MacintoshHidden Relics, given the constraints of this genre, is an overall success. The central game has been very well-executed, and the variations offered on that mechanic are engaging and amusing. Less successful is the attempt to broaden the scope of the game into something like a story or campaign--what could have been made into an essential part of the experience really just serves as padding or window-dressing. However, allowing for Hidden Relics being geared to young players, it's a lot of fun
WindowsThe faults don't distract from the overall adventurous experience of uncovering lost antiques. Hidden Relics should satisfy players who are patient and have an eye for details. And experienced players will thrive on the difficulty in finding secret objects, adding new gadgets to their adventurer's toolbox, and earning straight A's on their end-of-chapter report card. Though sometimes exasperating, it's worth playing for the sheer joy of finally finding one of the elusive secret objects.