World Riddles: Animals
One of My Favorites
The World Riddles & the World Mosaics games are my very favorites. They start very easy (so you will get the hang of what you are supposed to do) & then go on to be challenging & are good brain & memory exercise. There is alot of replay value because you would not likely remember what you did the first time & there are alot of puzzles in each game & then extra sets of puzzles. You really get your money's worth & I hope that BigFish will get World Mosaics 2.
There is no "save" but each puzzle is between about 3 to 10
minutes unless you have to "play just one more!"Show Less
November 19, 2011
Riddle me this?
This is the third game in the series. The theme for this one is wild animals around the globe. You will learn interesting facts about them. Did you know a bison can outrun a horse?
The main game mechanic is very much like the World Mosaic games. But, this game also features mini games -- riddles, matching, STD and more -- interspersed with the game boards. As you progress, you will open more bonus level games ?
Put on you thinking caps! You must select boxes in a grid to match the number clues given in the rows and columns. Accuracy will earn you gold medals. At the end of each chapter you will earn a piece of the World Medallion (gold, silver, or bronze). You can replay levels until you get all the gold medals -- that's where it can get really addictive!
There are six chapters -- each chapter has several levels. The bonus chapters are speed tests. This game could occupy many hours of your time. When I demoed the first of these games I was annoyed by one part of the mechanic. Unlike World Mosaics, where once you got the number spaces marked correctly in a grid you were done, in this game you must continue to fill in all the blank squares with the paw icon. It seemed less of a chore in this game, and of course it is helpful in more complicated grids. But, as someone else suggested, if you've solved the grid, auto fill would be nice.
So I would say demo this game. It's definitely a change from macabre H0Gs.
January 13, 2012
Not the best.
Normally I really enjoy this type of puzzle, however, I was very disappointed in this one. I played for the trial hour and whipped thru all the puzzles in the first few levels. What I don't like with this maker's puzzles: a) the rows aren't highlighted-when the puzzles get harder, you can't tell what line you are on and b) you HAVE to X out all the unused squares. I do like that they have you X out entire rows. Most of this type of game just have you fill in the necessary tiles in a row.
Not my favorite, but I wouldn't say it is bad. Play the trial hour and see what you think.
November 30, 2011
I really like logical reasoning and number`s games, .. a game to think and have fun at the same time. As the others World Riddles, could be a little bit more challenging. Provides very good entertainment.
January 2, 2012
I love the world riddle series, very addictive, had hours of fun playing
January 31, 2012
Great brain game!
I really like World Riddles & the World Mosaics. Catching the fish took a little getting used to. A lot of fun and re-play value.
December 22, 2011
Not one of their better efforts
I usually like these games, but this is one I would not shell out money for. I agree with the issues of no highlighting, and of having to fill in blanks with no autocomplete option, but they were minor irritations, and I was playing out the trial. I figured that this was aimed primarily at kids, because it also seemed pretty simple, but I thought the educational aspect was good. But when I got to into 'Australia', and the minigame included koalas, kangaroos, and **ostriches**, I just had to exit the game, and stop in to write a review.
I truly love learning things in the process of playing games, and I love the historical/ecological/geographical kinds of tie-ins. But if game developers are going to include this really appealing kind of thing, they need to get their facts straight. Ostriches are from Africa, and the couple of feral populations in Australia are left-overs from failed farming experiments a century ago.
Recommend better game design, and more homework....
January 19, 2012
needs an auto finish
I love these games where you have to expose hidden squares which in turn expose a picture. This particular game however is unique in that I have to open all the squares to complete it. All of the other ones have the option of once the squares that are not blank are uncovered the game completes. I find it annoying that I have to expose all of the squares and will probably not purchase this one.
November 30, 2011
I like this game!
This game is way more additive than I care to admit! I found myself really sucked in even when I knew I needed to get back to work. I agree that it's a drag that you have to X out all the squares and I didn't care for the sound or the visuals much but I really enjoyed the challenge of the game.
December 12, 2011
I tried the review, as I was looking to purchase for my son to play. As an Aussie, playing through the Australian set, I thought that the information on ostriches, while interesting, had no relevance. We have ostriches in zoos, as do many other countries. In the wild, and on our coat of arms is the EMU. Not knowing which other pieces of information aren't 100% correct, I cannot recommend this as an educational puzzle game.
March 7, 2012