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Shiver: The Vanishing Hitchhiker Collector's Edition (Full)
Shiver: The Vanishing Hitchhiker Collector's Edition (Full)
Price: £1.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spooky, with a sad story too..., 26 Aug. 2013
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I've just completed this game, and I really enjoyed it!!! It begins with you (the game player) picking up a hitchhiker - a young girl, who says nothing during the car journey, and after you drop her off at her destination, you realise she has left a teddy bear in your car, and so you turn around and head back to the place where you left her, only to find that there is no sign of her anywhere - and this is where your amazing adventure in the town starts. I have to say, the graphics are really superb, and although at times it was a bit slow when I was attempting to move from one scene to another, it didn't spoil it in any way for me whatsoever. The hidden object games can be a bit frustrating, as the items you need to find are sometimes so small and so well hidden that you may need a bit of help, and that's where the HINT button comes in useful. I really enjoyed the parts where you need to gather items in order to make other things work ie. when you're on the boat, and you need to get the engine running, or getting yourself out of the deep well. There are just so many instances where you need your wits about you to solve puzzles, but that's what made it so satisfying when I finally worked something out. There is a strategy guide that you can look at if you're really stuck, but I think it's best not to use it if possible. There is also a camera available for you to take photos, and the camera will flash to let you know it's time to get snapping away if something of importance appears - it is then all logged into your diary and you can refer to this to help you remember things. The game does get a bit spooky at times, and as I always play in the dark, it makes it even more so. I literally jumped quite a few times, when the spirit of the boy appears as a smokey cloud with those strange eyes. As you progress, you begin to realise just how sad the story really is, and I got so engrossed with it that I felt I was actually there in the town. The graphics are really amazing and so well done - the game makers deserve a big pat on the back for all the wonderful detail. The bonus game at the end was brilliant too. The first part ends with you driving away from the town thinking you've done all you need, but suddenly you're compelled to go back, and another little adventure begins, where you finally put everything to rest. This is a brilliant, and well thought out game, and I really liked it, though I would advise against children playing it as some parts are a bit too much for a youngster to cope with, like the morgue scenes or the cemetery. I would have given it 5 stars if it hadn't been so slow changing between scenes at times, but I recommend it if you like solving puzzles and hidden objects. The bonus here is a good story attached to it, and what else can you get for under £2 these days?...


GadgetinBox™ - Green Polka Dots Executive Multi Function Leather Case Cover For Amazon Kindle FIRE (not for HD version) and Flip Stand Wallet With FREE Capacitive Stylus Pen and Screen Protector
GadgetinBox™ - Green Polka Dots Executive Multi Function Leather Case Cover For Amazon Kindle FIRE (not for HD version) and Flip Stand Wallet With FREE Capacitive Stylus Pen and Screen Protector
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Price: £5.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green and groovy..., 21 Aug. 2013
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I just love my new cover for my Kindle Fire. It arrived just 3 days after my ordering, and it's a perfect fit for my device. I saw exactly the same item in my local town last weekend, on one of those independent stalls that are set up in the precinct, and the seller wanted £14 for it. I'm so glad that I didn't get it there and then, as the one I bought here online also comes with a stylus pen and a screen protector as a bonus. I love the green colour, it's so fresh and fab, and there's even a little slot at the side to place the stylus when not in use, which is very handy. I can also access what I need for charging and switching off/on etc with the cover on, and there's the usual flip stand if you wish to utilise this too. It just looks great and it brightens up my device, and the price with P&P was excellent. Very happy to recommend this to others...


Room Escape - 100
Room Escape - 100

4.0 out of 5 stars Quick fun game..., 20 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Room Escape - 100 (App)
I have played quite a few of these games from Mobest Media, and this one is in a similar vein to the others - typically some sort of room where you need to find 6 keys in order to open the door, and escape the room. Once you get into the mindset of the game creator, you do kind of know pretty quickly how and where to obtain the keys by following colour codes, rearranging pictures etc, The games don't last very long, but considering they're a free download, they're still fun and entertaining if you're stuck for something to do, and they keep the children quiet...


Mystery Manor
Mystery Manor
Price: £0.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and ill-conceived..., 19 Aug. 2013
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One of the worst games I have downloaded. Boring and just plain stupid. Don't bother with this one, there are far superior ones available in my opinion...


Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition (Full)
Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition (Full)
Price: £1.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Macabre and menacingly good..., 19 Aug. 2013
Where do I start to tell other people just how spine-chillingly superb this game is? Well, the graphics are simply amazing, and my kindle is not HD, so they must be even more detailed if your own device is. The way the steam comes out of the machines in the spooky boiler room is so well done, the leaking roof with its "plop plop" droplets, and the grounds of the house in all its intricate detail is just mind blowing. The murderer is following every move you make through his home as you uncover terrible secrets hidden there, and as you solve various puzzles he speaks to you in a calm but condescending tone, that makes you even more determined to carry on. Some of the puzzles are quite difficult to fathom on your own, and seem impossible to crack - I had to resort to the guide a few times to help me, though I don't like doing that normally. Saying that, it doesn't spoil the game in any way, and when you do manage to find what you're looking for it's very satisfying indeed. I didn't expect the game to be as long as it was, but there were more and more doors to open, and rooms to get inside all the time. Finding the tools you need to light the stove in the kitchen was really well thought out, and one clue always leads you to another. When I managed to get the door open to the boiler room, I jumped out of my skin, as I suddenly got a brief glimpse of the murderer before he disappeared into the bowels of the house. Very scary!!! There is a lot of going back and forth from the house and into the grounds, but it all helps you to remember where things are situated, even though it can be a bit of a drag at times. I didn't even know I liked this type of thing before I downloaded it, but it really gets you thinking about things and keeps the brain cells ticking over. Once you manage to reach the end and find out just what's been going on in the house of horrors, there is a bonus chapter for you to play, and this is also quite long and detailed and well done too. Again, amazing visuals and creepy soundtrack, and an unexpected twist at the very end. Hope there is a follow up to this very soon...


Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition
Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition
Price: £0.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scarily addictive..., 17 Aug. 2013
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I liked this game as soon as I began playing it. The graphics are very well done - I almost felt as though I was in the actual house where it all takes place. There are so many different rooms to open and explore, and objects to find in order to get to keys or other implements that you need to help you in your quest. Some of the puzzles are a bit more perplexing than others, but there is a skip button that you can tap to move you forward if you find them just too difficult. I would advise not to use this button though if you can possibly do so, as the sense of achievement is much better when you work things out for yourself. It was a bit shocking to find the body of a young man positioned on the ceiling of the hall in the style of the Crucifixion - at first I though it was a fresco, then reality hit, and it dawned on me that there would be others elsewhere in the house. There are microphones dotted around, and you can hear the calm, yet chilling voice of the maniac hidden from your view, but who is watching your every move, and goading you at the same time. The scene in the lift is very realistic as you push the lever to go down and outside into the grounds, and then wonder just what you're going to encounter out there. The free part of the game ends around here, but by this time I was hooked and have downloaded the full version now. Can't wait for tonight when I can continue the adventure...


The Fallen Star
The Fallen Star
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One for the teenage market..., 17 Aug. 2013
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This book had quite a few favourable reviews, and since it was a free download I thought I'd give it a go, even though I don't usually go for this kind of thing. It started off reasonably well, but quickly progressed backwards, The main character Gemma, was so utterly stupid that I couldn't take to her at all, and the fact that her Grandparents, whom she lived with, are so cold and unfeeling just came across as ridiculous. I don't know a lot about the Twilight Saga having never watched it, but from things I've read, it's in a similar vein to this story, which apparently is what the youngsters like these days. There were far too many grammatical errors for me (their instead of they're) etc etc. Just who edits these books? The whole thing became way too fantastical for me, and I found myself just not caring what happened to any of the characters. Maybe it's an age thing, but I just didn't like this book at all...


Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi (Full)
Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi (Full)
Price: £1.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Devilishly good,,,, 16 Aug. 2013
I downloaded the free version of this game, and was quite impressed with the story, but of course, it only lets you get so far before you need to pay to get the full game and continue the adventure. And what an adventure it is. It begins with Mark Twain asking for help from the game player, so that he may free himself of an evil force that has been following him in the afterlife. The graphics are great, and I particularly liked the scenes of The Globe Theatre and the surrounding town from the 1600's, it was really atmospheric. There is a LOT of information to remember, and lots of objects to collect along the way, but there is a hint button and a raven bird by way of help if you get a bit stuck, although they don't solve the puzzles for you. Some of the items are extremely hard to spot as they're just so small, but with a bit of effort and perseverance I managed to find them all. When you actually manage to get yourself on the riverboat, you have to get past several ghosts and find your way to the engine room, where you need to start up the engine, and you need to make sure you have all the items to enable this to happen. There is a lot of going back and forth, but it does sort of help you to remember where things are. The only thing that annoyed me a little was tapping the arrows on screen in order to go to another room, or another scene, and finding them really slow. There is such a mixture of different things, places and people in this game, that at times it's hard to keep up with it all, but it's not short on variety. The burial chambers near the end are a bit creepy, as are the ghosts and demons - I thought I might have nightmares afterwards, but thankfully I didn't. I don't want to give away all the story, as it's rather interesting, and in my opinion, the game is well thought out and well executed and well worth it for under a pound. I've played two games by Mumbo Jumbo now, and enjoyed them both, but i'm giving it a 4 star rating due to the slowness of the scene changes. Apart from that I liked it...


Who Is The Killer (Episode I)
Who Is The Killer (Episode I)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and unimaginitive..., 14 Aug. 2013
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As a fan of murder mystery and puzzle solving, I thought this might be right up my street, but I was wrong. The graphics are very average when compared to some of the other great games I've played recently, and the characters do nothing but sit in a group supposedly for you to question them. The so called "clues" are just mindless and lead nowhere, and even when I decided to "arrest" a character the game just continued in the same boring way, and at the end you just get a re-run. This isn't well thought out in any way at all. I know this was free, but I've had other games I've not paid for and in my opinion this just pales into insignificance. I've deleted it from my device as I just don't like it...


Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini (Full)
Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini (Full)
Price: £1.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Ghostly goings on..., 12 Aug. 2013
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After playing the free part of this game, I felt compelled to purchase the full version to see if I could work out just what had happened to Harry Houdini. The visuals are very good, and at times quite creepy. Harry had told his wife Beth that after he passed away, he would find a way to contact her from the "other side" with a secret code known only to them, and the story starts with the spirit of Bess, asking the game player to help her make contact with Harry and reunite them for eternity. There are lots of clues to pick up along the way, and a few hints to steer you in the right direction, though some of the puzzles seem almost impossible to work out at times eg. when you're in the fairground scene you need to collect 32 pieces of a billboard and put them all back together to recreate a full picture. No matter how hard I tried, and even though I had quite a few pieces in place, I couldn't get the poster complete. However, as in the free version, there is a raven on the hint button to help you, and you can press "skip" and the problem is then solved so you can move forward. I was able to work out most other things for myself, but there were a few awkward bits along the way. The scenes in the house are really well done, also the ghostly seances, and the train. There are lots of spirits that suddenly show up, and you need to work out if they were friends or foes of Houdini, and you can do this by asking them questions via a dialogue box. Again, I would advise caution about the age of the person playing the game, as there are quite a few scenes that can really make you jump out of your skin. At the end of the day, you have to work out whether Houdini was poisoned or if he died from peritonitis as stated on his death certificate - you need to find his body and put it in the correct resting place in order for he and his wife to be together. It all sounds a bit morbid, and if somebody had recommended the game to me, I'd never have bothered with it, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it on the whole. My only gripe is that I ended up paying for it twice. I know it was only 61p, but I tried to download it from my Kindle Fire, and when I checked it wasn't there, so then I did it again through my Amazon account, and for some reason it charged me another 64p (a different amount). Apart from that, if you like murder mystery then you'll probably like this game...


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