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Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel Collector's Edition

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$ 19.99 USD

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From Blue Tea Games, creators of the acclaimed Dark Parables series, comes a brand-new parable for you to enjoy!

You’ve been called to the kingdom of Floralia to track down the source of a mysterious pollen spreading throughout the world. Rumor has it that Princess Rapunzel is somehow involved – the haunting melody she sings appears to summon the pollen… But how did the once-loved princess come to control such a deadly force? And who is the mysterious, shadowy figure always by her side? The secrets you uncover may be darker than you imagined in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • An exciting bonus game!
  • Find collectible items and unlock parables
  • Concept art, wallpapers, movies, and more!
  • An available Strategy Guide
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1263 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
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Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel Collector's Edition 4.3 5 97 97
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Your.....Voice Sing?! Only Dark Parables can put this kind of twist to a classic fairy tale! The once adored Princess Rapunzel is somehow responsible for causing flowers in the kingdom of Floralia to emit a deadly poisonous pollen that disables it's victim. A dark force has been beside her the entire time urging her to sing a beautiful melodic song, "sing for me Rapunzel" Who is this wicked woman? It's time to let your hair down and roll up your sleeves detective, there's a Dark Parables mystery to solve! I loved how they tied this game in with Snow Queen, as soon as I heard the name Kai, I knew the characters were the grown up children captured by the evil Snow Queen (and rescued by you, detective!) In classic Dark Parables style, everything about this adventure is unique. The graphics are beautiful, the story intriguing and the Hidden Object Scenes are actually very well done FROGS. This is where you must find fragmented pieces in three sections and when you find all three sections, the sections will form together to make a single inventory item. Most of the mini games involve interacting with a stage scene, for example the first part of a mini game has you select tokens with different stages of a flowers growth in order. The second part will open and there are three separate puzzles, one with tokens that you rotate to complete a picture, another has you swap tiles to complete a picture and the final puzzle has you guiding tokens on a path until the correct token is in the correct spot with the clues shown. Dark Parables never let's me down, 20 morphing objects are once again available, morphing objects won't necessarily be activated when you first see them, some objects won't morph until a specific action or chapter has been accessed so you may have to backtrack several times before an object morphs. Each time you find a morphing object it will make your hint meter recharge faster as well. Once again you will collect Parables, there are several parable stories and each story requires you to find all parables in a category before you can hear that tale. There are also 20 collectible stone flowers, roses, magnolias, cosmos, tulips etc. This Collectors Edition is a MUST! Do not wait for the Standard Edition, you are going to enjoy all of the bells and whistles Dark Parables has to offer. Puzzles, wallpapers, movie gallery, music, concept art, parable notes, collectibles, morphing objects, a built in strategy guide and of course a bonus chapter! Enjoy! June 26, 2014
Love It! Just one thing.. I absolutly love dark parables and can't wait for the little mermaid next!! The only thing I didn't like is that there are multiple endings in this one and in order to watch the little clip of each ending you have to play the game through 3 times one for each the mirror, the sword, and whatever the other one was. The whole game though was so beautiful I loved the graphics and it was a lot of fun! July 12, 2014
This latest installment may be the best in the series! Look, if you're a citizen in the fairy tale kingdom, we all know there's a lot to be afraid of out there: wolves who don your granny's bonnet and try to devour you, vain snow queens who trap children and turn their hearts to ice, ten ton giants atop beanstalks who hurl planetary chunks at your village. But the worst of all? Flowers. You heard me right. Because what do flowers have that is more heinously torturous than all evils combined? Pollen, buddy. Pollen. Your nose is spasming at the mere thought of it. Now, as the Fairy Tale Detective, your mission investigating the hows and whys of deadly pollen attacks leads you to something darker, tangled even, a little more "feed me, Seymour" in the tale of a girl with really really long hair?Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel. Conveniently, despite a whole cast of characters all trying to save their own hides and those of their loved ones, it's up to you to explore this deceptively gorgeous world, collecting and piecing together artifacts to open chests and doors, until you get to the bottom of the mystery in this hidden object adventure from the artistic creativity of Blue Tea Games. Dark Parables: Ballad of RapunzelIf you've played any of the other Dark Parables games then you know what to expect here: lush visuals, sumptuously colored, all bundled up with the highest of high quality production values. Sometimes sequels are known to let you down but, despite being somewhat predictable and formulaic, there's not much to complain about in Ballad of Rapunzel. The fragmented-style hidden object searches for which Blue Tea Games is known are just as beautifully designed. Players who dislike messy piles of random objects will encounter none of that here, but make no mistake, the crux of the gameplay involves searching out needed items then figuring out where and how to use your inventory in order to carry on the adventure. These richly ornate objects will either open doors to new areas, unlock a piece of the story, or initiate one of the many tactile puzzles to solve. An interactive map will help you keep track of objectives while optional side quests for collectibles and achievements will ensure everyone has lots to do. Altogether, Ballad of Rapunzel is the perfect balance between adventuring, story elements, hidden object scenes and minigames. Dark Parables: Ballad of RapunzelWhile the story is based on a blend of familiar fairy tales, Blue Tea does a good job of taking the familiar, twisting it up and infusing it with original ideas. It does tend toward some campy melodrama but this just adds to the adventuresome feel, keeping action and excitement running throughout the game. It also makes for a decent sized game: depending on the difficulty settings you choose, whether you take your time solving puzzles and enjoying the dialogues and cut scenes, the main chapters in Ballad of Rapunzel should take around five or so hours to complete. It is best to relax and enjoy a slower pace, anyhow, because there is a fair amount of backtracking in some chapters as you return to unlock doors you nearly forgot existed. Besides the fragmented object searches and minigames, there is so much to feast the eyes, so many new plot twists to take in, and plenty of adventure based puzzles to make the whole experience feel epic. With flowers everywhere you look, the looming threat of attacking pollen, it's probably a good idea to keep those allergy tabs nearby, also. You know, since herbicide apparently was banned in Rapunzel's world. July 4, 2014
Fairytale Fun! The Dark Parables' series is one of my favourites and 'The Ballad of Repunzel' goes straight to number one on my hit list. Beautiful graphics, fun games and a good storyline make this a joy to play again and again. There are also many items to collect as well as cursed objects adding an extra dimension of enjoyment. I tend to play these games for relaxation more than anything so played it in casual mode and this was fine for me, but others may find it just lacks a little in problem solving. I also would have liked the game to be longer. However, these are very small points and didn't spoil my enjoyment of this beautiful game. I would recommend 'The Ballad of Repunzel' to anyone who enjoys hidden object games. August 1, 2014
Enjoyable Game - I recommend it. I really enjoyed playing this Dark Parables game. I've played all of the DPs and this is probably my favorite. The visuals are gorgeous and the music and voices fit nicely. The puzzles are fun and different, though I found them to be a little too easy. I was a little frustrated that many of the items you collect to use later are very similar. They're mostly oval brooch-type objects with lots of flowers and jewels. It gets difficult to determine which ones go where, especially after being away from the game for a day or two. That's definitely not a game stopper, though. As I said, I really enjoyed the game, and I recommend it to others who like a combination of hidden objects, puzzles and adventure. July 24, 2014
Terrific all around! Gorgeous graphics with great detail and vivid colors, lovely music and a good storyline. HO's are mainly putting pieces of objects together, and puzzles are diverse, but not too many of them. Interesting morphing HO's as well. Very long gameplay, for those who like hours of entertainment. Bonus features and lots of extras, in this game, with several levels of difficulty that you can play the games. July 19, 2014
build your own hidden objects I love these games, excellent story line and challenging puzzles. The music is not intrusive, the characters are fairy tale true. Never disappointed. July 17, 2014
Loving it I'm still playing the game, my only moan really is, the game comes with a map, but it's not interactive, and previous games have had this, so it's rather annoying, other than that, it's great, you have to find cameos, jewelry, and ornaments, and horrible plants keep getting in your way, and the items you have to collect, help remove these, but they crop up in other places, you do have games to play as well, and these usually lead you through doors, to other places in the castle. I didn't bother with the demo, as I knew I would love the game, I've not been disappointed, great game July 14, 2014
Overall lovely I absolutely love dark parables, and I loved this game too. My only issue with it is that during the scene in Ross's fire room, when I put the lion medallion into the slot under his statue, the door to the right didn't open like it did in the walkthrough (yes I looked at the walkthrough in order to figure out what was happening). Besides that little glitch, that made it impossible to carry on with my game, the game was wonderful and had a wonderful storyline. July 11, 2014
ANOTHER AMAZING DARK PARABLES I was so excited about the release of another Dark Parables that I bought it immediately but waited until my 4th of July guests to leave to play it. I have never been disappointed with the Dark Parables series. The gorgeous vibrant colors, their signature HO's, the music and storylines are always top notch. My only minor complaint is that the mini games were quite easy. I don't know who comes up with the storylines for this series. All of the stories are so imaginative and add depths to the original tales. I doubt you would be disappointed with this game. If you love it, try other Dark Parables, they all are truly amazing. Happy Gaming July 10, 2014
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