Puzzle game. The dark times have become. Darkness has come over Orniland, a bird paradise, where Crowbeak, the Dark Wizard, and Cornix, the Evil Scientist, plan to turn the birds into evil warriors. The evil birds put up conveyer belts to transport jugs of their evil potion all around the land. Your main task is to make a line of balls of the same color. Plumeboom must exchange and line up jugs of a same color to explode them. The game becomes more engaging after adapting to jug switching and the six bonus power-ups. Plumeboom offers badges, but there's no explanation for them. It's hard to feel proud in earning badges without any clear meaning as to what you've actually accomplished. Players also earn coins to buy bonus power-ups. Thankfully, the available power-ups let you know how many coins you need to upgrade. It is easy game for people who want to have a rest in front of the computer in the battle for something bright.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
The game transports you to the battle between good and evil. I think you understand what it means. The graphics of the game are relatively simplistic. The generic 2-D graphics are merely functional and they lack a lot of the special effects that are present in many contemporary puzzle games. The backgrounds are nice enough, although you are not paying any attention to them during the game. The sound is along the same lines: average at best. I like the pot shattering sound, though, but the rest of the repetitive audio is less than enthralling. The introductory song is very annoying, but the background music during normal gameplay is tolerable. Plumeboom represents the average of the puzzle genre in terms of presentation. The great thing is that you can earn some bonuses. I like the bonuses that can be purchased, but they unlock too slowly. Coins are earned in each level that can be spent to gain new bonuses, and you can wear clothes that match the weather to gain bonus points. The game helps you finish each level as it provides appropriate colors to tidy up near the end; this is a nice feature since you could potentially be there all day if you keep pulling the wrong colored pots. You can gain bonus points by dressing Plumeboom in the right gear for the current season or weather conditions. The game is really big. It consists of 30 episodes at six each, so the game contains 200 levels for conquering and saving Orniland. This doesn't include the bonus game that unpredictably pops up.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
Stunning Graphics Over 200 Challenging Levels Tons of Power-ups and Bonuses
Unoriginal game concept
OS: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista Memory: 128 MB CPU: P600 Video: 16MB Video Card
Plume boom: The First Chapter, Plumeboom The I Chapter, Plumeboom: 1 Chapter, Plumeboon: The First Chatper.