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Game Giveaway of the day — Search for the Wonderland

Test your speed with non-stop, round-based hidden object scenes!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 23 (88%) 3 (12%) 21 comments

Search for the Wonderland was available as a giveaway on August 2, 2020!

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Defend your tower against waves of aggressive enemies.

Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and ToomkyGames! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons!

Do you love HOGs as much as we do? Do you count yourself an expert? Test your speed with non-stop, round-based hidden object scenes! Find objects quickly to boost your score and earn stars! If playing against the clock isn’t your thing, enjoy the game in relaxed mode.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 104 MB

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/8981/search-for-the-wonderland/

File Size:

69.3 MB

Price:

$9.99

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#1

I had issues the first time this was given away via MyPlayCity, but did finally get it to work; today I can't get the TooMky Games to work at all. There are several community members reporting the same , so there has to be something wrong with this game. I'm running Win 10 Pro 64 bit
Today's giveaway was originally given away on the 28th October 2018 HERE, where it received a positive 70% from 37 votes, with 31 comments. I'll post some images and videos later this morning. You can see my original comment via the link above. I wasn't able to play the game due to some issues.
The following is what I originally posted. I will update if I'm able to later.
I found the game virtually unplayable when it was given away October 2018, 'partly' due to the lack of an options menu, so have not posted a review; just a few videos and links to Big fish community reviews.
Search for the Wonderland
In Brief
A Hidden Object adventure.
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Installation:
Search for the Wonderland downloads to a 73.2 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set-up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives can save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is 95.1 MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Search For The Wonderland
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop, three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)
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Introduction:
Explore the eerie locations in the hidden object game Search For The Wonderland! It’s time to dive into the dark yet miraculous world of sinister locations and numerous hidden object scenes! Launch the game Search For The Wonderland if you are not fearful and dive into the depths of gloomy yet picturesque world! What will be more captivating than looking for lost items from the list? So don’t waste a second! Choose any location you like: there are lots of them! Go to the devastated Railway Station, visit the dangerous Doomed Swamps, or appear in the Lost Prison. Or maybe you prefer something gloomier? Then the Sanctuary, dark Crypt or thick Forest are at your disposal! Go to the chosen location and you’ll see a list of items to find. Do your best to find everything the quickest possible and get lots of rewards! If you are stuck, use a hint at the bottom right corner, but keep in mind that if you manage to finish the task without using hints, you’ll get extra rewards and your high score will be better! Choose either the Hardcore mode, or the Relaxed mode.
Edited reference accessed HERE. 28th Oct 2018
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Other Reviews and Videos of Search for the Wonderland:
You can see other short reviews of Search for the Wonderland
HERE (go to bottom of the page).
You can see a few in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE and HERE.
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Conclusion:
I didn’t like the fact that there was no ability to play the game in a window, however the 66 separate hidden object scenes were accessible right from the outset, which for me was a refreshing change from the usual formula of unlocking different scenes by completing the previous scene first. Otherwise an average Hidden Object game.

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Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway
Don't forget to check out the giveaway forums. Delenn has usually posted the latest freebies. The latest Epic Games are now live and include: 20XX (A rogue-like action platformer), Barony (A first-person rogue-like with co-op) and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (A point & click story rich pixel fantasy with a female protagonist). The total cost to buy these would be over £27/$37/€33. Next week we get Wilmot's Warehouse - ( a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you'll need to find the things people want quickly, to earn the coveted Performance Stars).
Just pop over to the game discussion threads HERE and HERE for links to most of the free games.
The Indie Gala developers freebies are available HERE (latest additions) and HERE (81 games in the Showcase, most full versions). Recent additions include Snow White Solitaire Charmed Kingdom, Adam Wolfe (Complete Edition), Spirit of Xanadu and three games from !C's catalogue of RTS (real time strategy) games: Real Warfare 1242 - (the Mongol Horde attack the huge sate of Russia during the XIII century, the game is based on authentic historical events), Cuban Missile Crisis: Ice Crusade - (what if the Cuban missile crisis had resulted in a World War III) and Theatre of War - (a real-time tactical strategy title depicting the most significant battles of World War II during 1939-1945.), plus a couple I've previously missed in the showcase section called Temper Tantrum and Last Man Standing).
Please Stay Safe everyone

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#20

I downloaded directly from Toomky Games and received the same error.

Reply   |   Comment by Reynaldo  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This comment is late, so likely won't be read by anyone, but....

The game Dled and installed and ran perfectly for me on W7. Yes, there is only on/off for volume, but it was easy for me to adjust my speaker volume directly.

But I don't really think this is a game. It's like a group got together to design a game, and there were those who were to write the story that drove the game, and a team to come up with the clever puzzles the players would have to solve, like, oh, using several items to melt some metal and cast a key you need. And another group who would create the little interstitial games, the 'assemble this jigsaw' or 'play this concentration game' or 'arrange pipes so water will flow. Finally there were the artists, who created the fabulous background scenes for the HOG scenes, and probably the hundreds of items that would be hidden in them.

Then everybody except the artists got mad and walked away from the project.

And to salvage something, they built a directory so you could jump to each scene and hunt for the objects.

And that's all you can do. There's no story to draw you along, there's no mental challenges, no little puzzles to break things up. You just hunt for a list of items, over and over and over.

Mind you, the scenes I've sampled are all beautifully drawn, atmospheric, intriguing... but even if you are content to do nothing but hunting for hidden items over and over, there's no payoff for it. I must have played nine or ten scenes, jumping about randomly in the list. Each time after finding the last item it informed me that my score was 1500 points, and one of the five empty circles in the end box was lit up. Every single time the same score, the same one out of five 'rating'?

It did not matter how fast I found the items, or how slow. (In one case I was called away for lunch, leaving the scene hanging open partially solved for over an hour. Still got the exact same score.

Also, although the intro says there is a penalty for using hints, that seems untrue. I still got the same score when I solved a screen with no hints, or deliberately used a dozen. It doesn't matter a bit.

You can replay individual scenes, and the assigned list will be somewhat different from the first time, though objects will remain in the same place in the picture. And, again, you will receive the exact same score.

Basically, this isn't a game. There's no winning, no trying for a perfect score, no need to find the solution to the story. It''s just find some objects, over and over and over. Which, I guess, is okay if you are mad keen on the hunting object aspects of games. Otherwise, this is a total disappointment.

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

Susan Canera,

Thank you for your excellent feedback Susan, appreciated. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

Tip for all. You can download a copy from MyPlayCity which will work.

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

How is this getting 13 thumbs up and 2 thumbs down when all 14 comments are about how the game won't even install properly...?

Reply   |   Comment by Min  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Same here,
will not install successfully.

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

"No third-party advertising and browser add-ons!" BULL!!! All I get is a link to the developers website. The game is non existent. Really cheap guys. REALLY cheap!

Reply   |   Comment by Bret  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#14

I have installed this game twice, with the same result. Once installed, I click on the shortcut and it only takes me to this url: https://toomkygames.com/download-free-games/play?g=search-for-the-wonderland. After the first install, I uninstalled the game and reinstalled it. Located install folder and clicked the .exe file. Again, it opens the same link. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Reply   |   Comment by Reynaldo  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

File downloads but will not open

Reply   |   Comment by Weepawz  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Could not get the game to launch at all. It just keeps taking me back to the Toomkey website. I downloaded it twice and still no luck. bummer.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Lewis  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

comes up with 404 error

Reply   |   Comment by sherry storey  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

I have tried twice today to download this and open it. Both times it returns me to this page with an error code 404- page not found.

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Impossible to lower the sound in the game :(

Reply   |   Comment by Svend Östergaard  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Will not play, says error 404

Reply   |   Comment by chrisz  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Installed it twice but it won't run. Doesn't give me any errors except a 404 page. Win 10 Pro Ver 1909.

Reply   |   Comment by Marcy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Après installation sur mon Pc je démarre le jeu et il me renvoie sur le site https://toomkygames.com/download-free-games/play?g=search-for-the-wonderland avec message "Error 404- Page not found" ???

Reply   |   Comment by Al Cap  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

It says 404 Error after installing.

Reply   |   Comment by Val D'Eon  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Download does not work. Tried several times

Reply   |   Comment by Weepawz  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Never mind - found it.

In the Windows Security home screen, I went to 'App and browser control' and turned 'Check apps and files' off. Ran setup, then went back to 'Check apps and files' and set it back to 'Warn.'

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

For the last several games, I needed to allow Setup.exe through the Windows Defender Firewall when installing. For this game, doing so still does not allow it to connect. I get the message, 'Failed to connect. Please try again later.'

I tried completely shutting off the firewall and anti-virus completely and I still get the same message.

Anyone have any thoughts on a work-around?

Thanks.

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