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Game Giveaway of the day — Jane Angel: Templar Mystery

Join enigmatic adventure and help Jane Angel to find the Holy Grail!
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Jane Angel: Templar Mystery was available as a giveaway on June 13, 2021!

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Jane Angel, an FBI agent and an art expert, is investigating the Holy Grail! Follow the clues and find this priceless treasure! Where could the Holy Grail be found nowadays? Was it brought to Colombia by Columbus under the Red Templar’s Cross on his sails? Was it buried under Roslyn Chapel in Scottish Mountains? Are Maltese Knights, Hospitaller considered to be the keepers of the Holy Grail? Discover the truth in Jane Angel: Templar Mystery, a gorgeous Hidden Object game.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 800 Mhz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 8.0; Hard Drive: 103 MB

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/5333/jane-angel-templar-mystery/

File Size:

61.6 MB

Price:

$2.99

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Jane Angel: Templar Mystery:
In Brief:
Jane Angel: Templar Mystery is a Hidden Object games released over a decade ago that has two modes of play, timed and untimed, interspersed with mini games and story boards.
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You can see a video of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE
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Jane Angel: Templar Mystery is available in the Steam store for £3.99, the Steam community give it a mixed reception. You can see the 32 reviews posted since it was release don Steam in 2009 HERE. You can also see Big Fish community members comments and issues about today's game giveaway HERE
Introduction:
Jane Angel , an FBI agent and an art expert, is investigating the case of medieval coins contraband. All the clues show that Jane has found the way to discover the Holy Grail hidden by the mysterious Knights Templar. Where could the Holy Grail be found nowadays? Was it brought to Colombia by Columbus under the Red Templar’s Cross on his sails? Was it buried under Roslyn Chapel in Scottish Mountains? Are Maltese Knights, Hospitaller considered to be the keepers of the Holy Grail? Join enigmatic adventure! Help Jane to find the answers…
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Key Features:
1) ... variety of geographic sets: Los-Angeles, Colombia, England, Scotland, Malta…
2) ... 7 different mini-game types (including puzzles, 3D puzzles, hexagonal lines, tags, words & codes…)
3) ... 3 unique game mechanics (in addition to a traditional object search): puzzle-then-seek (searching for the objects on 3 pictures after collecting them as a puzzle), finding differences (placing the objects in their proper places), historical hidden (searching for an object that can’t belong to a specified historical epoch, e.g. “an aircraft in The Medieval Ages”)
4) ... 30 levels, 24 unique locations, 15 scrollable locations
5) ... A Strong storyline with 24 cut-scenes
6) ... 2 game modes: story-driven and free-play, time trial for every particular location!

Reference accessed HERE 13th June 2021 posted by Whiterabbit-uk
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The Game:

I often say I don't enjoy playing Hidden Object games much these days, but I must admit to actually liking Jane Angel: Templar Mystery. The HOG scenes are relatively challenging at times (if you don't use any hints) but are easy enough for HOG Noobs (if there is such a person) and the puzzles that arise from them are nicely linked to the games story, for example after completing the first HOG scene at the airport I was asked to find several pieces of an airline ticket to complete the puzzle. Following that a mini game popped up where I had to assemble the ticket pieces into the whole. Fairly simple to do, but I liked the links between the HOG's and the puzzles.

Some of the scenes are scrolling scenes where you have to click and hold your LMB then drag the scene to expose more locations. This can actually help in finding some items because if they are in part of the scene that is hidden, they will appear greyed out until you move the scene to where they are visible. To make things even easier, when the object you are looking for is partially visible it will be in between the black and light grey colours of the visible and invisible.
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There are mini games included with this HOG which I've already mentioned above, also included are lab mini game for example creating colour chains that include the same coloured balls that are adjacent to the ball you start with. Move the ball to an adjacent free cell. You will see colour chains you need to collect on the left hand panel where the search list is located. You can see the chain length by the number drawn on the cell where you want the ball to be placed. You can only move balls if there is a free path of empty cells between the old and new locations.

You'll also find spot the differences and logical chains, which are partially explained via the images I've included below. Logical chains for example are explained thus:

At the end of a location scene you will create an object usage sequence to reveal a mission target. Choose the first object in the sequence then click on one of the yellow tickets. If you select the correct ticket tied to the sequence, i.e. if you've chosen the first object in the sequence, the yellow ticket will show a number one. If you've chosen incorrectly no number will show. . While creating n object usage sequence you should discover new evidence.
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Each chapter of the game is laid out on a map table with each location once unlocked visible on the table as well as in a journal that is located in the bottom right of the table. If you choose to play the timed mode a clock with a digital timer is located in the top right of the table. This is also visible in the un timed mode, but remains at 00:00. Interspersed between each scene is a story board giving you more information about the story.
Conclusion:
Overall a well constructed hidden object game. There's nothing really new introduced, but it's well organised and the story is interesting enough for me a with known HOG Phobia to actually enjoy it. ;) My recommendation, even if like me you don't particularly enjoy the genre; download it and check it out during a coffee break or on a rainy day.
Issues:
Nothing of note; however I did get several crashes while taking screen captures. The game would drop to the task bar whenever I took a screen capture and one in three times the game would crash on me and I'd have to restart. That said; this is unlikely to happen unless you have a habit of pausing the game by dropping it to the task bar. you may then find when you bring it back all you get is a white screen, bringing up the task manager will tell you that game game has stopped responding.

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Other Free Games:
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Also from Epic, If you play online with friends there's a decent PvE/PvP free FPS game called Scavengers with a coop mode (I checked it out recently and it looks fantastic as well as plays well) and you can still get the clicker RPG Idle Champions as well as other multiplayer games. I've been posting redeemable codes for free chests that contain various buffs and other items for Idle Champions (time limited for 5 to 7 days from the day of posting) over in the forums HERE. They contain various items that boost your heroes abilities and health as well as affect your group of heroes in game, for example potions that boost health or DPS, contracts that can improve armour or weapons already used by the heroes or other contracts that add specific amounts of gold to your bank as well as items of jewellery, armour or weapons that buff your characters stats. I don't usually play clicker type games, but this one is well supported by the developer and has a massive following. I'll be posting codes for as long as I continue to play the game. I've posted some help sheets and links to a game wiki via the above link as well

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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Gamy,

Hi Gamy,

Because I have access to the admin panel after being made a moderator back in 2008 (I used to post reviews, but often posted them with spelling mistakes (usually typo's) and glaring grammatical errors, and was constantly asking the moderator to correct them. Eventually the owners of this site gave me access and I agreed to moderate these comments and the forums in exchange for being able to edit my own comments.

Since then I have been able to see which games have been added to future giveaways. Sometimes I get several days or more notice, but sometimes I can't get a copy of the game until it goes live.

I try to post a review before it goes live; but as I've stopped buying games regularly (I've easily spend well over £40 000 on game s over the last decade and have too many un-played games in my Steam account, numbering in the thousands) I rarely have any of these arcade games being given away now; so my reviews often have to wait until after the giveaway goes live.

Also, I stopped buying Hidden Object games several years ago after having played hundreds of them and became bored of them. I tend to concentrate on buying AAA games these days unless their is an exceptionally good arcade indie game being released; and then, only when they are heavily discounted.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#9

Easy installation. Not a hitch. intriguing storyline. I like mystery stories, and I like the music with this.

Reply   |   Comment by Starz  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Beautiful, bright, clear, interesting, un-timed mode, and hints recharge quickly. Fun HOG with a twist.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Installed an run okay on Win 10 4K laptop. Thank you Toomy & GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

Lovely game! Beautiful Graphics!

I've played just a couple of levels so far, but I must say that I'm enjoying it because of the well-crafted images.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunil Suresh  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#5

I'm enjoying this! I'd suggest doing the initial tutorial as it explains the scrolling, object word list colors, etc. There are 2 modes, timed or relaxed. Each HOG scene seems to be followed by a mini game which, thus far, have been simple but fun. There's even a bit of a history lesson within the mystery. Because of eye issues, I can sometimes have problems with some HOGs but the graphics here are so sharp and clear, it is a pleasure! As someone stated, there are some misnaming of things but I chalked that up to a language difference (like the way pants means different things in US and UK) and, other than a bit of confusion, didn't find it to detract from the overall play.

If you like HOGs, I'd say grab this and give it a go!

Thanks to all involved for getting this giveaway to us!
Stay safe and diligent everyone!

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

jboy,

Thanks for your feedback JBoy, appreciated. It took me a good part of today to finally post a review. I don't usually enjoy HOG's, but this one as you say is a good one and I have, so far, thoroughly enjoyed playing it.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Whiterabbit-uk,

Sure thing, Stephen, you're welcome! It's nice seeing you converted to liking a HOG! -haha-
It is fun! I like that you are not collecting inventory and that it directs you from scene to scene as opposed to wandering around. I enjoyed the side by side scene difference game. Usually they are just find the differences but here it is find and move them to make the scenes match. Nice touch! The light chain game is reminiscent of a match-3. The mini games seem to be increasing in difficulty as the game goes on. Definitely a HOG but an enjoyable different kind of one. Thanks again! Enjoy it!

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

This was given away in early 2012 according to my notes.

Reply   |   Comment by Sarge  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Sarge,

Hi Sarge,


I've checked through every page of past giveaways (there's over two thousand four hundred of them) and the only time I can find this being given away was today. There have been other games with Jane in the title i.e. Jane Lucky (twice)) , Jane Croft: The Baker Street Murder (twice), Janes Hotel: Family Hero and Janes Hotel (3 times)

That said, there is a faint possibility that it may have been given away via the main site? I don't have access to the main sites list of giveaways, so cannot check.

There have been a couple of times when games were given away via the main site. The first time was when the giveaway site first started back in October 2006 when games were given away around two or three times a week. When the game side of the project started on the 8th December 2006 (with Aqua Ball), games were no longer given away via the main site until Easter 2008 when the financial crisis had hit the gaming industry hard (eg arcade games that used to cost $19.99 were suddenly reduced to a few dollars each), so it became really hard to find developer willing to give away thousands of their games at a time (at it's height this site was giving away upwards of 50 000 games a day). At this point (Easter 2008) , the game site closed temporarily and games were given away over on the main site at weekends only until the game site opened again several weeks later. We then only got games at weekends from late May 2008 until November 2019 when Falcoware stepped into the breach and weekday games resumed (usually 3 or four and occasionally every day between Monday to Friday).

To my knowledge, these two periods are the only times that games have been given away via the main site. I've been around since the inception of the game site and started downloading applications and games late October 2006, having missed only a few giveaways. So your record of the game being given away in 2012 is unlikely to be correct (though I'm not discounting it).

Not only have I checked every page of the game giveaways, I've searched through the 2012 section a few times and used the search engine to check the game title including key words like Jane and Templar. Jane threw up the games I've listed above and Templar only threw up todays game.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

This is one of those scrolling games, in each scene where you are looking for hidden objects. I've noticed some misspellings, and mislabeling: a broom is labeled a mop, a ruler is a tape measure, a paper target is a paper wheel. Other than that, it's an okay game. I prefer hidden object games, and I have never played this one before.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
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.............removed by moderator...............

Reply   |   Comment by Basileus  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Basileus,

Basileus it's a game not a gender statement. The developer has every right to create a game with the protagonist being a white female. I'm sure there are no hidden messages meant by this.

I've deleted your comment because it is not appropriate in this comments section. Political, race, religious gender and other comments not specific to this game will be deleted at the discretion of the moderators or owners.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Whiterabbit-uk, I'm pleased to see that you had the decency to advise this person as to why their comment had been deleted; I just wish the moderators of the main giveaway page would extend the same courtesy to me. Having said that, I would just like to confirm that, unlike a few of the other Toomky games, this one does actually run on Windows XP without having to use the "trick" we've discussed before. And like you, I'm usually not much into HOG's, but this one looks promising and a keeper from the quick look I've had so far. So thanks for your great review as usual and keep up the good work! (and try to rub off some of your ethos onto the other moderators...!)

Reply   |   Comment by Min  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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