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    JustTheFacts

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    Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu May 01, 2014 9:52 am

    Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune
    by Shaman Games - May, 2014

    Available at:
    Big Fish as Standard Edition only
    GameHouse as Platinum Edition / Standard Edition
    iWin as Premium Edition /




    Once upon a time, an evil witch grew tired of the darkness and jealousy that festered in her bitter soul. Unbetrothed and desiring to wed a prince, the witch grew more envious by the day of the beautiful princesses to whom all the princes were engaged. One day, the witch vowed that all who rejected her affections should be turned into frogs, and she cast a spell that transformed all the princes in the land! Return the bewitched to their brides, cure the spell with the kiss of love and restore the happily-ever-afters to your most beloved fairytales in Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune!

    • Picturesque locations with beautiful art
    • Charismatic 3D characters and audacious humor
    • 3 difficulty levels and dozens of brain-twisters

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu May 01, 2014 9:53 am

    So Wonderfully Silly & Original! *****

    BASED ON DEMO


    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    I have had a copy of the beta survey for this game sitting in my pc for months, and somehow there was always something more appealing to play. Oh what a fool was I! But perhaps it was for the best. Fell in love with this clever and funny little gem before I’d played more than 10 minutes. Waiting until punchcard Monday is gonna drive me nuts, imagine my agony if I’d had to wait months!

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    The cartoon drawing, all whacky and surreal is reminiscent of Disney, in a deliberately tongue in cheek way. And top quality as well. The opening scenes with our wicked but lovelorn witch set up the style and feel of the game exactly. Throughout, everything looks and sounds crazy. And that is its appeal. The sheer over-the-top wackiness of the game. And if that prince doesn’t shut up his whimpering... Well, I’m just saying...

    WHAT’S HAPPENING?
    An attractiveness-challenged witch decides to bring her reluctant fiancé the Prince to the altar by magic. She turns him into a frog, and only a kiss from his fiancé can transform him back to life as a human. On offering her lips for a kiss, however, she is shocked that the frog prince refuses! And so she encloses him in glass and locks him up till he changes his mind.

    You have been witnessing all this from hiding, but now the queen sees you and poof!, you are knocked out and come to in a cage. Eventually, you escape your cage, help the prince escape his, and set about getting outa here! The Prince seems to know what he’s doing, so you follow him through a portal to his true love’s castle, where he immediately gets himself in trouble again!

    GAMEPLAY
    The game would be merely one of curiosity value if all it had going for it is the unusual look and story, though. What it also has is original gameplay. The puzzles are some new and uniquely designed, others are similar to other mini-games but with a quirky twist. The HOPs are also new, a fragmented object puzzle with many objects to find and fit together, and a kind of mini-puzzle as part of it. These are new, but not at all difficult.

    This game also follows with the sort of action that includes the making of potions. Little quizzical differences make up the rest of the fun and imagination of this game. The journal has the story, and the story achievements, of which there are 5 or 6 shown as playing cards. There is no map, but there is an eye symbol that identifies active zones, on the easiest of 3 levels of difficulty. The inventory is above, the black bar comments below. The location is often slightly bigger than the screen, so you must make sure to look up and down, and from left to right.

    BLING!
    As well as the achievements awarded within the game, you can win achievements that are recorded in the main menu only and these are fabulous! There are 4 glass display units – each for a different victim of the witch I assume. The first, at any rate, is the Frog Prince. You have 6 points of the story which yield a different animation of the frog. Bowing, for instance, or startlement. The really fun thing (for me, anyway, but I”m a big kid) is that you can save these little images as avatars. I am going to enjoy that.

    COMBINED IMPACT
    This game will not be for everyone (and boy, I think I’ve said that 3 times this week), but it is well worth a trial to see the funny side of gaming. Think Dark Parables meets Royal Envoy, and you’ll be heading in the right direction, but you’ve still got a way to go.  Snicker 

    I recommend this game!


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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by genkicoll on Sat May 03, 2014 11:14 pm

    The game got removed!

    A message at the BF forums:
    Shaman Games Support Team wrote:Dear Big Fish Community,

    This title will be available very soon. We apologize for this inconvenience. Unexpected error occurred. The release date for this game is expected on May 7th.

    Once more sorry for such delay. A thousand apologies from our side. All you will be able to play full version of "Witch's Pranks" just in 5 days.

    Best regards,
    Shaman Games Support Team


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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun May 04, 2014 1:36 am

    Sorry I knew that and didn't even think to put it up!  Embarrassed 

    Bad Justie!  Old Days 

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by Sable on Sun May 04, 2014 7:24 am

    Played the demo also and just loved it.  Keeping us waiting until the 7th will just whet our appetites, I'm sure.  Can't wait.

    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun May 04, 2014 7:34 am

    Yes, I was all set to buy it tomorrow in the Monday punchcard day, but now will have to wait an extra blinking week!  OH!  How could they do this to me?!  Cry 

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by Frodo on Sun May 04, 2014 8:44 am

    Ack, I know how that feels, Justie   Hug

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Sun May 04, 2014 8:35 pm

    Interesting! I downloaded the trial the day it was released but it didn't play right for me. Excruciatingly slow, as in unplayably slow. I really wanted to play it too! I don't know why it was pulled but maybe the new version will work better for me (and, I'm assuming, some others)?

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun May 04, 2014 11:17 pm

    People were playing it fine, but it was ending after only 2 of the 4 frogs were rescued. This was disturbing!  Snicker  Poor little froggies out there all alone - no one to kiss!  Cry 

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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by genkicoll on Wed May 07, 2014 2:06 pm

    I just read two interesting points about the game:  First is that BF's version is having loading between every scene, but that GH (for instance) "plays like a dream."  Second is that it seems the BF version only has the two frogs (as they do not have the CE.)

    If you buy the game at GH today or tomorrow, you can get the CE for $9.99 -- no code needed Sunny


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    Re: Witch's Pranks: Frog's Fortune

    Post by JustTheFacts on Wed May 07, 2014 2:10 pm

    Yeah, but you got to get the game to download! I am just about to make my 3rd attempt at dloading. This is why I hate gamehouse. Anything over 500MB only manages to download without error one out of every 3 or 4 attempts. Arggh!

    They just about had me thinking of starting a subscription again, then I am miserably reminded of why I love bfg!

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