The Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley Game Review for iPad

17 Jan

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The Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley is a recent game published by G5 Entertainment. The game is different of the typical hidden object game published by G5. The objective of the game is to find different objects to make the magic spell. What makes this game unique from the rest is the presence of the hint and repel button right at the left bottom of the screenshot. The red hand represent the repel button. It is usually activated once you found a repel object in the game itself.

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The repel casting spell is activated once you found a magical repel object. The repel spell is to get rid of distracting sounds or objects in the game that will hinder your progress of detecting the hidden objects.

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Once you have used the repel spell, you need to wait for it to recharge so that it restores itself. Similarly, the hint button also needs to recharge itself once used. The top blue button with an eye is the hint button.

Finding the list of objects on the left hand side of the game is not an easy task. Sometimes, the objects displayed may not necessary be an “object”. For instance, I was told to find wolf in the screen. But one of the wolf is actually in words. One glitch is that some of the hidden objects are placed in dark areas. You need careful observation and a keen eye to spot them. What I suggest is that there should be a torch object I can use to shine certain parts of the picture to find these hidden objects in dark areas. It will greatly help for gamers in the game as the current hint button has limited usage.

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There is a feature that you will never find in a hidden object game. It is a match 3 game! The match 3 game requires you to swipe your finger across similar objects to make them disappear.

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There are other parts of the game that is worth noting. Chanting of spells is created in a unique way. You need to find words that match the spell on the left hand side of the screen to invoke the spell.

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The game also encourages the gamers to continue playing by rewarding them with achievements.

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Besides this, the game also updates the player with their progress in the game.

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There are many towns to visit to find your hidden magical items. Once you complete your quest in the town. They will disappear in the map once you complete the task.

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If you are finding a hidden object game, you can try this Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley. It has most of the essence of hidden object games with some extras like special sound effects that is related to the picture while you play the game.

Graphics: 4 /5
Sound/Music: 4.6 / 5
Fun: 4/5
Addictiveness:  4 / 5
Value for money: 5 / 5
Overall:  4.5 / 5

You can download the iPad version for $4.99.

The iPhone version cost $2.99 on iTunes.

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