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The Enchanting Islands (Windows)

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Description

The Enchanting Islands were beautiful, filled with color and magic. Then, an evil sorceress cast a curse upon them, bringing darkness and gloom. You, as Alice the good sorceress, must break this curse and restore the Enchanting Islands.

The Enchanting Islands is a match three game. To make a match, use your mouse to swap two items so as to create a straight row of three or more.

There are gold tiles on the board. These must be collected by making a match over them to clear the level. In addition, you must collect the number of the items shown at the top of the screen. If these are fruits or flowers, you simply match three to collect them. If these are potions, you must make matches to get the potion to the bottom of the board. These must be done before time runs out.

If a cell is locked with a chain, to unlock it, you make a match with whatever item is locked. If there are two chains, you must match it twice. If a cell is shining gold, you must match it to turn it to regular gold them match again to clear it. As the game progresses, you earn addition tools to help you. These are the hammer, that clears one level of the gold or chain from one cell, the bomb, that clears one level of the gold or chain and the items from four cells and the collector, that gathers all of whatever type of item you select, as well as clearing gold and chains in those cells. The collector does not work on the potions.

After you finish a level, if you have gathered enough of the needed items for your spell, you can restore part of an island, like removing the mist or lave. After you fully restore an island, you enter the boss stage. Here, you will have a boss at the bottom of the screen. You must make matches of fruit or rocks to drop onto the boss to defeat it. You must hurry because the boss absorbs some of your time, leaving you with less. While the boss is absorbing time, it cannot be hurt. After the boss is fefeated, you move on to the next island.

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The Enchanting Islands Windows On level 1-2, I get the hammer.
The Enchanting Islands Windows I can remove the mist.
The Enchanting Islands Windows The chained items must be matched to unlock them and I must get the potions to the bottom of the board.
The Enchanting Islands Windows The double chained items must be matched twice to unlock them and the shining gold tiles must be matched twice to collect them.

Alternate Titles

  • "Las Islas Encantadas" -- Spanish Title
  • "Die verzauberten Inseln" -- German title

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LepricahnsGold (79792) added The Enchanting Islands (Windows) on May 27, 2009