Pieces of an ancient tablet have started turning up around the globe and the Museum needs your help to find and unearth the broken pieces to lead you to the most expensive gem ever known...the "World Diamond". Complete over 100 levels by finding hidden objects & circumventing unique puzzle traps.
Explore 25 unique & exotic locations around the world. Find over 2100 hidden objects in 3 different game modes. Play 8 different types of mini-games including place-the-differences, spot-the-differences. Good luck on your worldly adventure!
Around the World is primarily a hidden objects game. Each mission, of which there are 25, requires you to find a handful of items in whatever locale you are currently visiting. Like all products of the sort, you have hints to use and clicking too many times in the wrong spot will deduct points. It costs five thousands points to use a hint (which you can do each time the bar fills back up) and one thousands points for five consecutive wrong-clicks. Of course, finding items will give you points and finding them quickly will earn you even more.
After finding all of the objects, you'll need to complete one more puzzle to finish the mission. There's quite a bit of variety here. In one stage I was given a side by side comparison, similar to a "spot the difference" puzzle, but instead I had to replace certain items that were missing from either side. In another stage, I had to swap tiles in order to recreate an image on the left of the screen. You never know just what puzzle you'll get and that keeps you on your toes and keeps the gameplay fresh.
Finally, as a nice little bonus, after completing each mission you'll be rewarded with facts and trivia about the place you just visited. I'm a firm believer in using games to help education, so I think this is a always a nice touch.
• Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
• DirectX 7
• 350 MHz
• 128 MB RAM