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Treasure Seekers 2: The Enchanted Canvases HD

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Tricky hidden object adventure game with minor violence.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

There are two difficulty levels and an in-game hint system for those who are stuck.

Violence

In one scene you'll see a young girl who is tied to a rock and who was bitten by a werewolf; in another a character is in an electric chair. There are no scenes depicting actual violence.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

The game contains an item called a "Hell's eye."

Consumerism

A link for another Treasure Seekers game takes you to the App Store; a tab takes you to a list of other G5 games, also with links to the App Store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are some references to violence in Treasure Seekers 2: The Enchanted Canvases. In one scene, you come across a girl chained to a rock who was bitten by a werewolf, while elsewhere in the game you'll come across your brother Tom sitting in an electric chair, an imprisoned genie, and a ghost pirate. Overall, the game should be suitable for older kids and teens; the mystery of the search for Tom may be a little intense for younger or sensitive kids. The game is for kids who are strong readers, as the instructions necessary for each step are written. A non-HD version is available for the iPhone and iPod touch; the HD version is iPad only. 

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What's it about?

On this adventure, kids take on the role of Nelly as she searches for her brother, Tom, who needs her help to find the philosopher's stone. Kids will read bits of the story and get instructions five different locations of the adventure, finding objects, solving puzzles, and completing tasks needed to get them closer to Tom and the treasure. Treasure Seekers 2 takes place over 50 hand-drawn scenes, such as one early in the game where you'll repair a torn magic carpet to fly to the top of a tower. This first requires you to find a needle and thread, and combine them with five patches of material draped throughout a room. The game also houses 24 different mini-games.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

TREASURE SEEKERS 2: THE ENCHANTED CANVASES HD is a puzzler that's one part hidden-object game, challenging you to find well-hidden objects in busy environments (think Where's Waldo or I Spy), and one part adventure game, where you must use items in your inventory to solve the task at hand; it's a mobile version of a PC game. The story surrounds Nelly, a young adult who vows to save her younger brother Tom, imprisoned in a mysterious Romanian castle. While fun, the adventure is on the short side, as the entire tale could be solved in a couple of hours -- not to mention there's little replayability as the items are in the same spot every time you play. But adventure seekers with a yen for fantasy storytelling should enjoy curling up with this game.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about patience. Most hidden-object activities require a lot of patience -- when is it a good time to take a break if you get frustrated? 

  • Set up a treasure hunt in your own house; create clues on slips of paper and watch your kids hunt for fun treats (or just hidden household objects)!

App details

Device:iPad
Subjects:Language & Reading: following directions, reading
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, solving puzzles
Price:$6.99
Release date:January 26, 2011
Category:Adventure Games
Publisher:G5 Entertainment
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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Parent Written byizzysmum February 4, 2011

Fun to play TOGETHER!

I love this game for myself, but also found that these HD games are great to play WITH my son. He and I sit with the ipad and play the "finding games." He doesn't understand the story, only being 4, but likes finding the objects (and pressing the *hint* button when we are stuck.) My only complaint is that they are pricey for an app. But gorgeous and well done!
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