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The Cursed Wheel Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — The Cursed Wheel

The Cursed Wheel breaks new ground with a more complicated puzzle. Ball combinations are formed by turning three layered wheels to dial a combination of matching colors and gain points. Depending on which variation of the game is played and the level of difficultly selected, things get hectic fairly quickly. If you don't dial in the right wheel combination the colored balls start to become a complex jumble virtually impossible to sort out on screen.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 238 (43%) 310 (57%) 53 comments

The Cursed Wheel was available as a giveaway on November 16, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$0.99
free today
Play as a girl that need to get out of the room. Casual puzzle game.

Discover the ancient secret hidden by the Mayan pyramid! Use your skill and dexterity to spin the cursed wheel, beat the Stone Guardian and loot the treasure.

The Cursed Wheel breaks new ground with a more complicated puzzle. Ball combinations are formed by turning three layered wheels to dial a combination of matching colors and gain points. Depending on which variation of the game is played and the level of difficultly selected, things get hectic fairly quickly. If you don't dial in the right wheel combination the colored balls start to become a complex jumble virtually impossible to sort out on screen.

Will you discover the pyramid's secrets or will the Stone Guardian have the last laugh?

Features

  • 4 difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Hard and Extreme
  • Easy and intuitive controls
  • Stunning graphics and an engaging soundtrack
  • Three modes: Puzzle, Arcade, and Adventure
  • On-line high scores ranking for Arcade mode
  • Special gems to help you explode more gems: bomb, slow down, rainbow, and more

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 500 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM, 16 MB Graphics Card

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.funmangames.com/site/main/tcw_info.php

File Size:

11.1 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#53

Ref. #51 and #51... No uninstall option? I also tried my RevoUninstaller program to uninstall and it wouldn't even recognize it. Guess I'll do it manually and hope that there aren't any (intentional or unintentional) scraps of program left on my computer. In my opinion, this doesn't speak well for this company, FunMan Games.

Reply   |   Comment by NWG  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I'll get back to you Karen......

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I really do not like this game and have tried to uninstall it. There is no way I can find to uninstall. I can delete the shortcut, but am not even allowed by my computer to delete the download. Please help. I do want it all off my computer and can get none of it off. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

#32: I wouldn't complain about an occasional repetition - but by now almost _every_ game here is a rerun, and so the whole thing gets more and more uninteresting for me. That's all I'm saying.

Reply   |   Comment by Mad Ollie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Keep those games coming GGAOTD!
A Very Special THANK YOU White Rabbit for all that he does for all of us here in the Community, and Dare I say the World Community? Keep it coming Steve!! Thank you BOTH Again!

Jack Hammer and Wife and Twin Sons!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie Anthony  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

thank you white rabbit for your usual excellent review......... IMO this is a decent game to download. I am very partial to puzzle match 3 type games, Brickshooter Egypt being my all time favorite. Haven't had much of a chance to play this yet, but seems OK. Had a bit of trouble downloading as our DSL connection is being worked on, and I am new to Vista, but eventually got it on the computer. WATCH where it installs and change as necessary as it is hard to find if you aren't careful! Again thanks whiterabbit!

Reply   |   Comment by CathyW  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

#12 Suki took the words right out of my fingertips. I played a few minutes and then deleted it.

btw - Thx as always WhiteRabbit.

Reply   |   Comment by LisaFla  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

thanks for the detailed review, mr. rabbit.
this will help me when i go to play it later this week.
i keep your reviews for later in the game folder for when i need to review how to play the game after i have not played them in a while and need to remember how to do so.

Reply   |   Comment by barrow  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Slow paced... and after installation, doesn't even show up on as shortcut on Desktop or even in Start Menu. You have to find it in your C:\Games\ Folder.

But besides all that... if you click on Continue rather than starting a new game, the save is already at the end so you can complete the game in seconds. Hooray.

The gameplay reminds me of watching a slowly dripping faucet and moving the landing area below it to match the pattern of drops. Its uninstalled already. Hooray.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Moy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I like it! Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by millie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Monday's free games have been posted over in the forums; they are Quake, Amazing Jigsaw and Star Racing. You can download them by following the link below:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4248?replies=1#post-45666

From this week onwards I will be sharing the responsibility for posting free games each day with Wizzard of Oz. Welcome aboard Wizzard. You can read my announcement via the following link:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4247

Have a great week folks

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I too deleted this after a few tries. I like this kind of game but did not have the patience for loading the marbles. I prefer my games to automatically reload like in around the world in 80 days.

Reply   |   Comment by Dina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I am neutral on this one, and will not bother to keep it. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or because I use a laptop with a track pad, but I do find that wheels on this are hard to manipulate with due speed. It is interesting to see how many variations there are on match three games, though.

Reply   |   Comment by Davidrs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I tried to like this one but I just couldn't. I didn't mind the concept but it just got to boring for me. Turn the wheel, turn the wheel, turn the wheel, turn the wheel, that's all there is.

Reply   |   Comment by HOSS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Thanks, GGAOTD... have this from last time and still play it from time to time, so thanks for the reminder to dig it out again. It's okay! May seem simple at first, but gets tricky if you stick with it, so give it a chance.

Reply   |   Comment by moo  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Find using the mouse awkward. I use my mouse-hand for on-screen drawing and like it to get relaxation in games, same as the rest of me. Will be uninstalling.

Reply   |   Comment by Caroline  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Ok...this is the second game I tried to download from here and they don't work! Are they are not compatible with Vista? Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Yvonne Mickelson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Bummer! My winxp gets as far as pushing the play button for either of the three modes of play and crashes. Winxp then wants to phone home with an error message.

Cheers Dave Creek

Reply   |   Comment by DaveCreek  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I have a 32 MB graphics card and the game will not play properly. Have downloaded and installed twice with same result. Games usually run fine on my computer. Any ideas? XP sp2, all requirements met.

Reply   |   Comment by dee  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

I played through Maze mode, which was ridiculously easy and therefore boring. Puzzle was boring. I came in 10th place on their scoreboard on Arcade on my first try, and possibly I will play this mode again. Arcade mode is the only one with any challenge.

I was unsure which way to vote on this one. It's fun for a bit, but probably won't last long for many. In the end I landed on thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by bovi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Downloaded and installed fine on XP SP 3.

Game is more suited to a young child; it is way too easy for anyone else to be entertained. GUI is a bit on the amateur side.

Reply   |   Comment by citsym nogard  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

@ #8 - I have it working with Vista Home Premium no problem.
@ #9 - Some of us have only been around a few months so this IS new. Perhaps a break is needed so things appear fresher for you?

Simple, though strategic. Fun for a while and my oldest will enjoy it, too.

Thank you, GGOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Washte  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

BORING puzle game.

Reply   |   Comment by Steinsweiger  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I couldn't get into this one. I'm still playing Turtle Odyssey 2 though.

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Ya know,

Whiterabbit, I always enjoy your reviews, but let's face it man .. they're just getting longer and lonnnnnger and longggggggggggggger By the time I get to the end - I've already forgotten what I'm reading about!

Reply   |   Comment by Linden  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

I like seeing good games repeated. Would like to see some brain game or EyeQ type games featured. The type of stuff that helps you beat back the ravages of old age. Just plain fun games are great, too. Thank you GOTD team and forum contributors for making the web a nicer place to roam. My daughter and I play dueling laptops to see who can beat the other's time on games like this. Is there some way to split the screen so I can monitor her progress on her game while playing my own game other than second monitors? They probably do stuff like that on line, but I don't like playing on line because of security issues.

Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by penny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Is this the same version as last time or a newer one?
The last time this was given away, it had a bad habit of crashing on my computer with nary an error message. It was aggravating, because it's not a bad game on the harder difficulties.

Reply   |   Comment by Jonovan Welsh  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Oh yeah - this is my kind of game - stressful and addictive! Maybe instead of giving coins for matching 4, they should give blood and then the people who think that being an adult means you can only enjoy violent games would enjoy it, too

Reply   |   Comment by barbara  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Had this on my old XP computer from the last time it was given away and enjoyed it so I was happy to see it reposted. Runs fine with no problems on my Vista 64 bit machine.

Reply   |   Comment by supertweet  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

I love match 3 games & I *want* to like this one. So far, that isn't happening. But I'll give it a little more time before uninstalling. The most off-putting parts to me so far are the music & the tiki guy's facial expressions when you match three. But thanks to WhiteRabbit, I'm giving it more of a chance & will also check out the alternate games he suggested.
Thanks WR & GOTD!! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Jenany  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

This sounds like a good game but it hangs my Fujitsu B6210 tablet with Windows XP SP3 & touchscreen. Had to disconnect power & remove battery to restart WinXP.

Reply   |   Comment by FredB  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Wanted to try this one but it would not load right. The mouse wouldn't show up & then the game board never came up. I suspect it's because of my graphics card. So then I tried to uninstall it & it didn't come with an uninstall file. I had to just delete it.

Thumbs down for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Sadie1Lady  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

got the game to run in win xp home. the game goes to black screen plays the music. what now? This is try two to submit comment.

Reply   |   Comment by jhon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

got the game to run in win xp home. the game goes to black screen plays the music. what now?

Reply   |   Comment by jhon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

downloaded.. and deleted it.

Reply   |   Comment by tinneke  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

nice game, thanks, how about some hidden object games

Reply   |   Comment by gt4206  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I downloaded and installed it on a Windows Vista machine with no problems but I can not get the game to play. As soon as I double click on the icon it says, game is not responding.

Reply   |   Comment by cdnali  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Hi, just a note.
If you are getting a white screen when attempting to run the game, keep trying.
I got this the first 3 or 4 tries, then it loaded and now plays fine everytime, loads pretty quick actually.

No clue why.

So it does work on Vista home premium, SP1.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

When I try to install this one it says the time is up for installation, but the website says there is about 18 hours left

Reply   |   Comment by Dummi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Not to shabby...installed fine on windows xp..have to make your own shortcut..no biggie... not bad graphics...amused myself for a short period of time..little slow for me but not to bad at all...thanks gaotd!

Reply   |   Comment by Debra D.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

This comment is for Stephen (Whiterabbit)......I don't know if you appreciate enough all the research you do to provide us with a good insight to the games on Game Giveaway.........I for one thank you for all your work and am guided greatly by your decisions. If you pan the game, I don't even bother......Many thanks. As for this site itself it can't be beaten....I cannot understand why anyone would complain at any Giveaway.....My advice to them reach in your wallet and buy the games you like instead of complaining.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

HAD this one too from the last time it was given away!

It is a so/so game and didn't take long before I deleted it...

Suki

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Great stuff again from my fellow Brit WhiteRabbit (Steve)

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Simple and fun for a few minutes...
A plus for it being easy to costumize...

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

January 8, 2008:
User Rating: *Up: 168 (51%) *Down: 160 (49%)
http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/the-cursed-wheel/


Hmm, I'd really like to see something new here...

Reply   |   Comment by Mad Ollie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Can't make cursed wheel work with Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

I have played a game like this before and can become addicting. Thanks for another great free game! I will get hours of enjoyment from this one.

Belinda

Reply   |   Comment by Belinda  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I so wish these came with an age rating to warn me before I waste time downloading and trying the game. I would rate this at about a 5 year old level in puzzle mode... so simple, so basic... already deleted!

Reply   |   Comment by rose  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

This game is worth trying it is fun to play great game.

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Too corny and basic. Deleted already.

Reply   |   Comment by Cursed Alright  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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