1001 Jigsaw Earth Chronicles
The Only Thing That Can Top This Is 1002 Puzzles!
Yep, I'm a puzzle freak, not only are there 7 boxes containing a total of 1001 puzzles, BUT, every puzzle picture is exactly the genre I love. I prefer animal pictures and landscapes and that is exactly what you get in this edition, Earth Chronicles. There are of course beautiful sunsets, flowers, beaches, forests and even underwater landscapes. Most of all there are animal pictures, wallabies, hamsters, squirrels, dogs, cats, lions, bears giraffes, sea turtles, peacocks, chimps, lemurs, pandas, hippos, and all kinds of exotic birds and mammals!
There are 7 trophies to earn and a feature available that allows you to modify any puzzle with the amount of pieces from 15 to a whopping 345! You can also choose the cut style from straight pieces to curved, and choose whether the pieces can be rotated or not. This is my favorite feature because if you like one of the pictures but there are too many or too few pieces, it's an easy fix. Each puzzle allows you to image the picture on the top left in x1, x2, or x3 size. You can Ghost the image on the background and choose from 4 different colored backgrounds. There is a hint feature and a magnifying glass, and you can store extra pieces in the box selection. There are also features that allow you to choose just the border, and sort the pieces. If you are a puzzle geek and like me, you love the animal pictures this one fits the bill. I can honestly say that I liked every picture in this edition. I was working on a 345 piece modified puzzle of a lake scene and was almost finished when the demo ended, can you imagine how many hours of enjoyment 1000 more puzzles can bring, enjoy!
May 20, 2014
Great Jigsaw Puzzle Game
I love the variety of puzzles, and the options available to increase or decrease number of pieces used. I find this both a challenge, but also very relaxing. Only downside, is when picture is finished, it only remains on screen a few seconds. This is second of their jigsaw puzzle games I have bought.
May 20, 2014
1001 jigsaw earth chronicles
I really like jigsaws but the ones I have played lately have one quality I really hate - the puzzle pieces do not appear with colors of the picture. Why cant you put the option in to play the puzzles with the original colors or the mono chrome colors? I realize that people with color blindness might find the the monochrome easier to see.What I want is the option of playing either way. Until that happens, I will not be buying jigsaws.
May 20, 2014
I ALMOST could have loved it.....
except for a major problem. The pieces were surprisingly difficult to pick up and move. THAT took away from the joy of putting a gorgeous puzzle together.
Beautiful. The pictures were absolutely beautiful. Not life-like, but very nice. Animals cute, scenery nice, just not much to say.
Had to turn volume off due to puppy sleeping on my arm.
Here is where I began to love this game and then came to dislike it so much. You choose a picture from 36 pages in each of I believe 7 boxes. That's a LOT of pictures. But there's no rhyme or reason to how they are categorized - they're not. Animals with floral scenes with architecture. Would have made more sense to categorize them. Or, maybe it was done no purpose, to better keep our senses in a state of awe. Who knows. Anyway, you can modify the shape of the pieces and increase or decrease the number as you wish. Once a picture is chosen, you can choose a background color, although the actual color is way off than the chosen color. Shame. Then, you can choose to sort the pieces by just having the border pieces showing then the rest of the pieces will come up. You have an image or ghost of the picture if you need to refer to it. There's a lot of leeway with what you can do.
Unfortunately, as wonderful as this game appears to be, and regardless of the cute pictures I saw that would keep me busy for a long time, the fact that I had an extremely difficult time picking up the puzzle pieces, moving them to any location, and connecting pieces together will keep me from purchasing this game. It's unfortunate because I really liked it until I started playing it.
Just because this Glam-ma isn't interested doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. It's an hour long (I stopped way before that out of frustration) and it's free to try.
June 19, 2014
Lose the Flashing Lights.
There is a good variety of puzzles here, all which can be modified to your specifications So what's not to like? The flash of light and sparkles that appear every time you put a piece in place. It's why I have rejected every set of puzzles this developer has issued. It ruins everything because it is so annoying. And unfortunately, this seems to be the only jigsaw puzzle developer Big Fish is using now. Hopefully this will eventually change.
May 20, 2014