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PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes Collector's Edition

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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: 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 950 MB
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PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes Collector's Edition 3.2 5 101 101
A brand new PuppetShow! Joyville is gone, along with Felicia - except in portraits - and they've been replaced by Paris and a wonderful story about women being turned into puppets by lightening! You ride a blimp - in 1888 - piloted by Police Inspector Froissart, who has a mechanical arm, and land somewhat haphazardly in Paris. Froissart seems to be a good guy, but the person who made his mechanical arm.................hmmmm? You partner up with Shanta, a fortune teller, who lost her doll to the puppeteer, and is willing to help you help the women to recover her doll. Of course there is a love story in here somewhere, with the puppeteer looking to replace the heart of his beloved! The mini-games are quite fun with a circus theme - where else do you find a fortune teller? The HOPs are unique. You receive verbal or written clues, or you can switch to a picure list. The Paper Puppet Theater tells the story of a gypsy who falls in love with a girl whose parents come to buy a horse for her birthday from the gypsy. Maybe the gypsy is the puppeteer? Anyway, there are creepy puppets everywhere, made from lamps or chandeliers or whatever. You shoot out their eye and they collapse. Plus, you get to collect piggy banks that allow you to purchase improvements to Wonders of the World -- the first, of course, is the Eiffel Tower. I didn't quite finish it before the demo ended, but it was a unique touch. To help you along, you have a teleporting map with activities marked, a teleporting hint button as well, plus an evidence board which I didn't quite understand but I am sure will become more useful as the game develops. And the evil spider puppet is back! Enjoy! August 21, 2014
And now for something completely different! Amazing game! We have all been waiting for a different kind of game, well, here we have it! It is a completly new category of HOPA. You can even choose in the beginning whether you want to play it in classic or in steampunk mode! Never saw that before! It is the sixth game in this series, but the least you can say is that it evolves enourmously! The new game effects are really stunning! Graphics are beautiful. The evidence board is something new as well, and is a surprising feature. The way the HOS are handled are.... well... different! I still have to decide if I like them this way, but at least you can call them new! Music and soundeffects are good and fit the game. VOS are great, no lip-movement. The storyline is fantastic and i HAVE to know how this goes on! The full version is downloading now, that's why I'm keeping this short, I want to go play this game! At least give this game a try, you'll be surprised! Have fun! August 21, 2014
Game of the year so far for me! Excellent! So glad that BF is now letting us know who the developers are in the game info. I have been asking for that for years. I always buy ERS games, they never disappoint. They set the bar early on for some of the best developers out there. But ERS has held their own in the process. The puppet series has always been exceptional but this game is truly innovative. Please pay attention to the intricate level of detail in everything they have done in this game. Right from the first screen your hear the cries of the newsboy selling his newspapers on the streets of Paris. There is a newspaper and if you read it you will see clever hints of what is to come. It talks of a new world where puppets are going to take over the jobs of the people! As the newspaper falls you see that it is not held by a newsboy as assumed, it is a puppet! So clever. This the is age of steampunk. the story is set in Paris at the beginning of what will become the industrial age. If you are not familiar with steampunk I suggest you look it up. ERS even gives us two ways to experience the game, casual or steampunk view. How cool is that!! They spared no expense in creating this game. the game play is fun and adventurous and the whole experience should be savored...don't rush you may miss something. the devil is definitely in the detail in this game. I usually don't take the time to read the diaries in games they are so repetitive but this one is very helpful and gives real insight into the story. It makes it so much more interesting. Lots of characters, lots of dialogue and a true work of art. Every scene is perfectly calculated to add to the experience. I am off to play some more, but I could not resist writing a bit of a review. Game of the year? I would not be at all surprised. Enjoy!! August 21, 2014
Puppet Show reprise - now in Paris Ah... the famous spider creepy mechanical thing is back! Having played the other Puppet Show games, this was a quick try to see if it measured up and .... yep, in my opinion this is as good as the other games in the series. Added frisson in the pop-up scary objects that actually make you shiver slightly. Plot - rather like other games where women go missing and ... the twist, they appear to be puppets now after being struck by lightning. The lightning also causes inanimate objects to take on a life of their own. You can overcome them by solving some puzzles etc... Map/task lists/diary/achievements are all present as is the curious rebuilding of the Eifel Tower via cash obtained from various piggy banks. Graphics are good, lots of HO scenes and puzzles. Sound and music enhances the game and it has voice-overs! Only done the demo so far but will definitely buy this one. What a huge change from recent fare. A game I actually like and enjoy playing. August 30, 2014
This Weirdo Loved it, and the entire series... ERS Game Studios' hidden-object adventure series PuppetShow turns five years old this year, proving that there's nothing people love more than sentient puppets with soulless eyes and hungry plastic mouths, so good job, you weirdos. PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes is the latest, taking place in Paris in 1888, and you've been called in to assist when local women begin vanishing during lightning storms, and anyone struck by lightning turns into a living puppet. Despite this, since puppets are already a big part of this alternate-steampunky-France, down to the creepy mechanical newsboys and creepier ice cream vendors #we all float down here#, nobody thinks to suspect them right up until one shows up and tries to steal a piece of evidence. Seems the victims might all have something in common, and love ain't always sweet. As you travel the city solving puzzles, you'll uncover evidence you'll need to sort with the help of your new psychic friend who really wants her magical doll back #I swear I'm not making this up#, deal with a cranky fellow who possesses the bizarre ability to bring inanimate objects to life, and more. PuppetShow: Lightning StrikesLightning Strikes' gameplay is a little strange. It's filled with variety, but never really approaches any level of challenge. Still, the enormous amount of different puzzles and obstacles means things stay fresh throughout, though players hoping for more traditional hidden-object scenes may find the game's abstract approach to them doesn't quite scratch that itch. The game frequently has you track down multiples of items #six springs, six pegs, etc# The biggest problem with Lightning Strikes is that it has an absolutely bizarre concept of difficulty. Your "explorer's mask" always shows you what items you can pick up regardless of difficulty settings, and a jigsaw puzzle set on "casual" difficulty literally just solves itself. The result is a game that feels like it always has training wheels on no matter how you're trying to play it, which is a disappointment since Lightning Strikes might be the best game in the series when it comes to plot and creativity in design. Though the voice acting can be, um, wooden #or is it plastic in this case?#, the character design is fantastic, especially when it comes to the various puppet constructs themselves. Previous titles in the series tended to default to simple marionette designs, so the more unusual #and deliberately creepy# styles here add to the atmosphere tremendously. The characters themselves are also a lot more interesting this time around, and you may find yourself wishing you were playing as Froissart, who reacts to hanging over the side of a malfunctioning airship with casual coolness. Despite the issues with the difficulty and an annoying plot moppet, it's always great to see a studio willing to take risks and experiment with one of their flagships titles, and PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes feels different from its predecessors in a very good way. It's imaginative and engaging, with its blend of drama and camp, with cutscenes that keep you hooked and just the right blend of mystery and ghoulishness. Besides, there's magic lightning neckbeard. What more do you need? PuppetShow: Lightning Strikes injects a lot of flair and creativity into a much loved series, making it one fans and newcomers alike would do well to check out. August 24, 2014
Lightning Strikes.......And Hits 'Gold'! If you are looking for a relaxing, fun game with excellent graphics, innovative puzzles, interactive HO scenes and not a lot of to and fro-ing then this is the game for you! I definitely think that they have a 'winner' here with this one. The storyline is plausible and easy to follow. Your inventory seems to be quickly used, not just sitting there forever. The game is very linear, which I appreciate. I have enough challenges in my life. I don't need to play games to get them. I like the idea of 'collecting' the piggy banks, which I'll admit are not hard to find and then being able to repair a 'World Icon' ie 'The Eiffel Tower' and later the 'Statue of Liberty' with the coins earned. It's just an added extra that doesn't take away from the game play like so much searching for 'morphing' this and that seems to. All and all....well done Developers and thank you BFG for bringing us this one! August 29, 2014
I tried to not like it When I started the Demo I thought ok another game. I played the demo with the sound on, which I usually do not because it is annoying after awhile. I really liked this game. I read the reviews, some I agree with completely, some I agree with portions and some I don't understand at all. The music changes and is pleasant most of the time, it does change with the scenes or the event within the scene so it is not monotonous. However, I agree the game is somewhat easy on the challenge. I really liked the different take on the HOG's, I did have to use the map and I like the way the map doesn't directly lead you there but gives you hints/tasks. It is a fun and different game. At least try the demo first. August 23, 2014
All I Can Say Is "Wow!" I am in awe at how amazing this game is! Where do I begin? Well, firstly, let me just say the the storyline feels incredibly original, three-dimensional, just overall great. Police Inspector Froissart's mechanical arm was an interesting touch! Gameplay is really interesting, graphics are beautiful, collecting evidence was quite fun. Overall I felt this was a really great game, and I definitely recommend it! August 25, 2014
A Exellent Puppet Show game Very good game. I like the changes and the gfx has been improved again. I acutally like the setting now. A bit more sinister, and the collection of evidence is also a nice touch. I think it's an extremely good followup to the others in series. August 21, 2014
I Love the Puppetshow! I can't tell you how excited I was to see another Puppetshow Game. I Love these. I own all the others & once again they didn't let me down. The story line,sound,visual & puzzles were all enjoyable. If you enjoyed any of these from the Puppetshow series, I feel you will enjoy this one too. I really loved the ending & how they left it open for another game to follow. September 5, 2014
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