The Sultan's Labyrinth
Good Beginner's Game for Kids . . .
This is a great game for kids to learn to play hidden object scenes - which is accomplished by looking at silhouettes . . . There are also a number of matching pair & spot-the-difference levels to play . . .
There is a timer to this game & only three hints per level, though no option to play it untimed, but no matter - the time limit is generous . . . The puzzles to unlock doors are interesting, & untimed . . .
Recommended for younger kids . . .
December 6, 2011
This game is so simple a monkey could get through it, if they had the patience to try. The graphics are a little blurry in the H0 scenes, but the objects are quite easy to find. You see the same scene over and over, find so many pairs, find objects by silhoette, spot the difference, find 20 of an object, then you get a simple jigsaw puzzle, fitting mosaic tiles into a picture. No need to rotate the shapes either. Then you have to match an object to 1 of 8 silhoettes, which wasn't so easy. No option to skip puzzles unfortunately.
In between is a trite love story. The Prince has to complete so many trials to prove worthy of the Princess. The music is appropriate if annoying. The background noise when you click on an object is excrutiating, but you can turn it off. This is a terrible game.
December 2, 2011
Good game for begginers
(I puchased this when a "special" popped up to get it for $3.99 after purchasing another game. Not really my type of game, but played in order to give it a review that might help others)
**PROS** A lot of variation in the interactive scenes. Very easy if you are not new to gaming, but it would be a great game for beginners, in my opinion, and I would suggest it for them.
**CONS** I didn't really find any.
**SL (Story Line)** There is a SL that is told in between "levels" but the interaction really has nothing to do with it.
**SCREEN MODES** You have a choice of checking or unchecking the "Full Screen" box in the options panel. In full screen, I still had black panels on each side (20" laptop)
**SOUND** adjustable in the options panel
**LEVELS** Many levels, which consist of one scene that varies in game play from matching pairs, to finding the differences, etc.
**HINTS** Each level has only 3 that do not recharge.
February 8, 2012
BECOMES QUITE CHALLENGING LATER
While this game APPEARS to be very easy, it's a deception as it becomes very challenging later on to the point of you MIGHT not be able to complete a level without having to look at the walkthrough; just google the walkthrough and you'll find one.
This game has:
*Spot the Difference -- very subtle differences towards the end of the game
*Silhouette Hidden Objects
*Match Pairs of Cards
*Match Identical Pairs
*Find 12 or 20 of the same item
You only get 3 hints and yes, it is timed but the timed portion of the game is very easy to beat; there was only 1 level in which I had to repeat and was able to complete it the 2nd time.
One of the things that I did NOT like about this game is that you have to COMPLETELY get out of the game/quit the game in order to look at the walkthrough and/or to read the forum members' comments of certain levels -- which did NOT make me a happy gamer.
Quite an interesting and deceptive game in which it APPEARS to be easy to complete.
March 25, 2012
OK casual game
This review is based on the full version of the game which I am about halfway through completing. I agree with most of the other reviews on here- this is a very simple game, although there are 78 levels, most only take a minute or two at most. The exception are some of the silhouette challenges which can be frustratingly difficult to tell apart (the differences are miniscule and you need to strain your eyes or randomly guess) and a few of the puzzles which are more complicated but still only take a few minutes. I like this kind of casual game that you can easily pick up and leave, without taxing your brain, but there are certainly far better games out there offering similar gameplay. I am recommending this game but only for beginners or those looking for not much of a challenge
February 7, 2012
A series of mini-puzzles with a Persian theme.
It is what it is. But it is not really a HOG. This game is a very long series of mini-puzzles. First you get a Persian themed scene with an object like feathers to find, like any HOS. Then the second time you see that HOS you have to find items which fit the silhouettes off to the side. Then you see the same scene with no instructions other than to interact with the items to unlock the door to the ?next room?. You have to act with one object on another to do something. Or maybe you get the scene with a ?find the two identical objects? objective. Then you might get 8 silhouettes with an object in the center and you have to match the exact silhouette or cards to turn over two at a time to make matches or a ?find the errors? with a split screen and two old tapestries with tiny errors on either the right or left half of the screen.
Another reviewer called this a game to spend a few minutes with and come back to often. I did that and finished all of it, over a week or so. I recommend it to anyone who really likes puzzles and might want a game to play for just a few minutes now and then. It is not difficult; it is a casual game with something of a theme but not really a story line.
January 23, 2012
Good puzzle game
Easy to leave and come back to. A little too much repetition but still a fun game.
December 15, 2011
For Children ONLY. Way too easy for experienced players.
Too simple puzzles. Simple plot. It only took me about 60 seconds per level to complete. No real challenge to this game at all.
December 10, 2011
The Sultans Labyrinth
this was the most boring and un-challenging game I have bought from Big Fish so far, it is repetative and very boring, not much thought went into the making of this one!
December 16, 2011
Seven minutes was enough for me
Literally. I played this trial for seven minutes. It's so 1990s. The graphics are crude, as though designed in a Windows Paint program two decades ago. There is nothing attractive in any element of the game?not enough to compel me to spend another minute on it.
I like beautiful games with complexity and sophistication. This looks as though a sophomore in high school designed it. Eye-rollingly dreary.
Don't worry: there is no discernable plot to spoil.
December 10, 2011