The Spell Breaker Quest: A Prince Ivan Adventure
Everyone grows up hearing stories. Most of them come in the form of tales of princesses, witches, evil monsters and a savior in the form of a prince/fairy godmother/hobbit. Now you can truly immerse yourself in such a story and experience a fairytale in the making with Playtinum Games' latest point-and-click adventure. The Spell Breaker Quest - A Prince Ivan Adventure puts you in the shoes of our valiant Prince Ivan, who must save his sisters from a sinister, evil... well, you'll find out. You'll travel through magical lands across the kingdom helping out some of your subjects who in turn help you out (adventure games, after all, run highly on tit for tat).
Much like their previously reviewed game, Adventures of Veronica Wright: Escape from the Present, use your mouse to interact with each scene and the menus at the bottom. Inventory is less clunky than Veronica Wright, just click the picture of Ivan to open it up. Highlighting an item gives you a quick description (and a possible clue on where to use it), then clicking 'Use Item' allows you to use it with the environment. And how do you know where to use something? Why, with the help of a changing cursor! And Prince Ivan needs all the help he can get what with a snarky crow who only offers cryptic clues for each area, and not always for the parts you want. But despite your less-than-helpful sidekick, there's a big adventure (with automatic saving in case you need to take this game in multiple helpings) ahead of you with witches, puzzles, coin minting, potion making and, of course, princess saving. Plus, what's a fairytale without a little love? Give the game a go and assist Prince Ivan in creating a happy ending!