Puzzle. The Rise of Atlantis invites players to set out for an unforgettable adventure around the ancient locations of the Mediterranean in order to collect seven powers of Poseidon and raise Atlantis. Swap adjacent items to match three or more of the same kind thus making them disappear from the board. When you create matches, the pieces that are above fall down that may cause unbelievable chain reaction. There are several pieces of artifacts on the game board; you are to make them reach the bottom of the board by making matches under them to complete a level. You must do it within time limit. There are four power-ups, such as bombs, lightning bolts, extra lives and additional times appears on the game board periodically; when you guide them to the bottom you accumulate them and can use at any time. In addition to classic power-ups, the game contains a unique sun power-up that is charged by making matches of four or more items and serves for random destruction of pieces.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
The Rise of Atlantis is high quality piece-swapping game that features stunning graphics, diverse sound effects and pleasant instrumental music. During the quest, you traverse such ancient lands as Greece, Troy, Phoenicia, Babylon, Egypt, Carthage and Rome; when you visit any location you may learn interesting facts about a place and see distinctive features on the background. There is also separate travel room, where you can review information about ancient lands. It should be also mentioned that the designers implemented additional stimulus to finish the quest . you get an animated screensaver if you complete the game. All in all, The Rise of Atlantis is one of the best games as for design and special effects but with unoriginal concept. If you are looking for a well done piece-swapping puzzle with several new twist you surely won.t be disappointed.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
. Stunning Themed Graphics. . 77 Breathtaking Levels. . Visit Seven Ancient Lands. . Collect Seven Powers of Poseidon. . Numerous Unique Power-ups and Bonuses.
. There is one game mode only.
OS: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista Memory: 128 MB DirectX: 8.0 or later CPU: P500
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