Luxor 3 great!!!!!
I liked the game as the best until luxor 4 came!
November 22, 2011
Always have been a fan of Luxor
Besides this one I've also played Luxor 2. Both games were a blast to play even though I'm not usually attracted to these type of games, I've always loved Luxor. The diffrent type of levels and the number of them could have you playing for hours. I love how they added Bones rounds, A shop for buying different marbles and improving the abilities you get during the game. The setting in Egypt is once again beautiful much like the background in levels. Its a simple yet challenging game that keeps you playing with wonderful graphics.
December 22, 2011
focus on the game and the game play
November 15, 2011
Best modern graphics Luxor IMO
Pros: variety of gameplay, powerup selection, difficulty selection option
Cons: hard to see details sometimes, useless coins phenomenon
In Luxor 3 a pharoah has passed on to the next world before his pyramid was completed, so in order to have a peaceful afterlife he agrees to be transformed into a winged magical scarab who helps protect the gods from the wrath of Set. Besides the marble popping play that's made all the Luxor games so well known, the adventure mode now has variations such as trying to clear only a special chain at the top of the screen while working around a sea of other chains crossing the screen, popping marbles while watching for towers that randomly appear to force the chains downward faster, and puzzles in which nonmoving marble chains must be cleared using limited shots. Some of the screens feature reflecting paddles which deflect shots 90 degrees when struck to make aiming your shots easier or more interesting depending on the situation.
In between levels you have the opportunity to visit the shop, in which you can purchase upgrades to many of the powerups, most of which will be familiar to long time players of the Luxor series. A nice new one is the pyramid blocker, which not only does what its name says, but explodes a few more balls if it detonates. You can also purchase new looks for your scarab shooter and new marble sets to play with.
This Luxor installment has the nice graphics of Luxor 2 but is less of an eyestrain to play--except on a couple of screens in which the devs missed that it might be hard to visualize the game action in spots with something like flickering flames and smoke in an area. Hint: buy the energy ball set, it'll come in handy later on.
Players can choose from four difficulty levels to play the adventure in, and the higher the difficulty, the more extra powerups (and more colors of balls). Experienced players should not be afraid to play on Hard or Insane and it's worth it to see the action of the bonus sandstorm powerup. If you want a shorter game or something else to do, there are also alternate play modes in which you just play one of the other types of games like the stationary puzzles.
About the only thing that I can find fault with is that eventually you'll run out of things to buy in the shop but you still collect coins for playing, which are useless when there is nothing left to spend them on. There may also be a lag in the pyramid construction scene on older computers as the pyramid gets more completed due to the graphics load. But these are very minor details that won't keep you from being drawn into a beautiful and challenging quest.
November 23, 2011
I thouroughly enjoyed playing this game and will continue to play it again and again!
November 26, 2011
Quite Liked It
I really liked this game. I'd have to say though, It's one of those things you go back to. It's pretty much impossible to play for more than an hour at a time.
Three different modes of play- Adventure (Clasic#, Puzzle #a new feature# and Survival #which is the bonus level in Adventure mode)
More on Puzzle mode- I think this was a really good move for the developers as it added to the fun of the game. Ypu have a limited number of balls, and you have to eliminate all the balls before you run out.
The Bonus Level- usually, I hate them because they were so boring, but this one was Survival mode, in which you had to last an endless amount fo balls untill time ran out. This was really exciting, becaue, quite often I would almost lose.
The power-ups are great, with a new feature, the Store, being added. You use the coins you collect throughout the game to buy an upgradefor your powe-ups.
The game was fun, but would have been better with a storyline of some sort.
If there was anything bad to say about this game, it would be that it got too repetitive and a little boring at times. The developers should make some changes which would reduce this and make for a five star game.
This one flaw is the reason this game does not get a five. Apart from that, I know you'll love it.
June 14, 2012
great game I had so much fun trying this game I will have to buy it
December 21, 2011
Why did I play this again?
I played the free trial for just 20 minutes and got totally bored. This game is just the same thing over and over again. If you have a one track mind and like doing repetitive games, you might like this. If you want a stimulating interesting adventure, buy a HO, adventure, or puzzle game. This game is just too simple and way too long.
January 12, 2012
I enjoyed the game :-)
The Big Fish Games is an excellent game to play in your spare time if you are not working. It's exciting to learn more about adventure.
June 28, 2012
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!
Love the whole series!!!! Everything in this game is good. I'll admit tho' that the music will get on your nerves but, you can turn it off. Graphics very good playability good. Only draw bcy is after playing for longtime your shooter'll have a tendency to slide all the way to the left on its own(a bit frustrating) othe then that it's AWESOME!!!
February 19, 2012