERE EXTREMELY CHALLENGING.
HIDDEN OBJECTS WERE DIFFICULT TO FIND..
I HOPE THERE ARE SEQUELS TO THIS GAME
November 29, 2011
the great adventure
As my title says this is an adventure, not really a game as such. Everything was just fascinating, however the only shortcoming were the puzzles. They were so hard to solve. Better pictures could have been used so we could fit the pieces in better. Could you personally thank the one who thought up this story and also thank Bobby James for his splendid music. I just love, love, love the music. please provide a strategy guide ok?
April 1, 2013