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Treasures of the Serengeti

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun, fascinatingly different puzzle game set in Africa.

Game Windows 2010
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There are innumerable puzzle games out there, but Treasures of the Serengeti shines among them by offering a completely new and different kind of matching game. What at first seems very simple (connect interlocking jigsaw-type pieces of matching color) ends up requiring a lot of strategic thinking and very fast fingers. The three types of mini-games, which are used to break up the action and add a bit of variety, are also mostly original as well (with the exception of a fit-the-pieces-together building game). One is a seemingly typical memory match game -- until you realize you have to match sounds, not images. And another requires you to tune instrument strings in order to play a demonstrated tune. The framing story sequences can seem a bit disjointed at times, but they're not really necessary to even sit through. With or without the layered-on plot, Serengeti is a stellar puzzle game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: January 12, 2010
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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