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Kids can learn problem solving, work on following multistep instructions, and improve reading skills on their treasure-seeking adventure with Nelly. Many of the tasks require following multiple steps and finding multiple objects. When Nelly has to retrieve a flower from the top of a tower, she has to water the flower first to make it grow and needs to retrieve a watering can to do so and then needs to get a tool to turn on the water faucet, too. The app offers two levels of play: casual mode, which is designed to be "relaxing and easy play," and advanced mode, which is "meant to be a challenge." In casual mode, hints are offered more freely and kids can skip puzzles. It’s a fun, visually delightful hidden-object adventure that puzzle-loving kids will enjoy solving.
Ease of Play
There are two difficulty levels and an in-game hint system for those who are stuck.
Violence & Scariness
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.
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The game contains an item called a "Hell's eye."
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Products & Purchases
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.
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.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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