Embark on a marvelous journey to a world that lies deep within your imagination in Sphera Deluxe. Young Tess desperately wants to escape her lonely life. While out walking one day, she finds a mysterious marble that magically sweeps her into a strange world. Here, a walrus-like creature named Zuchary asks for her help and in return promises to see her return home.
help young Tess get home in this mesmerizing hidden object adventure
travel through an enchanted world filled with mystery, magical creatures, and danger
search through beautiful scenes and collect items to solve whimsical puzzles
use a unique inventory system to cobble helpful tools
Loved the grapics. The Search was easy although some of the items were in the space between your screen and the real eage of the picture. You don't get docked for clicking and sometimes you have to click the whole edge to find the item. I had the game finished in a little over 2 hours but it kept me interested. There is not much going back and forth and the things you need are easy to find--little thinky to figure out what item you are suppose to use and the hint sometimes is really vage.
I liked the graphics and the storyline, well, I didn't like the ending though, I think going through all the doors and at the end, not even been able to liberate tess, well, maybe next one will be better.
harbourseal | Added on: September 12, 2011
Much like a previous reviewer I found I had to use the hint feature to get my self directed. Usable inventory items were quite easy to apply to game so that you were able to continue onto the next level. Puzzles were quite easy to solve which didn't frustrate me and cause an early departure. The length of game was shorter than other HO games I have played, in fact I have several that I have yet to complete but find I get bored and want to move on.
This game is really enjoyable. The graphics are outstanding and the puzzles are entertaining. The hidden object scenes were well done and not too obscure. The story is OK but not the main point. My only complaint is that the game played really fast - I woul have liked to have several more levels.
DarkDragon | Added on: September 6, 2011
Game has good graphics, nice music and sound, though the characters' voice sometimes get bugged & muted, which requires exiting/reentering game. The story starts out interesting and still kinda good up until nearly the end. The ending, however, made me think: "what was that all about?" It's an open ending, may be for a prequel (not very enthusiastic). 2 play modes, the only real difference is that the collectable objects don't have glitters in expert mode. Game is mostly task-oriented, and some HO + puzzles. The hint, for me, is only useful in HO scenes. Other than that, it only tells you if no more task on that scene (not consume hint), or there are later tasks (not saying what), or the current task on that scene (very annoying, I already know what it is). It doesn't point to the collectable objects, which are sometimes nearly impossible to see, or in different scenes. Puzzles are pretty easy. The last level is like a mix of HO + memory, since it makes you find objects that you did in other HOs, and the objects moving around. Kinda new and interesting. Very short playtime, only like 2 - 3 hours in casual mode. This game feels like for young children, not very challenging. It is also not very recommended for purchase, you may feel like a rip off.
found this game frustrating... while the graphics are good and there was no time limit, trying to see all of the hidden objects was almost impossible. ihad to use the hints too often to find things. also, could not find needle, and several other things needed to finish, i thought, the game. but it still went on to the "end". i am glad i have funpass to try the games because this one i will definitely not buy
Moggzy | Added on: September 6, 2011
Quite a good game, tho the storyline is a little odd, you'll see when you finish it ;) good interactive hog, excellent graphics and scenery. the one thing i found annoying was the slowness between scenes, especially if stuck and having to go back and forth incase you missed something, tho this game is a bit more linear than most other ihogs. the way of finding groups of objects outside of hidden object scenes was good definately worth a play tho :) its about a medium length game, took about 2 hours to finish
This game is very involved. Graphics were great, music was also. Good story line and you must help Jess get rid of her greatest fear, face it, come to terms with it. I played for the hour trial, but as it is so involved I am not 100% sure I wish to buy it or not. I need to think on it. Addicting, fun and new. Great game.
roxy8279 | Added on: September 6, 2011
This game is far too boring for me. For others it may be fun but I know for me it's not.
haley458 | Added on: September 6, 2011
I don't usually base how good games are on their story - if I did, I would give this one star. The ending was terrible - the brother-sister hatred was bad enough, but the added twist at the end was actually even worse. The graphics are cartoons, but frustrating b/c you just have to move your mouse around until it changes into a hand in order to distinguish the majority of the objects you need (not counting the ones found in H/O scenes) from their background. The hints are useless -- for example, if you need to find shears to cut vines, you click hint and it will just show you the vines. Many of the objects in your inventory are not used logically -- so when you are preseented with something you have to interact with, you basically will have to just try everything in your inventory. I mean, who would think to otherwise sharpen a dull axe on a sleeping animal's teeth? I definitely recommend trying the trial period for yourself before buying, otherwise you may be really disappointed. Not to mention, you may get close to finishing it since it's not that long - which is probably the only reason why I finished it at all (with funpass).
The game starts out interesting and enjoyable, and suggests a girl coming to terms with her inner fears about her brother. The ending however is totally absurd and disappointing, as though the designer just ran out of ideas and put a quick finish to it just to get it over with. The artwork is very good, and the puzzles are interesting and challenging, but the ending left me feeling cheated and disappointed.
nvyank | Added on: September 6, 2011
I gave this a 3 instead of 4 start, because I almost made it too the end without any problems. After getting into the "End" location hub, I was able to finish the first round of objects, however, after that the names of the next set of objects started appearing below and nothing on the screen. I was really disappointed because I wanted to see the final result.
BlackBentley | Added on: August 12, 2013
For a computer game this one is hard to figure out what to do next. I am no gamer, but a senior who just wanted to play something besides solitaire. This game was not it! When you get stuck it tells you that you are smart and that you can figure this out. Well I can't, and that makes me feel dumb. Not really the best way to make the person playing the game feel. It needed more hints on what to do next. It also needs more hidden objects like what I thought I was getting. Most of all it needs more information in the help department! It is like don't insult me, but help me instead. Would not recommend buying this game, because in my opinion it is not worth it. Wish there was a once a year or whatever trade your game policy if you totally don't like the game.
Unusual challenge, one of the best hidden object games of late.
CardPip | Added on: September 6, 2011
I enjoyed this game because it has good graphics and a good story line. A likeable girl is transported to a dream-like world which in some ways mirrors her own sad real-world life. The scenes have scary elements but they are not gross. disgusting or overly violent. I did not like the hidden object sections because some of the objects were unrecognizable. I like it when an object is camouflaged so that you don't see it right away, but I don't like it when an object is unrecognizable because it is blurry, hidden, or not shaped right. I would click on objects randomly because they "might" be what I am looking for, and sometimes a different item, that I was not looking for yet, would be deleted from the list. I also was not crazy about the mini-games. They were puzzles for which it took me a while to figure out the main goal, but once I understand what needed to be done I solved them on the first try. I prefer to know right away how the puzzle works, and then do some analysis and experimentation to come up with the solution.
The graphics are fantastic and the story seems good at the beginning. But sadly the gameplay and minigames are terrible; most of the time you have to guess what to do. And at the end after a lot of wild clicking you find out that the ending iseven worse then the gameplay.
Dorte | Added on: September 6, 2011
This game started out ok, cute graphics, combination of regular hidden objects, objects "broken up" and adventure. Too much hovering mouse over the screen, though, in order to find objects (cursor will change to a hand when there is something you can pick up). Mini games are so-so, not much info about how to do them but they're easy to figure out if you try clicking stuff. I think I finished it in a little over an hour, and the ending was huge anti-climax. I would have given an extra star for a longer game, and one more for a better ending.
This game had good graphics, a somewhat interesting storyline, but it also was irritating how you would see something you knew you should pick up but couldn't, not until you had done something else-then you were allowed to go back and pick that object up. It had some hidden object areas, but mostly it was about finding broken up objects around the different areas, and then placing them back where they belong. Worth trying. Enjoy!
I abhorred this game! While original in concept, the "hate" line of the game is definitely NOT kid friendly & lots of adults would be upset too, as I was. I wanted to commit that brother to a very serious facility for the violently insane! And the fight-to-the-death scene at the end was horrific!! There is enough evil going on in real life, that we don't need games that pit sister against brother...to the death....shudder.... Artwork, cute. Storyline, confusing & upsetting. Mini games, once you figured out (on your own) what was expected, do-able. Hidden objects...not enough in my opinion, to call it a HOG. I love Sandlot games; until this one. I'll play the sequel because I can't stand to be left hanging ;-) otherwise it's a big fat NO! for me in regards to buying or re-playing.
Very cute. I had thought to let my granddaughter play this, but I had second thoughts once I saw the ending. I was a bit disapointed. I don't want to give any spoilers away, but I am sure some will like it just as is.