Explore tranquil meadows, lush forests, and peaceful seas in this unique adventure that's full of photographic fun. When your grandfather, a noted naturalist, goes missing after discovering some strange new species while birding, it's up to you to grab his camera and get to the bottom of his mysterious disappearance. Your path leads to a crazy cast of characters who challenge you to snap photos of elusive birds. Along the way, collect cool items including an x-ray lens, infrared scope, auto-winder, and more to help you catch that perfect shot. Snapshot Adventures - Secret of Bird Island is an innovative and immersive adventure of feathered family fun.
I loved this game and I played it to the end but it was sad to see it finish. It made me think about what I was doing. I hope that they bring out a part 2 of this game.
DrGameLvr | Added on: December 1, 2011
I am not that into photography or birds, but I nevertheless found this game enjoyable. I usually don't get into HOGs that much because they start to feel repetitive and boring for me after a while, but this one held my interest.
essensual | Added on: May 26, 2009
If you like photography and enjoy seeing different birds, this is gold. The object is to take a still or flying photo of particular birds within given time and photoframes allowed. The birds come can go as they please like they do in nature. I replayed countless of times and never bored. The first few scenes you collect gadgets like zoom lenses, bird identifier, bird food etc. to help you with your next assignments. Scenes differ from a forest, a swamp, a city garden, a desert, or you could be on a moving boat. Also daytime and nighttime offer different kind of birds. There's an additional feature where you can create your own bird and release it to share with other online users. It's so much fun and engaging and I love coming back looking for a particular bird and getting a particular angle to have the nicest photos in my field journal. (You get to keep the best still and flying photo of each bird in a journal). Worth at least a try. Quite original...bravo!
I can't remember when I had more fun with a game - this is so different from anything I have played before. As I finish each site I can't help but think when I replay the game I will get even better pictures if I use different tools. Please lets have more of this type game - underwater photos, or other wildlife, thank you and please more games like this!
imheavenbound2 | Added on: March 3, 2012
this is an awesome game it can be challenging, it is hours of fun, i enjoy going back and getting or trying to get five star shots of every bird. im not a gamer by far but this game will bring the gamer out of anyone all ages. i cant wait to see if a second edition comes out, just beware just when you think you have it beat you might just end up being challenged for days.....just try it....very enjoyable...
dj_une | Added on: April 26, 2010
I love photographing in real life, and had a great time playing this game. Hoping for more photo games in the future!
jmg1234 | Added on: April 5, 2012
If you like shooting birds WITH A CAMERA, then this one's for you. It's just like the real thing. The animation, the challenge of taking the pictures, the sounds, everything. The sounds are so real that they sound exactly like birds out in my yard. I wouldn't know the difference from my computer making the sounds and the real thing. Once you get successful pictures, you can actually Email them to people, and click on the birds to hear what sounds they make in real life, as well as learn a little about each bird. So you can learn a little as well as the challenge of taking the pictures. The only real complaint that I have is there's a time limit per level to take all your pictures. I think they should do away with that. It's mislabelled as a hidden object game. There's no hidden objects at all, but this is a really good game. It has great innovation to it, and is NOT of plain old main stream game. I alway appreciate a nice innovative, independent thinking game like this one.
I loved this game, it's so different, it's not really a "hidden object" game at all, but I suppose there's no other category to choose. My only complaint (and the ONLY reason I'm not giving it 5 stars) is that it won't run on my new computer, not sure why - luckily, it runs fine on my old computer. I love birds and I'm familiar with all of the more common species in the Northeast USA, so it was easy enough for me to spot the right birds. I'm not sure if this would be too challenging for a non-bird-watcher or not. There is a gadget that will identify birds for you, but you don't get it right away, and depending on that would slow you down. Speed is of the ESSENCE in photographing these birds. The most challenging part of this game for me was choosing which photos to keep at the end - I was often wrong about which would score higher.
Fun game and learning tool. Travel from habitat to habitat identifying real and 'funtastic' birds. The real ones with actual bird calls and field marks. A true bird watcher's educational dream! The challenging part comes when you are trying to take great pictures of fast flying birds, before you can progress to the next adventure. Fun game.
purplecak | Added on: April 5, 2010
This was a really great game. Totally different than anything else offered nowadays. It's also kind of fun learning different types of birds. The graphics are nice, its relaxing without being boring, and again, just so different than anything else that it was very refreshing. I definitely recommend this game.
adele1984 | Added on: March 18, 2012
This is a very very different take on 'traditional' TM games in that there is a reasonable story-mode but instead of waitressing or caring for babies etc, you are bird-watching. What could be more relaxing than a game of just shooting pictures of birds. Wrong this is not relaxing at all (fun, but can get quite 'stressful (in a fun kind of way), in that you are tasked to take shots of birds native to the area of the world you are in (there is even education in here as well :)), the better the shot the more stars you get the more stars you get the bigger the rewards that help you get even better shots. It is a good game one I played years ago for an hour time-trial couldn't find the name of it but happened to hit upon it by chance. A game I would recommend to everyone as very unique take on the genre.
sorry but I found this boring and I am glad that I did not buy it
donetella | Added on: June 4, 2010
i absolutely love this game! i love the challenge of taking the best picture. i want more like this! let's go to the zoo or on a safari or something! or on vacation to different countries. for me though, i finish the game pretty quick. i need part 2!
ScreenName | Added on: April 5, 2010
This is an incredible game. The birds are lifelike - and they (except the user created) are real birds. Information in the journal about each bird is real making this a very educational as well as very fun game.The only problem with it is it should have included a "relaxed" mode without timer especially since tere is a limited number of pictures you can take at each level. Even without relaxed mode it is one of the best games there is especially if you like photography and/or birds. It is a great beginner guide for those interested in bird watching in real life. Not only are the birds real, the sound files are included for each bird. The birds sing as they would in real life. You can also email the pictures you take from the game. This is really a ten star game (and would be 20 star game if it didn't have the timer or had a relaxed mode) I definitely purchased this one - it is definitely among the best games there is. I can't wait for the sequel! (I'm guessing the sequel will be tropical fish?)
I normally don't write reviews but, this is probably one of the best games I've downloaded. I'm not sure it would keep the under 12 crowd interested. The dialogue is great and the graphics are well done. I downloaded it when it was the free game of the day so the value is wonderful also. In fact I will probably just buy this one to get rid of the ads. It starts out easy but gradually becomes more difficult. I like the fact that when you complete a task you are given new equipment to use. This is a good game that you can replay and you won't feel like you've wasted your money on it. It does get difficult but not impossible. It also teaches you about birds! I love birdwatching so maybe this will help me identify more of them. Unlike some time managment or hidden object games it does not get repetitive or boring.
Since I love photographing birds and find it challenging, I absolutely love this game. I am learning the names and sounds of birds. I love that it isn't too difficult to capture the birds on film. The various scenes are pleasing.