Stop a thief from destroying the Magic Academy in Magic Encyclopedia - Illusions Deluxe, an exciting journey through a changed world. A bandit has stolen The Book of Illusions and imprisoned everyone at the school. Catherine must stop the villain before he builds an unbeatable army. Can she free the Academy in time?
save the Magic Academy in this exquisite hidden object search
stop The Illusionist before he builds an unbeatable army of Golems
switch back and forth between reality and deception in 25 gorgeous levels
find important objects, play fantastic mini-games, and solve puzzles
Very addicting. I like this type of Hidden Object game where you have to find pieces instead of lists of items.
Mystyfydzz | Added on: October 18, 2010
Not quite a game for younger kids - maybe pre-teen and up. Some of the items are so well hidden that you really need to use a hint here & there. Plenty of things to keep you guessing. Every time I wanted to play a game, it has been this one for the past 2 weeks. I'll be playing it for quite some time....over & over.
Jocasa | Added on: June 21, 2010
The tutorial provide minimal help. The only way I could play this is with an online walkthrough I found elsewhere. If it wasn't for my funpass, I wouldn't have played more than an you.
mollie | Added on: June 21, 2010
i was able to get to the second chapter and then got stuck. the hint i recieved was go to the next room. when i went to the other room it said look in other areas. sheesh! waste of time and money
Tayotae | Added on: March 27, 2012
What a frustrating game. Picking and clicking here and there, not knowing what I am be doing. I will leave this one to the pros.
MissRaven77 | Added on: June 18, 2010
I tried to play this game, but the tutorial didn't explain how to play, & I tried lots of clicks here & there to leave the first room, but I was not able to get out of it. If the tutorial were more informative, I would probably enjoy this game, but I found it frustrating.
emi1 | Added on: June 18, 2010
don't know what was up with me and this game...got stuck on the 1st chapter the 2nd scene, and just couldn't figure out what to do-the clues didn't help me. oh, well...
jkjennings | Added on: January 9, 2012
I can't see how other reviewers gave this gave top scores because it is very frustrating and some pieces are tiny, hidden as not to appear at all, and parts of things, that make other things. Really hard to find the objects and your way through this game. Had to go to a Walkthrough several times and finally gave up because it became so frustrating. I wouldn't recommend it.
CottonCandees | Added on: June 29, 2010
This is a wonderful game! I read the reviews before I played it and found that I didn't have the troubles everyone else had. The objects are fragments of what you need to use on certain items to advance in the game. I was suprised how many different levels there were. You do have to go back and forth a lot but it wasn't bad on load time. This is a game worth playing if you like a challange.
sportygal2009 | Added on: June 21, 2010
Yuck! Yikes! Yet another wreck of a game. I don't know what's up with me and this game either as I agree with emi1 on this one. By far one of the weirdest and most bizzare games I've ever played. As mentioned in other reviews not much help, pretty much have to "click" around. Usually I'm pretty into the games that are thinky on what to do/where to go but not with this game. I was finally able to figure out some of it , the blue areas as one review mentions but what I was able to figure out didn't "wow" me as in wanting to continue playing this game. My mind was just wandering. I found myself thinking about just anything except for this game. This game just didn't draw me in like most do. I just can't get into it as I played a little last night and thought if maybe I came back to it later and that's when I figured out the blue areas a different result - liking this game = NOT! Hey GameHouse cut this off and bring Dead Time Stories part 2 to the site would ya? LOL!
I enjoyed this game. It had the right amount of object finding with challenges and object application. The only thing I'm not a huge fan of is the fact that you have to find the pieces of the objects you need instead of finding the objects themselves. But I liked the bright colors and the scenes and the interaction part was good. Fun game.
Dakota77 | Added on: June 21, 2010
Intriguing game! All the connections between each screen is certainly different than any Hidden Object game I have played. Very addictive, it leaves you saying...."just one more screen, then I'll stop"...lol. I completed it in one day, only because I played until the wee hours of the morning and all day long! I loved it! I hope there is a sequel.
sparkle | Added on: June 24, 2010
Greatest game ever! I loved it, the challenge boy did it make me think. People who gave it one star just didn't give it a chance. I thought it was going to be boring no way,it was the best yet that motimer becker game move over.This one had better grafics, story, challenges etc. Well worth the money im sorry I waited so long to play it. People put on your thinking caps and enjoy! You won't regret it.
Teddi | Added on: June 21, 2010
At first I was very frustrated with it. I could not understand what they wanted. I thought it would be your normal HOG. It is not! It is a lot more. The story was imaginative. The items to find are pieces to an interactive object, not you normal list of items. Time is not important. You have to read every info-box on an interactive item to get clues. But once I got the hang of it, I was addicted! Didn't get a lot done because of it. I would have given it a 5 but the start of the game is frustrating because the tutorial is weak, The hint button didn't help much until you knew that "Look elsewhere" meant you had to go to a different scene and accomplish a goal there and come back. The mini games were fun. I haven't replayed it yet so I won't rate that. I think kids would do better than me with it.
I found myself constantly frustrated with the game play and not knowing where to go or what to do next. The instructions and even hints were very vauge, and didn't help at all. I dont like games like that. I just couldn't figure it out. I am uninstalling it! Kudos to those who liked the game and were able to figure it out. I am just lucky I didn't buy it, it was the days free down load.
Takethater | Added on: June 23, 2010
What a lovely game. The graphics are beautiful and colourful. You have to collect pieces of objects and decide how to use them. Very much like Mortimer Beckett. The "illusion" is a real treat where you have to find an object to look over the screen to find pieces that you couldn't see at first view. After the first chapter you get a pair of magic glasses which you can put on to change the view whenever you want. You have to change between scenes to do something at some stages in order to progress. The hint will help you if you are not sure and will tell you either if there is a piece you haven't spotted or if there is nothing more you can do in that scene - which tells you you need to look somewhere else. Didn't want it to end.
Hmm... lots to say about this one but other reviewers have touched on similar points. Very original and entertaining but very challenging; at least for a thirty-something. If it weren't for the hints, I wouldn't have made it from location to location. Even with the hints it was tricky. A lot of the pieces you're supposed to find are almost too well hidden. I skipped through most of the mini-games during the trial, but some of them were challenging too. Overall, I loved it!
Found this game very addictive. I had a hard time closing it to go to bed!! Once you figure out that the blue areas let you move to the next area, you're set. Great replay, great fun (especially the Illusions) though at times, the flares made things a bit harder to locate.
vikesfan1 | Added on: June 21, 2010
I enjoy games that provide a bit of a challenge.....and this one definitely did that. There were times when I felt lost and once I had to recruite the aid of my 10 year old daughter (who figured it out with no problem.....ugh...). I enjoyed it quite a bit. Liked the graphics. Really liked using the 'special' glasses to see other hidden items, although at times they made me dizzy :). I don't know that I would buy it, as replay wouldn't change up or challenge, but if you've got Fun Pass, certainly worth giving it a whirl.