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When the spanish government recieve information that a huge amount of valuable and historically important treasure is to be found on the South american Moajuba Island, they know instantly who to send for; the daring explorer Guillermo Marsalis.
this is the situation in Treasuremania 1 tells the story of Guillermo's first attempt to rest as much of the treasure as possible from the dangerous island. Your mission in this game is to retrieve a number of treasure chests drowned fathoms deep in the moajubian gulf, a body of water surrounded by hazardous cliffs just off the island itself.
In this sterrio, self-voicing audio game, you use the right and left arrows to maneuver your boat through the waters on the look out for treasure chests. Of course, just as in real life, the movements of your boat are heavily dictated by the unpredictable and often stormy whether, and if your not careful you can find yourself ending up a ship wreck on the cliffs to either side of the playing area.
You can identify chests below your boat via their creaking sound, but also pressing r toggles on your chest detector, which will start bleaping when your in position to use the up and down arrows to lower your hook into the water to try and retrieve the chest.
Of course, the moajubian gulf is far from empty. everything from tiny fish to dolphins are swimming about. Pressing space bar you can try and catch the small fish for some extra points, however should a fish run into your hook while your lowering it you'll need to strap on a breathing apperatus and dive down into the water to untangle the chain, ---- and as the moajubian gulf is also home to some less than friendly sharks, both diving, and fishing are not exactly safe activities; sinse this is one occasion where accessing Jaws is very! bad for your health.
With moajubian natives who welcome you with poisoned arrows fired from the cliffs, the possibility of being struck by lightning in rough weather, and (on crazy difficulty), some truly! killer bees, the oppertuneties for guillermo to end up in davy Jones' locker are many and various.
Featuring some incredibly atmospheric and ambient audio which will have you reaching for a towel to dry off, varied gameplay, and online top ten score competition, Treasuremania is a game that deffinately pushes the bounderies of what is possible in an arcade style game, ---- and best of all, it's free!
Light locator is an odd combination of the old familiar guess the number game, and a side scrolling adventure.
In the game, take on the roll of special detective Henry Johnson. I'm not exactly sure what sort of detective he is, since while you might expect that a detective is responsable for detecting crimes and catching criminals, the thing in Light Locator that Mr. Johnson is responsable for detecting is a bomb, a huge, very powerful and extremely radioactive bomb at that.
In the game, a group of terrorists have planted a bomb in a tall sky scraper with 100 floors, each containing 10 rooms. Fortunately for you, the rooms are very empty, and the building is equipped with a highly efficient elevator system which can run you to each room as you go. Unfortunately, your only method of detecting the bomb is s geiger counter which tracks it's radioactivity, meaning you need to use logic and deduction to find what room it's in. Even more unfortunately, your time is extremely limited. Depending upon the difficulty chosen, you could have as much as three minutes to find the bomb, or as little as a single minute, and since using the elevators and running from room to room takes time, expect to have a tough challenge ahead of you, especially in hard mode.
The game is entirely self-voicing, with great sound effects and a tense musical score, plus a special bonus should you manage to track down the bomb on hard mode. Also, the game is entirely free.
If all this sounds interesting, you can here a Review of Light locator here recorded by chris Skarstad.
To find out more about Lighttech interactive and their games you can Visit the Lighttech page on the Audiogames archive site
And also feel free to download This poem and walkthru about one user's enthusiastic reception of the game.
Happy treasure hunting.
Updates: entry 25 Jan 17 and description 25 Jan 17