Ice Age Adventures has various mini games like puzzles, running levels, etc. which you can complete to get rewards. Throughout the game, you will collect clamshells etc. as well. The game is available for free from the Windows App Store.
Main features of Ice Age Adventures for Windows 8:
When you install and launch the game, you will be shown a short movie. The movie has been created in HD, and features a talking animated Sid talking to the baby dinosaurs.
You can skip the movie via the skip button at the top right. Once skipped, you will be taken to the main screen of the game where you will be asked to enter your age.
Click Accept, and the game will start. Once the game has started, you will be brought to the introduction screen of the game which is the dialogue between Sid, his friends and the baby dinosaurs, and here you will come to know what actually went wrong and how his friends drifted away from him. The introduction dialogues are voice accompanied and they can be skipped by clicking the small green arrow button at the end of each dialog.
Once skipped, you will be able to start the game’s gameplay. The gameplay is based on clicking on objects to reveal stuff like berries, acorns, etc.
The entire game also has certain mini game levels to rescue baby white tigers, etc. The mini games will be started when you reach a mini game hot spot. You will be shown the controls of a mini game before it starts.
The mini game’s gameplay is shown below.
Once you are back to your island, you will be able to select the various levels from which you can choose to play. The levels get unlocked when you complete the previous levels, and you can select a level by swiping and selecting (clicking on) the island whose level you wish to play.
Each level requires you to spend a certain amount of berries to start, but don’t worry, as you start off with a large number of berries and you can also replay the old levels to gain more berries. Your remaining berries, sea shells and acorns will be shown at the top of the island selection screen.
Ice Age Adventures is a very well designed game to which you’ll get addicted the moment you start playing it. The game has cute levels and awesome animations, and the only drawback that I feel the game has is that as you progress later on in the levels, you have to buy acorns and other stuff with real money to progress faster in the game. Also, the game has a large size, so you might want to watch out for your internet bills if you have a limited data internet connection!
I rate the game a 4.5 out of 5!
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