Discover the ghostly secrets a 500 year-old galleon holds in Ancient Spirits - Columbus' Legacy Deluxe. Virginia and Professor MacNara come upon an ancient ship on the beach of a deserted village. A curse is said to accompany the ship and immediately strikes as Professor MacNara is found dead. Now Virginia must pierce the veil of this mysterious vessel to figure out what happened.
transcend space and time in this startling hidden object mystery
explore Columbus' forgotten galleon and a deserted village to resolve a strange curse
search for clues, use handy items, and solve enigmatic puzzles
customize your experience by toggling scrolling scenes on or off
Good story line, and very time consuming. This is a great way to relax through a game because theres no clock ticking. I would like to see more story line HO's with some of the HO's in parts. Takes a little more time to find all the parts.
Kath123 | Added on: November 22, 2010
The game was enjoyable but a little too easy. The twinkling lights told you exactly where to go, but I did enjoy it!
DarkDragon | Added on: August 15, 2011
Well, the story and graphics are fine. The HO are pretty easy and no click penalty. The puzzles are good and some are quite challenging, skip button charges fast. Hint charges fairly slow. The sparkle will guide to the area of interaction. Pretty long play time, but it gets tedious because of a lot of back and forth and HO to get objects. Unless you really like lots of HO scenes, you may get a little frustrated and bored. Overall, it is a fine game, but may not appeal to many, and there are many better games.
I wasn't a fan of this game. There was a LOT of going back and forth, and not much actual interaction; just H/O scenes over and over again, in many of the same settings. Mini-puzzles were easy - nothing special. I still don't get the story -- it was boring to follow and not really about Columbus...? But then, I didn't read it too closely. I didn't finish this game, either -- and I have the free pass. It just didn't keep my interest. I guess I prefer a little more to do in a game than just spot objects.
I thought the game was okay. Nice graphics (the ghosty parts were a bit hard on the eyes, though). I have concluded, that if there was a bit LESS going back and forth, I would have given the game a higher star rating. It wasn't hard to figure out what to do, as you had the sparkly areas to help you along. The HO's were pretty easy and so were the puzzles. I did find it somewhat entertaining, although it won't go on my favorite list to play in the future. Check it out for your own thoughts and playability!
I thoroughly enjoyed this game, but thank goodness it had sparkling lights to let you know where to go next, otherwise it would have been way to difficult to navigate between all the different locations. At times game was difficult, but on the whole a lot of fun to play. I would highly recommend this game. Warning, don't give up if you're stumped, just click around the scene for your next clue. One disadvantage I found was the ghost scenes. I am in front of a computer a lot for both work and fun, and these scenes were a little glary on my eyes.
I really love this game could not stop playing for hours. VERY VERY VERY captivating.
SUZsaysHi | Added on: November 12, 2010
This game has almost everything I like in a HO games. I love the way you can scroll the scene. It is fairly easy to figure out where to go next. HOs can be challenging but there are plenty of hints, they do take a while to load. Graphics are very good. Music and animal sounds really add to the game. This is one I am almost positive I am going to purchase. I just finished the 60 minute demo and wish I knew how long this game is.
The graphics made this game seem lame and didn't really care for the story line.
streamrdr | Added on: November 15, 2010
I just finished this game and loved every minute of it. It is a mix of adventure and hidden object game genres. There is an island to traverse repeatedly but thanks to the sparkles, you always know where to go next and never feel lost. I don't know how many levels there were or the time it took me to play but the game seemed plenty long to me. The story was intriguing and the ending good. I would definitely recommend this game!
I have played a new Hidden Object game every week since 2004 to keep my mind active. I was somewhat befuddled with "Columbus Legacy" because of no good hint button and being confused in many instances of where to go next. The flashing blue lights would lead me around the boat but there was no directional instruction when I got stuck. Other than that, the graphics were well drawn but the music was (if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything) --! I imagine a younger mind might find the game a bit easy but my 75 year old mind didn't. I am still working at the game. Wish me luck.
This is a really great HOG/puzzle game. I actually didn't have too high hopes of it for some reason, when I first started playing, possibly because there had been a few duffers lately - but this is really what a good HOG should be. The graphics are first-rate and the game-play very thoughtfully designed. There are nice little touches, like the hint cursor being a brush that goes to the object and sweeps it clean for you; the inventory bar switches back automatically to the search list, without you having to go through hoops to switch modes. All in all, just very considerate to the player. The storyline is good, and there are some nice twists, such as having to go into the ghost world to find other objects to free ghosts that are trapped. All of the HOs are relevant to the story and fit in perfectly with the background. They are just easy enough to find to make it pleasant to play without it being too easy. Mini-games are great and very inventive and original. Hints fill up quickly, and are actually helpful. There are lovely nature sounds on the scenes, which are very relaxing, and it made a nice change from grating music that you had to turn down after a few minutes because it got on your nerves. I think you might be getting the idea that I love this game!!! More like this please Game House.