Escape the Emerald Star
There is really no story line in this game. It is just HOS after HOS. There are 25 levels of play, with anywhere from 3 to 8 HOS within each level. The scenes repeat but with different objects to find each time. Collect 50 anchors to unlock unlimited play at the end. After each level you must solve a puzzle to collect a clue to be able to escape the ship at the end. The puzzles are easy and rotate among jigsaw, remove tiles, rotate or swap pieces to reveal a picture. The escape at the end was a nice touch and I always enjoy going back to all the scenes to find all the objects. A good game to keep your HOG skills sharp.
December 1, 2013
escape the emerald star
Love the mini games and the interactive found objects are a new interest
February 10, 2013
Lots of hidden objects to find,puzzles are easy but nonetheless fun,it's a great game to play for relaxation before bed,i recommend it
October 9, 2012
For HOG addicts only.
To escape from the ship Emerald Star, you will play several interactive HOS, in many locations inside the ship.
The most interesting is that objects are not just described, sometimes what appears is its function, (such as "Preceded CDs" to cassette tapes), or you have to interact (such as "Put spider in Jar").
Each level finished, has a mini game like Mahjong, match 3, etc., and you will earning tools to help you to escape from the ship, as crowbar, pieces of a map, etc..
Enjoyable and relaxing game. Not challenging.
Do not forget to collect anchors to unlock the bonus. Two anchors in each HOS !
February 17, 2012
You have to just love HOS
If you just want to play HOS this is for you. No story just HO. I started out with this kind of game but now like the adventure of the new games.
December 16, 2012
HOG, no adventure here
If you like HOS games, this is a good game. Graphics are clear, music is pleasant, but repeats a lot. Objects are not proportionate in size: one penny is 2 feet wide, while another in the same scene is 7-8 inches wide.
The storyline is over-used, but you rarely see any reference to the story, because all you're doing is finding hidden objects.
April 13, 2012
Challenging HOG (perhaps too much so?)
I've only played half the demo, but won't be finishing (or purchasing).
- very challenging items (i.e. "not war" = peace sign)
- very well-hidden items
- nicely rendered scenes
- inoffensive music
- using a hint on one scene means giving up the "no hint bonus" for the entire level (2,3,4+ scenes)
- collecting every anchor (2 per scene) is required to open the bonus levels / freeplay .... but if the player collects all items in a scene but forgets/misses an anchor, the scene closes, and there doesn't appear to be a way to get back in again!
I'm saying "yes I recommend this game" as I feel that it would be very good for very detail-oriented, find-everything, won't-forget-the-anchors sort of organized players. However, for me it's just to easy to make one error that will seemingly lock me out of the bonus areas ... so it's not for me.
August 6, 2012
For those who like HOG games
A typical PopCap game with lots of hidden objects to find in a large disarray of objects. Each level you complete gives you a simple puzzle to complete (i.e. word search, jigsaw, etc.) and an item that will help you escape this nightmare of a cruise. Find the hidden anchors to open a Mahjong tile removal game. No storyline about why the ship is abandoned; just complete the puzzles and escape.
August 28, 2013
Not a lot to dislike
Some of the best hidden object artwork around, I have to admit. Many folks will enjoy finding objects, playing the puzzle games, and accumulating points. I found it tedious and boring, but maybe that's just the mood I'm in. Don't take this game for granted, though. Some of the objects aren't as easy to find as you'd think!
May 24, 2013
This game is a series of "chapters" consisting of several HOGs followed by a puzzle. You pick a scene from a list of scenes, and continue until you've finished the "chapter". Then you're presented with a puzzle to complete.
I can't fault the graphics, or fun of the puzzles, but it was too repetitive and perhaps lacked some imagination found in many games. There wasn't a proper story line, so I could only give that one point.
Sound was background music so my points are for the graphic quality (no animation).
HOG challenge was low/intermediate.
I did several hours, only because I'd managed to complete without using a hint. Once I needed to use a hint, I decided to give up the personal challenge and uninstall.
December 12, 2012