Note: This game doesn't have an optimal playing experience on Windows 10. More info. Join an epic hidden object adventure with Jane Lucky, and solve the riddle of a thousand-year-old artifact!
While working on a dig deep in the jungles of South America, Jane and her fellow archaeology students are taken hostage by armed rebels. Their professor has been kidnapped, and his prized artifact, the North Star has been stolen. Now it’s up to you to help the team escape their captors, then travel the globe to track down Professor Sky and recover the mysterious North Star.
Your first mission is to save Jane’s expedition and rescue the local villagers from the dangerous rebels. Next you must travel to a seemingly deserted island in the Pacific and use your sleuthing skills to solve a troubling mystery. Then you’re off to a remote African village, where you must help reveal the truth behind local superstitions as you race to find Professor Sky before it’s too late. Visit 50 beautifully detailed locations and tackle tricky mini-games as you put your archaeological talents to the test. The fate of Jane, Professor Sky and the North Star is in your hands!
Try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Jane Lucky today.
Step into the shoes of an expert archaeologist in this Hidden Object adventure.
Race to find the mysterious thousand-year-old North Star.
Search for items in 50 beautifully detailed scenes.
Travel the globe - from South America, to a deserted island, to a remote African village.
Tackle tricky mini-games and exciting Match-3 puzzles.
I rather enjoyed this game, although for the life of me I couldn't really work out why. It has numerous fairly obvious flaws, but despite that, it's really quite good fun. It's fairly obvious that English isn't the first language of the developers, and the grammar and spelling is quite atrocious throughout - ranging from the hilarious to the diabolical. Perhaps that is part of its charm. The dialogue is very clunky and unnatural, and there is far too much of it early on in the game. There is no spoken dialogue, which is possibly a blessing considering the quality of the written dialogue. I did have to smile at some of the guerillas in the first story, and it wasn't actually a bad story line, even though it was a bit B movie. The storyline does meander rather through the game, moving from one scenario to the other without much continuity, but the graphics are pretty good throughout and it was nice to globe trot a bit. The game play itself I felt was pretty good - basically finding components or objects to fulfill tasks and solve problems and puzzles. The tasks almost all furthered the storyline. The mini games ranged from the hackneyed old standards, which were a bit tiresome, to some fairly new and enjoyable games. Overall though, pretty good. One problem was that because of the rather poor Engish used in some of the instructions and HO listings, it was a bit difficult to work out what you were looking for or what you were supposed to be doing exactly sometimes. It was fairly obvious that several people wrote the text, and one poor soul that wrote the instructions and some of the text didn't really have a clue. If a game is intended for the Engish speaking market, then the developers should ensure that all text is checked by someone who is very fluent in English to make sure that it is not going to confuse or make it difficult for the player to follow instructions. Really though, despite its often amusing failings, I found this a very playable and enjoyable game and well worth trying. It did keep me smiling through most of it, which can't be bad.
This game is not very difficult but moves along and I enjoyed the various challenges. Mini games are pretty easy. Nice graphics, a little too wordy. Would recommend highly for beginners or HOG enthusiasts who want to play something that is not complicated nor boring.
geniegirl | Added on: January 4, 2011
I have played 49 minutes of the Free Trial and I just can't get enthused about saving any of these people. Right now I am finding parts to assemble a detector for a mystical artifact. Some of the parts have included a coffee maker and an hour glass - real science at work here. Mini-games have been simple and the hidden objects have been pretty mundane. I think I'll pass on buying this one.
Kodak_2057 | Added on: January 10, 2011
I don't know who writes and edits the dialogue and hints for these games, but it is atrocious! I find spelling mistakes very distracting and take away from the game experience. But when I have to use the hints because I have no idea what I am looking for! Someone needs to be fired or at lease invest in a good spell checker.
sportygal2009 | Added on: January 4, 2011
Well the story seemed interesting enough about a lady named Jane and her fellow archaeology students are taken hostage by armed rebels. The professor has been kidnapped and his prized artifact, the North Star has been stolen however about 10 to 15 minutes sorry to say was just about all I could cope this game right here. Where this went down the hill for me and right from the get go: I don't mind dialogue in a game if it's interesting which this isn't to me anyway especially if it's spoken which this was, well some of it was, instead of reading it which the dialogue is there for reading but this just seemed to go on & on & on. Sometimes you could hear what they were saying however sometimes their mouths would be moving but nothing comes out and it's not just me because I read on another game forum since I've found nothing posted at the Gamehouse here about this game and others had commented about this. Not saying this isn't in other games but out of the many I've played, this is the first I've seen this that I can recall anyway. Either have the dialogue spoken or the game player has to read it, be consistent game developers/creators. I'd much prefer to hear the dialogue than to have to sit and read it. Also sometimes it would go to the next scene however, sometimes you have to click at the bottom of the screen to move forward in the game. Then it would seem to take FOREVER to get to the next scene. The graphics in this game are a lot to be desired in my opinion. How you find stuff is it brings up a circle and shows you what you have to find. Some things I found OK but most like trying to find a needle in the haystack. The hint does charge up pretty quick. As for any kind of mini games well I can't tell ya about that because I had to the stop the madness, cut this off and pull the plug already. Way better games I could be playing. I just couldn't cope with this game another second. Give it a whirl however as you just might enjoy this which I hope you do but definitely not for me.
This game is not worth the time it takes to play it. Very little actual game play. More story than anything. The story line is horrible and what little gameplay there is is so easy to be boring. Would not recommend this game at all.
devi | Added on: January 4, 2011
I'm tossed on this one. This game had lots of variety. The HO sections were diverse, some silhouettes, some words, some pictures. The mini games were different. Almost each scene you went to was different, so there was no boredom there. A fairly easy game. Downside, the chit chat. Wow. There were scenes you had to go to, only to listen to storyline (which I always found annoying). For players who like a wordy storyline, this game is definitely for you. On the whole, I enjoyed playing this. Here's a few hints for you. In dark scenes, look for a light source. When you have a silhouette, the object is facing in the same position as the picture. The animations were a little strange. The characters lips actually moved. So, to make things a little fun for me, I turned off the volume, and made up my own words. Kinda like watching an old dubbed Japanese movie. Anway, I don't think this game deserved 4 stars, but I would have liked to rate it 3-1/2. Happy New Year to all.
I wasn't crazy about this game. I found the lip movement almost as annoying as the storyline. It had the usual hidden objects, with a plus of giving you a light source when needed. I probably won't finish it, as it just doesn't hold my interest.
TAR671 | Added on: January 4, 2011
As stated in my headline, in my opinion, this is a great game. I found nothing that, while playing this game, bother me at all. The game is challenging, the graphics are great, the mini-games provide a good break from the object search and the story flows well. In my opinion, the game is suitable for all ages of game players. The game consists of searches involving both lists of objects and silhouettes of objects, this also adds to the enjoyment of the game. the amount of cut scenes is appropriate for the game , without slowing the pace of the game. The game involves searching a number of different scenes with out stringing the objects out across multiple scenes. The objects can be located in most scenes without having to rely on the hint function; however, when needed the hint function recharges in a reasonable amount of time, again adding to the enjoyment of the game. I recommend that you try this game, I think you will enjoy it.
A decent little game with lots of variety when hunting for objects - shapes, lists, & pictures - as well as replacing items within certain scenes. The mini games weren't too hard and they've incorporated a new twist (at least for me) on the Match 3 games. If it had one downfall it was the amount of dialogue you have to wade through in order to follow the story but if you're not that interested in the story you can click through them quickly. Hints are unlimited with no penalty for using them and the meter recharges fairly quickly. I thought the length of the game was good but can't comment on replay value since I only went through it once. It's worth taking a look at.
The story is quite interesting. Fine music and graphics. The game is mostly straight HO, going back and forth scenes and locations to collect objects/pieces. Few mini-games. It is a pretty ok game, but I'm not really enthusiastic for it.
Wynnie | Added on: January 7, 2011
It's engaging should enjoy each location. I would Recommend to others who enjoy hidden object games and puzzles.
emi1 | Added on: May 16, 2011
typical HOG-find items in different locations to advance your game. the story was interesting-being captured by rebels at a pretty routine archeological dig. the goal to escape and while trying to escape build a device to locate a supernatural artifact that the head scientist had found many yrs ago and kept secret. i found the items very easy to find. the mini games very easy. i think this is an excellent game for novice HOG players.
This is a good HO game. I really like the storyline, the mini games are hard at times but not impossible and you can skip them. There is a lot of putting objects together but not a lot of running around from place to place. Not kid friendly because of some of the content. The graphics and music are good. I am almost sure I am going to purchase this one.
Margo352 | Added on: February 23, 2011
I played this game through to the end because I found the story interesting. It did end rather abruptly but managed to tie up all loose ends. Yes, the moving lips are annoying - but I ignored them. And, yes, there are many spelling errors (including more than one version of the same name - e.g., Vincenzo and Vinchenso). However, there were many different search locations (you did not search the same place more than one time) and the objects you were looking for actually had relevance to the story. Overall, I would say give it a try.
I Wasn't to impressed with this game at all. I found the items to be extremely easy to find, i was buzzing right through it. So for younger kids i'm sure it would be alright. Didn't like the story line either, seemed to jump around alot and at the rate they were going it could of kept going and going then outta know where was the end...... So i am bummed i wasted the money on this one.
Peej | Added on: January 4, 2011
An easy, fun game. Perhaps too much dialogue but the chapters went by quickly, and I kept telling myself "one more, one more." Hints charge fast. I used a few myself. Not a game for those who love the harder HOG's, but it was great fun. Graphics were good. Mini games were fun and easy.