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iPhone: Saqqarah

05-03-2009, 05:32 PM
#1
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Saqqarah

"The critically acclaimed 'matching' puzzle game 'Saqqarah' makes its debut on the iPhone in the form of seven applications, one for each of the Temples of the gods!
Each temple is crammed with a variety of matching puzzles, each with their own unique game mechanics.
'Once every thousand years a mysterious eclipse shrouds the ancient pyramid of Saqqarah.
With help of Khufu - the Magical Monkey from the Underground Oasis, the Saqqarah series of games challenges you to solve over 500 puzzles spread across 7 different modes of gameplay and restore mysterious powers of ancient Egypt in this rich and original matching game.'
'The Temple of Isis' provides many challenging and beautifully constructed token swap puzzles.
Don't forget to check out the other temples: Subek, Osiris, Bast, Anubis and Horus."

http://saqqarahthegame.com/ PC Screenshots and Demo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vnV5ZZii1gI PC Gameplay

http://pc.ign.com/articles/907/907490p1.html Review of PC Version.

Temple of Isis
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=313515065&mt=8

Temple of Thot
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=313511577&mt=8
05-03-2009, 05:35 PM
#2
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Looks fun but I don't really understand the blue ape.

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05-03-2009, 05:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
Looks fun but I don't really understand the blue ape.
Ah I think you mean "Khufu - the Magical Monkey from the Underground Oasis" He is the reason you are solving the puzzles
05-03-2009, 05:50 PM
#4
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I don't recall apes or monkeys being involved Egyptian mythology. He does seem out of place. The puzzles look flashy and cool.
05-03-2009, 05:55 PM
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Wow, this looks kinda cool...why do I get the feeling that if I buy one, I'll end up buying all 7? lol
05-03-2009, 06:02 PM
#6
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Yeah, pretty clever of them to split them into seven 99c apps. 70-80 puzzles per pack, I guess.
05-03-2009, 06:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
Yeah, pretty clever of them to split them into seven 99c apps. 70-80 puzzles per pack, I guess.
Yeah I wish they waited a month for 3.0.. could have had 1 icon instead of 7.
05-03-2009, 06:22 PM
#8
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Played the demo, I am pleased but I don't really like how they split up the packs like that. They could've atleast given us 2 temples for $0.99 or even $2. I'm sure nobody really wants 7 icons.

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05-03-2009, 07:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
Played the demo, I am pleased but I don't really like how they split up the packs like that. They could've atleast given us 2 temples for $0.99 or even $2. I'm sure nobody really wants 7 icons.
I agree. Who has room for 7 icons anyway. I always have to delete one to add one. Looking at the two games so far they appear to be close to the same games?I think I will wait for a collection and some more reviews.

Rad
05-03-2009, 07:18 PM
#10
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Saqqarah is one of my favorite puzzle games. It's absolutely wonderful! I love all the temples except Thoth. I can hardly wait for the rest to show up.

Yes, I wish they had released them all together so there'd just be one icon.