Amazing Adventures: Around the World
Good game with great graphics
A good hidden object game with scenes from around the world. The art work is very good and the objects are well-hidden but large enough to see. There are 25 levels to work through, which makes it a long game. If you find 50 gems, the unlimited seek and find part of the game opens up. If you miss some of the gems or forget to look for them, don't worry. The scenes are repeated several times and you will have another chance. You can tell if you've already found the gems in that scene by seeing if the gems at the top are filled in. You can play this unlimited part of the game after you finish the main game. Basically in the main game you're looking for 10 hidden objects in each scene. Even in the Relaxed Mode there is a speed bonus, so if you look for two or three objects, then click on each of them quickly, you get extra points. There are also point penalties for random clicking and using the Hint button. After you find the hidden objects in each scene there is a mini-game to play. There are about 5 different types of mini games such as spot the differences, word finds, reassemble pictures, etc., and you just alternate between these same types of mini games, with different scenes, for the whole game. So it's "find the 10 objects in one scene", "mini game", "find the 10 objects in a different scene", "mini game", etc. for the whole game. It gets kind of repetitious after a while, so the only way I could finish the game was to play it for short periods at a time.
May 29, 2013
Ordinarily I like the Amazing Adventures games, but this one just about bored me to tears. There are 25 locations, with each location having several levels. Each level consists of a hidden object scene (HOS) followed by a puzzle. The HOS were OK, because even though the locations repeated themselves a lot, there was always different set of hidden objects to find. Not true of the puzzles.
There were 6 types of puzzles; word search, a hybrid mahjong game, find the differences and 3 types of jigsaw puzzles. The three types of jigsaw puzzles were rotating tiles, swapping tiles, and regular jigsaw. Here the repetition became mind numbing. I got really tired of solving the same puzzle over and over again. I'm not talking about the same type of puzzle, I'm talking about the exact same puzzle; same picture, same puzzle pieces, same solution. With a one-on-one ratio between HOS and puzzles, you can imagine how much repetition is involved. I'm thinking that maybe the newer games cut down on the number of puzzles, because I don't remember this much boredom with them.
In this game you have to find 50 jewels to open the unlimited play at the end. This is my favorite part of these games, because I like going to all the locations and finding all the hidden objects. The other unlimited play involved find the differences for all 25 locations.
The little snippets of information about the locations is always interesting, but this game seemed to be pretty weak in this area.
I'm ambivalent about recommending this game. If you love hidden object games, then this game has tons of them. But if repetition bores you, I would avoid it.
May 11, 2014
Like another said, Long is good when interesting
This is a long game and a repetitive game. There is not story line to counteract the length. It is just find the objects from the same scenes, over and over and over and over and over again.
December 10, 2012
Remix of all Previous Amazing Adventures Games
Buy this if you have not bought any of the other Amazing Adventures games. If you own all three of the others don't bother. If you don't own any of the other Amazing Adventures games buy this one and not the other three.
I was very disappointed with this game. I own the other three games in this series and have played all of them multiple times. When I saw this one I bought it without trying it out first. My mistake.
This game contains locations from the other three! They didn't even move the locations of the objects. This was such a lazy way to put this game together that I am offended. They could have at least moved some of the objects around the locations, but they didn't even do that.
Yes, the scenery is beautiful, but I have seen the exact same scenery in the other games.
I am very disappointed that this game was just an exact repeat of other Amazing Adventures games.
August 25, 2012
long=good, but repetative=bad
Granted there are 25 locations, but the game still gets boring after you visit the same location so many times.
Plus the graphics aren't the clearest, so there are some items on the search list that even experienced people may have a hard time searching out.
No entertainment factor for the storyline either. Nothing there to follow.
November 25, 2011