Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/22/13 10:17 AM

You can download Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition here.

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She said yes! Alan was finally going to marry his sweetheart, Catalina. She only had one small request before the wedding, to ask for her father’s blessing. The young couple travels to the small town in Mexico where her father is from, arriving just in time for the annual Day of the Dead celebration. But when he doesn’t meet them at the train station, that’s only the beginning of their problems. Is it just the heat, or did that book talk to you? And that guy is definitely wearing a skeleton mask, right? Cross the border between life and death in this festive Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:
Festive collectables and achievements!
Quirky atmosphere and funny characters!
Travel to the Land of the Dead!
Unlockable arcade mini-games



As always, please remember to come back and tell us what you think.

Happy Gaming,
Ana wave
Posted by: Marian

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/22/13 10:21 AM

Thanks, Ana. The developer, Taba Games, has also brought us Secrets of the Seas: Flying Dutchman and Ghost Towns: The Cats of Ulthar. Looking at the title of this game, I am wondering if the developers are fans of Grim Fandango, a classic adventure game. wave
Posted by: Sparkle

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/22/13 11:15 AM

Thank you for mentioning the developers, Marian. Always something I appreciate knowing when I'm not sure about a game. I enjoyed the other two you mentioned. Only played a little of the demo and am on the fence. Will wait for feedback from fellow GB's. Reviews on BFG Forum are a bit mixed. Would hate to miss out on the sale price if the game's truly CE quality. For the record, I needed to change screen res. on my PC in order to get game to fill the screen. Just wanted to mention in case others experience this issue.
Posted by: carlahelp

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/22/13 05:38 PM

I just had to say this is a great game. I played about 10 min. and bought. Please try it as it is weird but fun.
Posted by: Marian

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/22/13 06:26 PM

I'm going to download the demo now. wave
Posted by: Cathy1

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/23/13 07:21 AM

This has got to be one of the best IHOGS I have ever played and I've played a lot. If you loved Grim Fandango,then you will love this game. I played for about 5 hours last night and I had to force myself to go to bed. I believe I still have a lot more game to play. The graphics are super nice. I was having a nostalgic moment last night.
By the way have you guessed that I loved Grim Fandango yet ? LOL.

Cathy
Posted by: Marian

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/23/13 09:12 AM

I'm so glad you are enjoying it, Cathy! dance thumbsup
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/24/13 06:06 PM

I was playing the demo this morning and the hour went by before I knew it! It was very interesting and I was really enjoying it, so of course I bought it. Hope others give it a try.
Posted by: Starcom

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/25/13 08:10 PM

Couldn't agree more with the reviewers in this forum, another great game, so good that I had to put in my 2 cents worth even though I am just past the half way point, I am too excited about this game and how much fun it is to play, I love Humour put into this one by the "Book, aka the hint system" is really great and his occasional wit made me laugh so hard I almost fell off my chair.
And as others mentioned, the reference to Grim Fandango, Wow, I wonder if they had to get permission since a lot of it is so much like Grim Fandango.
Kudos to the Developers and I really hope you make other games like this one.
Posted by: Marian

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/25/13 08:21 PM

Starcom, I'm really glad to hear you are enjoying the game so much. Having played the demo, the game really stood out for me as something different, fun, and very entertaining. smile
Posted by: kjos

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/26/13 07:31 PM

Love the game hard to put it down. On sale to.
$11.99 isn't bad at All.
Richard
Posted by: Marian

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 06/26/13 07:35 PM

That's great, Richard. thumbsup wave
Posted by: Sparkle

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 07/06/13 08:08 AM

Decided to pick this up at Sale price based on GB reviews. And glad I did. A fun game; dark theme but with a touch of humour. Voice overs are especially well done. And puzzle lovers will find plenty of challenge in this one.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 07/06/13 09:42 AM

I bought it too Sparkle! Have fun. yay
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/10/13 10:25 PM

Has anyone else gotten stuck in the HOS scene in the clocktower? I have one last thing to get - 1/2 apple. I see the apple and the knife to cut it with. But the knife won't actually cut it. I've cleaned the knife in the trough and attempted to cut the apple many times and it won't do it. I've looked at the strategy guide and I'm doing it correctly as far as I can tell but I'm stuck on this one thing, I can't skip it and the hint button only points out the knife.

Any help appreciated. I would like to continue this fun and interesting game.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/10/13 10:37 PM

Sometimes you need to place the cursor on the object and other times the point of the knife. Have you tried both ways?
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/11/13 04:53 AM

Thanks Ana! I didn't realize I needed to use the cursor on the apple. I was pointing the knife at it. Such a simple thing to stop me in my tracks. slapforehead You are always a great help. Now I can go on with this game. catrub
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/11/13 09:48 AM

I am glad that helped you! That's a trick I use in all the games I play. Have fun!

Ana wave
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/11/13 11:36 AM

I'm stuck again. Can't get the handle to work with the jack while trying to open the dumpster in Pecadesos. No matter how I place the handle it won't attach to the jack.

Don't know what to do next. Any help appreciated.

Sharon
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/11/13 12:05 PM

Are you sure you're using the right handle on the jack? The handle from the car isn't the jack handle, which is found in the salon. think
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/11/13 03:12 PM

Sherlock you've relieved my mind. Yes, it is the wrong handle. I haven't been to the salon yet.
Thanks so much. bravo
Posted by: Marian

Re: Calavera: Day of the Dead Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 08/11/13 03:22 PM

Thank you for your help, Sherlock. wave