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Amazing Adventures: The Lost Tomb

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A list of what to find in a given scene--such as two combs, a Band-aid, and a ribbon--is presented, and the player has a fixed amount of time to locate them all. Randomly clicking to see if something 'dings' is penalized; rapidly finding objects is rewarded. After each find-the-objects puzzle, some other type of game, such as a jigsaw puzzle, a memory type game, or a slider puzzle, is presented.

This isn't going to be the game to tear the kids away from Slaughterama Blood Death Killer XXII, but it does provide some nice, slow-paced, diversion for adults. The objects in the screens are not always obvious, and a keen eye and the ability to filter visual distractions is key.

There is sometimes an element of 'pixel bitching' to the game--I needed to click a wreath several times before it was recognized, leading me to think I'd picked the wrong object. The clues are sometimes obscure, too; I wasted a lot of time looking for a 'club' (thinking a wooden object to hit someone with) when the game wanted me to click on the 'club' symbol from a deck of cards. But if you live for that 'Aha!' moment you get when you look at complex, intricate images and suddenly realize that there's an owl hidden in that hieroglyph, this game will fill the bill.

Note: This demo version works for a total of one hour of play time. To play longer, you'll need to buy the full version.

--Ian Harac

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