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    JustTheFacts

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    Christmas Wonderland 4

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:41 am

    Christmas Wonderland 4
    by Casual Arts - December, 2013

    Series links: Christmas Wonderland 1 & 2, Christmas Wonderland 3, Christmas Wonderland 4

    Available at:
    Big Fish
    GameHouse
    iWin



    It's Bill and Mary's best Christmas ever in Christmas Wonderland 4! Be part of the famous town parade and visit Santa's amazing North Pole workshops. This game is crammed full of gorgeous graphics, hidden surprises, fun puzzles and engrossing mini-games that the whole family can enjoy time and time again. Enjoy!

    • Fabulous Hidden Object scenes and challenges
    • Hundreds of bonus items


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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Christmas Wonderland 4

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:42 am

    Jingle All The Way!  
     

    Sunny Sunny Sunny

    BASED ON DEMO

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    Introductory scenes are not much – static, blurry, silent. The game itself is a familiar one to many, but I have never played one of this series. It is a pure unadulterated HOG. And if you are not a particular fan of HOPs, you probably wouldn’t like it, even for just a game that fits the season. There is no real story happening, just two kids experiencing an exciting Christmas.

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    The graphics are unexciting but adequate. They tend towards bright and shiny, as you’d expect. The HOPs are not overly detailed, and objects are sometimes too small for comfort. The music is disappointing – not really very xmas-y to me. There are no voices, all interaction between the two characters, such as it is, is by speech balloon.

    MAKING PROGRESS
    As a HOG, this one is pretty good, I thought. But the HOP locations are often outdoors and long-view, so that many items are seen at what appears to be a distance, and so are small and not easily recognisable. They are also crowded and junk filled, with tricks played with both size and colours. Some are quite difficult.

    There is the usual standard list of 10-12 items, some of which are actually several instances of the same item (stars x4), and some are mildly interactive. There are bonus ‘presents’ of up to 3-4 silhouetted items that you can find. As well, there are nativity figurines in all the scenes for which you get more bonus points.

    Points are based on these bonuses plus a no-hint bonus. and a completion bonus. Each location is awarded a bronze, silver or gold star. You can come back and replay each location, and there is a high scores list. Between each HOP scene is a puzzle. So far they have been jigsaws, spot-the-difference, and memory pairs,

    LAST WORDS
    It is Christmas, the grandkids will be needing some entertainment – this may be ideal. I doubt it would have much of an appeal if it did not have a holiday theme, but it would be fun for HOG fans.

    I Recommend This Game!

      Zoo Tek Phoenix

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