Stop the wedding between the princess and a villainous stranger in The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen Deluxe, a delightful hidden object tale. The once prosperous and happy kingdom has succumbed to darkness and despair. The Heart of the Kingdom, a magic crystal that used to be the only source of light and hope, has been destroyed by a villain.
ride along with Munchausen to save the day in this charming hidden object adventure
search for the Heart of the Kingdom to restore light and hope
locate helpful items with a variety of object search styles including association-based
play dozens of unique mini-games and solve challenging brainteasers
I got this as a part of a bundle of 6 games. It's cute and (mostly) kid-friendly, but I wouldn't buy it as a stand-alone game. It was too easy, poorly animated, and too short to warrant buying all by itself. As a part of the bundle, I did enjoy it a bit, but I don't recommend it.
66mustangsally | Added on: April 20, 2012
I really liked this game but, as others have pointed out, it was too short. I believe I finished it in a little over an hour. At the end when it said something like "Are you ready for another adventure?", I thought there might be another quest. Unfortunately, there was not. The graphics were really good. I liked having to find pieces of objects rather than revisiting the same scenes to look for a list of things. It was fun using the objects you pieced together to advance through the story. I really hope the developer reads these reviews and makes another one. I would definitely play it. I would, however, not recommend buying this because of the length. It was definitely fun.
Loved the game. Had trouble in the beer room but it was a great game. Got help from the forums. It was a relaxing game.
DCinMI | Added on: April 24, 2012
I really enjoyed this game. It was unlike any game I've played before. All of the hidden objects have a use. There are areas similar to regular H.O. scenes, except that you are shown a list of item images and have to find a related item in the scene. Never seen that before, but I like it. Also, you have to solve an action puzzle at the end of each chapter. There is an objective that you are trying to make happen, and you need to figure out where to place items in the scene to get the desired effect. The only downside to this game is that it really is too short. Someone needs to make more games like this one, only make them longer.
Enjoyed the game while playing the hour free trial. Bought it because it was fun to do. Was disappointed at how short it was. I thought maybe I had finished the first chapter when I completed the first stone, but that was the end of the game.
emi1 | Added on: April 22, 2012
i did like that this game was different than most HOGs. instead of finding word items u find pictures. the association puzzles were different. the hint button helped me a lot. some of the items were very hard for me to see. all in all an ok game...
debbie70 | Added on: April 19, 2012
The only thing i found wrong with this game was the length of gameplay. It was challenging at times, got you really guessing as to what the next move was. But on the whole i did enjoy it, but i wouldn't have used a credit if i knew how short it was, so buyer beware!!!!!. If it wasn't for this reason i would have given it 5 stars.
Anna | Added on: May 26, 2012
I enjoyed the game but it was over way too fast. I think it took about 2 hours to finish it. What a waste of money.
forentor | Added on: April 18, 2012
This is a great take on hidden objects - with several interesting twists on an all too familiar genre....the only problem is - it's WAY too short. Would not recommend purchasing; game can almost be played in the trial period hour. Too bad. Hopefully, the developers will do something again soon - and, much much longer.
anno0406 | Added on: April 23, 2012
I really loved this game, it was really original and fun. A bit short though.
Lyndy | Added on: April 20, 2012
Lighthearted, fun and quite innovative. Loved the voice-over. Enjoyable mini-games. I did not want this game to end but it did, quite abruptly. Hence, only 4 stars instead of 5, due to the game being short. I hope there is a sequel and that it will be much longer.
Fayleen | Added on: April 28, 2012
Great game Gamehouse. Even though parts of this game were fustrating, I loved this game. Figuring out how to place objects so that a trick is preformed may take many tries before you have success. Patience is the key. This game is worth a try. I think you will have fun playing this game, just like I did.
cwimbish | Added on: April 18, 2012
The game was great, loved the puzzles, so different from most hidden object games!!
Moggzy | Added on: April 26, 2012
excellent game, loved the association scenes, very short but hopefully this was some sort of test game to see if people would like the style of it so they can make more!
PipCat | Added on: April 20, 2012
This one is a bit different than the standard HO games you may be used to. Instead of being given lists of items to be found within a scene, you're given pictures of items that you need to match with other items in the scene that have something in common, i.e., you might have a picture of a rabbit that needs to be matched with a carrot hidden somewhere in the scene. I found this type of HO hunting different and quite enjoyable. Other items to be found are in pieces (similar to the first two Mortimer Beckett games) which can be scattered over other places within the chapter. These items then need to be used somewhere in that chapter to solve puzzles. It can take a bit of thinking figuring out how to use the items to solve the puzzles, especially the ones where you have to use them to solve puzzles involving a sequence of events that need to be done just right in order to proceed (think Rube Goldberg machine). I also found these to be rather unique and they added greatly to the gaming experience. I thought the graphics were good and the puzzles weren't too tough to solve. There are two things, though, that cost this game a few stars. First, dialogue within the game is both written and spoken but the written portion usually disappeared before I could get a chance to finish reading it and there was no way to go back and have it repeated. Some of that dialogue was useful in solving some puzzles so that frustrated me a little bit. Second, the game is very short. You coud easily solve this one within 1 to 1 1/2 hours of play with little effort and I don't see much Replay value in it nor would I rate it a Good Value for that reason. It is, however, entertaining so I suggest you try the trial period or use a FunPass because it's at least worth taking a look at. I think the designers had some unique ideas for gameplay and wouldn't be opposed if more of the same were developed if they were a bit longer.
Family fun, different type of puzzles are somewhat challenging to start, recommend for younger players.
haley458 | Added on: April 18, 2012
Overall I enjoyed this game -- it's quite short, so if you're only playing the trial hour, you may get through it or at least close to it. The game has several different H/O styles - 1.) you find the pieces of the objects you need 2.) there are little H/O-style mini-scenes where you have the pictures of objects in a column on the right -- & you have to take one of those objects & click on an object that correlates with it in that little scene (i.e. you pick a music sheet from the column & click on a piano in the scene, etc.) There are a couple frustrating elements about this game (thus the 4 stars) -- the first being that I had to play the game on "mute" b/c the guy talks constantly & in a fairly irritating voice. Luckily it doesn't interfere TOO much with the game. The 2nd frustration lies in the "mini-game" (if you could call it that) scenes. There are about 4 - 5 different situations where they simply list various actions on the right side of the screen & you have to move objects & place items (within the scene) in order to be able to achieve those actions. It's a trial-&-error set-up, where you move things around & hit "play" (in the corner) to see if you've set things up in a way that successfully achieves all the actions listed in the column. The last scene (in a tavern) was the most frustrating for me b/c I couldn't figure out what objects could be moved. Luckily, the mouse arrow turns into a hand for any object you hover over that can be moved. I played "expert" & did just fine. Overall, this was a nice & enjoyable little game, but if you like those long, epic-style adventure games, you may want to pass this by.
played both challenging and easy versions of this game and the game didn't last very long and was not very hard. the puzzles were fun.
Rianna | Added on: April 19, 2012
It's a simple storyline - stop the baddy from marrying the reluctant princess. The hero is a comical character that kept a smile on my face throughout the game. Not a long game and I'm looking forward to a sequel. Association/match-up items make a change from the usual HO 'heaps' from the dark side. I really enjoyed every minute - don't miss it. It's kid friendly and well worth FIVE stars as far as I'm concerned. HAVE FUN..