The stars point to hidden object fun in Mae Q'West and the Sign of the Stars, an engrossing challenge featuring mystery, romance, and adventure. When Mae thinks she's in store for a relaxing week when her children leave for summer camp. But, when a surprising message appears in her horoscope, Mae finds herself on an eye-opening search for the truth about her husband's unsolved disappearance. Join Mae on her amazing journey through a variety of hidden object challenges, original mini-games, and more. Each stunning scene brings you and Mae closer to the answers to the questions that have plagued her for hers and the heart of a compelling mystery you can read again and again in the included novella. Play the free download version of Mae Q'West and the Sign of the Stars and see what the stars have in store for you!
14 multi-level chapters of gameplay
Three unique mini-games
Unlockable bonus levels
"Mae Q'West and the Sign of the Stars" 30-page novella
When I read the description for this game I thought this just might be an interesting game as it's about a lady, Mae who finds a surprising message in her horoscope so she's off to find the truth about her missing husband's disappearance. This game pretty much went downhill for me right from the get go but I did my best to give a fair chance and it started with the dialogue. The dialogue to this game is reading text on the screen which is just oh SO LONG and drawn out, I found myself clicking through that pretty quick cause for me to sit and READ during a game well it best be interesting which this was not in my opinion. I want to play a game here, not read or click, click, click through dialogue. If I want to read I'll get me a book or better yet I'll go to work as do plenty of reading there and get paid to read. All I found myself doing in about the 1/2 hour I played this cause I just couldn't cope with this game anymore was finding items on a list for money. Once you find the minimum required you can either click on the solve to end the level and go onto the next or keep going until you find them all for more money. If you click wrong or use a hint then you lose money. Some of the items were so small that the magnify glass from the Sherlock Holmes game would of been nice and came in real handy here. Oh and you also find zodiac stars for more money. The mini games what I played of this was guessing the words in the newspaper (horoscope), find the differences at the supermarket and a couple of other puzzles. I just wasn't finding myself getting closer to the truth about the missing husband. Just finding items well trying to that had nothing to do with the missing husband and playing silly mini games plus I didn't know what this money was for and I guess I'll never find out since I had to stop all madness, cut this game off, and pull the plug already. Just an odd and frustrating game in my opinion. So just give this a whirl and form your own opinion. I believe at least 1 or 2 people enjoyed this game which I hope you do as well, but definitely not for me.
Interesting concept, but the cliches (hardworking mom, loose female friend, tough-guy love interest) are really obvious and overdone. Worse was the bad art. The illustrations are very amateur, while the rooms look blocky and unfinished. They look like the sort of 3-D art that was done about 8 or 10 years ago, like someone didn't want to spend the money to have someone finish the job! (Look at the screenshots!) Don't get this one, there are plenty of good games here!
This game could use some tweaking but I liked it just the same. You are on a quest to find out what happened to your husband who you're convinced is sending you messages through daily horoscopes. Periodically you must fill in the blank words in the horoscopes to see what the next "secret" message is. This would have been more interesting if the storyline would have been more coherent, i.e., just what was Mike's reason for taking over the ship?!? I rated this one extremely challenging because it seems to be nearly impossible to finish without using copious amounts of hints (which are unlimited, do not need to be recharged, but cost you $$$). The Find The Differences scenes were the worst. Some of the differences are so minute that a magnifying glass would have been helpful in finding them. You should also know that wrong clicks also cause you to lose $$$. You'll need to find as many stars as you can (3 in each scene and 1-3 for every mini game you complete) and acquire as much money as you can in order to buy the zodiac constellations for a bonus, which sadly I didn't achieve. The game keeps track of the time you spend solving a level but since this is an untimed game I didn't see much point in that unless you're someone who likes to beat your best time. I enjoyed the fact that you visit each location once - no travelling back and forth which kept the game interesting. I see no replay value in this unless you (a) want to beat your times or (b) want to collect all of the zodiac constellations to see what the bonus is. It;s not a totally bad game but I will admit that there are much better HO games on the market. Try is with a FunPass or play the demo. It's worth at least taking a look at to see if it's your cup of tea.
I became frustrated with this game. No wonder it was offered as the days free game! The HO screens are WAY too long, the find the difference screens have no total difference amounts to find past the amount you must find, so you just go on and on not knowing how many more differences there are to find. I did find some of the searchable objects amusing though "Fake Poo"? Haha! That is why I gave it an extra star instead of the minus 1 the game deserves, as I felt the game creator did have a sense of humor. The game is entertaining in an annoying sort of way, but as I have better games to play, I will delete this one from taking up space on my hard drive! Onward Game house!
A very basic hidden object/puzzle game ... involved for the wrong reasons - long dialog exchanges (you could skip), with poor text and storyline flow. Note: I did quit playing after about an hour, so my review is only for parts that I played. You read your daily horoscope and believe messages are sent by your deceased husband. To find hidden objects, you search different locations and play the puzzles over and over again. When you click a correct item, you earn money and buy better hints - click wrong and you lose money. . Once a minimum number of items are found, you can click the 'solve' or play until all items are found. A 'shuffle' button allows you to get a replacement list of remaining items if you get stuck. On the down-side, some items were really little, hidden in the dark, shape would blend into the scenes background, really big in size, ect ... Overall, this game will appeal to some people and others not - be your own judge.
This game isn't bad, there was just something about it that didn't suck me in. The characters and story weren't very appealing and weren't suitable for young children, after a while I stopped reading it entirely. Instead of the usual in-game puzzles there are 3 mini-games played over and over, which gets a bit tiring. I did find many of the objects challenging to find, however, but for items I couldn't find I didn't like that hints cost money.
I really like that the hidden objects were pretty difficult to find. It makes the game last a bit longer and also makes you think more. The hints were hard to use because it would take away your money so I never really wanted to use them, which was a good thing. The mini-games were okay. It was a nice variety. I wasn't crazy about the match 3 but the other one was a real challenge for me. The storyline was a little strange sometimes but I guess that goes with the name of the game!