Guardians of Magic - Amanda's Awakening
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  • System Requirements
  • Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • 1.2 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 256 MB Ram
  • Uninstall instructions
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Guardians of Magic - Amanda's Awakening 

Open your eyes to a wondrous world in Guardians of Magic - Amanda's Awakening Deluxe, a spectacular adventure of science and spellcasting. The Guardians of Magic face a technological threat from Amanda's mentor, Dr. Talbot Magus. To stop him, she must discover her grandfather's secrets and learn to use her own unexpected magical talent. But will it be enough to save the Guardians of Magic?

  • stop the war between magic and technology in this whimsical adventure
  • travel between space and time to explore 27 wondrous scenes
  • cast spells with your wand, build magical devices, and use technological savvy
  • solve masterful puzzles and play 18 uniquely engaging mini-games
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Reviews of Guardians of Magic - Amanda's Awakening
 | Added on: January 29, 2013
I bought the game on the strength of the free trial and to be honest, I wish I hadn't. Although the game was fairly fun to play, I was very disappointed to find that once I had bought the game there was only another 20 minutes of game play left with a very weak ending. The puzzles are easily solvable but good for relaxing game play and I thought that by buying the full version I would have hours of relaxing play left, but as this is a game that you can only really play once, I feel that I have wasted my money. Very disappointed.
 | Added on: March 28, 2011
As others have said, this is more of an adventure game than an HO game. It was great fun and turned out to be quite original. The storyline was very solid and the puzzles were fun - my only complaints are that it was a little too easy and a little too short. But don't let that put you off, it is definitely worth a play, I recommend it.
 | Added on: March 30, 2012
The graphics were good and the plot is okay -- but nothing to write home about. The hint system is totally useless. In fact, there is no hint system at all. And, the guidance on what to do is vague. I had to find a walk-through to get through the game. It is not an intuitive or logically sequenced game. I, personally, don't like games that need a strategy guide to get through them -- much less to finish.
 | Added on: March 22, 2011
Nice game - and definitely recommend you try the free trial. I found it very engaging and 'different' to start off with but quickly turned out to be quite simple and repetitive. You end up just going back and forth between scenes to find anything at all you can activate. Some fun Mini puzzles though not all that challenging - seemed like a REALLY short game - bought it after hour trial and finished it pretty soon after.
 | Added on: May 19, 2011
I liked this game. It was nice and easy. The storyline was good and got your attention. The minigames were challenging but easy to get through. Not a true "hidden object" game, more of an adventure game, but a nice change. If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon game, this is it.
 | Added on: March 29, 2011
Wow! I must say I'm quite disappointed as I'd been looking forward to playing this for the longest time but not what I expected at all. This started off pretty interesting, challenging and thinky, as this is not a HOG but more like a an Adventure game. You have lots of things to find as you are pretty much moving your cursor (mouse) around until you interact with something as there are lots of boxes to open via puzzles, spells to cast, and places to go, travelling between this world and other worlds, and should keep you busy for a good couple of hours however for me the "interest" in this game ended after about a 1/2 hour once I got the hang of the game just found it boring and repetative. I hated having to trace the symbol (spell) each time to go between worlds and finding the constellations in the telescope. Not that this was hard or anything, just repetative and boring. Not really all that challenging. I couldn't even bring myself to finish this game. Definitely give this a whirl and decide for yourself. Most seem to have enjoyed this but sorry just not for me. I give this 3 stars. Not all that and a bag of chips so to speak. Just OK in my opinion.
 | Added on: May 19, 2011
In this game you have to be good at figuring things out for yourself. There's no tasks. You begin in a side yard. There's a tree a front door and a basement door both are locked. You have to find the gears for the well. Then put it together. Some of the hints don't really help but I had fun playing.
 | Added on: July 28, 2012
The graphics are good. The objects you have to interact with are clear. The music is a little repetitive but overall it is pleasant. It took me two times trying before I was able to beat this game due to the vague hint system. You have to really pay attention in every location to get through the game. You also need to use the sound. There is at least one occasion where there is a knock at the door when a package is left. I love the bubble machine. I thought that was a nice added efffect. The mini games all have the option to skip the puzzles. I didn't see a need for this but used it twice just becuase i wanted to get on with the game to see what was next. I don't see any real replay value to the game because once you have been through the whole thing it is the same the second time around. The storyline is cute but campy. I think this is a kid friendly game, no gore or foul language but, it may prove to dificult for younger player by themselves. All in all, I enjoyed it tvery much.
 | Added on: September 20, 2011
It seemed to me that a lot more content could have come with this game. The storyline is interesting and original and I thought it was disappointing how little the creators explored the story and how quickly it finished. In my mind there could have been more spells to find, more machines to collect and more to do in each of the worlds. I also thought for a puzzle game it wasn't very challenging. Nonetheless, a good hours entertainment!
 | Added on: April 28, 2011
Nice idea for a game, picking up objects to solve puzzles but the game was too short. Some of the puzzles were too easy as such as the tangigram puzzles (fitting triangles and squares and other shapes together to form a picture). The puzzle would tell you if it was in the right place by locking it into position. These puzzles should make you think more by you moving them round until you get it right. Matching pairs and road rush games are nothing new, and were too easy. Okay to wile away an hour or too if you are on fun pass but you'll be disappointed if you pay full price for this game.
 | Added on: April 15, 2011
I wouldn't go as far to say this game would be kid friendly, I think it may be a little above that age. (I'm guessing like 5-12 maybe, unless your kid is some "doogie houser" type) I did enjoy playing the game, which I even ignored a few of my favorite tv shows to continue playing. Thank God for "record". I think the graphics are average, and the grand daughter this game is about looks manic depressive most of the time. (no offenses now, just describing what I see with NO puns or poking fun intended.) I do think I need to update my video card, or just maybe need to get a new computer. The game runs a little slow on my system.
 | Added on: March 22, 2011
I really enjoyed this game from the beginning. It is very different from most HOGs. As a matter of fact there really isn't many hidden objects. There is an actual storyline and to advance throughout the game you must solve all the different riddles, which are all different which made it very challenging. My olny thing negative about it is when you are stuck .... you are stuck it might take you going back through each level with a fine tooth comb to be able to advance at another point. But overall, good game.
 | Added on: September 26, 2011
This game for me was a puzzle. Having to find things in order to advance into the game. It was not an overly long game just the right amount of time for what the game was about. The music was relaxing making the scenes unhurried when finding tools. I am glad to have given this game a chance. Even just to play once you may be glad you did.
 | Added on: July 23, 2012
I actually really enjoyed the first 15 mins then after that my mouse hand lagged so bad I couldn't really do any of the puzzles so I had to uninstall. Too bad because it was fun! You may not have this problem if you buy the game. The constant ads probably made it lag because it wasn't doing that in the beginning...
 | Added on: March 23, 2011
In the beginning I didn't think I would enjoy this. The characters were gloomy and had sour-puss faces with no vocals, but it didn't take long before I became obsessed playing it. Very challenging. Not your normal HO. This is what I call more of a puzzle game than an HO. Unfortunately when I went back into the program to finish playing, I got locked out, saying 'game load failed'. I was very disappointed. Even uninstalled and reloaded, but didn't help. I'm envious of the players who got to finish. I definitely recommend this game for those who like a real challenge.
 | Added on: March 24, 2011
Very enjoyable doesn't take to long to solve, still great fun.
 | Added on: March 18, 2011
I liked the beta version of this game, and I love the finished version even more. This game will keep you busy and make you think..and probably retrace your steps. It's original, involved, and time passes quickly when you're playing. I'm glad to see that the comments made when this was a beta game were taken seriously. I think the storyline is easier to follow now, and some of the scenes and tasks make more sense. I'm really glad I decided to play it (again).
 | Added on: January 17, 2012
Although I enjoyed the plot & solving all the puzzles, this game has a fatal flaw - the hints are USELESS!! "Maybe I should look around more" is no help whatsoever. The only way I got through it was to find a walkthrough on another site. There is no heads up about clues overlooked. It is only by an intuitive leap that you sense there is something missing. Moreover, the only way to correct those mistakes or omissions is to go to Main Menu, erase your profile & start again from the very beginning. It is a real shame that the game designers sabotaged themselves by trying to be too inscrutable. Such a pity!
 | Added on: March 21, 2011
This game is way too involved for me. Some of you might like it, I do not
 | Added on: March 21, 2011
A very nicely done game! You play Amanda who is destined to follow in her grandfather's magical footsteps. You must find the parts of 2 magical machines and assemble them in order to protect that magical world. In order to find the pieces, numerous puzzles must be solved to retrieve them. The puzzles are not too difficult and with a little trial and error you should be able to solve them without too much frustration. A Skip feature is available for those who prefer the quest rather than solving the mini games. Scenes are beautifully drawn and icons assist you in finding items of interest. The game comes with a custom cursor which cannot be turned off and I found that the movement of the cursor became increasingly jerky the more I progressed through the game. It has some good replay possibilities if you want to go back and redo any of the puzzles you may have skipped the first time around. There's no timer to this one so take your time and enjoy the scenery. This one is worth taking a look at.
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