Published: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:44:30 -0400
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Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:44:30 GMTWrebbit's Bavarian Castle 3-D Puzzle gives you sharp 3-D graphics, an intuitive interface, video clips, and on original musical score. After the puzzle is built, the adventure begins--featuring Neuschwanstein Castle, Tristan, Isolde, fiery love, curses, and more.
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:44:30 GMTWrebbit's Victorian Mansion 3-D Puzzle combines mystery and puzzle-building with 3-D graphics, a revolutionary puzzle interface, video clips, and an original score. Tea, scones, murder, and 3-D puzzle pieces all play a role in this Victorian puzzle.
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:44:30 GMTYou are sitting on a luxurious lapis-lazuli-blue settee, surrounded by mahogany paneling and delectable culinary treats, riding Europe's most exquisite long-distance passenger train. It is 1922, and 40 intriguing ticket holders have boarded the newly designed train, the Orient Express, for a historic, event-filled journey from Paris to (then-named) Constantinople, covering 1,980 miles in less than 80 hours.
Before your elegant excursion, Puzz 3-D invites you to help construct this famous train. Taking on the project is hard work, but it comes with rewards. Orient Express begins with four puzzle levels: easy, average, challenging, and super challenging, each offering a different ticket status with the completion of the puzzle. Whichever level you choose to tackle, the pieces are laid out before you on a construction table complete with organization trays; snapshots of the finished Orient Express; historic sound, text, and video clips; and the optional timer.
Once completed, you board the train as an invisible presence--perfect for giving you access to passengers' personal information. Your passage crosses European country after country (no border patrols yet!), but your sole landscape is the plush train interior and your exotic fellow travelers, including a flapper, an Egyptologist, a famous French movie star, and even a psychic. The famed Madame Sosotris, known for her clairvoyant powers (and the only one who can see you), invites you aboard to be "destiny's agent," affecting the outcome of this fateful ride. Information and character clips, as well as mahjong tiles (Sosotris's tools for her psychic powers), lead you to answer questions and puzzles regarding a few of the suspicious passengers.
This 3-D puzzle provides hours of entertainment. The historical video segments and sound clips will help players glean a better understanding of the development of railroad travel, as well as its continuing allure outside the United States. In addition, the train itself has a story to tell. Orient Express takes advantage of its rich and mysterious past, making the CD-ROM much more than just a puzzle. --Madeleine Miller
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 20:44:30 GMTBecome a master builder and construct the Notre Dame piece by piece, inside and out. Puzz3-D Notre Dame Cathedral surrounds you with historical fact and fantasy as you erect this famous cathedral, from the most minute details of the rose windows to the more obvious external walls. Once finished, enter with your own personal key--your reward for a job well done--and discover the hidden secrets of Notre Dame. Four difficulty levels in this program provide progressively higher rewards for completion of the puzzle. The Easy level offers a 138-piece puzzle and a bronze key providing access to the first floor of the cathedral; the Super Challenging level presents 919 pieces and a platinum reward--the key to the most deeply hidden secrets of Notre Dame. At each level, after completing certain portions of the puzzle, you can view educational text and videos. Learn about many historical and architectural details of building the grand cathedral, such as constructing the flying buttresses, the challenge of incorporating so much glass into the design, and other trials of architect Maurice de Sully. Once you solve the 3-D puzzle, you take a similar tour of the inside of Notre Dame--with a twist. Within the historical explanation are not-so-hidden clues to a fictitious mystery involving the "spirits" of Notre Dame. The greatest enjoyment of the Puzz3-D Notre Dame Cathedral is the puzzle itself. Less successful is the attempt to creatively reveal the architectural and constructive history of the cathedral. The quality of the videos and sound clips is poor (even with a high-quality sound card, the ends of the last sentences in the sound bites are cut off, so that much of the historical information is lost). The reward of exploring the cathedral when you've completed the puzzle is inadequate, with inferior graphics and awkward directional controls. Stick to the puzzle challenge and you won't be disappointed. --Madeleine Miller
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