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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
THE QUALITY CONTROL DEPARTMENT WAS OUT TO LUNCH I played the entire game, plus the bonus chapter, under the casual mode. This game has a lot going for it. There are a lot of things going on at the same time, like collecting piggy banks to obtain money to upgrade two landmarks and attaining achievements, about a third of which are unnamed and you don't know you are even working on one until you win it. There is also 3 choices for difficulty level, but a custom level would have been nice. There is an interactive map, always a plus, but many times it did not show any active location. At this point, it was back to the hint button, which did work well as a navigational tool. There is a built-in strategy guide, also nice, but standard fare for CE games. I only had to refer to it a couple of times when I could not figure out how to start a puzzle, let alone solve it. The instructions for some of the puzzles left a lot to be desired. I agree with some of the reviewers that in the casual mode there is way too much hand holding. The HOS were not very challenging and the puzzles ranged from really easy to being unsolvable without the strategy guide solution. It is ridiculous when it takes the strategy guide a half page to list the steps needed to solve a puzzle because there are so many choices and no logic to figuring out the sequence of those steps. The achievements ranged from too easy (solve one HOS with no hints) to unattainable (find x objects in y seconds). As stated above, there were those unknown achievements that I did find kind of cute. One of them was clicking on the dog's paw 5 times. The bonus chapter answered the questions that the main game left you with at the end. Without the bonus chapter, the reason for the woman to change into a puppet and become evil was never explained. I think what really ruined this game for me was the lack of editing and quality control that became evident towards the end of the game, and particularly in the bonus chapter. This game must not have been programmed originally in English, and the translation was really sloppy, like using "new" when the right word was "knew". The sentence structure on some of the notes/letters made them extremely hard to understand. A good editor, if there was one, should have caught these things. The fact that these problems were more evident towards the end makes me think the development of the game was rushed.This lack of quality was very disappointing from a Big Fish exclusive game. August 24, 2014
If Only It Was Harder I've LOVED every PuppetShow game to date and then there was this one. It was beautiful and the sound was great but the games were so simple, it was a true disappointment. With so much effort made to make the game so visually appealing, you would expect the same from the challenges. :( September 8, 2014
Not great, sorry :( I always loved the Puppet Show series, I have them all, they are dark, creepy and simply unique. But I suppose the developer has exhausted all game ideas, making it sequels after sequels, at the point where it's getting boring and just way too forced. When this one came out, it offers a totally new storyline, except for the spider puppet and the same old background music, you will feel you are playing an entirely different game. But just 5 minutes into the game, you'll realize it is different. You will immediately see that the graphic has significantly improved, but the game interface... will make you disappointed in a way, like whether or not this game is going up or terribly gone wrong. First, the mini games and HOG, they are not the most original of style. I am sure I have seen those styles before. And the VO.. surely is not French, I don't mind this, but I think there are almost no expression at all, no feeling of rush, scared, fear, happy, in it. There are also way too many hints for you to search for items. I don't know how to turn it off, it seems to be built into the game automatically. I don't this those hints as I want to search myself. It feels like the game is geared towards new gamers or young children. There are also too many cutscenes. My game goes slow after that, and I dislike it. You also have to collect coins in piggy banks which you can use to restore an Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty. For what, you wonder. So do I. It has nothing to do with the game, only for fun. The other extras in the game are the same old stuff. You won't miss them even though you don't buy the CE. Overall, I like their ideas but hate the new concept. I wish they just go back to their dark atmosphere of the game. They are changing way too many things in this game. Sorry, will pass on this one. September 7, 2014
It was free This is game is major disappointment. At least it was free in the Labor Day sale. I thought I had liked previous installments but maybe I looked at the wrong ones in purchase history. It seems like it was made for kids. I will probably struggle through it eventually. While it is colorful the instructions as pictures are less than challenging and demeaining. Again it was free. September 2, 2014
A BIT DISAPPOINTING BUT OK I have a few new games I haven't played but when I saw a new "puppet show" I put them on hold. I have always loved the series but this one wasn't nearly as good as past ones. There aren't any typical HO's instead you need to find items listed. I liked that part. The storyline seemed to be okay in the beginning, but it went downhill as I kept playing. The bonus game was the same. It started to give a new twist on the main game, but then I was more confused than ever. I even played the "movie" scenes to make sense of it, and I couldn't. It almost seemed that this game was thrown together without a proper story in place. Inspector - check, love story - check, helping police - check and maniac - check. In my humble opinion I would try the free hour before purchasing. August 26, 2014
Lame The overall game was not to bad. However the spelling and phrasing left a lot to be desired. This was not one of the better games in the series. I was very let down. Waste of time August 26, 2014
Just OK I have always loved the Puppet Show series, so I bought this one without even trying it first. I have to say that I am disappointed. I think it is the worst one, by far. The HOG are not hard at all. You don't even have to look much. They have what the picture looks like for everything. Also, you pick up random objects that doesn't even make sense. I really wish I hadn't just up and bought the game without trying it. August 25, 2014
So-So Game Overall, this game helped pass some time. Graphics were okay, but the just plain lousy English drove me nuts! There was a lot of bouncing around, too, rather than organized patterns taking you toward your goals. I'm sorry I spent money on this game, but frankly there wasn't much to choose from! August 24, 2014
PuppetShow:Lightening Strikes Collectors addition I am a big fan of the PuppetShow series and have them all so I was very excited when I saw there was a new one.However this game for me is disappointing. I don't care for the new HOS's. I'd rather find things myself and not be shown what to look for plus they were just too easy to do.Also for me there is way too much dialogue and I got tired of waiting for it to end so I could continue playing. The graphics are very good and sound is good. Music was good but better in the other games. And I always liked the spider puppet who is seen very little in this game as are any other puppets.The pig was easy to find .I think morphing objects would have been more intriguing. It was easy to move from place to place and the hint works good. If you haven't played the others you will probably enjoy this game but for me this was disappointing ,especially being a collector's addition. August 24, 2014
Doesn't live up to its predecessors I finished the "hour" demo in 24 minutes. It was extremely easy, even though I was playing on the medium level (no sparkles, but skip was available). I only skipped one "puzzle," one that required coordinated motor skills rather than thinking skills. There were no real HOP scenes, just some "collect all of the same item" scenes with only a few items to collect. I own all the previous PuppetShow games, but I won't be adding this one to my collection. I wish I could give it 2.5 stars instead of 3. August 23, 2014
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