Gamezebo Archives - October 2009

Nat Geo Games: Mystery of Cleopatra Walkthrough

Oct 24, 2009

Welcome to Gamezebo's walkthrough for Nat Geo Games: Mystery of Cleopatra. Cleopatra has been one of history's most celebrated and controversial rulers.  The fascination continues in this latest game in the National Geographic series. You will play the part of the Queen's Advisor to help solve the mystery surrounding a murder of one of Octavian's informants who have infiltrated the City of Alexandria and perhaps even the Queen's Palace. We hope you find the information pr... Read more »
 

The Dracula Files Walkthrough

Oct 24, 2009

Welcome to Gamezebo's walkthrough for The Dracula Files.GENERAL INFO The List: All items in the List must be completed to clear an area. Some items to find are random, and some are special inventory items that can be collected and used elsewhere in the scene. Mystic Mirror: when an item is click on in the list, its silhouette will be revealed in the Mystic Mirror, the gray orb in the lower left of the screen. All-Seeing Eye (Hints): To use a hint, first click on the item in the Lis... Read more »
 

The Dracula Files Review

Oct 24, 2009

Most of us are familiar with the story of vampire Count Dracula, whether from reading Bram Stoker's famous book or watching the numerous films based on it. The Dracula Files, a new hidden object game from eGames, puts a modern spin on the tale.

The game starts with a brief synopsis of the climax of Bram Stoker's Dracula novel, where Dracula is defeated by Jonathan and Mina Harker and vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing. Years pass, Jonathan and Mina's descendants move to America, and the current generation of Harkers, siblings Michael and Quinn, doesn't think Dracula is anything more than a fairytale.

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Just In - Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle

Oct 24, 2009

Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle has just launched. In this hidden object game you'll help track down Phoebe, a famous pilot lost in the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Download the game, write a review, or talk about it in our forum. Read more »
 

Mishap: An Accidental Haunting Preview

Oct 23, 2009

The Burtons have just moved into their beautiful new dream home, which, unfortunately for them, happens to be haunted. The family needs your help to clear their house of a group of particularly unfortunate ghosts in the upcoming hidden object game Mishap: An Accidental Haunting.

With the help of the peculiar Milton Hobblepop, a self-described paranormal investigator, you'll enter the domains of the eccentric spectres and search for objects hidden throughout more than 30 rooms in order to assemble custom ghost-catchers.

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Behind the Game: Gardenscapes

Oct 23, 2009

Learn how Playrix Entertainment's Gardenscapes evolved from "Fishdom with butterflies and flowers" to the hidden object/gardening hybrid that it is today, which characters didn't make it into the final version of the game, and what 1960s British pop group inspired Austin the Butler's sideburns in our Behind the Game interview with Playrix's VP of Production, Igor Elovikov. Read more »
 

Insider Tales: The Secret of Casanova Review

Oct 23, 2009

Repetition has become so common in hidden object games that we've simply learned to accept it. We head into each new game knowing that we'll likely be fed a handful of scenes filled with the same objects to find over and over again. This is unfortunate because it need not be so, as proven by Insider Tales: The Secret of Casanova, a HOG that makes a point of ensuring that the player is constantly challenged with new and interesting environments and activities.

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Delaware St. John: The Town with No Name Review

Oct 23, 2009

Good sequels can unfortunately be hard to come by, and creating frightening adventure games that actually possess suspense can be equally difficult to make. The second installment in the Delaware St. John series, Delaware St. John: The Town with No Name,  attempts to be a scary adventure game sequel, but unfortunately fails to overcome the difficult nature of the genre.

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Steals & Deals - Oct. 23, 2009

Oct 23, 2009

Check out Shockwave's Spooky Specials, a collection of games available for just $6.99 until the end of the month. All PC games are 25% off on Sandlot Games until Oct. 25. Dream Chronicles is 50% off at PlayFirst until Oct. 25 when you use the coupon DREAM50SPECIAL at checkout. The retail (boxed) version of Can You See What I See is just $1.99 at MumboJumbo this weekend - the sale starts on Friday at noon Pacific Time. Corbomite Games' Pizza Morgana is 50% off until Oct. 31 when you use the coupon code Halloween2009 at checkout. JoWood games are 30% off until Oct. 26 at GOG.com. Enjoy!

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Casual News - Oct. 23, 2009

Oct 23, 2009

Merscom announces a new game based on the Mary Higgins Clark suspense thriller On The Street Where You Live; Ubisoft's virtua world Ubiworld is now accepting citizenship applications; and Majesco launches Cooking Mama 3 for the Nintendo DS. These headlines and more behind the cut. Read more »
 

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