King Midas’s daughter Zoe has undergone rapid aging and it’s up to Samantha Swift to find the Fountain of Youth. Unfortunately, M’Alice Pei seeks the same item for Markus Payne. Can Samantha save Zoe and put a stop to Payne’s evil plan?
Just like the last three games, the plot isn’t that deep. There’s no character development regarding how Zoe feels about being in a strange land where everyone she knows and loves is dead. Not to mention that she was freed in the second game and they wait until the fourth game to do anything about her. It’s like they just remembered this plot development when they were looking to continue the series.
The game play is the same as in the last two games, collect a list of items, find two birds in each scene and collect hints in the form of lightning bolts. Some items you have to collect using other objects you find while some can be collected when you brush other objects out of the way.
This game is simplistic yet addictive. I give it 6 out of 10; an intriguing idea but not as well thought out as it could have been
Markus Payne’s back and this time he has a plan to enslave the world. Unfortunately, for him, Samantha Swift is assembling the one item that can stop him. Will she be able to complete the weapon before Payne’s diabolical scheme reaches its peak?
The plot is just like the last two. Samantha goes in search of an artifact and someone else takes it. Now she has to form a different item in order to stop an evil scheme. The same characters from the last game make an appearance with the exception of Markus Payne’s new helper.
The game play is the same as the last two games. You go from location to location collecting a list of objects. The game will add some items to your inventory so you can complete the list. You can collect hints in the form of lightning bolts and take part in mini-games in order to advance through the story. The only difference this game has from the last two is that you can collect two swift birds in every scene and some objects you have to collect come in the form of riddles.
This game is addictive and entertaining. I give it 7 out of 10; don’t come to this series looking for a deep plot.
Chess Geber hires Samantha Swift to find Alexander’s Scroll of Wealth. Unfortunately, Chess isn’t as innocent as she seems. Can Samantha stop her former employer from acquiring the Midas touch?
The plot is similar to the last one with a different target in mind. This time, Samantha Swift has to reassemble the heart of Midas and find each one of his desires. The same characters from the last game help her out along with a few new ones. One of the new characters comes with a scene that references the movie Casablanca.
The game play is just like the last one. You go from scene to scene collecting objects.
The game will add some objects to your inventory so you have an easier time completing the list. You can also collect hints in the form of lightning bolts. Oh, and advancing through the game will require you to complete some mini-games.
This game is not deep and yet fun. I give it 6 out of 10; a good way to spend your time.
After losing the Scepter of Zeus to Ravena Stryker, archeologist Samantha Swift discovers the lost shield of Athena. Her quest, find each rose and unlock its hidden power.
The plot is similar to Indiana Jones with Samantha Swift collecting artifacts to donate to the local museum while in search of the ultimate one. The plot’s not exactly deep but the references to mythology are interesting. The same could be said about the characters, who follow the typical archetypes.
The game play is hidden object. You go from scene to scene to collect them. Some objects can be used to find hidden items. You can also collect hints in the form of lightning bolts. Not only can you use them to find items, you can also click on an item in your list to see its shape in the scanner. In some scenes, you can participate in a mini-game in order to advance the story.
This game is fun yet simplistic. I give it 6 out of 10; a good beginning to a fun series.