Hidden Object Crosswords
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This is a neat game that combines, as the name indicates, solving crosswords by finding HO's. There are 18 stages, with 3 levels in each stage, so there are a total of 54 HOS/crosswords in the game. There is a lot of duplication in the HOS, but each time you will be finding different HO's.
For each level, you must complete the crossword puzzles by finding the answers to the clues and selecting the appropriate objects in the HOS. The clues are just like any crossword puzzle and include statements with missing words, riddles that a HO answers, and descriptions of HO's. There is a hint button, but there is also a little white fairy/butterfly/light that moves through the HOS that you can click on to give you a letter to help you spell out the word that names the HO you need to find. But it moves pretty quickly back and forth across the scene so you have to be fast to catch it to click on it for the letter.
The hint button works like any other hint button, but you have to be quick to find the area the hint is highlighting. Also, the highlighting is pretty faint and covers a pretty big area that you still have to search to find the HO.
For each level within each stage, you can win up to 5 stars based on 3 criteria; how accurately you click on the objects, how quickly you complete the level, and how many hints you use. There is no bonus play at the end.
This is just a nice twist to HOG's and crosswords so if you are a fan of both, this is the game for you.
January 4, 2014
This is a great idea but...
Unfortunately, playing the game isn't as good as the concept. Several times, I clicked on the right image but it wouldn't respond until the 3rd or forth click. Or I'd know the answer but couldn't find the picture and there's no hint button to help locate it. The graphics are only so-so, which doesn't help find hidden objects. I love the idea of this game, they should rework it and release it again.
July 18, 2012
Could Be Better
I have been playing this for a couple of years now and still have not finished it. After a short time it becomes tedious. The "Hints" refill extremely slow and if you choose to grab the butterfly for a letter it will not let you completely fill a word. The graphics are excellent and I do enjoy the riddles. There is no story line but that is ok. It really does not require a story line.
April 4, 2013
Hidden Object Crosswords
I sort of liked this game but basing hidden object games and crosswords got me stumped
December 5, 2013
Not Challenging Enough
I really enjoyed the concept of combining crossword puzzles with hidden objects. Sorry to say that I purchased the game two days ago, and blew through all 56 levels in only a day and a half. I would have enjoyed the game a lot more if it had higher levels of difficulty, (as you continue to progress through the game). This one is a game that held a lot of promise, but didn't quite deliver. Still, the overall gaming experience was positive. If you like crosswords that aren't too terribly challenging, and you like hidden object games, you'll probably enjoy this game.
January 20, 2013
Almost wonderful, but...
The concept is brilliant - but the game misses the mark. Any good crossword player knows to use one word to gain another, then another. But these crosswords are so sparse that you can't really use one letter or word to intuit another. And the little fluttering clue thingie is impossible. If the crossword were packed full, then it might be wonderful. But alas, it's not.
February 6, 2012
Not worth the money!
There were 18 Stages with 3 challenges to each stage.
Finished it in 2 days. Wish there was more to it. Enjoyed the concept of mixing words with hidden object.
February 18, 2012
Just didn't like this one.
Too slow for me. I like crosswords and hidden object but not in the same game.
February 20, 2012
Hidden object crossword
it's not worth the money. has limited number of levels. we finished it in 2 days
July 6, 2012
Good Concept Poor Execution
I was interested in the concept of the game. I have a 2011 MacBook Air, so the game should have been speedy. I found the lag of the crossword board so SLOW. I had to click on the arrow several times before it would lower. The board really didn't add to the game. Then the score board counted up each of three scores. I really can't tell you what they were as I didn't care about the score only getting to the next puzzle. The instruction bubbles were a nuisance also. The Options menu didn't help as it was only the volume and full screen options. There was no way to turn the bubbles, gameboard or scoring off.
This was a no buy for me.
July 29, 2012