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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good buy., 25 Jun. 2008
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= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This game is made of high quality components, but the let down is the way the game base (playing area) has been made. Having used such high quality materials in the general making of this item, I cannot for the life of me think why they would go and spoil it by not moulding 'grooves' or 'tracks' into the game base so that the sliding of the puzzle character and obstacle pieces could be more secure. As it is, one is constantly frustrated and irritated by the continual misplacement of the obstacles (becoming dislodged from their places that often results in having to start the puzzle all over again because one cannot recall where they were) They slip and slide from where they should be almost all of the time... Admittedly, they do claim in the instruction sheet that this is also 'part' of the game, but I can't help but wonder whether this was in fact just some form of convenient excuse in order to evade the real flaw in the making of this game...

My second complaint is that when I bought this, I was under the impression that it was a new kind of game that I had not played before, but having received it and upon opening, there was a distinct experience of 'deja vu' as I saw the resemblance to the game that's been around for some years called 'Rush Hour' - the player's challenge being to manoeuvre plastic vehicles out of a traffic jam in order to get out of the playing field. This is exactly the same game concept, but with merely a different theme, and given the price I paid for this, I'm not best-pleased...

Finally, on each puzzle card, the solution is given on the reverse for those who get stuck. Now, I'm not one for using solutions to anything myself - even if I can't solve it - for obvious reasons; the puzzle is forever spoilt. (and with this game, you only get 40 puzzles, which at the speed even I was doing them at, is not very many...) However, having managed to solve puzzle three rather easily, I then turned the card over just to see how if I had the solution the same way, what I found was shocking; their solution doesn't even come out correctly! There's either a printed error (a flaming great big one!) or the game was to be modified at the time the puzzle was compiled. Whether there are more of these wrong solutions remains to be seen, as the pieces annoy me so much by slipping all over the place, it may well be a long time before I pick it up again to play in order to find out!

I don't think I will be in a rush to play this again in a while...

In the meantime, I will be too busy getting in touch with the manufacturers to complain about the wrong puzzle solutions!
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