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The Rise of Atlantis Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — The Rise of Atlantis

$4 EXPIRED
User rating: 420 (77%) 128 (23%) 65 comments

The Rise of Atlantis was available as a giveaway on September 26, 2010!

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Find a way to bring the legendary continent of Atlantis back to the surface and restore it to its might. In this extraordinary puzzle game with spectacular new features, handy bonuses and explosive power-ups you set out on an adventurous quest around the ancient lands of Greece, Troy, Phoenicia, Babylon, Egypt, Carthage and Rome to gather the seven greatest powers of the patron god of the Atlanteans - Poseidon. With 77 captivating levels of fantastic game play, truly unique twists never seen before and the ability of continuous replay this game will keep you entertained for weeks!

Key features:

  • Excellent storyline in beautiful animation
  • 77 explosive levels with the ability of continuous replay
  • 7 magic artifacts to assemble in ancient lands
  • Spectacular power-ups and bonuses
  • Awe-inspiring graphics and soundtrack
  • Top-quality animated Atlantis 3D screensaver to keep (PC version only)

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7 (x32)

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.playrix.com/games/pc/rise-of-atlantis.html

File Size:

18.2 MB

Price:

$4

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#65

I like this game. Nice graphics and easy to download and play. Thank you for the giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Dona  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

any chance you'll do this one again? i used to have it and it's gone now

Reply   |   Comment by rachel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

The online version of this game http://www.addictinggames360.com/games/the-rise-of-atlantis.html

Reply   |   Comment by Ronan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

This game is good. Play with the sound up. I am getting it from http://www.gamehouse.com/download-games/double-pack-rise-of-atlantis-and-call-of-atlantis courtesy of Gamehouse's supervisor. I got a free funticket.

Reply   |   Comment by Michelle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I love this game. Good graphics and good quality sound. This one is one of my favorites. Thanks GGOTD team.

Reply   |   Comment by Edjuizzyu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

We have been really enjoying this game. I like having to figure out where the tiles will fall in order to get some to be moved to another column. We have not had any problems (OS Windows 7 64 bit).

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

# 57

"……………………………Moderator Comment………………………….

Maybe use the XP image thats available to Pro and Ultimate users?"


Thx!

Would be glad to try. How do I invoke it?

I've tried "compatibility" mode set to XP/service pack 2 (recommended by W7 diagnostics), with no better results.

Reply   |   Comment by FeAudrey  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I've been playing this online for a couple of years. Great game. Works fine so far on XP. Thank you GGoTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Cosmicpea  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I have had this same problem with several of the games I've downloaded from GGOTD:

Game install, registers, and plays fine -- ONCE.

All attempts to play again crash my system, and none of my usual tweaks work.

Running 64-bit Win 7.


.................................Moderator Comment...............................

Maybe use the XP image thats available to Pro and Ultimate users?

Reply   |   Comment by FeAudrey  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

very nice game software,thanx

Reply   |   Comment by rahul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Thanks! Love match 3 games with travel through history.

Reply   |   Comment by ms. mars  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Really glad to see this repeated, though I got it last time. I'm a match 3 fan, it fits both my skillset and my mindset, so for me these games are quite enjoyable. I'm not an expert on these - I've probably played closed to 2 dozen, though. I think Playrix is a great place to start, they're distributing some of the best, including this one and it's 2 closest cousins, Cradle of Rome and Cradle of Persia (by reputation only, I haven't played Persia) and one of the real stars of the genre, Around the World in 80 Days, which caused a huge sensation when given away here. The creators of these put a good deal of effort into the presentation and the backstory, which is a big reason I recommend them. I find this extra color makes for a more enjoyable experience than equally good but more basically presented games like Fishdom or many of the jewel themed games. As an amateur historian, I don't feel uncomfortable declaring that most of this is quite good. In fact, all of these factoids may be completely accurate, and that impresses me!

One suggestion to the developers: After the player finishes all the levels - and this will take you quite a while, no matter how good you are, since they're very generous with levels and some of the later ones are quite tricky - the game will restart with the additions of rocks, which get in the way of making matches. However, this is only a challenge for the 2nd time through, and they really don't impede you that much. The reason is, once you've mastered the techniques the first time around, you've got the mental tools to beat the rocks when you start through the 2nd time, so they're more annoyances than big road blocks.

Which brings me to the suggestion: the third and all subsequent times it works the same. My suggestion to make it harder would be to remove all the accumulated bonuses and only preserve the point totals and, maybe, the earned lives. That would make the rocks much more of a challenge. Maybe reset the bonuses on level 3, and the bonuses and lives on level 4. Or more rocks, although the latter might make it too tough. Not that we have the right to ask for 100s of levels, but these games insist we can keep playing, but after the 2nd time around, the challenge is greatly diminished.

Thanks, GGOTD and Playrix!

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Good game, but the question is how do you get it for $4? http://www.gamehouse.com/download-games/double-pack-rise-of-atlantis-and-call-of-atlantis

But Playrix makes good games. I only bought Fishdom Seasons Under The Sea from them because it was exclusive. I'm considering getting the double pack off gamehouse next month.

Reply   |   Comment by Michelle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

.................Message from the Moderator.....................

I will not be able to moderate for most of the rest of today's giveaway, so no comments will appear till I moderate in the morning. I need to go to bed, but will try and answer any queries before the giveaway is ended in just under 7 hours time. Check back near the end if you do have cause to post a problem. If the game appears not to work once it's been installed you could try downloading the game directly from Playtrix, but don't use the uninstaller for the giveaway version, just install over the giveaway version and see if that cure the problem. Using the uninstaller will delete any registry entries (that is if there is any).


Post any queries over in the giveaway forums once the giveaway is over. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

For those willing to get the screensaver earlier, the link to the reward screensaver download can be found in settings.ini file within the game installation directory.
It's distributed by Astro Gemini.
The funny thing is that today's software giveaway is another Astro Gemini screensaver.


.......................Moderator Comment.....................

Thanks for the heads up. :) I love fish screensavers, but have never managed to finish this game (too many other games to play)

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Very fun game, my wife and I love it. Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by mjb  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Hi there, I installed the game on my desk top, (Win7) with no problems, but I can not do the same on my laptop, an IBM running XP SP2, it keeps on telling me that it "Failed to Connect (to GAOTD) please try later". Why would be the server always busy and only now (2300 GMT)?


...........................Moderator Comment.....................

I have that problem frequently. The way I sort it is to reboot my router and modem, but you may also need to clear out the cookies. sometimes they become corrupted, which can then cause the problem you describe. also, the firewall my be stopping the computer from connecting.

Reply   |   Comment by RJH  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Ten days ago, I actually walked through the Isthar Gate in the Berlin Pergamon museum, and this game is just as enchanting! The graphics are so phantastic I actually checked who did the artwork. Installed without problems on XP SP3. Thank you GAOTD, and Playrix!

Reply   |   Comment by Rachel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I have no complaint except that after playing a few screens it freezes up my pc. I tried to fix with suggestions from the comments but to no avail. Using " Vista ". Is that why ?


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

Hi Doug,

Shouldn't think so. It plays okay on my Vista home Premium. Maybe try it on XP compatability? You could also try reinstalling it. Have you defragged your drive recently. If the drives are badly fragmented that could cause problems. Failing all of those suggestions try updating your grapics card drivers. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Does anybody know if you delete the internet shortcuts in the program folders of games from sites like MyPlayCity, will the games still work?

You can avoid the game trying to open website by using the task manager to kill the game process after you exit the game & before it has had time to popup the website. I've done this many times & so far always managed to save progress of my games anyway.

Of course you can always disconnect your pc from the internet, which prevents having to wait for the browser to find & open the site, and just kill the browser when it starts.

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

works on Windows 7 64bit just fine

Reply   |   Comment by Mortiki  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I have been waiting fo this game but when I download I get an "operation timed out" error. I have tried 3 times on Vista. Guess I'm not suppose to have it

Reply   |   Comment by sandy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Thanks for this reprise of Atlantis. Very addictive game!
Works fine on Win7.

Reply   |   Comment by Daan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Does not work under WindowsME!!! (Error message windows at startup.)

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Very good game downloaded it last time it was on the giveaway. It is well worth trying but it is very addictive.

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Ok on Wid 7 Ultimate 32x. Nice music, Played this before in slightly dif makeup. Fishy theme is always a plus. Thanks guys, not always easy to get a fresh look at the so-often Match 3 concept.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Downloaded & installed on XP no problems. Only had time to try the first couple levels, but I can tell I'm going to enjoy this one. Thank you GGOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by RWall  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Wonderful graphics, excellent game play this is the best!!!!
Even if I have to pay £20 for this game is not a waste of money!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Laggy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Steve, thanks for the input, but really your evaluations are way over the top for a $4 game. We don't need the origins of life to determine if the game is good or not. Just post the good stuff and move on.


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

Thanks for your input Sue. However, the review was originally written (with some editing) when this game was a $20 game. Back then it was worth the effort. All I did was copy my original post and add some images. Why you have to be so negative about it is beyond me.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Download and install was one of the easiest I've had from GGOTD! Game runs perfectly on my Vista 32x.

Very nice graphics, story is hokey, but on a Match 3, who cares, LOL! Gameplay is addictive, and the powerups are cool. Definitely a thumbs up from me!

Reply   |   Comment by Phatkhat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Love it!

Reply   |   Comment by marge  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Yeah! I lost this game when my old computer crashed. Thanks. Plays just fine on my new Win7 x64. I'll bookmark myplaycity.com just to be safe!

#23, I agree. It would be nice to have a relaxed mode.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita Simpson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Thanks very much for this most enjoyable free match play game GAOTD.
Works great on my Vista 32 system

Reply   |   Comment by ElGordo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

My laptop is running Window 7 professional 64bit. Upon installing this and executing the game, my laptop froze. I had to force it to shut down. I will be uninstalling this.

Reply   |   Comment by Leah  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Wonderful, addictive game. I had it from the last giveaway and played it often until I had to replace my hard drive. I'm downloading it to have an ad-free version on my desktop. Thanks giveaway team!

Reply   |   Comment by Tailteann  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Hi All.
Thanks for the game. I have it from previous Giveaway on my previous laptop. So far the only diference I notice is a smaller Playrix dragon on splash screen. WARNING: The game is addictive. It also lies as when you rise the Atlantic it promises more difficulties more times you play. Except for one there are none. At some point (like round 100) one would expect a contact number for the local Addiction counsellor. (The only game I played more often is Solitaire).
Don't forget to use power-ups. Couple of the levels are killers and you get better with practice.
Black screen - This time there seems to take a while for the game to load (maybe its my slower laptop).

Reply   |   Comment by Dobromilka  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Thanks for this wonderful game. It has very nice graphics and music.
One of the best match 3 games I've ever played.

It should have a wide-fullsceen version of this game.

Reply   |   Comment by mex  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

@23 Reality Check: Press the Menu button at the top of the screen, this will pause the game.

I downloaded this from a previous give away and have played it through all the levels more than once. Is a fun, relaxing, time killer!

Reply   |   Comment by Bruski  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

I would love to play this game but I get an error when trying to run it:

--------------
{Error Starting Program}
The THE RISE OF ATLANTIS.EXE file is
linked to missing export
ADVAPI32.DLL:ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorA.

[OK]

-------------

Followed by:

-------------
{C:\Program Files\Playrix Entertainment\The Rise of Atlantis.exe}

C:\Program Files\Playrix Entertainment\The Rise of Atlantis.exe
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

[OK]

--------------

I get those error messages every time I try to run the game. Oh, and the line inside the {} is the title of the current focused window by the way...

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

The Rise of Atlantis, is a nice game. The playing field is way to small though, if it was bigger, easier to see, and more fun to play. After awhile is a strain on the eyes, other than that nice game!

Reply   |   Comment by Beth  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

This is one of my favorite match 3 games. I have re-played it many times. You can just keep going around the map as many times as you want. I am currently playing Big Kahuna II and 7 Wonders II but I will return to Rise of Atlantis soon.

If you haven't, go ahead and download it. It's a great game! :)

Reply   |   Comment by HOSS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Can someone tell me how much time the game actually gives you to try to complete a level? It doesn't tell you anywhere in the help section how much time you get.
I do hope the developer will add an option to play the game without a time limit. It's hell to try to play the game, then hear an ominous CRASH in the next room, jump up and run to see what got knocked over, and come back, and get back into playing the game and then...the damn time runs out

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

I do wish there was an option to play a relaxed version of this game, without having to worry about time running out. It does get aggravating when one gets interrupted while playing, goes to do something else that needs to be done & returns, starts playing again, and runs out of time, or if one is playing while halfway watching TV and something on TV is actually interesting enough to capture and keep attention for a bit, then return to the game and run out of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Thanks very much for this nice game, it plays very well and I could get hooked to this quite easily.
It plays perfect on Windows XP SP3

Reply   |   Comment by Irene  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Lovely game, beautiful pictures. I enjoyed the short paragraphs telling about the ancient cities. Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeri Atkin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Is this the same version that was given away a year or so ago or is this an updated version?

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

LOVE Match 3 games when I'm bored & am not in the mood for frustration & want to play something fun & relatively easy that also lets me be able to use the trackball to play & not have to mess with keyboard. Games like this are very enjoyable when one wants to play a game on the laptop while lying down in bed resting but not sleepy. Trackballs are great, I don't know why they never completely replaced mice. You can lay down and set the trackball beside you and effortlessly scroll the ball and click while the trackball unit itself never has to move at all. You sure can't do that with a mouse!

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I dowonloaded this the last time it was for free and liked it very much - so I only can say: If you like games like this - take it ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Description says x32, but I'm able to run this on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with no real issues. It did behave a bit strangely the first time I ran it - went to a black screen, then back to the desktop. But it left the program running minimized on the taskbar, so all I had to do was click on it and I got the black screen, then the game ran with no issues.

This is a GREAT game - it and Age Of Japan are two of my favorite match-3 games. Thanks to Playrix and GGOTD for the freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by Guiseppe Madre  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I got this one last time it was offered. I have played it through several times. It is a great game, challenging as the levels increase, and pleasing to the senses.
I highly recommend it.

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