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The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen

Help the main character save the kingdom!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 23 (82%) 5 (18%) 33 comments

The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen was available as a giveaway on May 6, 2018!

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The Heart of the Kingdom has been destroyed and now it’s up to Munchausen to save the day in The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen! With the light and prosperity of his kingdom gone, the king has no choice but to marry his daughter to an unknown stranger in exchange for a huge sum of money. Sensing the stranger’s evil, she writes to Munchausen who must now stop the wedding in The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 1024 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 373 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/7030/the-surprising-adventures-of-munchausen/

File Size:

167 MB

Price:

$9.99

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#17

Munchausen is a game I've actually played more than once. A bit simplistic, but at the same time it has a good mix of HOS and Puzzle and not that easy to get through the first time. It is enjoyable if you like HOG's. And I did spend money on it.

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

download O.K. but refused to install after several tries.
Sad.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Correction. I had one further try & lo & behold it installed.
thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#15

So I get two apps on the taskbar, 'the surprising adventure' and 'Product Title' and clicking on either does not help. How do you get it to play? Dude says changing to window mode from full screen worked but if I can't get it to start how can I change from full screen to windowed mode? What a waste of broadband:(

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#14

It opens up to black screen. Any quick fixes? I have windows 10. This seems to be happening more often with these giveaways, had some that dont even open.

Reply   |   Comment by marie vela  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

The game crashed every time I clicked Play, on Win 10 Pro. Turning off Fullscreen and Widescreen in options allowed the game to start. Once in the game I was able turn them both back on again and it worked OK after that.

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

wolrik, how did you manage to turn off fullscreen if it crashed every time? I can't get past two windows, neither of which will show except on the taskbar?

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

Paul, it only crashed when I clicked Play. I was able to access the Options menu. I could probably upload my working profile somewhere for you, though there's no guarantee it will work for you. That's assuming you would know what to do with it.

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

wolrik, that would be great if you don't mind? It's worth a try and I'll find out where to put it. Thanks for the reply.

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

Paul, I don't know if this will be allowed, so I hope you get it straight away in case it gets deleted.

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

Wolrik, I change the properties of the desktop shortcut in the compatibility tab to Disable Visual Themes and Disable Desktop Composition and the game starts and runs fine now thanks:)

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Fun! Kind of light and silly-ish, which is just the thing for a rainy Sunday vs. the usual "dark, horror" type of adventure/HOG/puzzle. And the puzzles do take a bit of thinking, but not so hard that you're irretrievably stumped. Only negative might be that a few folks have mentioned that it's very short, which will be disappointing. But so far, having fun.

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

Wanted to add that I've been playing for a while now and the game is still going strong, so I'm finding it too short, as some have mentioned. Still fun! I like the variety of puzzles; they aren't terribly hard, but quite a few took some thinking for me. Would love to see more like this!

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

I remember playing this game before. I think it should be about 4 times longer than it is, and then it would be great, instead of just ok.

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

The boxes above finally & magically appear after posting my "reply" comment below, go figure!

The program says I need to run screen resolution at 1024 X 768 resolution or higher. I'm already at 1600 X 900, which when I went too school, was higher. I had to go into properties and disable high DPI settings for it to run. I'm running Win 10 Pro.

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

Ron Dunn, Thanks for the DPI tip.I was having the same trouble. Fun game.

Reply   |   Comment by dusty  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

This is a quiet and enjoyable game if you want to wile away the hours. Lovely graphics and interesting games and puzzles. However, my particular game was flawed. I need flowers in a flower pot but that ability is missing from my game. Makes it quite frustrating when all the parts are not available. I'm totally stuck at this point and am not very far into the game. I may have to uninstall and just forget this one. Oh, well

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

Susan Lewis, Sorry but the field boxes above the comment box aren't displayed on my screen for some reason so this is the only way I can comment on the programs.
The program says I need to run screen resolution at 1024 X 768 resolution or higher. I'm already at 1600 X 900, which when I went too school, was higher. I had to go into properties and disable high DPI settings for it to run. I'm running Win 10 Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Believe this was offered here before on Aug 03, 2013. Still remember it fondly. I'd advise any would be player to attempt to make strange choices just to hear Munchausen's response to your odd choices.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Van  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

I forgot to say thank you My Play City and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by emmy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

Downloaded and played fine on Win 7 64 bit.. It is a fairly good game. It appears that it is not going to last long as most of it so far has been pretty easy getting from one step to the next. I am enjoying it though.

Reply   |   Comment by emmy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

It's a hidden object adventure game. There is a walkthrough at www.bigfishgames.com/blog/walkthrough/the-surprising-adventures-of-munchausen-walkthrough/ I'll make more comment after playing the game a bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OK, first of all, it would not run at more than 1680x1050 DPI on my Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit computer. However, after I put it into windowed mode in options, I was able to reset the resolution to the recommended one for my computer. Played the game and it was OK, there are areas where it's time consuming if you are in a hurry, but you can quit easily when you need to resume later.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Nice game. Little short though. I completed it in under 1 hour...

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

Norton informed me that it had removed Heur.AdvML.B and the game won't run. Any ideas/thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by Sieska  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Sieska , I go into the Norton program and select Security history. Then select where it deletes the program, look for detail (may be lighter type than the rest). I'm sorry I can't remember the exact steps, but basically tell it to put it back and stop deleting it. It may take more than once when you download a game in future. Be sure to re-download today's selection and activate it. I have lost games because I didn't do that last step. Hope this helps.

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

Sieska , It's a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack H.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Sieska , Download file. Open file. Before clicking on "Setup" go to Norton settings and turn off Anti-virus (will give you option of 15 minutes), click on "Setup" file follow directions to activate and install game. Once it gets to the part where it is installing the game, I turn Norton back on.

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

Jack H., Thanks for the help; how do I get Norton to ignore it?

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

Sieska , just pause or disable Norton for the time you need to connect the game and run or enable it again afterward. My Avira does this all the time but the files from here are safe.

The software for the timer (how long you can install the game) is causing this.

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

How to whitelist using Norton:
https://www.lifewire.com/exclude-files-from-norton-antivirus-scans-153348

Reply   |   Comment by Jack H.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Been waiting for this cool game. Thanks as always GGOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by david watson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

In the absence of a whiterabbit comment so far (hope things are better for you, Stephen?), here's my pathetic attempt to give you a "Comment #1!"

Gamezebo’s review of the game:
"The graphics in The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen are just one of the game’s many unique properties. Items are skewed in size and shape, and character models lack the proportions of reality. It’s a bright and colorful world, full of brief (too brief) interactions with characters that add little to the story, other than the fact that they happen to have (or now the whereabouts of) a piece of the gemstone.
As you go along, you’ll complete three basic location types. The most common scenes are fragmented object scenes, giving you pictures of items that you’ll need to collect, and then telling you how many of that item’s fractured pieces are in your particular location, along with how many can be found elsewhere. You’ll be able to zoom into hotspots to pick up other objects, while other locations trigger item association scenes.
The item association scenes give you pictures of a handful of items, and then ask you to drag them into the scene so that they match up with appropriately associated items. For the most part, these item associations make plenty of sense and are easy to complete (a carrot matches with a rabbit, for instance, while a worm might match with a fishing rod), but there are some that don’t make as much sense until you’ve actually completed the pairing. For example, a pirate’s spyglass and a scientific microscope might not immediately seem like they match, until you realize that both allow you to “zoom in” on objects. These complex junk piles also contain far more items than you’ll actually need to complete the scene, and the graphics look a bit blurry as a result.
The final major gameplay element (aside from basic puzzles like tile sliding puzzles or jigsaws) sees you completing “Mechanisms.” These Mechanisms act as Rube Goldberg machines, giving you an overall task that is limited in such a way as to require you to place items in unusual positions in order to trigger one step after another to achieve a normally simple result.
Overall, The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen is a bit of a surprise. The fragmented object and item association scenes are fairly unique elements in the hidden object space (particularly the item association portions), and at least add more variety to the gameplay than a standard “find items on a list” equation. Still, the feeling of “flow” is lacking here, and the game is fairly short due to the fact that some gem pieces are simply lying out in the open, requiring nothing more than a click to pick up. The item association junk piles are also a bit frustrating in the long run, but the unique graphical theme and overall humor of the game warrant a purchase if you’re looking for something new."

I agree that the graphics are somewhat bright, colourful, and that the proportions of characters etc. are somewhat "cartoony" (think mobile phone game graphics) but that doesn't make them bad IMHO. Indeed, many Big Fish customers’ reviews praised the graphics and they rated it overall 3.7 out of 5 from 233 reviews. Here's a selection of what they had to say:
"A great game, but a short one This game was delightful! The story is whimsical and humorous, and I loved the art style; it was like something from a children's book. The transitions between locations were unique, with one scene morphing/melting into another."
"YUMMY!!! I absolutely love a good cartoon, and when a good cartoon is combined with a totally interactive, humorous, delicious, adventure game, then it's topnotch all the way! Wish there were more games like this one."
"This game goes into my top 10 list. You will LOVE this game. The ONLY downfall to this game was it wasn't long enough."
"Hilarious!!! Baron Munchausen his improbable adventures has made the delight of many readers over the years. It is a shame that up until now no developers had tried their hand at this. Well, look no further. The game captures the style of his adventures, and the Rube Goldberg-ish inventions he comes up with are a riot. Liked the association-HOS, takes more thinking than usual. If you are in a bad mood, play this game, and you'll be smiling again."
"Surprisingly good! I think it's kind of sad that I enjoyed this game a lot more than Key to Ravenhearst. I purchased this game years ago and finally got around to playing it. The art is a little more cartoony than I normally go for, but the music was really pleasant and the puzzles very challenging on expert mode with a good variety. Although the storyline is pretty light, it's very whimsical and colourful, and it's a shame that there isn't a credit for the voice actor of the Baron, because he added a lot to the game. Note that this game is a little buggy and some of the items that you collect may disappear. This happened to me, but I just restarted the game and finished on the second try."

I can't recall when, but I'm fairly sure this game has been a GGOTD in the past? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong! :) But I do recall the name, and I'm pretty sure that last time around, there were one or two puzzles where I had to resort to the walkthrough on the Big Fish site.

Give this one a try, as well as standard HOG, "broken object" HOG, and "item associations" (see above), you get the occasional physics puzzle. And many customer reviews praised the pleasant music and voice acting, especially for the (uncredited) actor who voiced the Baron himself.

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