Hidden Object Games with Time Management / Sales 134 MB
Untimed Option easier PC & Mac Walkthrough not needed
Premise: In ‘Gardenscapes’ you and Austin, your butler, create the perfect garden. You sell unwanted junk for outrageous prices and build your garden paradise. Comb the mansion’s rooms for hidden items and restore a once stunning garden to its former glory as you choose from a myriad of garden items and accessories to customize the garden to your taste. Also become part of the city’s community and enter the competitive ‘Best Garden’ contest.
In ‘Gardenscapes 2’ you accompany Austin to the place of his childhood, meet his parents, and collect the old photos and other memorable things from his past. Run sales of the old stuff found around the house to implement your decorating ideas. Help your good old friend bring the family garden to bloom again.
Now, in ‘Gardenscapes: Mansion Makeover’, it’s time to polish up the mansion because company’s coming! Word got out that you’ve created an exquisite garden (with the help of Austin, your butler, in the first Gardenscapes Game), and all your relatives want to visit you… but all your money and attention went into your yard, and your mansion is a bit dilapidated. Time for an open-house tag sale and some redecorating decisions.
Hints: Look for coins, question marks, cameras and thermometers in each Hidden Object scene. The coins are tucked in everywhere, but the others are very rare. ~ Each coin adds several dollars to your profits. ~ Each question mark adds another hint to your hint button. ~ The camera, if you find one, will show you where all the items are, so don’t click on it until you can’t find any of the 5 items your customers want. ~ The thermometer, if you find one, will make a customer’s item tag turn red when your cursor is close to that item; don’t click on it until you need its assistance. ~ You’ll have five customers at a time, and, unlike other sales games, these customers don’t get angry and or leave if you’re too slow at finding what they want… at least not in relaxed mode. In timed mode you will have to face their impatience, but if it gets to be too much you can always switch modes at any time.
My Review: Ordinarily I don’t like Sales games because of the pressure and the angry customers, but this game has none of that, at least not in the relaxed mode. Also, I liked how the butler kept talking to me, which made me really feel a part of the action. Also, I got to name the dog, and I gave him a dog biscuit and a stick to play with, which was a nice touch. My complaints: First of all, just like all the other sales games, the prices are ridiculous. A $37 clothespin, a $38 glass of milk, $39 for a spider web, and a $41 maple leaf? (On second thought, kids would probably enjoy getting tons of money for worthless junk.) And then the butler spends $1,400 for the dog’s bed and $12,000 on a TV! Really? Also, the shadows in the corners of the rooms, where items were hidden, didn’t seem appropriate. One would have to play this game in the dark to find every item without repeatedly using hints; this game is so kid-friendly, I can’t see having them not play during the the day, nor them needing to sit in the dark to play without frustration. But maybe I’m making a big deal out of nothing? I’ll leave it to you to decide.
My Recommendation: In spite of my picky personal feelings mentioned above, I have to admit that this game is a friendly, light-hearted, entertaining and enjoyable Hidden Object and Sales Game, and I’d recommend it for adults and children, too.
You can try it for free, here:
For PC: Gardenscapes 2