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Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water HD - A Hidden Object Adventure

By Big Fish Games, Inc

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Investigate the mysterious disappearance of two archaeologists and find the cursed secrets they unearthed beneath the town in this amazing Collector's Edition.

Travel to the remote island town of Black Water and find out what happened to these archaeologists!

Straight from the ancient myths of Poseidon, what could these archaeologists have unearthed?

Uncover the truth lurking deep below the island's darkening waters and find a way to stop it before it destroys your world!

Explore all of the breathtaking vistas and play through an additional bonus chapter to continue the story! Check out the wallpapers and integrated strategy guide too.


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Customer Reviews

Well worth the purchase price!

I wasn't sure at first if this game could be worth $5, but it absolutely is! There are hours of enjoyment to be had! The graphics are beautiful, the story and puzzles are engaging, the user interface is easy to use, and the journal and map are great features! Blackwater was so much fun (and I've only just begun the bonus content) that I purchased another of BigFish's Hidden Object games site-unseen, and I'm going to purchase this game for my mom's iPad! The only down-sides to this game are its lack of in-game clock and battery indicator, and the file size. You can easily play for 6 hours straight and not notice your iPad's battery has dropped to 12%. Also, despite the game being listed as around 600MB, the install is actually 1.2MB. I would be interested in a smaller version of the game, perhaps with still images instead of movies, and with the voice acting removed (there's already text). This would ultimately allow me to install more of these games on my iPad. However my iPad is now close to its limit, so my ability to purchase additional games is also limited.

TL;DR - If you like puzzle/adventure/hidden object games, don't wait any longer! Download this game!

Well done, but the hints could use some help..

This BF game has all of the qualities I like - you can choose the difficulty level so sparkles don't bombard you, the storyline is interesting and submersive, and the music is ambient. The one thing I'd like to see a change in is the hint system. Occasionally you do get stuck and don't want to open the guide which is essentially a walk-through. Takes away from the submersive quality that is so attractive. When you activate a hint on something that may be two parts, it takes you to the second instead of the first. For example, if you're looking for a piece that's locked in a safe, the hint system will take you to the safe instead of where you can find the combination. This can be frustrating with as many rooms as you've been in, and not knowing where the combination might be. That's my only suggestion as far as the programming goes. Otherwise, this was one of my favorites from BF.

WOW! What a game!

I'll make this short. This is a superb game and well worth the cost. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Well except for normal everyday things I had to do but then I got right back to it. The graphics, the puzzles, even the hidden object games were in puzzle form and not just your ordinary hidden object seek and find type game. Love the transporting map and loved the storyline. Please keep games like this coming. I'm a little concerned about the price of these games but I understand what goes into making these. I got through this whole game without any glitches. I enjoyed the bonus game too! It ended quite abruptly, but there was really nothing more to say. You know you won! Thanks guys.

Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water HD - A Hidden Object Adventure
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 1.26 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 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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