PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes Collector's Edition

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(871.38 MB)

$ 19.99 USD

$ 13.99 USD or 2 credits

From ERS Game Studios, creators of the beloved PuppetShow series!

You have been called to Paris to investigate a string of mysterious abductions. Several women vanished recently after being struck by mysterious lightning bolts. What's more, it appears the women are being turned into... puppets! But just who is behind the crimes, what do they want, and how does it all work? To find out, you'll need to explore the streets of Paris, solving tricky puzzles and uncovering hidden clues. Just remember to keep your wits about you... Not everything is as it seems in this thrilling Hidden Objects Puzzle Adventure game.

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:

  • Collectible coins and landmark restoration mini-game
  • Bonus chapter featuring a thrilling epilogue!
  • Replay mini-games, hidden object puzzles, and videos
  • Concept Art, Wallpapers, Screensavers and Soundtrack
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 972 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
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PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes Collector's Edition 3.2 5 109 109
Tons of Fun great story line, good graphics... August 23, 2014
Would have like it more.!!! Bored to tears waiting for a great CE. Just not what I really love in a game. I bought in the hope for the normal HO'S at some point no just not happy. I want the ho's back what's so hard about that. Still waiting for the really good developers back. What's the hold up no one answers. Keep giving us garbage. August 21, 2014
a lot of fun to play I think the hidden object puzzle could be like the other puppetshow's hidden object puzzle. I have all five games and like them very much , I have played them at least three times at each skill level. September 19, 2014
An ok game with some poor features - 2.5 stars The graphics are clear but the colors are so misty and pale in some places that the game looks faded. The atmospheric sounds were good and the music was appropriate to the theme. The voice overs were a mixed bag for me. Some sounded good while others were wooden to the point where they became annoying. The story begins as the airship our character is on crash lands in a small town with a carnival or circus visiting nearby. The companion with us on the airship vanishes once we get to the ground and, inexplicably, is never seen again in the demo. Our character is immediately recruited to help solve a mystery involving disappearing young women. He is aided periodically by other characters including a small boy and a fortune-teller. The story unfolds through the use of, in my opinion, an excessive number of cut scenes. Every time I turned around there was another cut scene. It interrupted the flow of the game. Game play involves entering a location which usually has one or two areas of interest within it. Often the game will pop up a very large black bar at the top which tells you that you need to find a specific object. The object is often very large, very obviously placed, and the only thing there which looks remotely of interest. It was annoying having the game tell me to click on something which so blatantly needed to be clicked on. Once you click on the object your work in that area is often done and you either head forward or fall back to the location where the item is clearly meant to go. There is a lot of to and fro running around built into the game but nothing is difficult to figure out and you generally have only one or two tasks on your list of things to do at a time. One of the locations had a tutorial box that continued popping up every time I went there in spite of the fact that I clicked Skip on the box each time. It finally went away when I just bit the bullet and performed the tutorial action. Very irritating. There are few HOS and they are very, very easy. Often what I needed to "find" was so prominently displayed that I felt I was merely proving I knew how to use a mouse to click a screen rather than looking for something. There was a larger number of puzzles but they were all very easy. Many of them seemed to be the type where you need to figure out an unknown sequence by randomly clicking various elements in the puzzle until you stumble on the right one. Not a fan of those. The UI is point and click but often it required very precise placement of the mouse in order to register the click. Fussy UI's like this make it difficult for me to feel immersed in the game. Overall, while there was some creativity present in both story and puzzles, this game didn't hold my interest. It has too many cut scenes and not enough challenging game play. There were so many annoying features I felt tempted to give it a 2. It isn't all that bad though so I'm erring on the positive side of 2.5 and giving it a 3. August 21, 2014
Creepy Puppets are Back! Hi all. Well, finally another addition to the Puppet Show series. This is the 6th in the series: PS: Souls of the Innocent; Destiny Undone; Lost Town; Mystery of Joyville (the only one not originally a CE); Return to Joyville and now this one. Naturally, I have the first 5 already. This game is pretty much the same as the other. Yes, there are blues and pinks throughout, but they are not over-powering like so many others. Graphics are very clear and clean. Game play was good, but did seem to lag a bit and froze at the ship helm, but no problem since restarting. Music is pretty much the same as all the others in the series. Voice overs are well done and appropriate for the character. There is a jump map, but not too keen on the set up (the street lamp lights up when there is something to be done in a location). It does work quite well. Hint system is very helpful and does transport you to locations. It takes 40 seconds for it to recharge and I didn't see where you could change that. HOPs are very clean and clear and items were not difficult to find. They are set up somewhat differently than most, which was fun. You can switch between word hints for items, or a list of items. Puzzles were not difficult at all, actually very simple. The only collectibles I found were piggy banks, which are not hard to see. They are larger and pretty much in the open. You collect coins from these banks in order to "re-build" and "repair" two landmarks. Nothing morphing or anything else. Sort of boring. This game did not grab my attention like the other 5 and seemed more simplistic. Same old creepy puppets, but not really exciting or challenging. Very disappointing. I don't see that just repairing two landmarks is worth the price of a CE. I think I will wait for the SE version on this one, but I have been known to change my mind. As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one to be exactly what you are looking for. Thanks for the review. August 21, 2014
PuppetShow has gone too easy I was excited about a new PuppetShow. While it has some innovative play, it was far too easy. It isn't as creepy as previous PuppetShows. You can find and earn coins to upgrade a Wonder of the World. It has achievements, wallpapers, etc.; the typical Collector Edition items. It is visually appealing. It isn't horrible, but I'm passing on it. August 21, 2014
Game needs to be proofread and polished! This game had potential if it were not for all the annoyanced I encountered. I have purchased all the other "PuppetShow" games but I will not be buying this one I'm afraid. Although the story-line was interesting, the game was overly simplistic for me. Also, there is this annoying bar that shows up at the top and shows you 'exactly' what to click on, and there was no way to turn if off. Also despite clicking to skip the tutorial, it would show up repeatedly, which was frustrating. The story-line was interesting, but I just could not continue being annoyed with the constant hand holding and the bad spelling and grammar. A spell check is needed for this game. I was always a huge fan of ERS, but lately they are producing a huge number of games in a small time-frame and I feel like they publish games without polishing and proofreading them. I hope things improve for future games. If you don't mind the grammar and hand holding issues, I think you will enjoy this game! August 24, 2014
2 Stars...Improvement for this dev, but not enough Puppet Show: Lightning Strikes CE Review based on completed game + bonus game PREFACE? If you're a regular reader of my reviews, you know that I'm pretty hard on this dev. In my opinion, they've spent the past few years coasting on the success of previous years without having made any improvements, strides forward, or updating in their design, graphics, music, or story lines. I didn't buy the past couple games in this series, since they didn't live up to the original trilogy, but since this demo took a different approach, I decided to take a chance. Here, then, is a mixed review. ONCE UPON A TIME... Inspector Froissart has called you to Paris to investigate a serial kidnapper, who uses otherworldly lightning bolts to turn women into puppets. Why? We don't know?yet. But the women do look alike, even though they are very different otherwise. Meanwhile, the streets of Paris must be investigated to discover the miscreant. PLAY THE GAME... The HO scenes are mostly pictorial lists, some all alike, and extremely easy. I mean, you're shown an exact graphic image of what you're looking for. How could you not find it? Puzzles are mostly retreads. The few that are unique include absolutely horrible instructions in English so atrocious that you'll need the guide. SIGHTSEEING? The introductory and menu cinematics are stunning. In-game animation is done well, but there's no lip-synching. Graphics have improved from the washed out pastels we're used to from this dev. There is a lot of vibrant color and more detail. SOUND WAVES? The music was very much in the background, even though I had the volume to maximum, so I don't have much to say about it. Voiceovers were just ok. If you're going to go with an accent, make it good and make it consistent. That wasn't the case here. The accents were stereotypical and kept slipping. TOOLBOX AND MECHANICS? The map was lovely. The first time you access it in each area, it draws itself in full detail. Active areas are indicated and the map will transport. There's a notebook, but it's not really necessary. The inventory panel is, once again, the dratted fan, although it's been reduced in size and does lock open. EXTRA, EXTRA? I found the bonus adventure to be extremely short and quite pro forma. Other extras include the SG, collectible piggy banks with which you can rebuild the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, performance achievements, replayable mini-games and HO scenes, and the developer's portfolio. Frankly, I'd wait for the SE if you're considering a purchase. THE LAST WORD? While this game started out strongly, I felt it became weaker and easier as time went on. One villain never attacks us directly, but merely places easily-overcome obstacles in our way. The other spends all his time monologuing. Predictable. And the English! Good grief! This game wins the award for the most atrocious use of the English language ever. It's as if it was translated from Russian to English via Japanese. It wasn't merely misspellings and misuse of words, no. They actually invented words that don't even exist in English! My only recommendation is that you try the demo yourself. However, I do recommend these older games from this dev: Spirits of Mystery (Amber Maiden AND Song of the Phoenix ONLY), Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga, Redemption Cemetery (Grave Testimony AND Salvation of the Lost ONLY), and Reveries: Sisterly Love. Meanwhile, a note to the dev: hire a new translator and make sure s/he actually speaks English. Sheesh. September 8, 2014
PuppetShow series I've been playing hidden object games for years. The puppet show series, at one time, was my one of my very favorites. I usually don't like to comment or write reviews, but I just feel I have to express my thoughts on this one. To me, this game is very very easy and seems to be designed for much younger children. I'm not saying it's a bad game, there just isn't any level of difficulty AT ALL. Slowly but surely, the series has just gone downhill. It's a huge disappointment for me and won't be buying this one. Happy playing fellow fishies!! August 22, 2014
Expected More Played all the Puppet Show games and this one just did not cut it. The story line started out tweaking my curiosity but grew more absurd as the game continued and I found myself just wanting to hurry and finish it. I bought this game on PuppetShow's reputation alone. I should have demoed it first. I never would have bought it. Some of the mini-games did not explain just what it was that you were supposed to be doing. I found them tedious and overall substandard. It was a very mediocre game that for me, just had no excitement or pizzazz of the previous PuppetShow games. August 24, 2014
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