I hope you got your shopping done because it’s getting crazy out there. In any case, happy Friday! Now, let’s play some games. Mac Games and More has once again picked out a collection of casual games you might not have heard of, to play into the weekend. Games include an adorable “Where’s Waldo” kind of game, a sim building beach resorts, a twist on Sudoku and more.
|Zuma – When Zuma was first released, it was groundbreaking news, at least in the world of indie casual game development. Popcap became the pioneers of the orb/marble shooter games, the original trendsetters of the genre, and it was exciting to play something new. That was 2003 and since then, many developers have followed with more action orb shooters (StoneLoops, Luxor, Atlantis Sky Patrol, Sparkle, Sweetopia and more), but I will always remember Zuma as the breakthrough paradigm. Fire different color balls to make sets of three or more, but don’t let the chain reach the golden skull or else! Download it|
|Gotcha Celebrity Secrets – In Gotcha Celebrity Secrets, get ready to push aside the Queen of all Media, Perez Hilton, because there’s a new Queen of Celeb gossip: you. You’re Gaby, and you hate your day job and aspire to make it big as a news blogger. Work hard, follow all celebrity gossip leads and do whatever it takes to compete in the world of cut-throat competitive star gossip. The entertainment industry is a blog-eat-blog world so grow some tough skin, move forward and get the secret scoops of the stars first. If you can get an interview with famous rockers and stars, you will smush the current king blogger of star gossip like a bug! Gotcha Celebrity Secrets is a Mac game filled with mini puzzles and Where’s Waldo kind of game play, which is the perfect type of game parents can enjoy with kids. Download it|
|Build It Miami Beach Resort – Although it IS winter time, some people would rather forget that it’s 10 degrees outside where they live with their homes covered in snow, and bah humbug to the holidays. I’m good with all kinds of weather, luckily. Of course, this year for us, it’s very warm, sunny and toasty outside. Anyway, here’s a game to forget that the weather outside is frightful: Build it Miami Beach Resort. In this sim game for Mac, travel to the sunshine state and build a beach resort, but not just any ole beach resort. Custom design everything to your own satisfaction. Beginning in the 1920’s, every year starts a new level. Will you create memorable art-deco hotels, work with the fact that cinema has just been invented? How will you handle the first fast-food diner? Then, decades later how about building palatial hotels right on beachfront property? Complete challenging tasks and develop the same city over the course of 60 years. Download it|
|Little Shop Memories – This one’s for the type of gamer who is especially fond of hidden object games, in fact, I’m pretty sure these gamers will really love Little Shop Memories. Take a nostalgic trip to the past and search through five decades of memories and discover trinkets, keepsakes and photos from your journey when you were on your way to becoming a successful Little Shop entrepreneur. Your path to success began with your humble little lemonade stand from way back when, remember? There’s a lot of puzzles to solve and so much stuff to go through so look carefully and make sure to click on cameras, which will be one of your favorite bonus items in this hidden objects game for your Mac. Download it|
|Sudoku Latin Squares – Unless you’ve had your head buried under a rock for the last few years, you probably have heard of this numerical brain teaser craze. With Sudoku Latin Squares, you can play the classic, mesmerizing game of Sudoku, which is filling in a grid of squares with correct numbers, but in another mode SLS adds a fun little game twist: You’ll find puzzles with grids as small as 3×3, which is ideal for young gamers or people new to Sudoku – or as large as 9×9 (for expert Sudoku players). Adjoining cells within this grid also differ in color, such as red, blue or yellow, letting gamers know that a number cannot repeat within the same color, nor in its row or column. Lastly, the numbers only go as high as the grid’s size, so a 4×4 grid only has numbers that go from 1 to 4. With a built in clock, beat your own time per puzzle to add some more action. Download it|