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It's addictive
by Gretchen M Geyer, USA - May 17th 2008

Let's face it, the planes are cute. Great tutorial that will teach almost the youngest of players how to play. Fun for adults too-I'm addicted. I bore easily with the simpler games, but this game is deceptively simple and it's quite relaxing bringing in cartoon planes to land, gassing them up, and sending them on their way again. Great way to relax after a tough day.

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Not terrible, but not worth the price
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

This game was fun at first and seemed quite deep, with many countries to control, many political problems to fix, and many ways to fix those problems. However, after an hour or two, it became very repetitive and not at all flexible. The countries are all basically the same with the same problems, albeit at different levels of severity. The solutions also become the same. Once you find the right combination of actions to take, you can use that combination on any scenario.

It could be a great game if there were greater differences between countries, and if it were actually possible to achieve success with different combinations of political policies. It's like there is only one way to win, and once you have found it, winning is just a matter of implementing those policies. Sure, there are various difficulty levels, but all they do is make it harder and more annoying for you to do what has worked in the easier levels.

Graphics and Sound
There basically are no graphics or sound. It's not really a graphics based game, and the background music is pretty dull, though not unpleasant. If the rest of the game were deeper and had more variety, you wouldn't need them. In fact, the game was thoroughly enjoyable for the first hour or so.

Bottom Line
Download the demo only, wait for a lower price, or wait for an improved version.

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Classic Monopoly at its Best
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

This is exactly the game you remember playing as a kid. The gameplay is very simple, and takes no time to learn. Being on the computer, you don't have to worry about counting paper money or accidentally kicking the board and upsetting everything. You can also save and come back later. The graphics are simple and pleasing, as is the background music. All your favorite pieces are available to use, and you can play using normal rules or customized rules. This makes it more fun to play over and over again.

It is still just a board game, which gets old eventually as all "bored" games do, and this prevents the game from earning the highest marks. It is totally solid though. It is a great game to keep on your computer and pull out from time to time when you have nothing better to do. I recommend it for anyone who likes Monopoly.

Glitches
I experienced one freeze and one problem with trading properties while playing it for several hours. These glitches were very minor and barely worth mentioning, and I have had many glitch free games. Just save your game from time to time and you won't notice them, if they happen at all.

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Fun for several hours
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

This game was very entertaining and deep for many hours. There were several aspects to explore, including work, social life, hobbies, etc. I couldn't wait to advance my character further and receive more "kudos". However, you will eventually come to appreciate the irony of sitting alone at your computer wasting your real life away by playing a game based on social, career, and life advancement. Once your character has had several types of jobs, read all the books, learned Tae Kwon Do, and done all the social activities, it becomes painfully repetitive. There does not seem to be any reward for using different characters, interacting with different people, or trying different careers (i.e. you can't "win" the game, or anything else). Once you reach the point where you have explored most aspects of the game, it's like hitting a wall, and there is no point in playing any more.

Graphics and Sound
There aren't any graphics. You will get sick of staring at your lame looking character pretty quickly. The gameplay isn't based on graphics, but a little variety in the scenery would go a long way. The background music is simple and nice.

On Bugs
I experienced none of the bugs mentioned by other users. However, since three independent reviewers all experienced problems, I would seriously consider what they said before buying. Perhaps you can use the one hour demo period to see if you have any bugs, but even so, a buggy game, especially an average one like this, is not worth your $20.

Bottom Line
It is very addictive and fun at first, so you will be tempted to buy the game. However, after you have had it for a few days, you will regret spending $20 on it, not to mention the hours out of your real life.

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This is a Great Game!
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

I'm sure you have seen several games out there like this, where you have to manage increasingly complex operations, like at a burger joint, a hotel, or a cake shop. I've played many of those others, and this one is actually fun, has good replay value, and works seamlessly.

There are many different levels, so you won't get bored quickly. You also have many levels of achievement, so you can come back and try to get a better rating for each level. There are also rewards for certain accomplishments, so there is yet further incentive to play again.

The gameplay is great. It is simple to learn, and there is a tutorial to help you get started. You direct your planes to land, load passengers, get fuel, and get maintenance. It sounds simple, but you can get busy in a hurry. The great thing is that you can get a passing score without frustration, but it is challenging enough to keep coming back to master each level.

The graphics are cartoons, but they are very cute and pleasant. They are simple, but colorful and varied. The music is nice and changes with the levels. The sounds are a bit childish after a while, but lowering the volume on your computer a bit takes care of any boredom with the sounds.

The gameplay is smooth, there are no glitches, and the game loads and shuts down quickly. It's a great game to play for hours, or to kill ten minutes.

Bottom Line
This game is the perfect balance between fun and challenging, simple but fulfilling, pleasant but stimulating. I would recommend it for anyone as a great game for passing the time. People of all ages will enjoy it too. The entertainment value was well worth $20.

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Another Great Tradewinds Game!
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

If you have played the others, you know the drill. You will trade by buying low and selling high, you will upgrade your ships and do battle, and you will accept interesting tasks from local rulers. This game was very entertaining and enjoyable.

With several different characters to choose from, and semi-unique tasks, there was very good replay value. The graphics were nice and the sounds were solid. The humor was cheesy, but rather amusing.

I suppose the only complaint you could have is that it eventually becomes repetitive. After you have been all the characters, built the best fleets, and made millions of denarii, there isn't a whole lot left. But, then again, any game will get boring eventually if you play it long enough.

If you liked the other Tradwinds games, this is a must buy. If you are looking for a generally fun game to pass the time, this will be a great game for anyone. If you are looking for the greatest game of all time, this isn't it, but then again, it's only $20 and you get your money's worth.

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Just like Classic Monopoly
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

I bought the Classic version here at Mac Games Store and it was great. This version is the same as Classic Monopoly, except on the surface. They have used modern famous locations for properties, and inflated the values by about 1000 times. Other than that, it plays and feels great, just like their other Monopoly game.

I recommend that you choose only one between this and the Classic version, as they really play the same. Overall, it's an excellent way to play Monopoly!

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An intriguing idea, but lacking in substance
by DJW, USA - May 16th 2008

Being a young single male who likes games and beautiful women, I was naturally intrigued. This is a basic video poker type game where your lovely computer opponent exchanges her few garments for additional funds as you win. For the first few minutes it was exciting, as I was eager to win. However, the lame computer AI quickly made the poker aspect of the game quite dull, and the only incentive to continue was to earn the next picture. All I had to do to win was to wait for a good hand and then bet a lot.

As a poker game, this is not even mediocre for the price. There are much better free games out there.

As for the 'graphics', they were quite enjoyable. However, you can get such graphics elsewhere, again without having to pay.

This game gets average marks for its clever idea and its added incentive to keep playing. But really, it's not worth buying, even if it were at a lower price.

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Game was a Blast!
by KEVIN BRIAN, Canada - May 15th 2008

Hsd a lot of fun playing this game. A nice change from the ususal Hide/seek games with great mini games. Very imaginative and great for a wide range of ages. You collect bronze, silver gold stars after each level. Clues that you use at the end are useful and it is just a whole lotta fun!

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Best Christie game ever
by KEVIN BRIAN, Canada - May 15th 2008

If you play just one Agatha Christie game, play this one. It is so refreshing to actually have a story in a hide/seek game. The mini games actually fit the story as well for a change. You actually feel like you are playing a mystery game and it has that old Agatha Christie feeling. You must collect and actually use the clues about the suspects. Here's hoping the next one is as good!

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Try It!!!
by KEVIN BRIAN, Canada - May 15th 2008

It is without a doubt the best match 3 game out there. If you are new to the genre then look no further and start with this game. I guarantee you will spend much more time playing each session than you anticipated. I haven't found a match 3 game out there to beat it yet1

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They Keep Getting Better!
by Sarah Powell, Canada - May 14th 2008

Finally - music that doesn't annoy, and is totally appropriate for the story line. They've designed this game well, obviously using BBC's Poirot as played by Suchet. The immersion into the murder-mystery story is pretty good. One of the strongest things they did to improve this game over earlier games was to add interesting mini-games that didn't feel "easy" or "silly," but rather felt like they contributed to the story line. A good game!

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Best seek and find game I ever played!
by RichardIII, Canada - May 14th 2008

This is a really, really well done seek and find game. It is a good example of how they could all be done. It has elements of a board game, an adventure game, a puzzle game and a seek and find game. It has a story that you follow and clues you must figure out how to use. Graphics are excellent, sound is excellent, it's all good. Enjoy!

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Effectively unplayable on a G5 2x2.5GHz PowerMac
by John Michael Croft, USA - May 11th 2008

The game runs, but not is not playable on a really fast G5 with 4GB ram.

All the graphical transitions take minutes. I finally gave up and exited after 10 minutes (50 minutes remaining in the demo) and I still hadn't actually gotten through the intro BS to actual gameplay. Note that the gameplay portion of the the review refers to the fact that the game could not be accessed for more than 10 minutes from launch.

Developers need to either test on PPC or not provide universal binaries. This will not be a satisfactory gaming experience for anyone who isn't running intel hardware.

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System requirements - needs Intel processor
by Chris Upton, England - May 11th 2008

I tried the demo on my iMac G5 2GHz with 2GB RAM and it's like playing in slow motion. Everything seems to work but incredibly slowly which makes the game un-playable.

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The Best Agatha Christie Game
by KATHY KEELER, Canada - May 10th 2008

I have played 3 of the Agatha Christie games and this is without a doubt the best one. Having said that it is important to realize it is a seek & find game where the others aren't. The most appealing part of the game is between each hide & seek chapter. There are clue cards and you must eliminate or pick out suspects. As expected it is easier at the beginnng than towards the end. There is an actual story which is rare for the seek games. I wish the other Christie games had been as good!

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great spin on hide & seek games
by KATHY KEELER, Canada - May 10th 2008

This a quirky funny game based on the scruff cartoons. It is original from many games of the same genre and that is what makes it appealing. It is equally entertaining to both adults and older children. The mini games scribbles appears very easy but it is harder than you think to get perfect. After each chapter you find a clue in a picture. I am sure there will be a sequel.

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