Halloween: The Pirate's Curse
Fun Hidden Object game
This is another great halloween games. It is a hidden object game. It is hard to find the hidden object, but still fun. The graphics and sound are great. I would recommend this game.
October 24, 2012
Fun and Colourful
This is a great game for halloween.
The colors, drawings and graphics are superb.
Lots of Hidden Objects scenes, a good variety of puzzles and a few little extras thrown in.
The junk pile HOs are very well done due to the drawings and bright and bold colors. Beautiful.
The game is timed, but not to worry, when the time if up, you can still finish the HO scene or puzzle. You don't have to start over. So take your time. This is a buy for me. !!
October 24, 2012
What a fun ride!
Being as I love anything concerning creepy carnivals or circuses, this was a definite must-see for me. Although it's obviously aimed towards the younger crowd or those who just prefer a lighter feel to their spooky games instead of the usual dread, this was just a good time all around even though it's based only on the one hour trial. I've played a lot of HO games and didn't find the HO scenes here to be junkpiles at all. In fact, you could see quite clearly the background, and the objects were just scattered about in a challenging but not cluttered way. I liked looking for the hidden item with the magnifying glass as it was a different approach from the usual one of finding the one item written in a different color from the rest of the list. I enjoyed the bright colors throughout, the cute animations and especially the background sounds of the people, music and monsters that were there. It reminded me of the carnival sounds in Madame Fate where you hear the barker's shouts and the noise of the crowd, and in this game you hear similar sounds that put you right there in the middle of it all. Absolutely delightful!
I ignored the timer as I relished just taking in all the details of each scene and looking for that impish vampire that I frequently forgot about. :) Including real people in the HO scenes was another positive and it was fun seeing them dressed in their Halloween costumes. The puzzles were the usual standard fare that we've all seen before...jigsaws, concentration, gear switching, find the differences, but they were mixed up in such a creative way that you never got bored and could always skip if you wanted to. Both the hint button and skip line filled quickly so you move along at a fast pace. I don't know how far along I got in the game, but I loved it enough to put it on my "to buy" list and will wait for the next sale. It's definitely not challenging enough for the serious gamer, but for the casual gamer like myself who likes to take the time to savor all the sights and sounds that this game provides, I think you'll enjoy it very much. As always, demo it first. I found it to be more than a little delightful.
October 24, 2012
As Fun As Last Years!
I love games like this when I want to just have an easy and fun time on a HOG.
Bright and colorful, a smack to the senses, this game is for the whole family but still have a bit of a challenge. Some of the items are fairly well hidden.
Again, as I said about the last one you don't purchase this because its an elaborate MCF type of HOG, you buy it for the the fun.
Makes you feel like a kid again. I am beyond trick or treating for years but this brings the joy back.
October 25, 2012
Gets me in the mood!
I'm heading to Tucson tomorrow to help take my grandson trick-or-treating for the first time, and this is getting me in the mood! It's very similar in style to the one this developer put out last year, and I enjoyed that one, too. Both have great spooky music, colorful fun graphics, and lots of variety in puzzles. While this may be considered a kids' game, I, along with many other adults, am enjoying it as well. While there is a timer, one can completely ignore it and enjoy the scenery. I recommend!
October 26, 2012
Fun HO game for Halloween
Graphics great as well for audio. The puzzles had enough difficulty to have fun. Probably not a great challenge for the "expert" players. It was just a lot of fun for the Holiday.
Liked the hidden objects hidden in another object.
November 2, 2012
is very nice
is basic, I found it still fun for the colorful scenes and the theme of halloween, it's pure object hidden
October 25, 2012
Great Halloween Fun!
Totally loved this game! Have to really concentrate to find a lot of the hidden objects with extras to find as well for extra points. Lots of different types of puzzles to solve. Graphics are great with lots of spooky halloween sounds and music. Cursor was a bit wonky at times. A game you can leave then go back to. Would love to visit a fair like that!
November 20, 2012
Under rated HO Game
I did the trial, then I purchased the game. This is a true hidden object game. You get the HO page, then you get a mini-game. No flipping back and forth through 15 locations finding things you have no clue what to do with. It takes you time to find some of the items, but that is what makes a good game. Hints are liberal, and this is a game that makes you keep going just to see what the next one will be.
This was my kind of HO game. I am having so much fun with it and glad that I didn't let the 3 star rating keep me from doing the trial on it.
October 29, 2013
Great Family fun for Halloween!
Halloween: The Pirates Curse
Good family fun! Same maker as last years ?Halloween Trick or Treat?with Mike and Sally, which we purchased last year & enjoyed very much. This round the 2 kids are teenagers Mike & Emma. They are choosing costumes & going around town once again for Halloween. They miss their friend Tom & set out to bring him back to the fair with them. Tom tells them some spooky tales about a cursed fair that his grandfather use to tell him about. As they make their way back to the fair a green fog settles over the fair and curses the rides & scenes. HO scenes are filled with skeletons, zombies & various spooky items. All the scenes are newly created from last years version but they do have the kids back in the sewer again this year as well as re-using a couple of the music clips that repeat through out the game plus quite a few graphics are also reused but the game is still worth $6.99 or a PPC if you have one. Last year we received bonus points for finding the Halloween candy canes & my grandson & I are finding that we keep clicking on them again this time around. I wish they had just left the candy canes out this time. A small cartoon Dracula can be found in each HO scene & he is often VERY well hidden. There are 2 levels to play. When you go to options you can adjust the sounds, music, full screen or mute all sounds plus it includes a tab for the credits of who helped to make the game. I played several rounds of both levels prior to purchasing & saw few differences. There were no tutorials, no sparkles & skips took slightly longer to recharge on the more difficult setting. Both levels the hint recharged in 15 seconds so it has a VERY fast recharge. The skip was an option after 30 seconds on casual & 45 seconds on the more difficult setting. Over all both versions are harder than last year?s game. Several types of mini games were placed between every 1-2 HOG?s. An example of the mini games played were put photos or Frankenstein back together, hex shaped puzzle, sewer lid puzzle, menu board puzzle, map where you match skulls, follow bats to Funny Bones store, untangle a mess of wires to turn on switches in the correct order, dart board math, fuses in correct slot to add up to a given number, arrange 3 shelves of books in the correct order, spot the 14 or 18 differences & find 20 cats & 20 bats.
One confusing part for kids (and grandparents too) is they sometimes have multiple items in a scene and you are to choose the correct one. It would be better to only have one broom, skull, arrow, pirate hat or O in a scene if that is an item that is going to be on the list of items to be found. Story helps to flow one scene to the next but it is not essential to read the storyline in order to play any of the games so, feel free to play with sound off or on and not read any storyline if that is the way you like to play your games! You do have to click ?continue? to progress to the next scene which can be frustrating as it slows the progression as well as the shift between scenes does seem a bit sluggish or slow so you will likely read the boxes anyway.
Besides the multiple skulls, ?O?s?, brooms, pirate hat & arrows in a few of the scenes another difficulty came from language differences. So for those that may be confused as to what you are to find?A frogman is a scuba diver. A cockerel is a rooster. A Hell?s Angel is a logo on the back of a leather jacket. A bunting is a string of triangular flags. A abseiler is a person repelling down a wall. A cog is a gear. A ping pong bat is a ping pong paddle. Helter skelter is a lighthouse. A rosette is a ribbon award with gathered ribbon at the top and streamers hanging down. The waltzer is a twister ride at the carnival where the cars spin around.
Finally the item that threw me the most was the dart board math since I had never learned how to score points based on where the dart landed. The first 6 math problems were easy as it was just basic math. The difficult part is the problems that required you to know how points were awarded for scoring in the various red/ green sections. These are the basics. The very center is worth 50 pts the next ring around that center is worth 25. The next part to understand is each numbered section can have single, double or triple the value depending on where in that section your dart lands. The outer most ring of red/ green are double the number value and the inner ring of red/ green sections are 3 times the value of the numbered spaces. All other areas of those numbered sections are worth the single value. The last 2 math problems in this game totaled 27 & 39. Since both are unable to be divided by 2 evenly plus both are too high of numbers to be single values since the dart board goes up only to 20, means that they both will belong in the 3 times the value sections. Therefore divide both 27 & 39 by 3 to determine where the dart must land. It is important to not guess in these mini games because after a certain amount of wrong answer clicking your previous correct answers will be cleared & you will need to start again or else choose to skip that mini game.
This review is based on playing the complete game in both casual & challenging versions of play, multiple times.
October 26, 2012