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I love to play games which let me take over and create my own little world and this game Cradle of Egypt sort of makes you do this but not in the way most would think.
The game is about Egypt being empty and just random sand and you need to try and put some sort of surroundings there such as buildings, animals and food resources and you do this by playing the feature game.
I find it hard to explain how this game works so I will do my best. The game consists of jewels in a grid and the grid changes each level so you might have four triangles attached together or even four squares and then you are going to have to try and match the tiles.
The tiles have pictures and some are fruit looking and some are wood and other objects and you need to match those pictures together and if you find a trio or more then they are eliminated from the game and the board and new blocks fall down and replace them.
Once those blocks have fallen down you follow the same format but you have to try and make combinations using the dark blue squares because they need to be eliminated and once they have you then have to get this one piece of the jigsaw to the bottom before the time runs out.
It sounds complicated the way I have tried to explain this process but overall it is easy.. You get to purchase new items for this area of sand you see. You might need 1,000 coins and you use the coins you collect in the game by making combinations.
You need to build infrastructure as well and the same idea as the coins is used to get buildings and animals.
Once you have got some sort of surroundings and buildings up and around you then need to work extra hard as the game gets more complicated and the timer runs out quicker and you have to focus on what is most important finishing a level or hoping to collect points.
There is 100 levels to this game and your aim is to spend the points you accumulate to build a nicer place for people to stay in so there is a story there and it gets tougher as you continue so there is a challenge as well.
The speed to which this game is going at is amazing. I move one tile with another with my stylus and the movement is instant and so quick it is very good to see and sometimes these are the games which can be quite slow.
The graphics were bright and they let you see easily what is going on but they are not fantastic like no game is for the Nintendo DS but it does offer some sort of graphics which you can see and identify what you are looking at.
With 100 levels, a challenge to strive for and plenty more as well this is a very good game and one I am enjoying playing all the time at the moment. I paid £8 for this in a gaming store on the pre-owned section so I found it cheap and it is plenty of fun.