Note: This game doesn't have an optimal playing experience on Windows 10. More info. Explore an uncharted land full of mystery and treasure in Column of the Maya, a perilous seek-and-find adventure.
Sarah's archeologist uncle disappears, putting her on a quest to find him. Her search leads to the trail of an ancient Mayan artifact and a secret village in Central America. The investigation however, is made all the more difficult by Miguel Alvarez, a charismatic but cunning relic hunter who also has his eye on this mysterious "Pillar of the Maya".
Follow along with Sarah and as she dives into this dangerous journey. Walk through ancient Mayan ruins, remote jungles, and perilous burial chambers to discover the location of her uncle and the prized relic. Solve ancient riddles and overcome troubling obstacles at every turn. Will Sarah find her uncle, or will any chance of locating him be destroyed if Miguel gets to the artifact first?
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Help locate a missing uncle in this adventurous Hidden Object quest.
Follow his footsteps searching for an ancient artifact that holds the key.
Outwit a troublesome relic hunter and find the artifact first.
Walk through ancient Mayan ruins, remote jungles, and perilous burial chambers.
Solve ancient riddles and overcome troubling obstacles at every turn.
This was, as others have previously stated, a grand waste of time. The story line was abysmal, as if it was translated from another language, barely making much sense and then abruptly ending. I assume in an attempt to set the player up for a sequel... God forbid. The graphics were blurry, fuzzy, and pretty difficult to see, therefore most of the hidden objects were unrecognizable as the object you actually were searching for. The hint button was pretty much useless while playing the puzzles, giving hints that were more confusing then the actual puzzle. Some puzzle being mind numbingly simple and others being impossible to solve. Basically, finishing this game is just a matter of principle since paying money to download it. I wouldn't even recommend this if you have FunPass. Its not worth your time.
The game is not exactly the best HOG. I played it and the ending was very disappointing. I didn't like the dialogue between the characters. I felt as if I was being hurried through the game. The graphics were okay, not the best. I'm not sure about the whole game that I'm at loss for more words. Good enough for a kid to play, but not good enough for a real good HOG gamer.
iluvmyrats | Added on: November 12, 2010
some objects are really small and some objects not just tiny but half hidden behind things. today just happens to be the day i decided to put my contacts in and that didn't help much.
cman14850 | Added on: November 18, 2010
This was one of the worst games I've played. There wasn't any challenge until the last puzzle and then the "hints" weren't helpful at all. Graphics were lame and the storyline was irrelevant. Wish I could get a refund!
covingtonmom | Added on: November 16, 2010
I agree that this could have been a good game, but it is just too much work to try and find the miniscule objects! I ended up just clicking on anything tiny in order to find many objects. They were certainly unrecognizable at their size.
haley458 | Added on: November 18, 2010
I agree with what everyone is saying about the objects -- I was also clicking on anything that even looked slightly odd in hopes that it was an object I needed. But what really got to me was the story! What the heck was that ending?? I feel like I started a book in the 5th chapter, then skipped ahead to chapter 10, and then just read the very last chapter, and that was it. Not very well thought out, to say the least.
pgillenw | Added on: November 15, 2010
This game could of been great. The story line was very good. The graphics if not opaque and objects hidden but recognizable would go a long way to make this game palatable. I had no problem with the hints/info they were useful. If I were the development team I would do some heavy lifting and bring this game to market again. The creative idea was more than valid it was the graphics that needs work.
TAR671 | Added on: November 29, 2010
I am a FunPass user, and I feel Like I was robbed of 30 minutes of my life. This may not be the worst game I have ever downloaded, but I would have to waste another hour of my life try to identify one of the games that was worse than this. The objects are unidentifyable due to the horrible graphics and the size and shape of the objects. The interactions between the characters are crude, and totally unenjoyable. I could not find one thing I liked about this game, other than the enjoyment of quitting before I disliked it more. Try it, if you desired but, I think you are in for a disappointment!
Oh dear, What are the developers trying to do to us poor gamers? I started playing this with high hopes, and then realised that unless Superman was handy to help me out with this game, I was in for a very tricky time of it. Some of the objects were so small and well hidden that my hint button, barely got a moment's rest. You couldn't even see what they were when the hint circled them for you. Good job the hint button filled up quickly, because I had to hit it every time it refilled practically. The puzzles were either far too easy, or far too hard, and the hint either told you exactly what to do, rather than just hinting, or wasn't at all helpful. I wandered around in a daze wondering what on earth I was supposed to be doing. All I can say is, that if you like a real challenge and don't mind straining your eyes, then you might enjoy it. Personally, I'm not into self-torture.
Objects can be very small and only half visable. Some of them are small enough that it's hard to see that it's even the right item! (like the brush on the desk in the first bit of the game) Also if you're stuck not knowing where to try next and try the hint button if often just tells you to "take the screen away" without giving much other guidance. But it uses it as a hint anyway and then you have to try another area, wait for the hint to recharge, and try it again. Often to be left again, with no helpful hint, and no idea what your next step should be. But the artwork is pretty, and some of the dialogue is funny