Arctic Quest 1
With a wave of his icy fingers, the Snow King unleashed a bitter frost on the tropical islands across Earth. Palm trees iced over, fish were frozen solid in the seas and birds could no longer take flight. Setting up a palace on the edge of this arctic wasteland, the Snow King's chilly spirit took pleasure in expanding his kingdom beyond the North Pole. To safeguard his empire, he built a chain of 60 puzzles meant to stop even the wisest sage from reaching his castle and breaking the spell. In Arctic Quest, you set out to solve the puzzles, each of which takes the shape of an animal or other tropical wonder. As pieces of ice fall from the sky, you grab them with your mouse, rotate them and place them on a grid within the puzzle, filling in the shape and returning warmth to the island bit by bit. If the waters that surround your once balmy home fill up with unused ice, your quest will fail. Luckily, a small fire burns on your land, allowing you to melt surplus ice. You can also earn bonuses that grant you various powers, such as the ability to smash excess ice or paint in portions of the grid.
Key Game Features - 60 enjoyable levels - Six valuable bonuses - Simple mouse-based controls - Online high score board - Beautiful hand-drawn graphics - A final duel with the Snow King! - Free technical support and upgrades
Tetris done differentlyCooberstooge | Sept. 12, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Finally, a game manages to make use of all that makes Tetris and its innumerable spin offs so great new again. Arctic Quest is simple in design, yet refreshing in action. While not overly difficult, the whole package comes together in a quality title that is engaging, yet relaxing.
Arctic Quest looks great, and its bright, colourful theme makes players just want to keep going, even when they know it's time to shut down for the night. It manages to look rich without breaking the bank in terms of computing requirements, and yet even gamers who demand top-notch graphics will find what is on offer here to be enjoyable.
Controls are well placed, and very easy to get used to. The sounds are nice and subdued, and the soundtrack itself does the best it can to mellow the player out. All in all, a very enjoyable little game, free of bugs or other technical issues, and one I totally recommend to all puzzle game lovers.
Grab the falling piecesfaraany3k | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »
Arctic Quest 1 is a simple puzzle game where you are required to grab falling pieces of jigsaw and place them to make a shape highlighted on the screen as fast as possible. And this is about it. Although there is hardly anything unique or innovative here and challenge is simple, but the 50 or so puzzles are fun and have a nice relaxing feel to them . Music is also tastefully done with soft fun tunes. Game is a little overpriced but due to the nature of the game you will keep coming back to it time and time again. A good time pass.
A fun puzzle gameHarjyot | May 23, 2011 | See all Harjyot's reviews »
Arctic Quest 1 is a nice and short puzzle game that is fairly unique and has a nice visual style. It starts off simple and it gets complex later on. There are other puzzle games that are more well known, but this game is still an enjoyable journey. A solid recommendation for any puzzle gamer out there, as this game is a nice hidden jem.