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Game Giveaway of the day — Egyptoid 2

Find secret treasures, fight ghosts and escape from the evil magician traps!
$4.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 76 (64%) 43 (36%) 81 comments

Egyptoid 2 was available as a giveaway on March 20, 2016!

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Your mission is to protect the forest and your friends from invaders.

You investigate 7 deserted temples, find secret treasures, fight ghosts and escape from the evil magician traps. But you are lucky – you have an ancient army, called Egyptoid. Blending it together with the magicians symbols you'll achieve great magic power that none can resist!

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ Me/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

StarsAshes

Homepage:

http://www.starsashes.com/egyptoid_2.html

File Size:

16.9 MB

Price:

$4.95

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It appears that there is again problems for some community members regarding today's download link. Also the link posted by Yallah may have be suspect, so I've removed it. THIS link provided by Wurkupumpel (thanks) should work if the the link on the main game giveaway page doesn't. It's still an official game giveaway page so should be safe.






Egyptoid 2


In Brief


Egyptoid 2 is a decent 3D breakout game. It's been given away several times since the game giveaway project started almost 10 years ago.



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Introduction:

Egyptoid 2 received a positive 76% of votes from 292 total votes back in December 2007 when it was first given away. There were 55 comments which you can read HERE. It was then given away again back in May 2008 where it received a positive vote of 80% out of 548 votes, with 86 comments which you can read HERE. It was also given away October 2011 where it received a positive 87% from 385 votes and 49 comments. You can read those comments HERE. It was given away June 2012 where it received a positive 82% out of 379 votes with 31 comments which you can read HERE and Sept 2013 where it received a positive 76% out of 320 votes, with 15 comments, which you can read HERE, finally, it was also given away May 2014 where it received a positive 76% out of 333 votes with 17 comments which you can read HERE, and finally last August it received positive 68% rating out of 317 votes. You can see the comments HERE


You investigate 7 deserted temples, find secret treasures, fight ghosts and escape from the evil magician traps. But you are lucky – you have an ancient army, called Egyptoid. Blending it together with the magicians symbols you'll achieve great magic power that none can resist!



Reference accessed HERE 20th March 2016



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If you wish to see the problems section, which I've now incorporated into the FAQ's thread you can find it HERE and the recent games deals (now called The Weekly roundup of game deals) is HERE. I've still to post the installation section. Will do so later. In the meantime, if you have problems installing the game, do post a comment, thank you.




The Game:

You are a treasure seeker. A piece of ancient papyrus showed you the way to a lost temple that contained tombs of untold wealth and an ancient magical weapon called the Egyptoid. The Egyptoid will show you the way to the secret treasure and help you gather it. Scattered around the temples are forgotten magical elements that when combined with the Egyptoid activate ancient spells. Only when you’ve collected all of Anubis’s keys will you be able to enter the secret chamber to gather the treasures of the Pharaohs.


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Basically Egyptoid 2 is similar to the original Egyptoid apart from some graphical enhancement’s plus of course a whole new set of level designs to destroy. There are 17 bonuses, including the lightning cannon and the mega magic cannon, these two are the only new additions from the first version of the game. Other bonuses that are also found in the original, but are slightly different from your normal breakout are the three different levels of ball destruction from high, maximum and absolute. As with the first game there are also seven special symbols to collect. Collecting three of the same of each symbol will give you magic spells that range from ‘the glance of Horus, Breath of Atum, Lightning of Hathor, Fire of Ra, Curse of Atem, Fireball of Oseris, and the ‘Pitch of Darkness’. When adding these specials to the bonus count you get a total of 24 bonuses. The spells will be expended as soon as you collect the three symbols. So ensure your bat is in a suitable position to take advantage of the spells power. That is if your bat just so happens to be under an area of very few bricks you will not make the most of the spell. The spells are basically the same as those you got in the original Egyptoid apart from that the developers have changed the names around a little, for example the Fire of Ra becomes the Flame of Ra (and there’s a Fire of Aten,) and the Pitch of Darkness was known as Outer Darkness. As you clear a level, these specials become less effective, so it's best not to collect the third symbol of each set until you start a new level as they are carried over to the next level. Egyptoid 2 also has improved graphics. To boost your score there are lots of gems to collect.



I've been playing breakouts since the mid to late 1970's so find most of little challenge. This game is no exception. With respect to playability, I found that I've had to set the games difficulty on the hardest setting to make the game even slightly challenging. As for me it suffers the same as many 3D breakouts in that the ball does appear to travel incredibly slow. This would be an ideal game for those who are new to this genre, as well as younger children. If you like 3D breakouts and want more of a challenge I would suggest checking out the games I’ve suggested in the section at the end of this review. The first one has been amongst my favorites for a few years and the second one is much better than its predecessor Action Ball Deluxe; now free from MyPlayCity 24/7 (Actionball 2). Apart from Actionball 2 you’ll also find several more excellent breakouts over at MyPlayCity including hyperballoid 2 (watch out for toolbars being installed) which has a levels editor. Alawar did have a download link for community based levels, but I’m not sure if that exists any longer.



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Video:



You’ll find a video of Egyptoid 2 game play HERE and HERE




Conclusion:



In my opinion this version is better than the first one in the series. If you were not in the enviable position of getting it free today and had the choice of buying either one, I’d definitely buy Egyptoid 2.


With respect to playability, I found that I had to set it on the most difficult setting to make the game even slightly challenging (though I have been playing these games for more than 30 years (starting with the very first one); because it suffers the same as many 3D breakouts in that the ball does seem to travel incredibly slow. This would be an ideal game for those who are new to this genre as well as younger children. If you like 3D breakouts and want more of a challenge I would suggest checking out my suggestions below. Acky's XP Breakout and Ricochet infinity (both 2D versions) have been amongst my favorites for many years, but more recent releases such as Ion Ball and shatter (both available via steam) are also excellent breakouts. Recently I was given a copy *from the developer) of an unusual breakout called Ploing 2, released around 10 years ago; i've been having some fun playing it over the last few weeks,.



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Scoring

Game play: 8

Graphics: 7

Audio: 7

Re-playability: 8

Originality: 6.5

Fun Factor: 8.5

Power-ups: 8.5


Total = 53.5. w i.e. 7.6 out of 10.


Extra information

The problems section that used to be posted here in the Game review is now included in the Game Discussion FAQ's thread; which you can find HERE.


I've updated the games section that used to be posted with the review. The thread is now called 'Weekly round up of game deals, formerly the games section of the weekly reviews. You can find the new thread (which I've posted in the sticky section of the game discussion forums to make it easier to find if you are perusing the game discussion forums) HERE.






Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#52

404 again (more then 1 hour left)

Reply   |   Comment by Qwertiy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Update: opening in private window helped.

Reply   |   Comment by Qwertiy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

TRIED ON FIREFOX AND OPERA COULD NOT DOWNLOAD WENT TO ERROR PAGE THAT SENT ME TO HOMEPAGE, THAT SENT ME BACK TO DOWNLOAD PAGE, THAT SENT ME TO ERROR PAGE, THAT SENT ME TO HOMEPAGE GET THE IDEA. THIS WENT ON ON BOTH FIREFOX AND OPERA. I'VE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL AT DOWNLOADING WITH THE NEW SITE EVERY TIME TODAY WAS THE WORST.

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Hi Sonyavan,

I really can't figure what the problem is; there are thousands of community members able to download and activate these games, with only a very small percentage not being able to (assuming everyone who has been having problems has posted here today). That would point to a problem at your end; either some incompatibility with the new web design, or possibly your provider?


Check the FAQ's thread to see if there are any fixes mentioned there; for example, reboot your router, clear out your internet cache (sometimes cookies become corrupted), check to see that I.E. is set to online (even if you don't use I.E. it needs to be set to online working. Also try changing your browser, especially if you use Chrome, apparently those using Google Chrome have been having problems, also try downloading into a private window as mentioned by Qwertiy. Next time this error occurs immediately open up the event viewer and check the logs. You may be able to find error messages related to the problem, that will enable you to fix it. Do let me know if you manage to sort it.



You'll find the FAQ's thread in the sticky section of the game discussion forums:



https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11647





:)


regards Whiterabbit

Reply   |   Comment by SONYAVAN  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

I wasted all day trying to download this game.
Even when I have been able to download the package, like right now, the installer is only 2.42 mb and installs absolutely nothing but just tells me the game is activated.
This constant issues are getting really annoying and I hope they will make the game available again in the next few days.

Thanks to white rabbit for the usual dedication to this page.

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Hi Threshold, sorry I'm late, unfortunately I'm unable to moderate 24 hours a day, so have only just seen your comment after the giveaway ended, too late to do anything about it; however, if it happens again try using a different file archiver. I've had the same issue myself and found using a different archiver fixed the problem. I've posted links to several free file archivers in the FAQ's thread, which you can find via my review above or by following the link below:



https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11647
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Reply   |   Comment by Threshold  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

It’s back…

YES!

Downloaded and installed fine on Win10 (used Chrome, so someone must have come across with a fix somewhere as I had no issues at all)

Love this game and lost it when I changed machines.

It’s a simple (snort) physics game that I always liken to pinball. These are typically not the sort I like as I have issues with them for various reasons, but I like this series. The graphics are old and could probably use an update or reboot and it’s not complicated, but it’s still a classic and quite good. It’s straight forward and you really don’t need a tutorial for it. Just play and go, breaking everything you can by bouncing the ball around. Not only is it rather addicting, but fun and you can waste many hours on it!

This is one which could use a reboot for the graphics as long as they leave the gameplay just how it is. That would make it quite perfect, honestly!

Keep plugging away, Rabbit! All you can do. No one is going to listen to you, or us, about the site, it appears. Plenty of us appreciate what you do and your reviews of the games!

Reply   |   Comment by DAMyst  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

still getting same error!! 404, page not there!! i tried the one you said to try instead,... no luck same page

Reply   |   Comment by Jen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

btw i AM using firefox

Reply   |   Comment by Jen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

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Hi folks, I really don't know what the problem is. I've not had any issues downloading any games over the past few weeks. There are some suggestions such as using the other link that I've posted at the head of my review above and not to use chrome. For those having problems using other browsers, try using a different one and see if it solves the problem. Check to see if I.E. is offline. Make sure it isn't. Clear out your internet cache and try again. I hope one or more of these possible fixes work for those who don't already have this breakout.


I didn't need to download today's game because as I already have it from a previous giveaway, but I downloaded it to make sure i could. I w as hoping I'd have a problem, so that i could fault find, but it's hard to figure if you don't have the problem others are commenting on.


Strange that this and other problems have arisen since the giveaway team updated the web site. Wish they would change it back. I miss the familiar dark blue background and ease of use. If we get repeats i have to scroll through every game we've been given to get to the previous time it was given away whereas before I could sign into my admin account and go straight to the previous giveaway. Last week it took me almost half an hour to find the old giveaway. today's i re did all of the images and links as i couldn't be bothered to do the same.


Please excuse the late moderation today. We had to go out to pick our son up from his silver Duke of Edinburgh's expedition practice (he's doing it with the Explorer scouts), which took up almost four hours earlier this evening. I don't know why they do it so early in the year when it's freezing out side. Thankfully he'd gone well prepared and said the only part of him that was cold overnight was his feet.


Hopefully all of these teething problems with the new look site will be ironed out soon.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Whiterabbit-uk, seems like it is related to the fact that ru.giveawayoftheday.com remembers autorisation which is not valid for game.giveawayoftheday.com. Opening this site in private window, entering email and downloading by sent link helped.


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Glad you got it sorted. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Qwertiy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

need help can't figure out how to download


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What have you tried so far? Read the suggestions I've made hopefully one of those should help.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandi Davidow  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

All d/l links ran me in a circle and I had no luck. Then I decided to try another browser. I finally got to the l/l page using Edge. Chrome was the culprit when I was going in circles and getting nowhere.

Reply   |   Comment by dron  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

2 WEEKS IN A ROW... I'D RATHER SEE NO GAME THAN A BUNK LEAD. THOUGH I APPRECIATE ALL THE PREVIOUS GOOD LINKS, WHICH I GUESS OUT WEIGHS THESE PAST TWO DAYS :)

Reply   |   Comment by URSULA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

I CAN'T DOWNLOAD EITHER..

Reply   |   Comment by URSULA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

Neither the official download link nor the one provided by another user works for me in Firefox, even with AdBlocker disabled. I've never had a problem downloading from this site before. Not a big deal - don't "need" this game - just an annoyance.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Burge  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

I was able to download this thru firefox. It seems the link is broken for Google Chrome only. I hope this helps some of you. Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Cheryl Montague  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I am unable to download today's game give away of the day says error 404 page not here. What can we do about this? Looking forward to your help Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Cheryl Montague  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

I have this game from an offer a lo0ng time ago, and is one of the few games I play on a repeated basis. Not too hard, and lots of fun - this is a definite keeper, unless you prefer really hard games. For wasting a few hours of play (which is what games are really for), this is one of the rare gems that is made right, the physics work, and is both appealing to the eye and ear. The more playable game of this genre, IMHO.


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Thank you for your feedback Paul, much appreciated. Please excuze the late reply. I'd also highly recommend the following breakouts:

1) ... Break Ball 2 gold, a little dated now, but the game can be configured to play solo, against the computer, or against a friend as well as change the way the bat behaves. It also has some unusual and original additions.

2) ... Incrediball: The Seven Sapphires - has some unusual and original additions. This is my favorite 3D type breakout. As with most breakouts, it's looking a little dated graphically, but still is a superb game with some very unusual power ups never seen before.

3) ... Ricochet infinity - apart from having a fantastic array of power ups, ball types etc you have access directly through the game to literally tens of thousands of free levels created using the included level editor.

4) ... Aky's XP Breakout - Traditional 2D game with level editor and some excellent surprises and challenges.

5) ... Break Quest - an incredible variety of level types, basically every level is totally different from the preceding one. 100 levels to break through.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

ALL download links do not work 404 error

Reply   |   Comment by cn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

cn, Update just Chrome is having a problem

Reply   |   Comment by cn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

If you try it on another browzer other then google chrome it should work. I hope this helps you.

Reply   |   Comment by Cheryl Montague  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

This is a fun game, similiar to Savoid, the game given away last week. I already had both these games, though, from earlier give-aways. When old games get lost or corrupted or whatever, it's nice to get repeats. Hope we get a repeat on something I've lost sometime. Anyway, thanks GAOTD and StarAshes.


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Thank you for your feedback La :)

Reply   |   Comment by la  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Got 404 error in Firefox browser. Switched to Chrome & got the download link via email. Installed fine, but I always have to disable AVG now or GAOTD programs & games won't install.

Reply   |   Comment by Panda  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

Download and installation went fine - gave it a try cause I was curious - now I know what a breakout game is - I am not very talented but will try it from time to time.

To leave the game you have to press ESC but once you know this it's ok too. As it seems to be an older game the graphics are kind a blurry.

Looking forward for another giveaway I might like - thanks for everything

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Never played a breakout before? you haven't lived. :) Check out my reply to Pauls comment above. I've posted brief details of five different breakouts, all of which are amongst my top ten favorite breakouts of all time. *I have around 250 commercial breakouts and as many freeware ones. Other breakouts I recommend, especially if you are new to the genre are both hyperballoid games, Actionball 1 and 2, Magic Ball 3 & 4, Strikeball 2 and 3, Arkamania 2 (there's a free version called Arcamania 2 Retro), Funkiball, Ploing 2 and Chicken Attack.

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks for the sugestions - I'll have a look into them.

I did play the one we had 25 years ago in the arcade nearby (where you can play flipper, videogames and often pool) - this was before we even were using computers at work.
I remember having a similar one on my sisters Gameboy but I was never good (I have very slow reaction). But now I can try it out again.

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Downloaded very quickly. It is a very small game. Installed quickly. Loads very slow all things considered. It is a breakout game. Graphics were circa late 1990s. The pixelization was tough to watch. Played the first level just fine. It slowly transitioned, very slowly, to what was probably going to be the second level before discovering "Esc" button closes the program.
Win 10(64), AMD A8, R5, 6gb with 1gb dedicated video.
Thanks GGOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by kvn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#33

Had to disable my anti-virus software in order to install on my Windows 10 computer. Found this tip in the FAQ section. Thanks very much for the game and the help.

Reply   |   Comment by topazdragon  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

I was able to get to the link successfully by using firefox. Then I had it send me an email and it downloaded okay - I think it's a combination of chrome and/or adblock. I've had this issue with windows 10 for regular .pdf downloads for my job so I'm hardly surprised.

Reply   |   Comment by garbski  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#31

Each time I get a new PC -or in today's case a new partition for Windows 10- I always redownload this one when it's offered. One of my favorite of the "breakout" type games they offer here occasionally. Thanks to the person who posted the alternate link, since I"m getting nothing but the same 404 page from the page link.

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

Downloaded, installed and activated with no problems on my Win 10 machine. As an aside I just don't understand the problems some have with your game offerings. Don't think I've ever had any problems with them.

On to the game itself. I'm not feeling all that well today so only played the first two levels so far. A quite basic breakout game. Somewhat dated graphics as befits a game of this age. Easy to understand and play. Am not overly fond of the Theme but that's "me". Can't really think of any helpful suggestions for the developer and I'm sure that , again , due to its age would do any good. As mentioned the graphics here are very very basic. Should be playable on any machine due to its non-taxing requirements on your GPU. If this type of game is your thing I would suggest maybe looking around for Mega World Smash or any number of others of this genre. I like the majority of StarsAshes games but this one just leaves me .......... meh. Doubtful if it will be on my machine for long. Thank you StarsAshes and GGotd for the chance to try this for free.

A while back a game called "Pearl Harbor" I think, was given away, sure would like to see it again (hint hint)

Hi Alan,

please excuse the very late reply. thank you for your comment.


I'll have to check through the game listings for Pear Harbor as I can't remember the developers name, I've backed my copy up ages ago, and am at this time creating a datbase using WinCatalog 2015 so that i can find everything I've backed up to external drives (over 14TB worth) and literally over a thousand DVD's and Blu Ray disks, most of which i stupidly didn't label.


Ah, just found it. Was given away about 2 years ago:


https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/pearl-harbor-fire-on-the-water/

Reply   |   Comment by Alan Jones  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

Still no links working. Tried the link provided above the review and got the same 404 error as everyone else. And although I provided my email for the official download, I never got an email with a link. They're just harvesting the emails. With all the issues lately, it looks like our well-loved GGOTD is over...

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

I was able to download the setup files, but when I run the file I get a message that activation was successfully completed after about 2 seconds. No game folder appears in the directory, however, so the game did not install properly.

Reply   |   Comment by topazdragon  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Still Error 404 on chrome and red ball from Chrome of dangerous link ahead for other link. Thanks for waste of time. This site after all these years is on dead end slide. Too bad but there are choices elsewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

for me all links where blocked or 404 regardless which one in chrome or gave me an empty zip in the case of the link by Olray. with Edge the official link worked. It might be an idea if GOTD contacted the developers of the most used browsers and the most used virus scans to sort this out as to often the downloads seem to give issues lately. GOTD is losing it's credibility and good name this way

thanks as always GGOTD and Stephen and also thanks to todays dev for the giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

No download link works

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Richardson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

The link worked, but although the game supposedly installed successfully, it does not appear in my Games folder.

Reply   |   Comment by topazdragon  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

download link for egyptoid 2 is not working. error 404.

Reply   |   Comment by wallace thomas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Try turning off your ad blocker. I cannot download using firefox with ad blocker but ie without blocker works fine

Reply   |   Comment by THe Kid  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I have not been able to get The last 3 game giveaways, I keep getting a page that says there is an error. I tried the other link provided in the comment section and got an error message as well. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#21

Getting the same message as others 404 Oppps. Tried other link same results. Has game been pulled ?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#20

I just can't extract the game...read the comments...tried the links suggested but still not working

Reply   |   Comment by Gisele Bedard  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gisele Bedard,
Have you tried using 7-Zip? I got it a while ago to unzip files and it never fails.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This is the second game giveaway in a row where the Download button is consistently giving me a 404 error, at least in Firefox.

The problem appears to be that it's directing me to https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1094 instead of the correct address at https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1094 (note the different domain: "www" vs "game").

Clearly, something in the "force sharing" javascript attached to the download button is broken and can send the user to the wrong address.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Fortunately, I already have this game from a previous giveaway, so I don't have to worry about bad links.
I still play it from time to time. It is a good game, and challenging. My only complaint is, that when you have bonus upgrades to your paddle or ball, they don't stay with you when you advance to the next screen. It's annoying when one of the last items you pick up before advancing is a good boost, and you never get to use it.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

FWIW there's one problem with the GOTD sites & Firefox 45.0.1 running in Private mode -- when you click the Facebook link to share nothing happens. The 2nd problem is that when you download the GOTD zip files, both Chrome & Firefox want to block it -- Firefox easily lets you OK it anyway.

That 2nd problem May be similar to problems with security software like Kaspersky -- they can't look inside the encrypted GOTD wrapper to see what it holds, so label it bad automatically.

Monitoring the installation of both the game GOTD & the regular GOTD in a VBox win7 32 bit VM, neither does anything out of the ordinary -- the game makes no changes while the regular GOTD offer has Very low impact on Windows. In the VM Microsoft Security Essentials does not find a problem with either. Performing a scan with McAfee gives the game a pass, but finds 4 suspect files in the regular GOTD, idoo AntiSpyware Pro -- update.dat, upgo.dat, uptime.dat, & WMIreg.exe.

The digital signature for idoo AntiSpyware Pro lists Hengyida Information Technology CO.,LTD. & eastrivergroup@yahoo.com -- Google on either & you'll find reports of adware... Note: it's not unheard of for trial versions of apps on GOTD to include usually optional add-ons, while the GOTD has those stripped out. Note 2: I did not attempt to verify whether claims of adware or McAfee's detection of the 4 files were false or not -- I simply wanted to see what happened when I tried to download & install, which both did cleanly.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Game refuses to install. No matter what I try, or how many times I download it, I get a message that the file is either unrecognizable or damage. Still get the activation message, though, with no game!

Reply   |   Comment by Todd  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

It is almost 8am CDT in TN and I have just downloaded the game without any problem. (This has been given away before but it's the first time I've downloaded it.)
The game saved fine and in the ordinary fashion. Saved in C:\Games and scanned for 0 threats.
I've only done a couple of rounds but it's cute, I like it. It resets to 800x600 but it's not a new game so I'm not surprised. I'm more of an HOG person but I'll play this one a while. :) Thank you for the game!

Reply   |   Comment by Keisha  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Can not installate the game. It says it's activate but can't find it in the game-folder. Somehow there must be something wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by Mar  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mar, Have you tried doing a search from your Start menu? If that doesn't work I would try reinstalling or redownloading and then reinstalling.

Reply   |   Comment by Keisha  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mar,
Try looking in your download folder, the Program Files folder, or if you have Windows 8 or higher, the Program Files (x86) folder. That is where my games usually download to.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Joe, I looked everywhere - having Windows 10 and usual it will be in the Program Files folder just not this one. Thanks for the information.

Reply   |   Comment by Mar  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Keisha, Yes was busy all day, cleaned up and more like that :) downloaded several times. Thanks very much for your help!

Reply   |   Comment by Mar  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I also did had trouble with the link's.
In Firefox and in Internet Explorer.
In Internet Explorer I cleared the whole section about cookies, history etc.
And after that the file can be downloaded from:
files2.giveawayoftheday.com/Egyptoid2-bm97fe.zip

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

I could have downloaded with no problems from the regular link at the top of the page. Click download. Agree to post on Facebook. Cancel. Download.

Maybe Bob the Chicken Boy fixed the link for us!

I didn't download it, though, because I already have the game from a previous offering. It's been sitting in a corner of my hard drive never played ever since. Think I will just go delete it and put put it out of its misery.

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Alternate dl link (https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1094) gets this message in Firefox: "Reported Unwanted Software Page!
This web page at files2.giveawayoftheday.com has been reported to contain
unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences."
I still get Oops! 404 error page when I click original dl link.
I can ignore the warning about Reported Unwanted Software Page and dl the zip directly, but I don't know how to get the main dl link to work.

Reply   |   Comment by semo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

404 Oooops!

Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.
you owe us , come on guy?

Reply   |   Comment by jeff b  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

Again, the correct download URI is:
https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1094

Reply   |   Comment by Olray  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Olray, that link gave me this Reported Unwanted Software Page!

This web page at files2.giveawayoftheday.com has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Unwanted software pages try to install software that can be deceptive and affect your system in unexpected ways.

Reply   |   Comment by jeff b  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Olray, This link also came up with a warning (the same as that using the official download link that YALLAH was referring to below)

Reply   |   Comment by diane  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Olray, Many thanks for your link (https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=1094) - it worked perfectly on my Win 10 (64) machine and installed without any problems. I always look through the 'Comments' section for helpful comments. I do wish that when people mention a specific game file that they provide a working link - just as you've done - it saves a lot of wasted effort. Someone called 'Ivan' - see below - refers to 'EgyptBall' and gives a link to 'myplaycity.ru' which is only of any use if you either speak Russian or have luck clicking on the pictured sections. And someone called 'Yaqzak' - see below - simply posts a long link (at least it does work) which only leads to a list of anti-virus programmes and the viruses that were found, but it doesn't help me in any way because - thanks to your link - the file immediately downloaded and installed without any problems at all.
On a different subject - if anyone is using Win 10 (32 bit) and is thinking of moving to (64 bit) I would say 'Go ahead and give it a try' - I can't believe how much better (64 bit) works. I use Firefox and am forever adding tabs - like I'm on 'Pinterest' at a page of 'Cool Things' and as an experiment I've got a total of 72 tabs, plus I've also got 5 other websites loaded in my Tray - and yet I was still able to load my email programme, and come to GGOTD and click on your link for today's game. Going to Win 10 (64) was the best move I've made in a long time, and of all the programmes and games I've moved over, I haven't yet had one that hasn't worked perfectly.


..............................Moderator comment.................................

Hi Frampot,

please excuse the very late reply. thank you for your comment. you can find the English version of Egyptball via the following link:


http://www.myplaycity.com/egypt_ball/

Reply   |   Comment by framplot  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Olray, thanks. That link worked for me in Firefox. No idea why the others gave me the 404 error. And this game actually loads, unlike the one from a week or so ago that just gave me a white screen.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Burge  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

A similar game (free) "EgyptBall" was online "myplaycity.ru" (downloaded in 2007, she works).

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Ivan,
Compare with free game ::
http://www.myplaycity.ru/egypt_ball/download.html

1. Do not use a download manager, while pressing the button to download - click to save the file
or
2. Keep this: right click - save as
: [MD5 0D24EA0CB084D5A541B70ADC48CCE813]
3. When the installation uncheck

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

After installing:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/4bde52d3f3b43b2ffb8754751e3954b6bdd302d65e2cbde9dd10103f56511449/analysis/1458466852/

Reply   |   Comment by Yaqzak  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Yaqzak,
That's about:
idoo AntiSpyware Pro.7z

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Nice game...thank u

Reply   |   Comment by swa  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#5

link gives a 404

Reply   |   Comment by Sprinklestar  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

Not able to download the games

Reply   |   Comment by nish  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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