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Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure (Windows)

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Description

Very similar to Safecracker, this point-and-click puzzle game brings you more safes to crack in another wealthy man's mansion.

Family members hire you, a master in the art of safecracking, to locate the last will and testament of their deceased relative, oil tycoon and billionaire Duncan Adams, hidden somewhere within his luxurious 4-story mansion.

Exploration of the mansion is performed entirely by mouse in point-and-click fashion. As you dig for clues and puzzles to solve, you can view the environment in 360 degrees. An in-game mapping system records your progress by marking discovered puzzles with a red 'X', which turns green when solved.

There are a total of 35 different safes to open which will eventually lead you to the 36th "Master" safe. The puzzles are not only about turning dials and pushing buttons. There are sliders, some based on mathematics, pattern recognition puzzles, marble mazes, and some based on inventory objects, for instance. Unlike the previous game, there is no time limit so you can take your time and reason through the dilemma at hand.

Screenshots

Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows The first room
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows The violet bedroom
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows The games room
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows The garden

Alternate Titles

  • "Взломщик" -- Russian spelling
  • "Safecracker: Expert En Cambriolage" -- French title
  • "Safecracker: El Desafío Definitivo" -- Spanish title
  • "Safecracker: Das ultimative Puzzle Abenteuer" -- German title
  • "Safecracker 2" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Dec, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game industry News (GiN) Aug, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Aug 07, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Playfuls Aug 16, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2006 70 out of 100 70
IGN Aug 30, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Fragland.net Oct 12, 2006 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 19, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Adventurearchiv Dec 04, 2007 56 out of 100 56
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Related Web Sites

  • Safecracker Solution (Arranged in question and answer format, this is the UHS hint file for Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure. It can be viewed on-line or downloaded for use with the UHS Reader software.)
  • Zarf's Mini-Review (A mini-review of the PC version of Safecracker 2 by Andrew Plotkin (April, 2007).)
Jeanne (75620) added Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure (Windows) on Sep 27, 2006
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