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Sveerz Deluxe
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Memory Workout

This is a rather simple but addictive game that can be quite challenging. Word of warning though, the music that accompanies the game is a rather powerful meem and you will find yourself saying or singing red, green, yellow, blue long after you've switched off your monitor.

by Rachel Collins, England - Mar 3rd 2008
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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count of monte cristo

After playing the game for less than an hour, i discovered the game has some bugs. A room with a door to another room is supposed to become visible after finding all the clues, but it doesn't change. I have played this room with several names, will all the same result. One of the other challenges on this game just froze up and i had to just wait until time ran out. I would not recomend.

by glenn fujikawa, USA - Mar 3rd 2008
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Azada
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Good, but not as great as it could be.

Overall, I had fun playing through the different puzzles. I went ahead and purchased the game after playing through the demo assuming that the puzzles would get significantly harder by the end. However, though most are still enjoyable, the puzzles are generally too easy and more appropriate for a younger crowd. It usually took 2 minutes or less to get through each puzzle, and I breezed through the game in a mere 2 nights of gameplay (without staying up all night to do it).

I enjoyed the room games where the player is required to find and properly use various items found around the room, but found that the hints gave too much away to really make it very challenging to figure out what to do.

If you enjoy challenging puzzles that really make you think, this is probably not the game for you (though the sound and graphics are done quite well.) I remember doing puzzles out of a book when I was a kid, and I think that this game would be really fun to the right 10-12 year old.

by Cari Bryant Arnold, USA - Mar 3rd 2008
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Hearts of Iron 2
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Amazing!

This game, while not the most graphically advanced, is an epic strategy game. No where else can you go so indepth into EVERY aspect of the nation as in this game. If you're looking for mindless strategy, I suggest you look elsewhere. If you're looking for a game with hours upon hours of playability, this is for you.

by Jameson Van Zetten, USA - Mar 3rd 2008
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F1 Championship Season
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Great!!!

This game is great!

by Amy Akin, USA - Feb 27th 2008
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Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
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Mixed

The story line is an interesting enough twist, but I agree that the mini games are more of a distraction than anything else. Once they are unlocked, though, they are something my kids can play. I got to level 11 on the first pass before becoming a bit bored, but I was having to use the hints a lot, and had to skip the peg mini game. One clue I was supposed to find was in the pitch dark! I'd rather be searching for things I can at least see, than aimlessly clicking around for minutes just to see if what I need is invisible somewhere. I'll try to get through to the end, but I'll be quite frustrated if I get stuck somewhere in spite of mousing over and clicking every darn pixel.

by Deborah Van den Beemt, USA - Feb 19th 2008
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Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
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very enjoyable

I enjoyed playing this game very much - the puzzles were engaging and I liked trying to find the clues. Even though it was clear early on who had tried to kill Flora, getting there was entertaining and the puzzles were interesting variations on others I have played. Worthwhile

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 19th 2008
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Penumbra: Overture
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Absolutely hopeless

I downloaded this game and gave up in frustration about 20 minutes later. On my Imac running OS 10.4 the graphics were appalling, the interface frustrating and arbitrary, and because the graphics looked so bad there was no incentive to continue. Download the demo and have a shot, I'd be interested to know if It was just me. I'd rather stab myself in the eye with a fork.

by hazel wemper, Australia - Feb 19th 2008
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Paradise Pet Salon
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Good, but a little tedious..

I liked this game for about a couple of days, but now I don't even want to play it. It is a little tedious and boring. I keep waiting for it to become more challenging. Yeah, you can save up to buy a lot of stores, but they all look the same. Same equipment too, except that you can upgrade it. I wish that this game would have been more fun and I agree about the assistant-big deal. There are some slight quirks on my Mini Mac also, but not so bad as in Polly's, evidently.

by MARLA Cardoza, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Hidden Relics
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This was more challenging than most hidden object games!

I really enjoy this game, because it is much more challenging than most of the other hidden object games. I would reccomend this game to others.

by Deborah Brittain, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Zenerchi
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Addictive Fun

I love this game, although, at times, my game crashes right in the middle of winning or more frequently, losing...I have Mac OS X. I do wish that there were more levels in the Zen Mode, because it is soooo fun and addictive.

by MARLA Cardoza, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Halo Universal Binary
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Fantastic

The UB version of Halo for the Mac is fantastic. I've been playing Halo PC since October 2004. I was hooked by the single player campaign at first. The story is well written and the ending is hidden behind a twist or two. After beating the game once, I've been playing the multiplayer ever since. This is where Halo really shines. The multiplayer community is STILL very large, after 5 years. The graphics look great on the early 2008 Mac Pro with 4GB of RAM, an 8800GT, and two WD Raptors. Also no bugs with Leopard even though it was originally designed with 10.2!

by Max S Luskin, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Venice Mystery
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Glitch to be fixed

I love this game, however there is a glitch in the scrolls. The designers need a patch. The game doesn't allow you to enter all the Roman numerals to get all the machine parts. I will start over under a new name. The paintings are tough enough to please and the game is good. Remember to blink!!! Hint: don't start over under your same name...this is where the problem started. Not germane but the Roman numerals for 14 and 24 are wrong!

by Sandy Allenson, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Bejeweled Deluxe
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Decent puzzle game gets boring after a few hours

Bejeweled Deluxe is a great little puzzle game. I have it on my Mac and my cellphone and my Video iPod. Its sound and graphics are good and have never crashed my computer. However the Game gets boring after more than Hour of playing. There isn't much extra goodies that add to the game play. If you've played over Puzzle Gem games like Jewel Quest or Jewel Match, BeJeweled
is much more fast paced.

by Luke Rademacher, USA - Feb 14th 2008
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Monopoly Classic
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Has some bugs....

For the most part the game plays fine, however every so often it will have a glitch and freeze up. It would be an excellent game if they released an update to fix the glitches.

by D.W., USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Chocolatier
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My first game

My first Mac, so I decided to splurge and get the chocolate game instead of buying the real thing. It was quite fun at first and engaging.

But after getting all the recipes, I reached a cap of earnings $2.4 billion, the game wouldn't let me make more. I was curious to continue playing to see if it will let me go past the current date.

Will probably buy the other game for my long work trips, it's something to do.

by Phyllis Rawley, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Azada
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Azada - Only OK

Some of the puzzles were really good. I mean really good, while others were so easy they belonged in something with a Sesame Street theme. What was potentially the coolest part of this game - the rooms where items had to be found and used properly - were often too difficult to understand but still solvable with random guess work, yielding a hollow victory. Ultimately I wanted more challenge. Not harder, just something that made me think more. Maybe a fifth of the puzzles here qualify. Ultimately I don't think it was worth the price. I'd pay $5 - it's worth that.

by Christoffer Rees, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Mystery In London
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Mystery in london - Weak

I like the hidden picture games. This one ads a new twist with not letting you see whole scene at once, instead you have the choice of 10 views (the sum of which comprise a 360 degree view of your environment - both high and low) and the things you are looking for are hidden in any one of the views. The story is lame as can be. It's a find hidden pictures game, the story is so completely irrelevant, and just waists time getting the the next "game." I hit the "SKIP" button as often as provided. Most things are easy enough to find, too easy, but the need to keep switching views because you don't know if your item is there or on another is just annoying. Some items were hidden well, and rewarding to find, but not most. Buy a better game.

by Christoffer Rees, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Mystic Inn
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Still the best yet

I have played many of these "click crazy" games. I've tended bars, worked bakeries, opened pet shops, done house keeping, and more, but the one where I am a witch in training serving potions to witch patrons of an inn is still the most fun. But most importantly this game is the best at giving signals where you need to most need to focus your attention. Some games - you get clicking and before long it's really hard to keep track of what to do next because the visual feedback doesn't stand out. This game does not have that problem. Plus it's kind of a cute thematically. There is an overall charm to it.

by Christoffer Rees, USA - Feb 11th 2008
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Professor Fizzwizzle
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A big relaxing with your family

As Lynn wrote earlier "Just a well done, overall game...", I totally concur with she. This game also good for the young or for the old. It has 4 main group level what is fun, with learning things, like alphabet, or using the computer, or training your problem handling. My family and I love this game.

by Attila Dávid, Hungary - Feb 11th 2008
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