Monday, February 26, 2007

Download and Play - Chicken Chase

 

Download Chicken Chase for free 

So, what do you think came first - egg or the chicken? Well, you will not be worried with this question while playing the latest casual arcade game  - Chicken Chase.  

Consider it a "whack a mole"-like arcade with a  more story, depth and variety. Or, a game similar to PopCap's Insaniquarium, but with chickens and ravens, instead of fish and aliens.

Your  grandpa and grandma are having trouble taking care of  the farm - in fact, they're facing foreclosure. So you have to help them.  Your missions include hatching eggs, raising and selling chickens, staving off predators and buying tool and food upgrades to aid in your task. With a little elbow (er, make that chicken) grease, you can save the farm, make it look like new and put a little greenback into your grandparent's coveralls.

Here is some Chicken Chase tips and tricks:

The gameplay is looks like this: you see the chicken yard outside of the barn and a few chickens pecking around looking for food. Use your mouse to click somewhere on the ground, which sprinkles feed for the chickens to eat. While pecking, they drop coins, and you need to click on them to collect the cash value (and they lose value for each second they remain untouched). Small chicks grow into larger chicks over time, and they eventually will lay eggs for you to click on to redeem their value or you can click on the picture of the eggs at the top if the screen if you want those eggs to hatch into chicks - depending on what the mission goal is. For instance, if your goal is to raise $7000 in seven minutes, your priority might be to cash out, but if your goal is to raise 20 chickens to complete the level, you'll likely choose to hatch the eggs to reach your target number.

Eggs come in different colors, which offers different money values and hatches into five different kinds of chickens, such as roosters (in black eggs) that can help protect the roost when hatched and matured. Speaking of protection, while you're nurturing the livestock you must also keep ravens from flying in and snatching the chickens by clicking to shoot them in mid-air (think of the arcade classic Duck Hunt). Other hungry enemies show up later in the game. Chickens will also get sick and turn green, so you must click to heal them quickly or else they'll die.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Download and play Belle's Beauty Boutique game (free trial download)

Download the free trial of Belle's Beauty Boutique. Belle’s Beauty Boutique game is a new game like Diner dash where you serve customers. However, in this game you are doing hair and makeup your customers and all that. It’s really fun and has an excellent salon theme to it. You can now download Belle’s Beauty Boutique at Big Fish Games. It looks to be pretty fun and you might really like it if you can’t get enough of these fast paced service games. Run your own beauty salon! In Belle's Beauty Boutique you must help run a beauty parlor single-handedly. The owner, Belle, needs your help to give all of her customers the treatments they want. Help her wash, cut, shampoo, and color a crazy cast of characters. Watch them gossip, flirt, and help Belle realize her dream of creating the ultimate beauty salon.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Download and play Cradle of Rome

Download and Play Cradle of Rome game (free trial download)

Play the latest match-three puzzle game - Cradle of Rome. Build the heart of the Ancient Roman Empire and become the Emperor! This legendary city was one of the most beautiful and powerful capitals to ever exist in history. And you'll have a chance to bring back to life all the beauties of the Roman glory. Use your matching skills to Coliseum can become a good training school for your brave gladiators! And the Pantheon - the Temple of all the Roman Gods - will bring you luck! The fabulous Caesar's land opens its gates in front of you in this engaging puzzle game Cradle of Rome!

  

You start  a game at the beginning… First a village appears… Then you buy a fountain and a tavern… Will you choose the water mill or the blacksmith next? As you play more and earn enough money and supplies to buy larger buildings, watch your city grow into a vast and magnificent center of life, the heart of the antiquity! You'll be able to reconstruct masterpieces of Roman architecture, build the Coliseum to train gladiators, and even rebuild the Pantheon, the Temple of all the Roman Gods to bring you even greater luck!

As you play and conquer addictive and intuitively designed puzzles and your city grows, the citizens who populate your city will proclaim you Emperor as a Head Priest considers a worthy tribute!

Rise from an emerging ruler to the most powerful name to cross the mouths of both mortals and gods. Do this, and solve the puzzles that will be put before you, and you will enter Olympus - the Home of the gods!

The fabulous lands of Caesar open their gates in front of you in our new free download puzzle game: Cradle of Rome!

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Virtual Villagers the lost children tips and tricks - puzzle solutions

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS The following is a list of solutions to the game's puzzles, 16 in all. So, don't read further unless you need help solving them. You've been warned! Most of the game's puzzles are dependent on a mixture of technology and villager skills. Plus, some puzzles need to be completed before you can accomplish others. Also, don't be fooled into thinking that they're completed in the order displayed, as that's not necessarily the case. Fire puzzle solution The first puzzle to be solved is starting a fire. Drop a villager on the wood pile in the southwest corner of the island and they will carry wood to the fire pit in the center. Then, take them to the pink flowers west of the coconut trees to collect some dried grass. Once the wood and grass are in place, drop them onto the fire pit and they will start a fire. Make sure to add wood occasionally to keep the fire from going out. The Dam puzzle solution Once you reach Level Two Engineering, drop a builder on the rocks just above the pool of water in the southeast corner of the island. They will construct a dam to irrigate the fields to the immediate left so that crops can be planted. This will also uncover an ancient mosaic on the ground, the site of a later puzzle. The Scarecrow puzzle solution This puzzle requires the completion of the dam above. Once you plant your crops, you need a scarecrow to keep the parrots away. Drop an Adept-level (or better) farmer on the twisted pieces of wood and vine just below the rock pile in the north center of the map. You'll need to do this twice. The Cutting Tool puzzle solution You need a cutting tool to clear the vegetation that covers the entrance to the cave in the north and the vine wall to the east. After you acquire Level Two Exploration, drop a Master Scientist on the sharp stones just above and to the right of the twisted pieces of wood and vine used for the scarecrow. When he's done, take him back for a second trip for the wood and vines necessary to finish the tool. Herb Mastery puzzle solution This puzzle is easy to complete early in the game. Six herbs are located around the edges of the map. Each one will be identified as a "strange plant" when a villager is held over it. Have a healer examine each one of them until they master it to complete this puzzle. The location of each herb is as follows: The green plant in the upper left hanging over the wall of stones. The blue flower at the top center just to the right of the cave. The lavender daisy at the far top-right above the sacred area. The black chain of flowers just above the waterfall on the east. The bright red flowers southeast of the dam. The large orange flower to the south of the village. The Elder Totem puzzle solution Once you have a villager who has mastered three skills, they become an Esteemed Elder. When this happens, a totem is created and placed in your village in their honor. It can be moved anywhere you like. Sustainable Fishing puzzle solution When the ocean to the west is over-fished, it develops algae. To eliminate the problem and restore fishing, special algae-eating fish must be transported from the pond to the ocean. This requires Level Three Farming and a Master Farmer or Master Scientist. Take them to the pond and drop them in. Once enough algae-eating fish are transported to the ocean, the algae will clear. The Vine Wall solution Along the east wall are a number of vines that conceal some strange markings. To uncover these, you must first complete the cutting tool and purchase Level Three Culture. Drag a villager to the wall and release them. They will use the cutting tool to remove the vegetation. The Stew puzzle solution In order to make stews, you must first recover the cauldron from the wood pile in the southwest. It will appear after you purchase Level Two Exploration. With the fire burning and the cauldron next to it, drop a villager on the cauldron three times. Once each to put it on the fire, fill it with water and add food. Then, drop a villager on any of the herbs you have mastered adding a total of three to the mix in any combination (you can use multiples of the same herb). Of course, different selections of herbs will have different results. Keep track of the ingredients in all the stews you make. You want to avoid duplication and don't want to recreate a bad stew (it can make your villagers sick). If you treat your villagers to the best, they will stay healthy and remain happy. Here are some recipes. The numbers for each herb correspond to the herbs as listed and identified under Herb Mastery. 1+2+6 = Your villager feels healthier after eating. 1+5+6 = This stew gave your villager a burst of energy. 2+3+4 = This spicy stew clears your villager's nose and throat. 3+5+6 = This stew gives off a very sweet smell. 4+5+6 = Your villager feels healthier. 4+6+6 = Strange stew...your villager feels no need to breathe. Ancient Ruins Once you've completed the dam and reached Level Three Engineering and Exploration, you can drag a villager to the ancient ruins in the southeast corner of the map and they will start uncovering the site. Hospital Obtain Level Three Engineering and Medicine, and a foundation will appear in the south central portion of the map. This lets your villagers build a hospital. Sewing Hut Once you reach Level Two Culture, a foundation become visible for a sewing hut just east of the wood pile in the southwest corner of Isola. This allows your villagers to change clothing, but at a cost of 5,000 tech points each. Ouch! Where's Thurston Howell III when you need him? Sunken Gong Piece One piece of the gong is located in the pool on the eastern edge of the village. This sunken gong piece is obtained by making a special magic stew consisting of one of the black flowers near the waterfall and two of the large orange flowers to the south of the village (herbs 4+6+6 as indicated above). Have a villager eat the stew, and then drop them in the pool. Inlaid Gong Piece Once one of your villagers has become an Esteemed Elder and been honored with a totem and after you've completed the ancient ruins puzzle, drop a totem on the mosaic in the center of the ruins to retrieve another piece of the gong. Boxed Gong Piece This piece of the gong is inside the crate on the beach to the west. Three Master Builders working together are needed to open it. Overgrown Gong Piece After you purchase Exploration Level Two and complete the cutting tool, your villagers can clear away the vegetation blocking the cave to the north (the Gong Encasement). Doing so reveals a piece of the gong.

Virtual Villagers the lost children tips and tricks

Welcome to the Virtual Villagers the lost children tips and tricks, an exciting new game from Last Day of Work and Big Fish Games. Here is some basic game strategies to use into play, and some solutions to the puzzles. So, read at your own risk!

BASIC STRATEGIES

Organization

In the first thing to consider is the importance of naming and allows each resident. Select citizen Detail, click and change its name to one you can easily remember (as someone you know). This will help you remember who's who, so you can stay on top of every resident of the village.

Exploration

Research Study early and often! Site is a small, but there's a lot can be found. Drop your peasants anything that looks interesting. Even though he said they do not have the necessary skills or skill level, at least, you know, something not! Just about every part of your land has a secret. Keep note everything you can find a link at a later date. And, in case you do not know, you can use the number keys to compress around the island. Keys 1-9 with nine different sections of Isola. You can even select someone and quickly pushed them in the right place.

Skills

Stay on top of your villagers and their skills -- Farming, Building, Research, Healing and Parenting. Initially, make sure you have at least one person working on each of the skills. Some puzzles require a specific level of skill, so you always want to be ready.

Villagers need to be taught to perform a job. So, keep an eye on them at the start of their "career." Some have short attention spans and will wander off. Eventually, as they learn their job and reach Trainee level, they will become more automatic at performing it.

Also, remember to assign skills to each of your villagers on the Detail screen. Note that some children are actually born with an aptitude in one or more skills, inherited from their parents. Keep that in mind when making your assignments, as they will advance more quickly in a skill for which they already have a propensity. You can use this to your advantage, too, by playing matchmaker. If you need more builders, introduce a Master Builder to that special someone.

Developing Skills Skills in Farming are developed by gathering food for your community. At the beginning of the game, you start by dropping a villager into ocean on the west side of the map where they learn to fish. This initially keeps a decent supply of food in the camp. Ultimately, your villagers will learn to climb nearby trees for yummy coconuts, and to plant and harvest crops.

Building is fairly straightforward. As you progress in technology, new foundations will appear on the map. Just drag and drop a villager onto these and they will begin building. Builders can also repair structures. One of the huts you start with is dilapidated, so repair it when you get a chance. In addition, many secrets are scattered across the map that only Master Builders can uncover. Keep an eye out!

Research is the easiest skill to develop since it involves just the research table. But, knowing where to invest your points can be tough. Use them on science early because tech points will accrue faster. This way, you can progress in all the other technologies sooner!

Healing can seem a bit tricky at first, but a few easy ways exist to increase this skill. The first is obvious -- heal people! When someone is sick, they wander over by the fire and sit on the ground. You can also tell if someone is sick if you hear them cough. Simply drop your healer onto them and they will be cured. If no one is sick, you can still develop this skill. Around the edge of the map are six plants to study. Drag a villager onto one of these plants and they will begin examining it. The more they study, the greater their skill. These herbs, by the way, comprise one of the main puzzles and are used to create stews (see below).

Parenting is the final skill, but an important one you need to manage correctly. If your population grows too fast, your villagers may starve. If it grows too slowly, workers will take a long time to develop. So, try and find a healthy medium. Also be aware that a mother nursing a baby will do nothing else for the equivalent of two game years!

Starting to play You begin the game with three workers (two adults and a teenager) and several young children. Assign one each to be a farmer, builder and researcher. Parenting can wait a bit (but, not too long), and healing can be done by one of your main villagers as the need arises. Once several more workers come of age, add another builder, researcher and farmer, and train someone as a Master Healer.

Game Speed In regards to game speed, if you're going to actively manage your virtual village, keep it on Normal or 2x Speed. If you're going to be away for several hours or all night, put it on ½ Speed. If you're leaving it unattended for a day or more, Pause it. You don't want to came back to find most or all of your villagers dead of starvation or disease.

Events Occasionally a "random" event will occur that gives you a choice to make. For example, a crate may wash up on shore and you'll have to decide whether to open it or not. It could contain food supplies or diseased rats. So, pay attention to the details and think carefully before you make a decision. The obvious choice may not always be the best one. Choose incorrectly, and you could end up in dire circumstances. Choose wisely, though, and you may receive a reward!

Collections Occasionally, special items appear that only children can collect. Mushrooms add to your food supply, while other objects are part of special collections, specifically Butterflies, Shells, Beetles and Pebbles. Most of the time, children won't pick them up automatically. You need to physically drop a child onto them. So, it pays to continually peruse the little island looking for these objects. If you already have a collectable, get it anyways as duplicates add to your tech points.

In-game tips can be accessed by clicking the mask on the main game screen (lower left). These are the same tips that randomly appear when the game is loading.

Villagers who are sick should be healed as soon as possible. They will continue to grow weaker and die if not treated. If any of your villagers show a condition of weakened health, switch their job to something less demanding to aid in their recovery.

Curiosity is often a clue to the location of the game's main puzzles. So, watch where your villagers go and see what they're interested in.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Travelogue 360 Paris

Download and play Travelogue 360 Paris game Among its renowned landmarks and hidden gems waiting to be discovered, Paris holds something new for each of its visitors. Scour some of the world's most famous locations for souvenirs as you prepare to be interviewed for an upcoming article in Travelogue 360 magazine. Locate items hidden in 3-Dimensional views of the Eiffel Tower, down the Champs Elysees, under the Arc d'Triomphe, and others of Paris' most beloved landmarks. Find your own Paris in this incredible voyage.

Download Jewel Quest II

Download and play Jewel Quest II game Africa, 1944. Join Professor Pack on the ultimate jewel matching adventure across the world's richest continent. Rearrange precious relics to turn tiles into gold as you advance through relentlessly challenging puzzles. The wilds of the safari, the history of the Zimbabwe ruins, and the majesty of Victoria Falls await your discovery. Filled with puzzles of skill, treasure, and twists, Jewel Quest II is the adventure you've been waiting for.

Virtual Villagers - The Lost Children

Virtual Villagers - The Lost Children Finally! It on sale! Continue the epic story of the castaways of Isola in Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children. Guide your tribe as they rescue a group of lost children and help them survive new adventures. Your villagers need to become farmers, builders, scientists, healers and parents, and will make decisions about unpredictable "Island Events" that happen from time to time. Lead your villagers as they solve all new puzzles and hidden mysteries of the west shores of the island. Will your tribe survive? Continuing the story, Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children beckons for a return to that beautiful Pacific isle. On our first visit, the castaways explored every nook and cranny of their south beach getaway, eventually moving an immense stone blocking a mysterious cave. Your task is to help them survive, teaching them to become farmers, builders, scientists, healers and, eventually, parents themselves. As with Virtual Villagers, The Lost Children offers a persistent world. Even when you're not watching them, your islanders continue their daily activities of eating, drinking, fishing, planting crops, gathering food, building and repairing structures, doing laundry, making babies, and eventually expiring. Take a break and return a few hours later, and you'll find your villagers have been busy. Some will have improved their skills, others will have given birth and a few may have kicked the bucket. They may have depleted their food supply, as well. Thus, it's best not to leave them unattended too long. Not everything, however, is the same. Some technologies have been replaced by others. For instance, Farming, Medicine and Science are intact, but Engineering, Exploration and Culture supplant Construction, Fertility and Spirituality. As for skills, Parenting has replaced Breeding. And, while you still have 16 puzzles to solve, they differ on the west of Isola. New features are prevalent, too. Children now resemble their parents and do more than gather mushrooms. They acquire collectables -- Butterflies, Shells, Beetles and Pebbles. New events randomly occur, islanders visually age, various stews can be concocted and illnesses are treatable in a tropical hospital. Play mechanics remain status quo. For a quick description, click on an inhabitant and their name, skill and current action are displayed. For additional stats, the Details screen lists age, gender, health, likes and dislikes, if they're nursing a child, and their skill progress in Farming, Building, Research, Healing and/or Parenting. Influencing the behavior of your villagers is easily handled via the mouse. For instance, to teach one to fish, pick them up and drop them in the ocean. It may take a few tries, but eventually it will "sink" in. In like fashion, to instruct them how to build, simply deposit them onto a hut or other structure. Plunking them down at the research table will cajole them into researching. All skills, including procreation, work in the same fashion. However, on occasion one of your little village people just won't cooperate. In this instance, see if you can find a skill that suits them better. Also, don't expect immediate results. Even running at double speed (options are Paused, 1/2 Speed, Normal and 2x Speed), growing your village takes time. Frequently, to accomplish one task, your little proteges will need to complete another first, or your tribe may need to advance a level or two in one or more technologies. So, be patient. Check regularly to see how they're faring, but take advantage of the relaxed play-style. Invest your time elsewhere (even playing another game) while your villagers go about their lives. Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children is as addictive and enjoyable strategy game as its predecessor. You quickly become attached to your tribe mates, taking joy in their accomplishments and sorrow at their demise. Isola's attractively rendered, and its music and sound effects lend life and charm. Replay value is high, as well. In fact, you can play several games simultaneously if you choose.

Dream Day Wedding

Download and play Dream Day Wedding game A romantic seek-and-find adventure featuring beautiful graphics and unique puzzle games. Visit the florist, gown shop, bakery, and other shops to make Jenny's wedding day a dream! But be warned! The challenging Wedding Crisis levels are sure to throw you for a loop! Can you make Jenny`s Dream Day Wedding happen?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Magic Match: The Genie's Journey Tips & Tricks

Been playing Magic Match for a while, but you want to get perfect? Well, you'll need a lot of practice and traning. But to sure you know all the game tricks and secrects and to fight the Djinn's magic, which is crafty and tough - read our advices. We hope they are full enough.
Check out our Tips & Tricks for Magic Match: The Genie's Journey.

 

 

    

  • The number of feathers in the peacock's tail shows how many moves you have left (More feathers mean more moves).
  • If you're stuck and can't see any more matches to make, just wait for a while and a shimmering effect will guide you to a possible move.
  • Create matches on the blue tiles to gain magic points used for casting spells.
  • It's best not to use spells frivolously, because if you run out of moves AND spell points, your game is over. Use spells only when you have no choice and there are no more possible moves on the board.
  • The coins and other bonuses you earn for matching five or more tiles do not carry over to the next level, so make the most of them while they're on the board.
  • Medallions (the items that let you chain two different components together) do carry over to the next level, however, so feel free to horde those for when the going gets tough.
  • When you make a match, new tiles fill in from whichever direction you drag the mouse from. (For example, if you drag to the right, new tiles will fill in from left to right). Use this to strategically drag the symbols you want into the appropriate spaces.
  • To make optimal use of the Shuffle spell, make sure you're creating matching opportunities at both ends of the swap
  • In later levels especially, speed is more important than accuracy. Don't be afraid to create matches even if you don't need any more of those particular spell components because this will keep your magic meter from dropping.
  • When the speed is becoming too challenging, aim to set off as many tornados as possible - the tornado animation buys you about five seconds of time to plan your next move in advance.
  • In Level 36, Stage 4 you can create one huge match across the entire board by starting at one end and dragging your mouse around all the stones to the far end.
  • In the Centipede-inspired bonus game where you have to shoot ghosts and collect the diamonds they drop, try this strategy: When the first ghost appears, wait until it travels one space to the left and then shoot it to turn it into a tombstone. This tombstone will contain the other ghosts in a tiny space, so you can pick them off one by one and collect the diamonds at your leisure.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children Preview (Virtual Villagers 2)

Right now, even as you read this, thousands of gamers from around the world are at their job or school -- yet they're daydreaming of little island castaways.

No, they're not so concerned with the gang from Lost or Survivor. Instead, they've fallen for a lovable cast of characters fending for themselves on Isola, a fictitious island in the mega-popular casual game, Virtual Villagers. This runaway hit - which challenges you to micromanage the lives of these shipwrecked men, women and children -- has captured the hearts of many for its accessible yet addictive game-play, attractive graphics and soothing music.

And so we hereare proud to unveil the next installment in this life simulation series: Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children game.

Yep, you read it here first, folks. The talented folks at Last Day of Work Games has been hard at work on a sequel that doesn't mess with the tried-and-true formula that made Virtual Villagers a resounding success, but has added a handful of goodies to satiate fans of the game and newbies alike.

But before we get into the new features, here's a quick refresher for those who haven't yet clicked their way through Isola: Played from a top-down perspective, gamers must help villagers collect food for the tribe, build structures, research new technologies (such as farming and medicine) and, of course, mate to create offspring, which is achieved by using the mouse to drag an adult male onto an adult female; if they like each other, they discretely enter a hut and ahem, wait for a stork to bring a baby. Over time, kids grow into adulthood, and then can contribute to society by assisting wherever help is needed. Villagers learn skills over time, meaning they may be more adept to one task over another. It' virtually impossible not to become attached to these villagers over time - but alas, some will grow sick and may even die.

Another unique feature with Virtual Villagers game - and other games from the designers at Last Day of Work - is the "persistent" nature of the story.

Download Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children (free trial)

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