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#114021 - 04/26/04 03:46 PM Uncle Albert?
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This morning I went to Big Lots before work and they were putting out a bunch of games at $3.99 ea. They had quite a few good titles. Martian Gothic, The New Nightmare, Hitman 2, and lots of other good stuff. I baaged tons!
Two adventure titles that I had never heard of were also there. Uncle Alberts Mysterious Journey and Uncle Alberts Fabulous Voyage. (I bought both of them). They appear to be aimed at children but I just read a review and it said the puzzles were a little difficult for children to solve on their own and that he(the reviewer) said he would sneek to play it by himself when the kids were away. lol They also had another Uncle Albert title I did not buy because it seemed to be a print program. It was called Uncle Alberts Magic something. I cant remember. Has anyone played these games. They came out around the turn of the century.
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#114022 - 04/26/04 04:35 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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johnboy -- Bryansmom has written a review of Uncle Albert's Magical Album . It sounds interesting. Maybe you should go back and buy that too?


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#114023 - 04/26/04 04:56 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Thanks Becky, Maybe I will. Later... Went back and it was gone, but they had Alice in Wonderland by the same company. Emme. Bought 2 copies of it.
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#114024 - 04/30/04 02:55 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Gee, thanks. Now I might have to add some more titles to my 'Games To Get' list, just when I thought it was shrinking. Seems I've been in the BAAGS club for quite some time, but just didn't realize it.

'Finds' like this are always good to stumble upon...so glad you did.
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#114025 - 04/30/04 03:35 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Just checked out descriptions of a couple of Uncle Albert games at Amazon. These aren't for me sleep seem a little too juvenile, so I'll pass.
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#114026 - 04/30/04 03:41 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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I just picked up A Case for Cap n co, another which fits into the kids category but we'll see just How clever kids are supposed to be...
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#114027 - 05/01/04 04:39 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Quote:
Originally posted by johnboy298:
Has anyone played these games. They came out around the turn of the century.
Boy, did that have me saying HUH? I still think of "turn of the century" as being 1900--guess I'd better get my thinking updated here... blush
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#114028 - 05/01/04 08:39 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Jenny, lol
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#114029 - 05/01/04 09:12 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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lol You're right, Jenny! I did the same thing. (Remember all the craziness about Y2K?)
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#114030 - 05/01/04 09:27 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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I remember. I was one of the ones who thought that the big celebration should have been 2001. Not 2000. Or were you refering to the Y2K computer crash?
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#114031 - 05/01/04 10:07 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Uncle Albert's Mysterious Island

This one comes in a light green box. I have it somewhere. I played it for about 10 minutes. The game is rather simple and made for children. It isn't bad; just not for me. smile


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#114032 - 05/02/04 10:45 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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I wrote that review for Uncle Albert's Magical Album a couple of years ago, and I had to go back and read it to remember things about the game. It all came back to me, and now I want to play it again! These games are really more about exploring an environment and interacting with the items and creatures by moving them or clicking on them, rather than going on an actual adventure. There are also puzzles that are slightly arcade in nature, but I wouldn't classify them as strictly arcade, because there is no shooting or anything (at least not that I remember). The puzzles are more of the type you find in educational games. I found the game to be really relaxing and interesting. I haven't played the others, but I've read about some of them and I think they are similar to Magical Album. I may be wrong, but I think the game is made by the same people who made Ceremony of Innocence (which I also reviewed, so that type of game is definitely my cup of tea). If you really liked Ceremony of Innocence, you would probably enjoy the Uncle Albert games. They don't have the adult subject matter of Ceremony of Innocence, but they are similar in gameplay and are relaxing and I find them to be a good change of pace.
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#114033 - 05/03/04 04:32 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Let's see I have all the Famous Fivegames, Cap n Co and the TTKG games.

And Uncle Albert's Magical Album is one of my faves. I renenber your review Bryansmom - itwas delightful smile

An interesting bit of game history is that Eric Viennot, the creator of the In Memoriam game also created the first of the Uncle ALbert games.


This one can be bought here: Buy Uncle Albert's Magical Album
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#114034 - 05/03/04 07:59 AM Re: Uncle Albert?
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I can kick myself now for passing that one up at $3.99. Its available also at Amazon.com for $6.99.
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#114035 - 05/03/04 01:13 PM Re: Uncle Albert?
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Nothing wrong with kids games...I started getting hooked on adventure games when my son was little and we played them together. I loved Pagemaster and the Elroy series. I even liked Freddie fish!
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