Amazing Adventures: The Caribbean Secret
This is a straight-forward hidden object game, with moderately difficult scenes to complete, & fairly easy puzzles to solve to progress along in the adventure . . . If you find all 50 skulls, you earn unlimited search in the hidden object scenes, & you get to play lots of match three rounds . . .
The end puzzle is cool, & you can play this game timed or untimed . . . As a bonus, after completing each level, you get a fun fact about the Caribbean . . . !
December 24, 2011
Improving on Past Pop Cap HO Games, but...
I did love this game, but I hate giving reviews, so here's a combo pack:
It's fun. Kitschy, fun, and challenging, so by all means if you love the genre - get it. So far it's the best I've tried. I've played the Mystery P.I.s and they all suffered from one BIG drawback: repetition. So does this. I didn't seem to mind so much because they upped the challenge a bit and, again, it was kitschy. Still, *especially* for the endgame I'd have LOVED some new content. (The bonus Match 3 was a faboo add-on too!)
I would hope they'd learn from this. Some games are nigh unplayable due to this issue. I need long breaks from the Mystery P.I series, but this is one I played for hours.
I'm getting into Vacation Quest: Hawaii now, and I see they've upped the challenges even more, building on these no doubt. Yes, there's repetition as well, but again better graphics and sweet, sweet kitsch factor. I see their constant improvement; I hope fresh content for their HOGs is on their list in the future. Until then I don't see anything going over 4 stars for me.
January 3, 2012
Another Classic HO Game
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
Story: The Museum desperately needs your help - again! Legend has it that a Spanish ship loaded with a fortune of gold went missing somewhere in the Caribbean and was never found. This lost treasure is referred to by locals as the Caribbean Secret and it?s your job to recover the riches.
Developer: PopCap Games
Release Date: Nov 2009
Extras: High Scores, Times and Collectibles, Unlimited HOs
If you?ve played one Amazing Adventure, you?ve played them all. Literally, the only differences are the background. Even many of the items are borrowed from the previous games. This one does offer a couple of different puzzles between the HOs ? spot the difference, return items, Match 3, swap tiles, turn tiles, jigsaw, word match.
I really don?t like these games, but I have an 84 year old friend who can?t take in the more complex HOPAs. For her and people like her these games are perfect, so I review each with her in mind. Of the 5 games in the series, this is my favourite. It has more picturesque scenery.
As always, the game has collectibles, which unlock unlimited play mode on the HOs and, in this one, Match 3 games. The game is timed and scored, so top scores ranks are an achievement of sorts.
February 22, 2013
Yea Man Am going to the Caribbean.
Pop Cap make some of the best H.O games out there this is the kind of game i like it set as you can tell in the Caribbean just like the other games you have a list of item to find and mini games to play there knot too hard but this game is set on the fun factor thats what you get with pop cap games.as with the other games the graphics are dated but its still fun to play thats what counts in Pop Cap games.
March 23, 2012
like the other amazing adventure games-awesome
i haven't met one of these i didn't like. the graphics are great. the HO scenes are not crowded. the game is looooong! you have 25 missions and 4 to 6 levels in each mission. you have to find 2 skulls per level and when you are done with each level you have a puzzle to solve but these are easy!!!! at the end of the missions you find out a fact about the caribbean. it does get tiring after awhile so i would plan to play a while and go back to it. i usually play until i am done and it gets monotonous. i should divide it up and play a little at a time. it is a great game just like all the other ones.
November 15, 2012
Amazing Adventures-Amazing Games!
Amazing Adventures are always great HOG games. This series is one of the all time top three. The Caribbean Secret is no exception. Great HOG,great visuals and a challenge for all skill levels. This game is a buy!
July 24, 2012
Not much of a challenge, made for beginners.
It goes from one puzzle to the next...no 'traveling' from room to room, etc. Not fun, monotnous. The hidden picture was apparently made for small children. Too simple.
April 5, 2012
Liked the puzzles
very entertaining, puzzles, and HOGS!
November 25, 2011
Fun game Too long
Game was fun to play. Visited same places to find things too many times. Towards the end game was rather boring. Some objects were hard to find. Game was fun just a little long.
December 24, 2011
Just my style!
I loved this game because it's challenging yet not frustrating! I don't like the games that have items hidden so hard that you have to resort to using a hint, or the games that don't explain what your next mission is. The puzzles to get to the next level are also fun & I think most people who enjoy this type of game will be very pleased, definitely on my" to buy list".
January 23, 2013