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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.

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Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows A zoom on a door.
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows The map at the beginning of the game
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows The museum
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows Inventory

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

Adventure Classic Gaming Aug 07, 2006 4 out of 5 80
GameBoomers Aug, 2006 B 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 03, 2006 15 out of 20 75
UHS (Universal Hint System) Aug 29, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Aug 30, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Adventure Corner Nov 23, 2006 61 out of 100 61
Gameslave UK Jun 08, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50
PC Action Oct 24, 2006 43 out of 100 43
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2006 39 out of 100 39

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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 (75605) added Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure (Windows) on Sep 27, 2006
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