Tornado: The secret of the magic cave
I had played the free trial of this game a long time ago, and was curious to see how it completely played out. Well, no better time than when you can get it for 2.99 as the daily deal! It wasn't a huge waste of money.
I think scenes in it were really good, but I think this game is probably for younger kids (11-14?), as the story is about 2 teenagers.
The only problem I had with this game was patience - the hint button refreshes really slow, and as I don't care for that, I definitely think it should be a little faster.
It's a great adventure/hog game - but as I said before, geared more toward younger kids and teenagers.
Curiosity satisfied, I was glad that I did not pay 6.99 for this game, however, if you have kids that like these kinds of games, it would be well worth the 6.99. A great way to keep children occupied.
November 20, 2011
Add One More Star If You Like HOG Games
Story: You and your relative decide to go to a nature trip. The story starts at your home where you start packing things up. Then on the road a lightning storm happens (very similar to the one in Wizard of Oz :-)) and you are sent to a weird place. In the wild, you try to recover and find your find back to home. A little later, you are locked inside a cave and you must get out of there. After a while, the moment you think you managed to get out, the main girl character fells down the elevator, so this time you try to get back into the main to save her. When the main characters are joined back, the game ends.
- Good hidden object game (that is why 4 stars if you like HOG)
- Some objects in some scenes are really hard to find.
- Weird story (if you ask me)
- Very little puzzle & adventure factor
- No real voice from characters, everything is text based.
All in all, I bought the game when it was daily deal and would recommend for $2.99 but maybe not for the full price.
November 24, 2011
Half a Game
I bought this game on the special for $2.99, it wasn't a bad game but it ends fairly abruptly, then says the adventure isn't over. So there will be another one coming up. This was an okay game for the price I paid, BUT I wouldn't be happy if I had paid full price for it. The graphics were sort of flat, and I flew through the game finishing it in just a few hours. This would be a good game for a younger gamer. But if you have played a game like 13 Skulls this would bore you to tears.
November 20, 2011
I admit that I couldn't even finish this game, that's how boring it was. I played it for about an hour and a half. There just wasn't anything exciting about it. The story is boring, the characters were boring, and the graphics are very mediocre. The game just had no personality at all.
The game play is simple enough. Find various objects so that you can complete a task or move on to the next part of the "adventure" (I use that word very loosely). But it just seems very mindless after awhile, since you know that once you complete one boring task, another one will pop up in its place. Eventually I just gave up because of the sheer, crushing sense of ennui I experienced while playing the game. Can't recommend.
November 28, 2011
Tornado: The Secret of the magic cave
There was no difficulty here at all. Do not waste your money on this game.
November 19, 2011
Mediocre game without a complete ending
The graphics are crisp & the artwork pretty enough but the main characters are sort of drawn on top of the background scenery rather than being part of it. In addition the music will send you to sleep & there are no voiceovers.
There are two modes of play, easy with a 60 second hint recharge & sparkles or hard with a 90 second hint & sparkles where there is a hidden object. The hint will point you in the right direction if you get stuck.
The H0 scenes are not word lists; instead if you click on the sparkles a ?wheel? of pictures will appear & you have to find the objects. They are not always in the same scene as the ?wheel? & they are not easy to find; mostly because they are well hidden, blended into the scenery or just plain tiny. I had to use a lot of hints.
There are some mini puzzles & these are along the line of Simon Says, join up circuits (lots of these), one slider & a couple of rotate circles to make a picture. Nothing too difficult & there is a skip button.
The gameplay is pretty boring & I really had to work to finish, luckily the game is quite short; it took me a couple of hours. My main beef? It finished with a To Be Continued; I hate that in a great game & even more so in a mediocre one.
June 2, 2012
Not much to it
Too short and not very challenging
November 22, 2011
Don't waste your money
I am not a good player and played this game through in an hour and half.....it is real short, not worth the price.
April 7, 2014