Hoshi Saga Ringoen
Technically, stars are giant burning balls of hydrogen gas around which solar systems are formed, but for the human race stars have always been something magical. We look up at them in the night sky and see pictures within their formations, see them as direction in the darkness, we even wish upon them. However the greatest use of stars in human imagination may be the finding of them in the Hoshi Saga series of point-and-click puzzle games. Okay, so that may be a bit of hyperbole, but I'm excited because Yoshio Ishii of Nekogames has just come out with 25 new levels of star hunting goodness in Hoshi Saga Ringoen, the sixth in the Hoshi Saga series!
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As with previous Hoshi Saga games, the objective in each level is to point, click, or drag (or all three) the beautiful scenery in order to locate the stars. The puzzles themselves are not terribly difficult and are extremely fun to figure out, whether you need logic, fast reflexes, or just really good eyesight. While there are 25 different scenarios to solve, only 16 of them can be accessed immediately. You will need to solve the first four levels in each row across to access the fifth level in that row, and you will need to solve the first four puzzles in each column down to access the fifth as well. Still not nearly as difficult as the first games in the series, the puzzles in Hoshi Saga Ringoen will still fill you with delight as you make your way through the game. Whether you are new to the series or a veteran this is a fantastic way to spend mother's day reaching for the stars. You know, after you at least call your mom.