Cradle of Rome

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$ 9.99 USD

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1st Runner-Up Best Puzzle Game of 2007
Build the heart of the Ancient Roman Empire and become the Emperor! This legendary city was one of the most beautiful and powerful capitals to ever exist in history. And you'll be able to bring back to life all the masterpieces of the Roman architecture. Use your matching skills to Coliseum can become a good training school for your brave gladiators! And the Pantheon - the Temple of all the Roman Gods - will bring you luck! The fabulous Caesar's land opens its gates in front of you in this engaging puzzle game Cradle of Rome!

  • 20+ masterpieces to build.
  • 5 epochs to build through.
  • 8 original bonuses.
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 600 Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • DirectX: 6.0
  • Hard Drive: 42 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
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Cradle of Rome 4.3 5 21 21
love it love it it is entertaining and i enjoy every minute of it October 6, 2014
My favorite M3 game! Have played this over and over again. Levels move quickly from tutorial easy to very hard to beat. Getting to build the city from the ground up and gain in status is much more fun that just collecting points. There are some M3 games where after a match you have to wait for all of the tiles to fall before you can make your next move (Jewel Quest), which means matches you are setting up are often swept off the board before you can use them. I don't play those. Cradle of Rome lets you keep making matches as things are falling, much more entertaining and strategic in my book. I would like to give it 4 1/2 stars. There are several things I don't like. Once you have reached Olympus there is no more point to collecting points except to achieve a higher score. The graphic scenes behind the M3 levels are lovely and the only time you get to see them in full is a brief glimpse when you have completed a puzzle. I'd like a slideshow of them. And if there is a way to go back to see your previous high scores I haven't found it. October 7, 2012
the most awsome game in my book it is the most coolest awsomest and fun. November 23, 2011
LOVE IT! Awesome game!! Keeps me playing for hours!! August 15, 2012
Cradle of Rome Not my favorite Cradle game. The tiles change so quickly you don't have time to plan moves. Only timed mode and near end very hard. However, if you like a challenge I can still recommend it. March 16, 2013
Cradle of Rome: A Best Of Best Match 3 Definitely one of the best Match 3 games available from Big Fish. Unfortunately, I have been unable to load game well on my Windows 7 Lap Top. The game concept and goals are entertaining and add additional challenges. This game is well done! I rated 3 on Fun Factor, because had board play area and tiles been designed larger, people with vision issues could play with more ease. There was ample open background area to design so. The music was less than I expected for a Roman themed game, but tolerable. User friendly and comfortable challenge. The entire Cradle series looks well worth trying. June 11, 2012
What a cute game. Away from the scary ghosts, goblins, witches, etc. Just build a road to get to Rome. That's it, simple. Along the way collect crystals, keep the wolves at bay. Great instructions with each level. Disappointed that it was only 50 levels and I reached 10 during the Free Trial so I would probably consider it short but sweet. Because of that (the shortness of the game) I would probably get as a freebie or buy on Double Punch Monday. - In any event, it will go on glam-ma's list of games to get. Reminded me a lot of that game (forgive me if I get the name wrong) A Gnomes Home - I LOVED that game and spent many long hours playing it. Great for beginners. April 30, 2013
Booooooooooooooring Match 3 games are one of my favorite genres. Since they are all basically the same, they need some spark and flash to be fun and keep you interested. I guess some people would call Cradle of Rome "challenging." Anytime someone calls a game "challenging," I run for the hills. To me "challenging" is a synonym for "frustrating." One of my biggest complaints about Match 3 games is taking too long for powerups to recharge. On this game, it takes forever, and you only earn one predetermined type of powerup per level. This is one of those games that you feel was developed by sadists who are laughing as the game works against you. I resent having to play the same boring levels over and over as time repeatedly runs out, trying to earn paltry amounts of resources to buy tiny little buildings. This game has dinky, outdated graphics. I have always been interested in ancient Rome, but this game doesn't have enough substance to engage me on that score, either. I always like to finish a game even when I know I'm never going to want to play it again, but this one is really a struggle. It is sooooooooo booooooooooooooring. November 3, 2012
I PREFER CRADLE OF ROME 2 AND CRADLE OF EGYPT I've played Cradle of Rome 2 and Cradle of Egypt many times over the years and thought I would try out this first game as well. Unfortunately, due to the horrible graphics, I could only play for short periods of time before my eyes started watering because I was staring at the screen trying to decipher what things were. The music is exactly the same as Cradle of Rome 2. You collect extra lives as you go, so if you run out of time you use a life. There are no achievements or blitz modes in this game - you only get a blurb come up saying you have acquired something, but its gone before you realise what is happening. The game itself was pretty easy up until about Level 60. It gets harder then, so you end up using your axe, lighting, bomb, timer, etc to get to the end before time runs out. But overall its a pretty easy game. The game has 100 levels and I finished the game with 17 lives to spare - so overall its not very challenging. HOWEVER, please do try Cradle of Rome 2 and Cradle of Egypt - they are brilliant games to play. The graphics and challenge are so much better and you have achievements and blitz modes to play after the game has finished. Try these out first - you will enjoy these two. October 3, 2014
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