Diamond Detective
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  • System Requirements
  • Windows 98 / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME
  • 233 MHz Pentium or equivalent
  • 32 MB Ram
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  • Uninstall instructions
 
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Diamond Detective 

Stop thief! Calling all detectives! The unsuspecting city of Gemopolis has fallen victim to a clever jewel thief in Diamond Detective Deluxe. Help the Chief of Police retrieve the stolen jewels, gather the evidence and put the criminal behind bars. Earn promotion to become a top detective in Diamond Detective Deluxe.

  • 50 levels
  • solve 10 mysterious robberies
  • 3 games in 1
  • 10 bonus diamonds
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Reviews of Diamond Detective
 | Added on: May 18, 2012
 
With cartoon looking people and bright colors, clicky music and matching gems, then finding to bad guy, the kids would have a great time with this fun, exciting game.
 | Added on: September 17, 2010
 
This is a fun game. I first played it for the iPad and liked it so much I came here to check out the full version. The computer version is different from the iPad version but I am enjoying it nonetheless. As the levels go higher it does require more strategy and faster mousing to complete the level before the timer expires. The basic concept is simple and you can set this in front of a computer newbie and they will be easily absorbed by it in no time.
 | Added on: December 10, 2009
 
I MUST say I'm very impressed with this game. If you've ever played the mystery type games of "who done it" like Agatha Christie, Clue, Sherlock Holmes, you will enjoy this I think. The difference here though is instead of "searching rooms" or solving puzzles, this is a Match 3 (or more) type game and a pretty relaxed game even though you have to fill the bar up with diamonds before the thief gets away as you see them moving along at the bottom of the screen. This game has nice power ups and trophies you win. I'm not sure how many levels this has as it doesn't state but I got through 16 within the 1 hour trial then purchased the game. I also have to admit I did get hung up when I got to this level as the thief got away. I think it was because I got too relaxed and simply wasn't paying attention! LOL! I just had to start over from that level, not the very beginning and you get to keep the points you've already accumulated. So if you like this type of game, definitely worth purchasing or at very least doing the free hour trial. Five star game all the way. Very addictive to play.
 | Added on: January 11, 2010
 
I bought this one ages ago, still haven't finished it so I guess I wouldn't say it's addictive. I come back to it now and then. I like the format of creating chains with 2-or-more gems with bonuses for long chains and multiple colour matches plus trophies for feats of awesomeness. At the end of each "gem bust" (level) where you have filled up the gem meter you get a clue from the crime scene, then at the end of 5 gem busts you use the clues to eliminate suspects in a line-up. Its a good concept and a fun game, my main issues are gameplay - selecting gem chains with the mouse is not always the easiest task, especially if trying to do it in a hurry. Very frustrating. Another thing I've noticed is whenever I start a level after opening the game it starts off very easy then seems to get exponentially harder so that after 3 or 4 levels beating the time limit becomes almost impossible, followed by impossible. However if I close the game down and reopen it, then on the exact same level I'm able to finish with tons of time to spare. I'm guessing it's a bug but possibly only on a mac or maybe it's been fixed (??) since I purchased in March 2007. For the chain select portion of the game I wouldn't call this a kids game but picking the crims from the line-up is childlike logic, though still strangely satisfying as you work your way up the police ladder. I would give it 4 stars if not for my gameplay issues.
 | Added on: September 2, 2013
 
A clever concept in which you match jewels to fill up a vault before the thief (in dark hat and cloak) has a chance to walk across the bottom of the screen and out the door, leaving footprints behind. Although once you get into the game, there's not much time to watch the thief. The game starts off sedately, and it seems too easy that the game allow matches of just 2 gems. But as specialty gems are introduced, the pace picks up, and you're glad of the opportunity to match just 2 jewels. It's easier to win a level if you click on the first gem, and then drag your mouse (in any direction) to create a chain of matching jewels, then release your mouse. Clicking each jewel individually will eventually eat up too much time to win a level. Also, the longer the chains, the more points you win, and the quicker the vault fills up, which is what keeps the thief from getting away. Another tip: although the instructions are brief and the scoring isn't explained, it seems a good idea to make matches using as many of the diamonds and the multi-color gems as you can. One quibble with the game: more variety is needed with the criminal suspects and the clues. Some of the same evidence and criminal suspects that appeared in the first police line-up showed up again in the second (so the game lost a star). Graphics are bright and cheerful. Game concept is interesting and entertaining. And while many match 3 games stay the same throughout, this one definitely gets more complex and challenging -- but in a good way. Loved it.
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