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Magic Griddlers Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Magic Griddlers

Save the magical pets! Follow the trail and find the predator that committed this audacious crime.
$4.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 19 (95%) 1 (5%) 11 comments

Magic Griddlers was available as a giveaway on November 19, 2022!

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Save the magical pets! Follow the trail and find the predator that committed this audacious crime. Solve all of the puzzles and rescue the magical pets from the tenacious claws of the crafty thief. Open the cages – free the pets!

Play through 120 unique levels in six wonderful and unexplored worlds. More than 8 hours of game-play in the bewitching scenery of a magical world await you.
Original deals, fantastic creatures, a magical atmosphere – and all of this is just the beginning of an exciting journey!

- The game in the genre of nonograms
- 120 unique levels
- More than 8 hours of gameplay
- Numerous achievements
- Fantastic animals and scenes of a magical world.

System Requirements:

Minimum OS: Windows XP SP3 x64; Processor: 1500 MHz; Memory: 512 MB RAM; DirectX: Version 9.0; Storage: 36 MB available space

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1395010/Magic_Griddlers/

File Size:

37.8 MB

Price:

$4.99

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#1

I'm out for most of today. Saturday has become our shopping day for going out to shops instead of perusing the net for online goodies. It's the only time I usually get out of the house these days, so I won't be moderating any comments until late afternoon.
Magic Griddlers:
In Brief:
Magic Griddlers is a nonogram aka picross game with 120 levels to work through. It has never been given away before.

If you enjoyed the griddlers game that we were given a few weeks ago i.e., Fairytale Griddlers: Red Riding Hood Secret that received a very respectable 93% positive rating, you'll probably enjoy this one as well. With small to medium sized puzzles to solve you'll need to get your math head on. :)

You can find lots of free nonogram puzzles online for example HERE and HERE

You can see several Steam community reviews of the game HERE and a few videos of game play HERE, HERE, and HERE.
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P.S.
Neither of the two screen capture programs I use (i.e. Microsoft's Snipping Tool and Ashampoo's Snap 12) were able to capture any images of today's game giveaway, so I had to search for them via Google image. ( When I get home later today, I may try to sort some additional images by putting the game into a window as that should allow the snipping tool to work. Ashampoo just gave me the desktops of my monitors each time I took a screen capture.

Have a great weekend folks. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Whiterabbit-uk,

Notes on Security
I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game using Virus Total and it found 3 hits (VBA32, Jiangmin & BitDefenderTheta) from 65 antimalware engines. These 3 nearly always tag Toomky Games compared to better known and more reliable antimalware engines that give the games from Toomky games a clean bill of health; so, it's very likely to be a false positive.

You can see the scan of the installed game HERE

The downloaded executable from the giveaway site 'may' include some low level adware that opens your browser to TooMKY Games home page after the game has installed and may place some shortcuts onto your desktop; these can be safely deleted once the game has installed.

The installation does NOT inject any malware into your system. When your browser is opened to TooMKY Games home page; what it does is earn TooMKY Games some money, part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given away free. The giveaway version of TooMKY games version has had most of the adware disabled.

If you're still not convinced of the games efficacy and want to be absolutely sure that the game is safe to install, please use a sandbox program to check that the game is safe to install before installing it to your C drive or other drives on your computer (assuming you have more than one drive).

There are free sandbox programs such as Sanboxie, GeSWall, BitBox, Windows Sandbox, Bufferzone (a six month commercial license was given away via the applications side of the project back in December 2009 HERE), Shadowzone, as well as others. (You'll find them all on the same page from Techwhoop.)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

You can find lots of free nonogram puzzles online for example HERE and HERE

If you can't get those links to load just add an S after the Http.

Reply   |   Comment by LadyLei  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

Regret I didn't get here earlier. Hope folks who can still download see this:

THIS game IS 32 bit compatible. Playing fine on my 32 bit Win XP machine.

A couple of other observations: It's much like Griddlers Beach Season, also from 8th Floor and also given away recently. It's probably older. Has a reasonably good, succinct help file, giving play mechanics and strategy tips. I wrote extensively on strategy tips on 1 of the earlier giveaways, so won't bore you folks again. Beach Season is probably newer because it has a detailed tutorial instead, though Magic Griddlers has a smaller tutorial. Or maybe fans complained about Beach seasons tutorial, and this is the newer, simplified 1. In any case, if you've never played griddlers/nonograms, they are simple mathematical logic puzzle which uses process of elimination. You determine by the clues what MUST be true, and what CAN'T be true, using each as clues as you go back and forth from rows to columns to rows (or columns 1st, doesn't matter), etc. And, in most games like this you have an acceptable number of mistakes. Also in the 8 Floor versions, as has been said, you have hints, and you also earn coins which allow you to buy more acceptable mistakes to complete future levels so you can unlock the next level. Or you can do as I do, work the puzzles until you solve them without a single mistake. Though this can be time consuming and frustrating, since the slightest misstep - maybe at the very end - can force you to start a long puzzle over, maybe more than once.

Also, I read the reviews on Steam. Mostly favorable, but some aspects of the game were criticized. Unfortunately, both of the reviews that suggested improvements were disjointed enough - either the writer was grammatically uncomfortable and/or struggled to type enough that the sentences were hard to understand for me - that I couldn't really tell what they meant.

But, I partially mention that because I noticed on Steam that, if you're really crazy about these, Steam is offering a bundle of 29 on about a 3/4 discount, about a $38 total package.

Hope you folks enjoy. I will, as I like these logic puzzles. Thanks GGOTD, Toomky, and, as always, my friend Whiterabbit.

Reply   |   Comment by mediaman(watcher)13  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Also should have said that is, of course, like the Red Riding Hood version mentioned, also from 8th Floor, but I couldn't play that 1. Graphics are newer than the other 2 and my ancient graphics couldn't handle the required shading protocol.

Reply   |   Comment by mediaman(watcher)13  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Downloaded fine, but wouldn't install. Got error 5, whatever that is. Wife had the same problem. The last griddler installed with no problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Are there versions of those games where you can make as much mistakes as you need to proceed?

Reply   |   Comment by Anthea  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

I love this style of game so thank you for the freebie. Have been playing it for about an hour and the games are neither too easy nor too hard--at least not yet.
Thanks for another great game!

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Whiterabbit, wanted to say thanks for this and for EVERYTHING you have selflessly offered us over the years. I loved this type of game when I was exposed to the puzzles in one of the Nancy Drew games. Could never find more nor ones as extensive as the last offerings.

The Red Riding Hood one is extensive and has some tough puzzles in it. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to this.

So thanks again for everything and hope life is kind to you and yours!

Reply   |   Comment by Laura  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Laura,

Hi Laura, thank you for your kind words; I only moderate and post reviews and feedback, I don't get the games; that's done by the owners of the site. I'm just a volunteer, who does this as a thank you, because of the games I got way back when the giveaway site first started (2006).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#2

I've previously left feedback on other games that Whiterabbit-uk posted in their review. In the case of the Red Riding Hood Secret Griddlers, please see my feedback at the bottom of the page on that game as my comments pretty much sum up today's game and is in line with other Griddler games.

I too are going to be busy today as Saturday is usually house cleaning day and laundry day providing that there is an available washer and dryer available in the apartment complex I live in as the first floor washers are currently out of service.

If anyone is looking for good deals on digital games look to many online platforms as they are teasing their Black Friday sales

Two of the sale highlights are on XBOX where Capcom Arcade Stadium 2 full pack is $29 on sale and Resident Evil 3 Remake is $9.99 on sale.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
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