Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition HD
By Big Fish Games, Inc
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Help the Nutcracker rescue the princess from the evil Rat King in this memorable hidden-object puzzle adventure game. You might be too late for the Christmas Ball, but you’re just in time for adventure! The Nutcracker needs your help, and there’s an army of rats running rampant through the kingdom. Luckily, a few cute little sidekicks have got your back. Uncover the Rat King’s evil plot – and find out what created the toothy little monster.
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☆☆☆☆☆ Features ☆☆☆☆☆
✓ A classic Christmas tale for the whole family to enjoy!
✓ Discover tons of holiday-themed items to find
✓ Check out several festive scenes!
✓ Christmas cheer found in hours of gameplay!
✓ Unlock the Collector's Edition to get exciting extras like:
--11 fresh Wallpapers
--9 Concept Art images
--4 joyful Soundtracks
--Integrated Strategy Guide
--25 "Cat Cave" collectables
--10 exclusive Achievements
--Exciting Bonus Chapter
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I thought this would be a silly game, but...
I don't write reviews very often, but I had to with this game. When I saw the theme of this game, I thought it would be a silly kids game, but it is far from it. It is graphically rich, and the game is very complex and thoughtful. The designers really deserve a huge high five on this game. It has very complex puzzzles, and it isn't riddled with just hidden objects. It has a good mix of H.O.'s, puzzles, and objects you find along the way. This is the kind of H.O. game I love. I hate it when a developer just relies on all H.O.'s. I like a story and a quest, and this has both. This is not a silly kids game. Some of the puzzles are so difficult, I had to hit the skip button on some. They give you 3 levels of difficulty to choose from. I chose casual, and in casual game play you have a map to jump to areas that need attention, a hint button that actually gives you real hints that are clear to understand, and a strategy guide. I really didn't need the strategy guide except on a puzzle. I am a serious H.O. gamer, and in the past, bought 35 of these games. The graphics are very beautiful,and the only thing I thought was done poorly were the animations. On the iPad 3, with the retina screen, the graphics looked grainy and pixelated. Everything was in HD, except the animtion sequences. At least, they looked like they were not HD. The bonus chapter is really great too! I think Big Fish hit a home run with this game.
Great fun, great quality
I only played the preview and was very pleased. I would definitely purchase the full edition if The Nutcracker story were a favorite. I have never cared for The Nutcracker, but thoroughly enjoyed his game, if that's any indication of how entertaining it is. This game has all of the elements I love about point and click adventure/hidden object/mini-puzzler games. The H.O. and mini-puzzlers are well-placed throughout the game so they are not over or under done. I especially like games, such as this one, that rewards the player for achievements (so many H.O. without using hint, so many mini-puzzlers without skipping, etc). The graphics and animation are beautiful and the cut-scenes are well-done, seamlessly fitting with the story line. As of this moment, I have decided not to purchase the full version ONLY because The Nutcracker was never a favorite of mine (I actually detest it on many levels) and that is THE only reason. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the story and to anyone who doesn't already have a hatred for it like I unfortunately do. I may even change my mind and purchase it to get over my personal issue with the story...it's THAT good!
Great game for the whole family.
Plenty of rooms to explore with mini puzzles and hidden objects to find all with such beautiful scenery & graphics. It's rare to find a game without witchcraft & evil dark and macabre stories. Not everyone enjoys that type of game. There was a bit of magic but it was underscored by everything else. I enjoyed having friends along the way to light fires, climb high places and cut objects or fight against the rat army. I really loved this game and I'd be excited to buy more like this from Big Fish. They make the most well made games, I'd just be interested in having a game equally challenging as their darker themes but more lighthearted and just plain fun as this was. I wish I could play it again for the first time. Well done! It gave me a whole day of entertainment (lots of game play) please offer more like this one. With maybe more hidden object mini games (those are my favorite).
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 13, 2012
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 611 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Big Fish Games, Inc
- © 2012 Big Fish Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular.
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