Gamezebo Archives - June 2009

Simon the Sorcerer II Review

Jun 24, 2009

The sequel to the original 1993 title Simon the Sorcerer, Simon the Sorcerer II continues the story of our young wizard full of attitude. Transported back to the dreaded fantasy world of the first game by the evil sorcerer Sordid, Simon must find his way back home while dealing with rights-activist Woodworm, witches, wizards and pirates, all while wading through Almost-Banana flavored Swamp Shake.

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Dream Sleuth - Just In

Jun 24, 2009

After having some remarkably clear dreams about a missing little girl, you decide to take matters into your own hands and investigate her disappearance using your dreams as a guide.  Why? Because, you are the Dream Sleuth.

Download a free trial of this new hidden object game on iWin, write a review, and discuss in our forum.  Our review is coming soon. Read more »
 

Avalon - Just In

Jun 24, 2009

Uclick and Overplay have released Avalon, described as the first fairy-themed real-time simulation game (now, that is a mouth-full).

Our review is coming soon.  In the meantime, download a free trial of Avalon, write a review, and discuss the game in our forum. Read more »
 

Youda Legend: The Curse of the Amsterdam Diamond Walkthrough

Jun 23, 2009

Welcome to Gamezebo's strategy guide for Youda Legend Amsterdam. This hidden object game takes you on a tour of Amsterdam as you collect clues to a historic mystery. The game is divided into 19 scenes. This guide is divided into sections: General Tips (no spoilers)Scene by Scene Walkthrough GENERAL TIPS (no spoilers) When you set up your character you can choose male or female, but I think that only matters for some languages. It doesn't change the story or the graphics. On ... Read more »
 

DinerTown Detective Agency Blog, Part 3

Jun 23, 2009

This week I take a more personal look at some of my favorite things in our forthcoming game, DinerTown Detective Agency, the fun spoof on the traditional hidden object genre that is being released this week! Read more »
 

Youda Legend: The Curse of the Amsterdam Diamond Review

Jun 23, 2009

In Youda Legend: The Curse of the Amsterdam Diamond, the first hidden object offering from Youda Games, you'll travel to Dutch country to the capital and largest city of the Netherlands. You begin your trip in Amsterdam looking for a place to stay, getting settled in a hotel room and finding yourself in the middle of a mystery. The story is like stepping into the middle of a conversation without any context, yet in spite of the mysterious plot, little dialogue gets in the way of enjoying the crisp scenes and variety of puzzles.

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Aztaka Review

Jun 23, 2009

The word "reverence" isn't something often used when describing games. But Aztaka, a new, independently-developed game from Citeremis, shows that when a developer has reverence for both the history behind their game as well as while crafting it, great things will likely result. And result they have.

Set in Mexico in1328, Aztaka follows the story of an Aztec named Huitzilo, a young man with a big destiny. His task is to find the seven keys to the Path of Gods and bring balance back to his people and his land. Aiding him in his task is Ayohpa, a hummingbird with a mysterious past, and Huitzilo's source of magic. The two warriors must stop the evil Snake Woman, Chihuac, who murdered your mother.

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Mystery Cookbook Walkthrough

Jun 23, 2009

Welcome to our walkthrough for Mystery Cookbook.If you liked the movie Ratatouille, you might get a kick out of this game.  It is not as difficult a HOG as some of the dark ones where you can’t see what you’re doing or those with too much stuff to sift through to find what you need. Max the Mouse is on a quest to become a famous chef.GENERAL TIPSEach Stage starts off with 2 pieces of cheese if you run out.  Cheese is important because it gets you more “hints”.  Cheese may or may not be included... Read more »
 

Casual News - June 23, 2009

Jun 23, 2009

PopCap's Bejeweled Blitz makes 5 million Facebook friends during beta; The Boston Herald spotlights the casual game development scene in Massachusetts; and Rebel Monkey's Nick Fortugno and JoJu Games' Juan Gril review some of the most innovative casual game designs. These headlines and more behind the cut. Read more »
 

Steals & Deals: 50% off between 3 - 6 PM this week on iWin

Jun 22, 2009

Every day this week between 3 and 6 PM PST, iWin is offering a game at 50% off.  The catch is (if you call it a catch) is that the sale is only 3 hours long, so if you click to download and buy the game at 6:01, you pay full price.  It's like a sale that is a game (how exciting).

Today's game on sale between 3 - 6 PM PST is 3 Days: Zoo Mystery. Read more »
 

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