Around the World in 80 Days
System Requirements
  • System Requirements
  • Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows ME / Windows 98 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • 500 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 128 MB Ram
  • Uninstall instructions
Award Value: 3 Stamps
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Around the World in 80 Days 

Travel around the world in this exciting game inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel. Match groups of 3 tiles or more across 4 continents in a trip over land, sea, and in the air. Visit the most beautiful cities and collect the items Phileas Fogg wants to take along. Around the World in 80 Days Deluxe is a first class adventure!

  • over 80 Levels
  • based on a classic novel
  • full-screen graphics
  • bonus screensaver
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Reviews of Around the World in 80 Days
 | Added on: January 5, 2010
One review said sneaky in in it's difficulty. This is very true. I found this to be it's downfall ultimately, because you have to repeat the same puzzles too many times. In each country there are 8 or so puzzles and you have 3 lives. if you get to say the fifth puzzle and then lose your lives, you have to start back at the beginning of the country. I don't have much patience for have to repeat things in a game over and over. How is this fun? Once I have solved a puzzle I want to move on. Even if I get stuck on a puzzle for a long time. Also, the lives thing is just silly and not needed. they need a better way to tie into the 80 days thing. the lives just does not work, this isn't Donkey Kong.
 | Added on: May 4, 2011
This is probably the most challenging match 3 game I've ever played, and for that reason, one of the most fun. You have to really plan ahead as to how to make the tiles line up correctly to make the match which will release the treasure piece. Using the power ups and choosing which power up to use when is the challenge. Sometimes you just have to keep making unneeded matches just to charge up the power ups. You also get an extra life after 100,000 points. After you complete the final level, it starts you back at the beginning, but at a new difficulty level, which includes the addition of cloud blocks, which block your path and can only be removed with power ups. This was a really great game and I have continued playing over and over.
 | Added on: August 23, 2010
Beautiful game, wonderful & interesting theme, great storyline ... what more could you want in a match 3 game? The graphics are wonderful - the pieces very pretty, even the sound effects while playing are pleasant. The whole time, the story is being told to you from a leather journal in your carpetbag, which is animated quite nicely. The story itself is easy to follow and interesting. As you are traveling the world, you are seeing various sights, which of course are also beautiful. Each city you visit you must "free" items on the match 3 boards in order to progress. At the end of a level, you must reveal a postage stamp of the featured city. As you make matches of 4 or more, your power up items charge up and turn into stronger, more powerful items. Gameplay is fun, relaxing, and a pleasure to play.
 | Added on: August 25, 2010
I know a lot of people like the challenge a timer presents in a game, but there are also lots of players who don't. I'm one of them. There's nothing more frustrating to me than to get so far in a game and then get stuck because you can't beat a silly timer (or, in the case of HOG games, run out of hints). It's especially frustrating when you're trying to beat the timer and the game's design is stacked against you - and that's what this game ultimately does. It expects you to beat a timer, but makes it almost impossible for you to do so once you reach a certain point (for me, that was about halfway through the game). Granted it only sends you back to the particular country you're in rather than to the very beginning of the game (that's why I'm giving it three stars instead of only one or two); but when you've worked your way through four or five of the country's seven or eight levels, that's pretty frustrating. Too bad it doesn't have an untimed option. I would have given it at least a four, maybe even a five, then because I really was enjoying it until I couldn't go any farther.
 | Added on: September 15, 2011
Not enough time in higher levels. Does not offer to many chances to get extra lives. I like the game, but I would love it if it offered more chances for extra lives.
 | Added on: July 8, 2010
I did the free 60 minute download and thought this was a great game so I purchased it. After the initial download it gets much more frustrating. Instead of losing one level if you can't complete it, it sends you back to the beginning of that level and you lose everything you have accomplished. After 2 or 3 times of this happening it gets old really fast. There's no way to get around it. At this point the game is no fun just plain frustrating. I am no longer playing it because of this and I am no quitter.
 | Added on: July 27, 2009
This is one of my favorite Match 3 games. It's very challenging; getting more challenging as the game progresses. The graphics are beautiful, story good & there is nothing but match 3. The screen saver is nice, too. It rotates through all the places you've been along with pleasing music. I give this a 5 star
 | Added on: March 28, 2011
I bought this game after purchasing Gardenscapes and Farmscapes, which I love and am totally addicted to, so when this was labeled as both match 3 and hidden object, I thought it would be more like them. WRONG!!! There is absolutely NO hidden objects and more importantly there is NO relaxed mode, which I really need as I had a mild stroke a few years back and tend to panic when there is a time limit. PLEASE, Gamehouse, relabel this game appropriately so as no other buyer is mislead!
 | Added on: September 12, 2011
There was enough challenge in this attractive game to keep me interested and somewhat addicted but it also began at a pace that was manageable and interesting for my six-year-old grandson. Great graphics and classic story-line appropriate to both age groups also.
 | Added on: July 22, 2010
Colorful scenes from around the world add flavor to this puzzle game. For players who like stories, this game includes these in each location. Enjoy!
 | Added on: May 20, 2009
If you master Jewel Quest, this will be an average or even easy challenge to you, especially with special helps offered in this game (like freezing time, extra life,clearing all same color tiles etc.). I don't like clicking though storyline conversations and lost interest in the storyline all together after a few countries. I also find collecting a stamp at the end level of each country cumbersome since it's easier than the previous level I just played. Background graphics are just ok and the screen saver feature is the same. Though I did enjoy the background changing from day to light and occasional rain. I think kids will prefer this one to jewel quest. They can learn geography and some little tidbits from each country presented in the game.
 | Added on: September 16, 2011
My husband and I play this game every day. Its so fun!
 | Added on: August 3, 2010
This is by far I believe the most challenging match 3 game I've ever played but one of the best as I like how you go from country to country. For me anyway this started out pretty easy but got pretty challenging and quick and as mentioned if you lose all your lives it will take you back to the beginning of the country so it can get frustrating as that happened to me. Overall I still give this 5 stars and for that reason, it's challenging. I thank you GameHouse for this challenging match 3 game. This rocks in my opinion.
 | Added on: May 19, 2011
Love the superb graphics and scenes. The game flows logically and follows the original story well. The puzzles are pleasingly difficult and challenging
 | Added on: August 30, 2010
I love match 3 games and a lot of them are the same thing over and over. This one is different, it's one of the hardest match 3 games I've ever played. It actually takes some thinking, okay, a lot of thinking. And it can get discouraging when you have to start over. Yes a "relaxed mode" without timer would be nice where I can just play because it's therapeutic, not stressful. still, a well done game.
 | Added on: September 10, 2011
I really liked playing the game and reading about the different things collected. I got frustrated more than once. It got quite challenging.
 | Added on: November 9, 2009
Fun and challenging game! It's one of the few GH games that I didn't finish in a day or so so it really is well worth the money!
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