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#121705 - 02/26/03 09:00 AM Pandora's Box ???
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Hello Boomers,

I have a question? Has anyone played this game?
Did you like it? I read the reviews, but I want an opinion from you guys, since I value the opinions of boomers more than the companies of the game.


Thanks Liz wave
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#121706 - 02/26/03 09:14 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Betty Lou Offline
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Registered: 07/29/00
Posts: 11334
Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
Good Morning Liz. Pandora's box is a great puzzle game with sorta a storyline. It is done sorta like "Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?". You get to solve a series of puzzles in a set in order to gain a piece to another puzzle that has been broken up and 'hidden' in various places around the world. There are 9 or 10 levels and as you solve the needed set of puzzles and gain another piece you get to solve - yep, you guessed it, another puzzle - I have this, have played it and am sorta stuck at the last level (RAVEN) with yet another circular slider (these can be hard sometimes, depends on how 'dumb' I am being on any given day). I like PB because I can put it down or pick it up any time and not have missed anything. You can also play ALL of the puzzles or choose your favorite kind and solve them without the levels or storyline (such as it is). I guess I believe it is worth between $10 and 20 dollars but not any more than that. Even better if you can get it used, cheaper. The different type of puzzles are novel and some of them are fun. Does this help at all?
Love, Betty Lou laugh
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#121707 - 02/26/03 09:19 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Gordon Offline
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Registered: 09/19/00
Posts: 437
Loc: Columbus Ms.
Hi Housewife!

I played this game a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. Nothing but puzzles with a bit of a story line. I have three shelves for my games. One for games I'm gonna play, one for games I,ve played and wont play again (sort of my trading post) and one for games I've played and will play again and again. Pandora's box is on the play again page. There are "Roto-scope" puzzles", puzzles where you rotate pieces untill they come into focus and make a clear picture, piece puzzles where you put pieces together to form an object etc. I used this game for times when I did'nt feel like using a whole lot of brain power, but still wanted a bit of a challenge. Have fun! I sure did.
Gordon

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#121708 - 02/26/03 09:21 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Namma Offline
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Registered: 11/09/00
Posts: 1793
Loc: The Middle of the Sonoran Dese...
I have to agree with the others. This is more of a puzzle game than a story........lots of fun in store for you.

Hugs, Cheryl
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#121709 - 02/26/03 10:57 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
carmen Offline
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Registered: 12/04/99
Posts: 2061
Loc: Alicante, Spain
I loved it, even though I never could do the "rotascope" puzzles....I kept the tokens to bypass them.

I often play a few of the puzzles again as a sort of relaxation. The music is nice and the scenes from various countries too.
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#121710 - 02/26/03 12:08 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
girlgeek Offline
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Registered: 06/16/02
Posts: 1957
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
I absolutely LOVED the part of this game that I could play. I was only able to play through a few of the puzzles because my computer didn't like the game for some reason and it kept freezing. But....if I COULD play it all the way through, I know I would! Not being able to do so was one of my great gaming disappointments of last year. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />
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#121711 - 02/26/03 02:01 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Wishing Bubble Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 32
Loc: United Kingdom
I really loved the game, have played it a few times now. Started playing it under Windows 98, completed it and now play it under Windows XP. As regards the puzzles, there are so many that you never get bored. My favourites were the 'rotoscope' puzzles. Play it if you get the chance!!!!!
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#121712 - 02/26/03 02:38 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
I am glad to hear everyone who posted here enjoyed the game. If you guys enjoyed it, so will I cause you guys opinion is straight up.

Thanks guys, I am baaging this one. I love puzzles too. smile

Liz;)
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#121713 - 02/26/03 05:48 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
ramona Offline
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Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 1177
Loc: Michigan, USA
Just got home from work and I definitely say buy it. I bought it when it first came out and was able to complete all the levels. When I get away from Mr. Holmes, I am going to load it and see how it works on XP.

Thanks Betty Lou for reminding us that have played this game that you can pick puzzles you want to play instead of playing from begging to end. It took me a while to get past the Raven.

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#121714 - 02/26/03 07:32 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
KarenNJ Offline
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 949
Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
I love this game and every so often take it out and play it again. Its kind of like Brain Games which I also enjoyed its just that little game you can pop in the cd rom when you just have a few minutes and need a puzzle fix.

Get it, you won't be sorry.

Karen thumbsup

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#121715 - 02/26/03 08:09 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
ray Offline
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Registered: 05/29/99
Posts: 4553
Loc: Los Angeles
An absolutely beautiful game. Fantastic design, lots and lots of taste and refinement. A really impressive effort from Microsoft Games, I thought. But then, it IS the guy who designed Tetris, so he does know a thing or two!
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#121716 - 02/27/03 03:25 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
gremlin Offline

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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1626
Loc: Isle of Man
One of Microsoft's best products!

We all enjoy playing PB in our house (from 6-36!). And it's got plenty of re-play value, unlike many adventure games... once you know how to get the door open, you probably won't be stumped for three days the next time through!

Ta-ra,
The Gremlin.

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#121717 - 02/27/03 04:12 AM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Bristol Offline
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Registered: 03/10/00
Posts: 1796
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Girlgeek, you might try installing the patch for the game that you can get from the Microsoft site. It cured the same problem for me.

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#121718 - 02/27/03 09:03 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
Salar of Myst Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 4216
Loc: Virginia's wetland dimension
Oh Pandora's Box is great! Lovely music, pretty pics & bits of art. We've replayed it more times than I can count (Its one of my Mom's favourites, in fact)

I loved the rotascopes. It was those floating blank spaces that I found difficult. You know, click it in the right spot or it zooms all over? Tokens.what a great idea. I wish more games had that option wink

Please tell me how you got Pandora's box to play on WinXP! I got an error when I tried to install it on the new pooter "Windows has a known compatability issue with this product" etc

any suggestions?

Salar smile

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#121719 - 02/28/03 02:44 PM Re: Pandora's Box ???
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
I baaged it today at ebay for $13.95 braned new in retail box. Can't wait to play this one.


Salar wants to know how some of you got it working on WXP?


Liz
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