Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Crashes always (by Modclothdiva on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:37:00)
It's a good game however it crashes and stops working for days.
I'm confused (by Bonbonj1949 on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:13:00)
Love the game but it feels like progress is moving so slow. I complete all the tasks but run out of energy to continue. It could cost a bunch to get to the end of this game
Fix it! (by Mynma on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:10:00)
Crashes constantly--not worth bothering with. No stars.
Fun, but not worth the headache (by Jus1nita on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:29:00)
Like all the other reviews... Fun game, but exceedingly frustrating because it is very difficult to complete digs, quests and challenges without spending tons of money! I do not play games to spend money without seeing a tangible return on my investment. If the developers think that making it impossible to advance in the game is frustrating to most, it's even more frustrating if people have to spend money and still be frustrated! Basically, you took the fun out of the game in your quest to make money. The sell of the commercial spots should have been enough for you to generate revenue. I just deleted the "3-minutes- per-playing-session" app right before I took the time to write this review, which like someone else stated, I never write reviews! Let's just say, I came to abhor a game I enjoyed playing initially because it was a great stress reliever. Well, I'm relieving myself of the stress from playing this game... Farewell!!! I will continue to play my traditional "free" like like solitaire, gin tummy, and hangman! LOL
Secret passages (by Jany1951 on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:21:00)
Love the game but stopped playing because it kept shutting down every time I tried to do a puzzle. It's seems to be fixed and upgraded.
Not fun (by Kilgrofay on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:54:00)
There's no challenge to this game, I can find every item within 2 minutes or less and it's no fun and in order to do anything you have to use to much energy to get a ridiculous amount of coins to unlock something that gonna take less time completing than it takes to get there not worth downloading I would give it no stars if I could.
Not worth it (unless you're going to spend lots of $$) (by umbravenus on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:21:00)
I have never written a review of an app before, but this game is so bad, I am compelled to do so if only to dissuade others from getting this game. I get about three minutes of game play out of this every few hours, and it's hardly worth it. I even paid $5 for rubies when I first started playing to speed things up, thinking gameplay would get better after the initial few rounds. Nope, I was wrong - my rubies were used within minutes and my game progress inches along at a snail's pace once again. The amount of stuff you would need to buy (with real money) to progress at a more reasonable pace is staggering (a best guess -$50? $100?). It seems like the developers were out to make a game to see how they could frustrate people into spending lots of money. The amount of relatively useless things you find at the dig sites (e.g., coins rather than power-ups or building material or shovels) is also staggering. Power runs out way too quickly. Shovels are also way too hard to come by. The developers should ask some of their friends (who were not involved in the making of the game) to play and get their feedback, since it doesn't look like they're paying attention to the reviews (which are consistent with what I say here).
Movie for rewards (by Magiemae 10 on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:07:00)
Every time I review the film clip, of Disney, of Star Wars, I never get my reward of shovels, which it happens every time I review the video add. So I think I am Entitle to receive my over 30 shovel, it states 3 per video, as a reward. Be fair now! Sincerely, Margaret Dial... And why would you encourage to watch the video, if you can not receive the rewards? It just stops? What's up with that?
Cool (by 65438765 on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:19:00)
It's an ok game, no mystery to it tho.
frustrating (by brokeit on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:26:00)
they have a new event going on the last few days, finding faberge eggs in dig sites, but no explanation in-game until today. it means I spent all those precious shovels finding these dumb things and it did not record what I had found previously so I am out all that effort. the shovels mostlygive you things you do not need and are way too hard to come by. the puzzles that require being done multiple times in 15-20 seconds are impossible without rare power boosts. the quest list will not let me remove quests the game tells me I can no longer complete without paying in gems. all these faults end up making it a rough go and not really worth your time until they get all these common sense things ironed out.
Ok game but... (by Bob0224 on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:42:00)
... Only gave it two stars because it moves too slowly. It takes too long to accummulate shovels and rubies, and I refuse to buy them. Then when u do find things, often u can't use them like power gems and Faberge Eggs. I also have over 10,000 gold coins i have no use for. Be nice if u could exchange for rubies or shovels or even energy so u can play longer than four searches at a time. Final gripe; the game tries to expand in too many directions at once. Right now it is pulling me in three different directions and i cant get into any of them without shovels and rubies.
Fix it (by Celsalute on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:36:00)
Why does it take so long to sign and each time you go to the home page it takes another long time to get in
Love but ... (by Clmsga on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:16:00)
I have spent so much time and money on this game. I am addicted, but ... Earlier I had to reset and lost all my progress. I will not do that again. I am so far on my levels. Now, I cannot even get the game up. The minute it seems to get ready. To load, boom... Black screen. If I am not able to play soon and if I have to lose all my progress, I will delete and not play again. Check out how much money you have made from me. Fix this or get the game off!!! Would rate a five star if it ever worked!!
Error (by Sarsel on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:35:00)
When star program error no conection
Pretty good (by Kendra1831 on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:42:00)
You need to make the items for restoring building more available at the dig sites! I can't tell you how many times I've gone to a dig site and the item to restore a building wasn't even there at all. Shovels are hard to come by and when I get some I should be able to get what I need. Power tokens also because finding the raw gold for example is really hard in the howling crypts. If your going to put a time limit on new scenes you should at least make it a little easier. Other then that I love this game. Fun and easy to play. Wish you could get more energy at one time.
Almost There... (by Reignydaze on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:37:00)
Overall good game. The boards are challenging and stimulating. Beautiful graphics and artwork, but A LOT of glitches. Game will crash at any given time, then i have to wait through the entire loading process again and again, and once I'm finally able to play, the energy runs out very fast. I'd be apt to spend more if I had longer than 4 challenges each go around. I could see solid hours of gameplay if the options were there, without having to spend such a copious amount to do so.
Non stop crashing (by Lauren 4 on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:53:00)
When i started playing this game, it seemed fun. But now, it is literally unplayable because it crashes every single time I try to enter an area. Never seen an app so horrifically unstable.
Secret passages (by Gramr53 on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:59:00)
Lately game crashes in the middle of playing whether switching realms etc.,now no longer able to get on at all, very frustrating. Please fix these bugs, loosing patience, have invested many hours into playing and enjoyed it until now. Will give 5 stars when up and running without all these glitches.
Love it but frustrating (by Starryhands on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:09:00)
I'm not a gamer and I love this game but... It frustrates me not be able to finish all the dig sites. They are everywhere and I can't finish them. Finish the game in 15 seconds are impossible. I hope to see improvement so I can enjoy the game more.
Problems continue (by Pt555/5 on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:27:00)
You don't seem to be paying attention to your reviews. I'm not the only one having problems opening this game and keeping it open without it crashing. Why won't you fix these problems? Please do something about this. 1/2 star is all I'm giving at this time.
Fun but gone too fast. (by PlainJaine on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:12:00)
Hate that I can only play four times and that's it. Five minutes at a time is no fun
Secret passages hidden objectives (by Trapper one 94 on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:57:00)
Love the game but rub out of playing very fast. Do not play it every day .
Losing everything (by Kycin05 on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:53:00)
The last couple of days I am losing shovels,rubies,and coins I earned because it keeps resetting back to sometime before. I score a challenge and I come back and I've lost it and my shovels I earned or any trades. A few days ago with the Owls I would find them and not get credit for them. I have spent money buying shovels and it's very frustrating to lose the things I have bought or earned. Please give me some kind of compensation for this mess. Check my history of purchases. I earn the challenges and have to keep doing it over and over. That has happened over 4 times today . HELP!!!!
Frustrating (by Colorado lover on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:30:00)
I really like the game, however there are a lot of things that make it so maddening. So many dig sites, and not enough opportunity to earn shovels. Then when you get to a dig site, you get too many things like a magnifying glass or flashlight. I don,t need those. Maybe you could have just one site to earn those kind of things and keep the rest of the sites available on foundation pieces or gems to get into the crypt. Speaking of the howlin crypt...again it takes so much for a gem to get in and then when there is a special promotion, it is too hard to find the selected item. I have been working so hard to get the potions for the fountain of youth and my time is up with one left to go? Games shouldn't,t have to be this less rewarding.
Great Game (by TinkerBell 100% on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:17:00)
Love this game. Can't put it down.
Complaint (by Raymond Gal on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:23:00)
Listen to those of us that take the time to tell you the problems! Many reviews have same issues! Please try to accommodate our concerns. Submitted a review 6-8 weeks ago and all remains the same :-(
Secret passages (by Cleopatramom on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:23:00)
Luv the game and its challenging but it cost so many coins to upgrade!!!!!!
Secret Passages..... (by Gammie 93 on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:32:00)
PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS GAME!!!!! Why do I have to wait for my puzzles to download every time I want to do a search? It freezes too much and closes itself when I try to go to other areas! I enjoy playing this game, but not under these conditions!
Used to really like this game (by fjrsailor on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:51:00)
Played this every day and found it to be interesting and fun. Now for a week or so it crashes every time I'm on it, if I can even get on it. Either you have created too many sites to play on or your programmers all quit on you at once. I hope you can fix this!
Constantly CRASHING (by Amarcelo3579 on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:49:00)
I really like this game, but lately it has been crashing. Please fix this. I will likely delete it and find something else.
Hc23 (by heconrad on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:49:00)
Love the game when it works. After updating to the newest release, it keeps crashing. Very frustrating!
Secret passage (by BowinOregon on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:22:00)
I like it very much, but it's a little hard to understand what to do and where to go.
Secret Passages (by Leogart on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:51:00)
Hidden object games have always been a favorite of mine.Love it
Game is getting worse not better. Sad to say😞 (by Gamer girl 7 on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:42:00)
I used to love it, great graphics!! But... The app won't load, you wait 60 seconds or so n it crashes. So if I can even get it open I lose my consecutive day bonuses and am back at day one.(even tho I've tried several times to open it) also what is with these random items to collect in dig sites? Get rid of that!! It's already TOO HARD to get the items you need to complete dig sites, adding more random things to uncover makes it worse. After using 20 shovels you'd think you'd find one or two items you actually need...but typically you don't. This is lame.
Great game! But......... (by Shaney Malacarne on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:35:00)
I love this game, but I hate how long it takes to earn shovels, and that the game requires so many to make progress in the new lands! It is ridiculous! Need to be able to earn a shovel per scene search. I don't mind spending a little money on in app purchases for good games, but the amount of shovels you would have to purchase to get anywhere in this fame would cost you a fortune! Please make a change!
Secret passage (by Todd1978 on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:01:00)
Pretty cool little game
ZERO stars (by Cubbiesgirl 1 on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:46:00)
Game will eventually stop tracking progress and delete your progress....delete app....don't waste your time
I give up (by Qftrx on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:24:00)
I agree with the complaints others have surfaced. I am now crashing all the time since newest update. The amount of moonstones you need to open places is terrible based on stones you get in a trade. I really enjoyed this game at the beginning now I am close to giving up.
Game is slow and keeps crashing (by Daytona Grandma on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:49:00)
I loved this game until just recently. I have over 21 million coins and nowhere to spend them. Also, just recently, the game has become very slow when loading and digging, and crashes A LOT. If this continues, I'm going to delete it and find a new game to play.
HELP!!! (by Boxersarefun on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:08:00)
Ever since last update I cannot open this game. I love to play but am getting very frustrated. Also why can't we play this offline?
Secret passage (by Carrugs on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:52:00)
Instructions need to be clearer how to obtain rubies, and relics. Seems we dig the same sites over and over! Better direction, with game and player to TOTALLY complete region! THE GAME LOADS SLOWER THEN ANY GAME I PLAY?
Don't water time (by RS939393 on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:06:00)
If you do not make in app purchases this game is a complete waste of time. Don't play and waste your time
Love this game too, but... (by Escaping123 on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:57:00)
Game freezes and closes a lot. Sometimes i don't get the awards i should receive. Completely agree we should be able to play offline. I would play more. The game is better than a lot of searching games but i can't play it if it will not load. It hasn't loaded in awhile.
Ok (by Steviewonder64 on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:12:00)
Too many "special events" and the new worlds and upgrades are too costly on your resources and take waaaay too long. Tries to do too much. Keep it simple.
Give us a break ... (by Hungry99999 on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:56:00)
It's a great game, but frustrating. Your energy is depleted so fast, compared to other games. And the cost of energy is really high. I find I go to another game, to kill the waiting time, and forget to return. A shame too, because it is great .. If they could only be a little more generous ...
Don't waste your time on this game! (by RomanVideo on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:22:00)
Almost every time you open the app to play, a software bug shuts down the game. If you can open and play, it usually dies after five minutes of play. I have never seen a game this poorly written, not tested, and released to the public. Updated to new release Sept 17 2014. And if you can believe it, the software fixes actually made the situation worse. Too Frustrating !,!,!
Frustrating!!! (by Samm7283 on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:10:00)
This is a great game but it is super frustrating.. I love it and play it all the time, but developers-PLEASE MAKE SOME CHANGES!!!! Read through what everyone is writing... The energy runs out waaaayyy too fast. You can only play 4 times before you're out. Also, make more opportunities to get shovels. If all the other worlds require you to get shovels and search dig sites to play the areas, don't make it freakin impossible to get shovels. And then when you do search dig sites, it shouldn't be so ridiculously hard to actually get the items you need to move forward and repair the sites. This is such a great game but these issues make it maddening. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!
Fun but impossible to complete (by Arlene714 on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:00:00)
I enjoy looking for the hidden objects. Some of the challenges are impossible for me to complete. I tend to make up my own challenges to keep it interesting. I only get to search scenes 4 times so it would be nicer if it cost less to search.
Great game (by Khc1geocach on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:46:00)
Great game but if you don't buy item it will take a long time to get a few things
Slow to load (by Hermed on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:46:00)
Good game, however, it could load faster.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 51th to 100th
Secret Passages Hidden Objects (by Cla_nurse on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:20:00)
I have enjoyed this game for quiet sometime, however it has become Very annoying! It will NOT save things in the night realm. I am constantly having to redo different task, and constantly have to re earn different treasures!!! It getting to the point I am going to just delete the game !!!
Won't open (by LindaAce on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:11:00)
Since the most recent update was installed the game won't even open.
My review (by Play to seek on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:08:00)
I really like playing this game my first time playing I got hooked. I agree with previous reviews.. Online friends that can help you out in need. Longer energy bar with less energy spent to search each scene. More ways to earn shovels & rubies... I get boku amounts of gold, but very few ways to EARN Rubies that help your quest such as ( mine lore, Atlantis, Shangra La, the bridge to help Valkyrie ) are just to name a few.... ALSO my game has been freezing since my recent update
Crashing (by Jeffsbaby on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:37:00)
I love this game...play it all the time but...its starting to cut the game off or freeze up when I play the videos so please fix this problem...Thanks!
I hate it! (by Day759 on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:59:00)
Haven't got a chance to finish the game since the update. It keeps crashing!
Love the game but....... (by Eagerglo on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:47:00)
Love this game, but it gets expensive. Rubies cost too much and it takes a whole lot of them to complete tasks. Please lower the prices for the rubies and require fewer of them to play. You will still make money even with these two adjustments. This is probably one of the most interesting hidden object games I have ever played, but I can only play a short time until it becomes almost impossible to move forward without buying more and more rubies. This game gets boring pretty quickly. When you finally find all the required objects to finish a dig sight, not much happens. A building goes up and that is all. This game has potential to be fantastic, but it needs to be less expensive and make big things happen when a dig site is completed..
Eeeh! Reload AGAIN? (by Suchanickname Oye on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:44:00)
Like the quest, but the game reloads constantly, even back to back last night. Also, the time parameters are killer, 1 to 3 hours for an action and energy replenishment... I realize you wish to sell upgrade, but some players don't have the where-with-all to invest... I have considered uninstalling.....
PM (by Jack097 on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:36:00)
Very frustrating as it takes too long to make progress & can not play game long enough to do this!
Fun (by Fun but fast on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:31:00)
This is a great app and I truly enjoy it, but it is SLOW loading!
Great game (by Wandaboo on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:29:00)
This is a great game but it take too much time and coins to upgrade.
Endless Game (by ANNIE1964 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:27:00)
Just when I thought I had reached the end it just keeps on going!
Secret passages (by Cbhrs on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:14:00)
Recharging takes too long but not a bad game. Would like to earn not buy rubies.
Review (by Staciklotz on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:13:00)
Like the game but don't appreciate the fact you can only play for a few minutes at a time and then have to buy things to continue.
Great game (by Gatordebbie on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:09:00)
Just started playing and am enjoying it so far. A bit confusing but that probably just me!
Secret passages (by Goldy3p on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:09:00)
good game but too much to move from place to place
Great (by Xycppp on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:03:00)
This game is very enjoyable.
Nice but blah! (by Dpiecora on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:02:00)
Nice graphics! Good idea but takes too long to recharge and too expensive!
The (by Workaholic1965 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:00:00)
Latest upgrade made the coins needed for upgrades ridiculously high. Not enough energy provided to search long enough to want to purchase anything. Otherwise ok.
Ms (by Sammy1219 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:57:00)
Good game. Great graphics. Don't like that you have to pay for more shovels or energy. Takes a while to get rubies.
Game (by Sistermouse on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:49:00)
Can hardly wait to play each day. Just wish the play time were a bit longer.
Secret passages (by Doozan II on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:47:00)
Very engaging and entertaining!
Fun game (by Dr.Mikee on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:46:00)
This game is a great distraction from stress. :-)
Good, but (by Doogie6791 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:40:00)
I enjoy playing the game, but I can only play for a short time before the energy runs out. Then I have to leave and come back later. Buying energy uses too many rubies for basically one more search. Let me play longer, and I might want to buy more.
Enjoy! (by Sexy Thing88 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:40:00)
Really fun game. Keeps ur mind going. Only down side is rebuilding the ruins with dig sights can take for ever or cost a lot. Fun none the less!
Great game (by Desertpunk00 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:39:00)
Really great puzzle game. It's a must play.
Cost too much (by Cathy McQuillin on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:36:00)
The game is fun, but upgrades to locations and opening new locations costs way too much money when you get to higher levels. Also, you don't get anywhere near the number of shovels you need to 'fix' dig locations, and the 'extra' levels cost far too many jems to open.
Ehhh (by Iwakuni newbie on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:35:00)
I don't like to have games hooked up to my Facebook, so I am limited in a lot of areas.
Secrets (by No por on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:35:00)
Get so tired of having to buy energy all the time and after you buy once, buying gets more and more expensive, but still a fun game. Not going to invest more money though so good bye for now.please make it easier to get energy.
Review (by Terri at 60 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:30:00)
This game is good for the grandkids when they visit. As for me, not so much. A little slow and too much "talking" with the characters. Art work is extremely well done! There is one slight problem, it shuts off when in play or purchase.
Pretty fun, but takes a lot of time... (by Rhino 1973 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:27:00)
It can be pretty fun. However, I really hate games that I can hardly play for the purpose of trying to get me to buy more ability to play. I can only play so much a day due to things needing either time or my money to open up. I'm not paying to play a game like that! I play it here and there, but not as much as I would if it wasn't for that.
Latest update is a disaster! (by 2bmimi on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:27:00)
Three fixes are necessary to make this an awesome game. 1) Prior to last update, my energy accumulated even when my iPad was offline. Now, my iPad must be active for energy to increase. This is unacceptable, since you have built so much waiting time into this game. Please fix this glitch! With the loss of energy, relics, and rubies with the update, Pocket Gems should deposit extra rubies and shovels into present players' accounts. 2) PLEASE FIX DIG SITES!! Take out magnifying glasses, cameras and materials already acquired as shovel choices, and add more materials actually needed to complete the site and energy power-ups. It is beyond frustrating when we waste our shovels on unneeded items. When you dig up a shovel, you should get be rewarded with more than one. 3) PLEASE, PLEASE offer an alternative to use coins to buy rubies/shovels/dig site materials. I have 22M in coins and can't do anything with them at this point. If these things can be fixed, this would be a 5-star game.
Fun time waster (by Artz 3 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:25:00)
Better have very good eyesight or a bigger screen than this iPhone.
Ruby lover! (by Mercedes7606 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:21:00)
Need to be able to do more then just 3 hunts at a time and more options on rubies
Good but needs improvement (by thornbeck81 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:19:00)
I love playing this game but it could use some improvements! It is too hard and takes too long to get rubies. It needs too many items at dig sites and half the time the items you need, aren't even one of the three options! Some of the upgrades are expensive too! Great game but still needs work!
Secret passages (by Rockyn Robin on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:17:00)
God graphics, but repetitive. You can make little progress to new levels w/out spending money, so there's no incentive.
Fun game (by Pd2727 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:15:00)
Graphics fine but too slow to increase levels without making a purchase.
Regular (by There Many of use on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:12:00)
It's a good game but it takes to much money to play and u have to wait to long to get life and to unblock passages and levels have to pay with to much rubes and coins to unlock :( I like this game but makes me sad when I can't play.
Review (by Haymom5 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:08:00)
It's practically impossible to get all the items needed to rebuild structures. It takes to long to complete levels unless you spend money buying rubies and shovels. Very repetitive.
Fun stuffs (by Hot MailLady on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:04:00)
The graphics are cool Story line great Color and look nice Interesting
Secret passages!! (by Bob on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:02:00)
Love playing this game! Would like to see upgrades where you can exchange your coins for rubies though. I don't like how all your old relics stay in your backpack when you level up, wish those could be on a trade old relics for things as well... Otherwise I find this game somewhat addictive...
Fun game (by Telabon on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:01:00)
Love the game but it takes too long to advance from level to level.
Enjoy, but (by MRBen21 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:00:00)
It a fun game, but it is a bit pricey.
O.K. (by Shron64 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:55:00)
I agree that the cost of the buildings is too high. I play it for enjoyment. I choose not to spend money on the game and that also makes it harder to complete the digging etc. all in all, a fair play.
Secrets (by Hispridealwez on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:48:00)
Great game. Keeps you glued
ADDICTED! (by Havoc_in_tinsletown on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:45:00)
Can't stop playing!
Not The Greatest Game (by jecmcho on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:42:00)
The game is nice but it is too expensive to play it. The game limits you to move on, so you got to buy rubies or shovels. 4.99 for 3 shovels? You got to be kidding. Also, if the programmers were creative, they would allow to buy rubies with gold coins earned. Also, in the digs, DO NOT put stuff you already max out. For example, I already got sticks and bricks to build, however, excavating all I got is coins shovels, no rubies and plenty of sticks and bricks, DO NOT NEED ANYMORE OF THOSE, and the shovels are wasted on them. Get smarter programmers.
Great game but new update has bugs (by Rlj123 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:38:00)
I love this game, been playing it a while, but the latest upgrade has some bugs. 1. On one of the quests, you need to complete 25 digs. After completing 6 digs, I went in to look at some of the quests and it showed that I hadn't completed any. 2. On the dig sites in the Viking land and the miners, I completed the first part to rebuild a site and I clicked complete and it showed a difference in the way the building looked, but then it showed that I hadn't completed that item and needed to find more. Those are the main bugs I've noticed so far, but I still love to play this game, a good mindless way to unwind at the end of the day and any time I need a break from work. I just wish it was easier to get rubies and that the dig site items needed to rebuild didn't cost so many rubies or be so hard to find, but I like that the energy boosts were added to the dig site, makes it better to get to play more each time.
Awesome (by Opie21847 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:37:00)
Great time killer just wish it have you more shovels than 3
Advancing takes too long (by nevermind2 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:36:00)
You do the same things over and over for very little reward. Shovels and rubies are earned entirely too slowly to encourage more play. The game would be addictive if advancement came easier without the repetition.
Locked out (by Mellen0195 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:31:00)
Much improved since the most recent update, but I spent 20 shovels and never saw the 3 rocks that I need. Columns showed up but where are the rocks? Frustrating
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 101th to 150th
Not bad (by bln75 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:31:00)
Game is a time killer and good at that for a few. Problem is, with all games any more, to get the special things you have to pay real money and that is bit cheap. Either remove the pay crap or drastically lower the prices of things.
Frustrations over unresolved issues (by GPennRef on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:28:00)
The game boots you out constantly and the resolution replies are useless. They tell you to zoom in. ??? Really. They also have never credited me for all of the boot outs. The concept is good, however it takes quite a lot of energy for little gain.
Too hard to advance (by Mer47 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:24:00)
Don't care for how I can't get anywhere unless I purchase things. Don't know how to turn off in-app purchase.
Secret passages (by Pepper9116 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:24:00)
Love the game, except for running out of "energy". What happens to the "gold coins" I collect? The rules could be more explicit, & don't interrupt to tell me to slow down.
Fun, but labor intensive!! (by SportsLady68 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:42:00)
Fun game, great graphics and interesting theme... But it takes a labor of love to stay at it as it takes a long time to attain enough shovels to find the objects to finish the ruins in each area... Other than that the game is fun and i like how each area has a region theme like France, Egypt, Viking, etc... With the daily prizes you can gain enough rubies and coins to finish a lot.
Secret passages (by TessQ on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:42:00)
Awesome and can't wait to play it every hour
Fun and intriguing (by Sweetasagar on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:41:00)
I used to love this game. But it is beginning to get frustrating because at each level increase, there are tantalizing goals that can only be achieved by spending money. Choices are spend money, go slowly, or don't achieve your goals. Too bad.
Secret passages (by Camille4 cupcake on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:40:00)
I enjoy playing the game, but one thing I don't care for is I could use 100 shovels at one dig site, and still not get what I need from the site.
Persuaded1 (by SassyGirl505 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:39:00)
I like the rooms and the hidden object puzzles. I find it hard to understand the objective of some of the side puzzles, and very frustrating trying to get materials to repair the ruins.
Day 1 (by Rawhide 15 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:39:00)
I just downloaded this today. It is fun and visually awesome! I would like to be able to earn rubies.
Fun game (by Barbara Doyal Miller on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:37:00)
This is a pretty addictive game. Fun to play. Interesting too. Needs more ways to obtain the things you need to complete more passages. I love this game. My husband and I compete on who get what first. Great game.
Good game (by Skyj11 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
Would be nice to be able to play without being connected to the Internet.
Limited Opportunities to earn shovels (by azzaroks on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
Takes a long time to make any progress.
Deacontom (by THOMAS JACKSON on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
This is a wonderful game but it is expense to play!😒
Good (by Zabyg on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
Fun game, great graphics. On several, several occasions game crashed and I lost many chances to find objects. It seems to only crash after I pay the 24 for search, after I get back on I was charged the 24 but gained to relics. Bummer...also at dig area repeat relics already attained always at dig, rarely the ones that needed for completion...
Secret passages (by MythKitty on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
My favorite game so far. Highly recommend it. Kudos to the artists and developers. Has given me hours of entertainment. Thanks to all
Amazing (by Cynaku on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:35:00)
Great game! Salute to those who came up with this game its GENIUS! not only are you playing a game but learning something too! What you need to work is the energy! It runs out too fast and please increase the value of coins when trading relics! Other than that I recommend to DOWNLOAD it NOW!
Help with rubies and digs (by Egacha on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:34:00)
I like the game but it is very hard to get rubies and the dig sections makes it hard to get it completed. Sure you can magnifying glasses and flashlights but the rest is hard to get. Once you complete a section of the dig then you shouldn't be able o get that object again. Make it a little easier it is becoming very repetitious
Review (by Maggye13 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:33:00)
Fun game but it is annoying when I keep getting the same things over and over in the dig sites. Especially when I have already acquired all of that particular item. Make it so that once you have found the # of each item required that you don't uncover it again. They clog up the relics box if I forget to delete them and are of no use once you have built that level.
Love this challenge (by Lhcpam on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:30:00)
This is a very intriguing game with a lot of variation to keep it interesting. Love it
Something to pass the time (by CrabbyWoman on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:29:00)
I like working on my ability to spot details. But, this game is slow and it is hard to be engaged when it's a bunch of "go-do" tasks. Please place a story somewhere in here. It may make me want to fill your coffers through in-app purchases.
Good game (by VNC9 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:29:00)
The iPhone version is a LOT easier than the iPad version. Need to make the iPad search longer or highlight somehow, it gets VERY frustrating to loose one search after another.
Fun game (by Drmsb on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:26:00)
If you are looking for a brainless thing to do this game willl keep you busy. Its fun and uncovering new lands is interesting,
Emtb168 (by Emtb168 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:24:00)
I love this game , but frustrated on how many digs you need to get on the missions . Missions that can't even be completed .
Fix it (by Lil star 777 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:24:00)
Game is interesting but gets boring after being stuck in one area too long. Halve way through the dig sites of completion, the items needed are extremely difficult to acquire. This makes you not complete the area, therefore, the game site remain incomplete. Frustrating!
I enjoy it, but... (by Twiggy1821 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:24:00)
I've had problems since the upgrade...some of the items I've acquired, like the silver spikes, it won't give me my reward. It says I still need to get them. And since the upgrade, it has undone some of the work I've completed in the mines...but I still play and like the challenges.
Very fun (by Jatzekgirl on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:22:00)
Love the concept. I enjoy searching for artifacts! What could be better: 100 in energy only gives you 4 searches. Why?? Don't you want me to play more?? Also, I've never even gotten enough building materials to rebuild a ruins? I've been playing for months and that is frustrating. Also, you have levels but no rewards for hitting the levels. I do not spend money on in app purchases nor will I
Fun...for the most part (by Couture65 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:17:00)
After the update had to go back to replay all previous areas. Taking a long time to play catch up. Also, what do you do with the extra relics that one cannot use?
not for old eyes (by Franklyann on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:15:00)
Fun game but unfortunately very hard to see
My opinion . (by Patty94112 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:15:00)
I really like this game, i love the locations, but the complains I have about this game,is that you have to wait a long time to get enough tokens to be able to play, and to pay is very expensive. To build the bridges is very hard and expensive. It also takes a long time to start the game.
Addictive (by Dedra Hunt on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:15:00)
Graphics are great! I am addicted.
MJ (by Mjbbsb on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:15:00)
Great game...fun to play with my grandson.
K. (by Flaca 66 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:10:00)
the game is fun but too expensive to upgrade
Good game but... (by Raen411 on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:09:00)
I love this game but it takes too long to earn rubies
Addicting (by Karchx on Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:06:00)
Really enjoy this game. But the digs make it difficult to collect all the items. They just are there to find.
Secret passages (by Mlp398 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:59:00)
Nice game fun to play
Secret passages (by Tracie Rice on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:57:00)
I find it impossible to finish a dig sight. When you collect all of an item they need to go away and let you collect items needed to finish. Instead unneeded items or powers come up but not the item you need. What's the point if you can't finish a dig? I am seriously getting board with the game .
Slow but fun (by Xxxpoison on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:34:00)
Enjoy the hidden games, but it is slow because you have to earn a lot of coins to uncover new buildings twice, and you don't earn enough shovels to build the broken buildings. Although you can pay for that. Also for the quests, they are fund but it may come down to buying more shovels to earn the reward.
Secret passage (by Goldsam on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:29:00)
Love the game, but run out of energy and gems too fast, always getting asked to buy more. Make it easier to earn awards.
Can't get enough (by CJH55 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:29:00)
It would be great to make the digs easier. Maybe collect relics from the hidden scenes that would unlock the dig sites. They can be a bit bothersome. Also some more ways to have more lives. Mahalo,
Like (by Teacherdb on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:19:00)
Fun game. Energy runs out too fast
Not a Fav (by Therese Hunolt on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:13:00)
I don't like games where I run out of energy and have to wait to play the game...
Miss (by Dasiey B on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:07:00)
I liked playing the game. Last night did a up grade in one of the places. Now I am stuck. It started out saying 25 hours to finish so I left and came back. Now it said 100 hours to finish or 230 rubies. I am not paying for a mistake just to keep playing. So now I can't trade or proceed with the game. Might just delete
Just me (by S perky on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 22:55:00)
Getting boring. Too many points needed to move next level.
Fun (by soundbite on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 22:54:00)
I like it. But not when I have to buy more energy to continue on.Or wait until I save up ...
Patti (by Patti7st on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 22:51:00)
Good game for the most part. Need a better way to earn more rubies and energy, seems like forever on same level.
Secrets (by Leilad2000 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 22:46:00)
Love this game ...not too hard and not too easy!!
Great Game! (by Bingo addict 118 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 22:22:00)
This Game is better than I expected. Just wish I could collect gems quicker.
Ok app (by Bigeyes711 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:41:00)
I like it but most of the time the app closes and it doesn't gives you enough diggings to able to do the challenges. Overall it is ok
Off2qlt (by off2qlt on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:40:00)
Wish there were more relics when digging, a lot of shovels waisted on flashlights, time freezes etc, that I rarely use. Rubies are few and far between to be found or received.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 151th to 200th
Love it! (by Maralee Adamovich on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:40:00)
I really love playing this game. Just wish it wasn't so expensive to make advances.
Secret passages (by Mx098 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:40:00)
Real cute game! Slow going, have to wait for more energy. Really fun to play.
Ok game too expensive (by DonnaHarman on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:40:00)
It's a good game, just takes forever for stuff. You have to spend your own money if you wanna really get anything done and when you do buy rubies, they don't last at all cause everything is so expensive! And later on in the game, you have to wait 2 days or more to unlock places! Plus things get so expensive to unlock! You have to pay $508,000 to unlock something and wait 48 hours or more! And the most you get is around $40,000 for a trade! I have completed all the levels, now just waiting for more!
Secrets (by Hedge ball on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:40:00)
Interesting, slow going
I LOVE THIS GAME (by Camallesbaby on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:39:00)
The only changes would be to win larger amounts or rubies.
Awesome!!!! (by quervio on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:39:00)
Love the game, it changes around. But like everyone else, can not play long enough. And you do not get enough rubies, but I can deal just go play another game.i do not really care for the worlds that are just digging.
Needs updating (by Dedra1964 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:38:00)
It is to hard to collect the red gems. When you go to the dig sites you find things you have already collected and completed.
Frustrating (by Ruby digger on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:37:00)
Good game and graphics, but digs allow you to continue finding objects that you have already completed. Wastes shovels on nothing. Also if your backpack is full, there is no warning on the digs that you won't be able to keep what you find. i like the new quests that let you earn rubies and shovels.
Addictive (by Murphree76234 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
Please add more sites. I'm done with the game so far. At the last passage it says new expansions soon. Please expand.
Review (by Fullhouse9999 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
Hard to earn rubies, therefore, hard to level up and explore more. Get stuck in one area too long. Otherwise game is fun.
Captain McGee (by Jomama54 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
I need more RUBYS never enough!
Good game (by Flah88 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
Hard to get rubies, getting shovels to dig takes a long time, and very hard to get all the items in the dig that you need. It should be that ones you get the amount you need of each item that that items stop showing up in the dig. I have yet to complete a dig site and I'm at level 14. I like playing the game but this makes it very frustrating.
Love it Hate it! (by Lsoccermom on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:36:00)
I love playing however the amount of lives doesn't let you accomplish enough at a time and it takes WAY to long to play again!!! Please make it so play time is more than 5 minutes at a shot!! I will NOT buy gems to use so I will waiting to recharge and find a few more before I finally get frustrated and move on to a different app...just sayin'
Fun (by Graymoment on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:35:00)
Game is addicting but fun to play. Enjoying playing.
Secret Passages (by Barbara Butts Spurlock on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:34:00)
I love this game. I just wish I had more time before having to buy it.
Bummed (by Kman's Grammie on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:34:00)
Really like the game, but it keeps throwing me out and seems to take a long time to load. When it throws me out, I lose precious energy points. It's very frustrating. I agree about the rubies from previous review. If I keep getting kicked out, I'll probably stop playing.
Good (by LynniePie1 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:33:00)
I really like the game. The only problem I have is that when you advance to the next level, you have to earn a lot of coins to open the new level, and then you have to earn a lot more before the level will actually open. It takes to long.
Cool (by JLCH920 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:32:00)
I play my lives and slowly progress. It seems like the quests need more work, they don't always recognize what you have done.
Secret Passages (by Them&us on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:32:00)
This game is awesome! love it, keeps the mind active! Play as a family! My granddaughters and I play together and my husband too! That's saying something!
Fair game!!! (by Mcjaxs on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:32:00)
Takes to long to get the shovels to do the digs takes to many coins to increase!!!!!
Review (by Big bopeep on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:32:00)
I love the game. I enjoy it a lot. It is an expensive game. You dig and dig and dig and don't get many supplies for ur buildings. It takes too long to upgrade and costs a lot to upgrade.
Great (by Mookie40 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:31:00)
This is a great game for ppl that like to search for things
frustrated (by craftsbluedog on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:31:00)
Good game, but I Wish you could get the parts needed for the buildings. And also when you get all the parts for one part of the building then you shouldn't get that part again.
Rating (by Cindy Rothwell on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:31:00)
I love this game!!!!!
Give me more (by Teriressa on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:31:00)
I like the game, graphics, concept and play probably more than I should. I don't like having to give up coins to unlock a new area then give up coins again to play the new area. Also, why is the maximum energy only 100, even as you move up levels. Give us some incentive to continue wanting to play.
Secret Passages (by Mimsi2012 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:31:00)
I play, you update, you screw the players. Some , like me, have to wit a week or more for sites to update. Then I am lucky if I get 10 rubies on the daily tap...a friend got over 5,000. Games needs a serious overhaul.
Fun game (by Rando78 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:30:00)
It is and interesting game with many things happening and challenges. It does appear that game is set up for gamers to purchase items in lieu of earning them with other challenges. Examples of earning would be more in time bonuses, rubies for trade, trades of coins for rubies or for energy.
Reviews (by See0507 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:30:00)
I like the way your energy renews so quickly,but dislike the repetition in searching for relics. The quests could include searching for specific relics to help change it up a bit. The graphics are quite good, but the game is a bit repetitious .
Good game but... (by Txchali on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:29:00)
Loved this game until the last update. I was two items away from rebuilding the Viking ship and now it says I have none of the tools. It's frustrating when you spend so much time on the digs and then have this happen! Still buggy after last update...
Great fun until latest update broke app (by Fscalzo on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:29:00)
Latest update has screwed things up gems are negative coins are not adding up correctly and lost all my digs please fix it
Get Digging (by Suzrocks007 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:28:00)
I really enjoy playing this game...lots of fun....energy restores pretty quickly... Would be nice if it was easier to obtain building materials in the digging sites....also for those that don't have real money to spend it would be great to have more opportunities to find rubies... All in all I play this game every day, multiple times a day and don't see any reason to stop!!!
Secret (by Judyrags on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:27:00)
It's very entertaining!
Fun but slow going (by Dlgibson on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:26:00)
I enjoy this game but advancing through the levels takes a long time and now even longer with the upgrade
Fun (by RLRitchie on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:26:00)
Love this game. Very entertaining!
Patty (by Patty94112 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:25:00)
I really like this game, i love the locations, but the complains I have about this game,is that you have to wait a long time to get enough tokens to be able to play, and to pay is very expensive. To build the bridges is very hard and expensive.
It's ok (by Nanlam1961 on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:25:00)
I was enjoying the game when I started running into problems. Every time I earned gems or shovels I wouldn't receive them. So far I have been ripped off of 20 shovels and 100 gems. It's bad enough that it takes so long to earn them.
Fun but. . . (by Hxlovr on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:25:00)
Love the game, but am constantly getting booted off. When that happens I lose energy, shovels or what actions I was playing.
Game (by John shank83 on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:27:00)
This game is super fun!! Some the the name they call the items are great I don't known all the names, makes it fun!! Enjoy the game and play! Graphics are great as well!!
Okay (by Destiny Isaac on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:18:00)
Fun game but i feel it has a slow progressiveness. It's annoying that you can't at least sell the relics you find when digging or the older relics from discovered worlds. -Please fix I have no where to go in the game
Fun (by cindy mitchell on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:36:00)
I like the game but I still have not gotten my game back for some reason I have went back to level 1 and I was at 13 or 14
Secret passages (by Shoulderone on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:49:00)
Please tell me how to empty my backpack so I can continue trading relics love game please help
Attention holder game (by Puzzlement? on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:06:00)
Love the imagery. Hidden object scenes are fun but very frustrating when time runs out. Wish scene helpers like the camera became recharged after a certain amount of time instead of having to pay for more, which I would never do. The story line is very confusing. For all that, I enjoy playing.
More problems (by Pygmie1 on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:36:00)
I love this game, but the bugs in the program are getting more numerous, and when I try to report the problem Pocket Gem keeps saying my email address is invalid and will not accept my report. Getting very frustrating.
Enjoyable (by Itsme91 on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:19:00)
I find this game very enjoyable 😊. One thing I'd suggest is having the dig sites update when items have been found, I've spent so many days trying to find the last 2 items for the Imperial Palace, that's just the one I've been digging at, I haven't moved on to the others yet 😞
Fun game (by Khubert7 on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:09:00)
I'm enjoying this game, but I wish you could win more lives by digging or buying with the coins. Same goes for gemstones. The opening sequence is a riot sometimes. Whoever wrote the code for this game has a sense of humor! "Arranging backpack" etc! Hope someone reads this and knows its appreciated!
Fun and Done (by TXsweetheart on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:07:00)
Finished to the end of the map. No where else to go until they add more scenes - not good! Many quirks like at the end. Every time you complete a puzzle you default to the last passage available to the game. On digs it takes forever to find the pieces you need to complete the dig. Im referring to it takes hundreds of shovels to complete one dig site. You will never obtain enough rubies to upgrade your dig sites once you get it built as it takes hundreds to advance to the next relic. All in all i am addicted to the game. The inventors need to work out the quirks posted on the reviews and add more scenes.
FUN 👍 (by Christine Bleichwehl on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 04:19:00)
Wish you could play longer but fun
Argh (by Spots wife on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:37:00)
I enjoy the game but it is highly annoying how long it takes to,open!!
Fun, really pushes you to purchase (by 49erFanOregon on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:09:00)
You have to play 10 minutes in maybe an hour if you aren't buying their extras. The game really really pushes for you buy things.
Losing patience (by Pam Kramer on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 02:51:00)
Game is fun. Good graphics. Great concept. BUT. Game crashes after accepting credits. Bonus quests are somewhat impossible because game doesn't include objects needed for quest in list of items to find. Game also doesn't always recognize that you are finding items such as gold spikes. Digging is also frustrating because sites are littered with unneeded power ups and will offer too many of one building supply while refusing to supply any of another that is needed. I do like the recharge items and extra shovels. Could also replace some awards with more rubies.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 201th to 250th
Good game (by ❤AJBusiness❤ on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:16:00)
Really easy, almost not challenging enough.
Fun photohuntish game (by Clifton_Cheek on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:04:00)
This game has a nice spin on photo hunt by pairing it with rpg type elements
It keeps crashing! (by so_fetch87 on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:23:00)
I like this game but it keeps crashing every time i opt to explore an area, and deducts my energy. Please fix!!!!
It's ok (by Carolina099 on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:50:00)
Takes way too long to get anywhere with the digging tool. Been playing for a long time and still don't have enough materials to fix the sites, so guess I won't be getting any rubies. So kinda makes you want to move on to another game. Also takes way too long to earn energy and the costs are way to high to consider buying anything. Update: So the shovels are still pointless. Feels like there is no point to this game so moving on.
Like (by Luna1043 on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:08:00)
Me gusta los juegos como este me fasina encontrar objetos.
Good game (by Rosetanga on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:25:00)
Could recharge faster
Update (by DreamGenie on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:17:00)
I really enjoy the game. Unfortunately, since the new update, I can't upgrade without actually paying for the relics with the cash I need to unlock buildings. Take me back to the previous game that tested my skill and I'll make it a five star review again.
Can't load game! (by Zindee on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:23:00)
What happened? Game won't load, updated with no results. Disappointed!
Enjoyable, but problematic (by Kellsi on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:23:00)
This game works great at first. When you get to the higher levels, though, there are flaws...some items to be searched for are named simply "layer 1" and there's no way to find them. I'm also convinced that sometimes the items to be found simply aren't there. Again..this doesn't happen on the lower levels, just the higher ones.
Fun for now (by Red dye on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:14:00)
This game doesn't require much for a time mgmt. game
Loading problems (by MsCMc on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:49:00)
I enjoyed this game daily until a few days ago. It has not loaded for the past 3 days. It tries & fails over & over. While in the middle of playing it restarts causing me to loose energy levels, that is very annoying as well. I would have given this game a 5, if not for these glitches.
Can't open (by Moemamab on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:49:00)
Live this game but it won't open...
Still not a happy camper!!!!!!!! (by Khhihon on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 08:27:00)
It takes sooooooooo long to open !!! It still does after the updates!!!! I got my lost coins and rubies back that I paid for......but as I continue to play its getting ridiculous. You pay to open a site up and wait hours. Now, you would think that's it..... Nope after you wait 6 hours you tap to complete and you have to pay even MORE coins to unlock it. You've already paid once and now you must pay AGAIN!!! Then wait 9 hours and then you get to play but you still have to use 24 energy to do so..... Crazy....... Getting tired of the routine......😱😖😖😖😖
Dig sites! (by Queen or king? on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 05:03:00)
Please for the love of everything do something about these dig sites. I cant stand it when i actually have shovels no matter of the three choices i choose has absolutly no building materials. Then when there is one, oh look its materials i NO LONGER need. Candy bars etc in all three. Or my favorite things to help me find objects i dont need help finding because i jave found them a hundred times over. Just please fix it. I will be honest i will never pay "real" money for shovels sorry.
Fun but.. (by Path14 on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:44:00)
It's fun but they clearly just want your money...
Just started (by Reetooo on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:37:00)
Enjoy it, but you need to have a lot f time or keep coming back to the game to stay on-task. Which I don't have enough time to do long-term. But great for now!
Fun (by 49ers baby!! on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:22:00)
It's fun and keeps me wanting to play more... You can advance without the help of others...
Fun but... (by phood443322 on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 03:27:00)
This is a fun game but impossible to actually get anywhere if you don't keep purchasing rubies and digs. I like all the worlds, beating my own scores but sometimes on the quests can't tell what to do or find what they are asking for and can't get the reward.
Frustrating (by Cmv9196 on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:11:00)
I have a hard time with all of the delays unless you buy more time, it's annoying. No fun to play
That's pretty low-part 2 (by JoSel112 on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:24:00)
I tried the game again but still feel duped by the programmers. Last straw-the "building components" are almost impossible to get, and now, the ones I was able to get aren't credited. I think I've wasted enough time with this game.
Fun (by Naherring1 on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:11:00)
Fun but not sure I am following the ultimate goal. Very few opportunities to use earned coins and very few ways to earn the more useful rubies.
Frustrating (by Purplezinger on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:07:00)
This could be a great game, but it locks you out after 3 quests (not enough energy). You can purchase with real (not virtual) dollars but this adds up quickly. 2 stars only, because of the designers greed!
The wait time is annoying (by SUorange03 on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:03:00)
Just downloaded this today. To open new places, the wait time is annoying unless you spend a lot of money. Won't wait an hour for next level to open. Short shelf life for this game. They need to make it faster pace.
Fairly good (by Gamenurse on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:31:00)
Pretty entertaining for short sessions but confusing on where to go next. I doubt I would be happy if I paid for it.
Fun, addictive (by ISUKLH on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 20:12:00)
Good game. Fun and for the most part not so challenging that you can't figure it out. Wish they came out with new levels quicker. I played through all of them in a couple hours.
Great game but... (by Mls0723 on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:34:00)
It is impossible to finishing any ruins dig site, I don't understand if you find any of the materials if you continue digging you can find the same thing you have completed instead the materials you need, and if you upgrade old places you can do nothing with them because you can't trade anything. Please fix, I have my inventory almost full and no possibilities to sell I cannot open the game in my ipad the message is "contact customer service" please fix it
Fun, but..... (by BobLexFe on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:06:00)
I enjoy the game but so many times I'll eat so I can play more and it shuts down. It shuts down A LOT. They owe me hundreds of energy lol. Bit crazy making.
What happened!! (by Thededer on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 14:47:00)
So disappointing.. Get half way thru and it stops with no finds of artifacts and no trades etc. . . Maybe it needs to be debugged or put back to default settings or something. Gonna be looking for another game today!! Too bad this was really fun! Now I can't even submit thus reciew
Searching (by MoonDoRick on Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:06:00)
Fun game while you wait for the boss to show at the meeting. Give it a try!
Bugs?! (by Dredmom on Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:36:00)
Too many bugs causing the app to crash.
Mediocre (by Queenofharts108 on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:33:00)
Don't get me wrong, I actually really like the game. I do however thing the amount of coins to unlock a location to explore is ridiculous! Not only to you need x amount of coins to unlock it but them you have to have more coins to explore it! It's a pain! I don't see why you can't just may a certain amount to unlock the location and then be able to explore without paying more coins!
Backpack Flaw (by pscondo on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:43:00)
When your backpack is full there's no way to delete just a portion of some of your items; they want you delete ALL of a certain type to make room. Could need those items for future trades which makes it unwise to delete them. If backpack is full though, you can't collect the new relics you need for trades. So...I just don't play. Waiting for a fix. Hopefully, they are listening. BTW, did enjoy this game until this happened.
Addicting (by cgtennisbb419 on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:16:00)
I haven't been able to stop playing this game for a week now, but there are a couple things that have gotten annoying and are making me lose interest. First, when you dig at the dig sites, it's very rare to get what you need. I haven't been able to finish more than one building! I wish there were way more building tools to be found. Also, there is so much time you must invest in the game to make it far. Other than those two things, its a good game!
Loading issues (by Chinuk Cookie on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:30:00)
Still having issues with the game loading. If not fixed soon I will have to choose to delete.
Keeps crashing!!! (by KayintheBay on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:42:00)
App won't load and it finally does, randomly crashes!!! Needs to be fixed....ASAP!!!!
Good concept gone bad (by AHHHH - stupid game on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:20:00)
Soothing. But after playing for two weeks it got really boring specially that you can only play for few min. Even with new sites It is the same game that does not seem to lead to anything. The only challenge is to wait to be able to play again. No fake awards no new levels (just new buildings).
Love it! (by Wiregeisha on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:13:00)
Love this game! I enjoy the exotic locations and subtly quirky pictures. Not giving the highest rating because it loads slowly and crashes once in a while. It wouldn't load at all right after the 8/16/13 update, but today (8/19) it seems to be fine. I don't really mind the short gameplay. It forces me to get back to real life after my play breaks.
Eh its a great concept BUT..... (by Fumma on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:07:00)
Its a game you can only play for a minute or two at a time unless you want to spend big money. 1. Everything costs to many rubies. 2. The points you earn for completing searches are irrelevant, they count for nothing and they get you nothing. 3. It takes to long to earn 3 lousy shovels and then when you dig you find the same crap time and again. 4. Once you have all of one building supply or another you should not find any more of those supplies, however you just keep finding supplies you no longer need. 5. The progress from one region to another should not take place until 100%of each place is complete. Then it would be more challenging. Other than that its a great game. The graphics are awesome.
Good fun game😛 (by Adventurous detective on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:10:00)
I like this game, it takes a little while 2 get load, and it freezes up 4 a couple of sentences, I would like 2 see this fixed, but otherwise the challenges r fun, and the adventures r pretty fun and exciting. Please fix the little bugs, but otherwise I would give this a 5, and I would definetly recommend this game you'll like it, (don't update) and you'll like it 2.
K (by Katkeyper on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:09:00)
It's a fun game but need more shovels because when u do get them it takes forever to finish a landmark. Always getting lots of junk - cameras etc. need more rubies energy and things for landmarks!!
Fun but... (by Ndcagg on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:05:00)
It crashes all the time, then you lose your energy. Very sad.
Could be better (by True 2 the Sound on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 02:51:00)
The game could be substantially improved if you didn't always get the same materials while digging. Once you have collected the full amount of a material to restore a part of that shrine/place, you shouldn't be able to dig up any more of that material because it is useless to you. Everything also costs too much, causing me to lose interest in the game when the developers upped the amount of rubies to unlock destinations. Also, it costs 70,000 coins to unlock a new passage when each sale only offers up a couple thousand!
Ok game (by bunnylxv on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 01:41:00)
8/18/13 Update: have the designers really thought out this game? In order to "repair ruins"' one must be lucky enough to find 33 building materials. In order to find building materials (which show up VERY rarely) one must "shovel". To earn a shovel one must search six times for relics. BEST CASE one must search for relics 198 times in order to earn shovels in order to dig a ruins site. Oh, and you have to carry all the building materials in your back pack for EVERY Ruins until you repair it. Even if I wanted to spend money necessary to play, I can't carry it all in my back pack. Come on designers, make it doable! The artwork is great though. I like the game, however it takes too long to develop more energy. Maybe less energy should be necessary (12 per search of an area rather than 24)? It requires too many coins any rubies to progress too. It's really all about the game's developers making money. Too bad. No game this simple should cost more to play than a store bought video game that provides hundreds of hours of entertainment. No store video game costs hundreds of dollars, but this one sells several items for that price. Ridiculous.
Can't Get On (by Music lover 76 on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 01:01:00)
The game was fun, but it started to get boring after a while. Now I want to play it again and I can't get on! Please fix this bug!
d (by droopyd1980 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:24:00)
I absolutely hate this game! I have to use coins that i earned to upgrade a site and then to finish i have to use 500 rubies!!!!! This is crap so i deleted it. It's not even worth taking up space on my screen!
CRASHED! (by A True Believer 2 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:17:00)
And again....crashing before app opens! Might as well mention impossible quests while I'm here.....24 hours to de-fog 2 landmarks, that means de-fog, open and then save enough coins to de-fog second site. Coins no problem, I can earn enough, it's the time that is insufficient when each of the actions take nine and half plus. In game time on your countdown I need thirty plus hours to complete a twenty-four hour quest. REALLY! Let's get realistic here!
Lack of customer support (by Letague on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:06:00)
Pocket Gems has a website with forum. I registered and never got the confirmation email. I have contacted them five or more times and never received a response.
Game no longer opens (by lesrit on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 21:40:00)
I just updated this game today and now the game will not open. What is it with your "fixes"? First I can no longer play Tap Paradise Cove because my iPad isn't the most recent version and now this. Maybe you need to test your fixes more thoroughly before you put them out there. I still can't open the game even after the "fixes". Really a bummer as I really liked the game.
Some suggestions... (by Pezgurl on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:46:00)
I agree with many of the reviews here. The game is fun, but it has a few downfalls. 1. It's hard to complete the digs. I keep getting things I don't need, or have already maxed out on. I should be able to sell what I don't want. 2. 16 hours I have to wait in level 17? I understand the reasoning for making us wait (you want us to pay to unlock it) but 16 hours is a bit extreme. 3. What's the point in leveling up? I'm not getting a prize... Maybe give out rubies or something! 4. The quests are fun, but I've only gotten 2. I've been playing for a month. More quests would be awesome.
Fun (by Robbinsmith on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:56:00)
I have been enjoying this game. I wish you could get more that 100 points to start with or have the search value be less than 24.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 251th to 300th
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects (by CeeJane on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:55:00)
Fun to play with my young grandsons and granddaughter. I love that we have limited energy so we aren't caught up playing it all day. We'd love to be able to buy shovels with our coins so we could finish those mines and ruins. We can't seem to be able to "claim" our rewards, though. Minor problem. We enjoy looking for the objects together.
Dig sites are awful (by Michelle Brewer on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:27:00)
I have never been able to open a dig site. Pay money with no result. Yuck.
the app is a money stealer (by irate user2 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:17:00)
too greedy....the ask for coins to lift the fog in an area and then you have to use coins again for unlocking the buildings....also the areas are now divided into sections so you have to pay to remove the fog from each section and then pay again to unlock the building...i am deleting thus app
Fix (by Jose57?56 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:40:00)
Game Won't load after 1.18 update, FIX IT. Fun game but Only able to play short times before power runs out. Location upgrades take too long, sometimes 16 hours and you can't find many rubies to help upgrade or complete other areas. Dig sites don't give enough useful items to complete areas. App needs updates to keep from crashing and recent upgrade made thing confusing.
Fun, but slow (by Bnielsen1992 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:47:00)
I like it. Takes forever to load. I wish you could get more shovels and rubies faster. Also i barely get pieces i need to rebuild things. It needs to be easier and faster to build stuff.
So so (by Brfreidy on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:28:00)
You have to wait too long to earn more energy and trying to get the high score for the next relic is unrealistic and has ruined the game the original was better also it would be nice to get 5-6 shovels after waiting so long in between. Also what is the point of earning all that gold of you can't use it to purchase rubies or energy it seems pointless
fun yet frustrating (by Ilikethetwins on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 06:33:00)
so this game started out really cool/fun!! but there are some obvious annoying features that make it impossible to actually "win." 1- you can only buy the extras (shovels, which are ALWAYS necessary; energy; rubies) with real $. I've earned so many coins & don't have anything to use them on anymore. seems silly that you can't even buy shovels with a few gold coins. 2- if you don't have shovels, you're stuck in a loop. you just have to keep searching & stuffing artifacts you probably don't need in your backpack just to earn shovels (which means you have to wait to have 24 [RANDOM] energy points to keep searching). when you finally do get the satisfying shovels, it is SO rare that you actually get what you need. I don't need any more dumb coins, I already have all of that certain item, give me the item I actually need so I don't have to keep digging in this site!! 3- I still have plenty of backpack space left, but I hate having all of these leftover artifacts that I don't need/can't sell anymore. basically, it's really fun at the beginning, but you'll eventually get stuck in a loop when the game won't give you the things you need to actually move on.
Dissatisfied (by only1amsa on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 06:18:00)
Couple of things I dislike about this game: 1. That you can't rack up more than 100% energy, i wish the longer i was away, the more energy that would be store. 2. Treasure hunts cost 24% of energy. What's the purpose of having 4% that's never used. Why?! 3. Why do I only get 4 turns at a time. As you get further a long, unlocking new buildings gets more expensive, thus needing more turns to accomplish the goal. I'm losing interest in the game, realizing now, I'll have to come back more often to make the same progress as before. 4. Why does the cost of energy food/beverage become more expensive after purchasing one? That seems super bogus. 5. Too many dig sites, and not enough ways to get shovels to go digging.
Fix this game (by Redd3576 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:49:00)
This game won't even open. I had just updated this and all it does is crash. It will not stay open after you finally get pass the log on page. Very annoying
Seriously, please fix dig sites!! (by 2bmimi on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:26:00)
Come on! Read the reviews, developers! Dig sites are discouraging and seriously flawed. There are at least 20 dig sites to explore, but almost no possibility of finishing one because a) materials already acquired continue to be a shovel choice, so players waste most of their shovels on unneeded materials, and b) dig site relic upgrades cost an unreasonable number of rubies. The alternative of purchasing rubies and shovels with real money won't happen due to the incredibly high price. Also, are you kidding me by making me wait 192 hours for a relic upgrade? Why? This could be a great game if the dig site/shovel issues, wait times, and obvious energy limitations were changed. I would gladly pay up front to play this game if those issues could be solved.
Just not acceptable (by Plkshdyirnad on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 03:47:00)
This game, in concept, is a good one. But it's characteristic of all Pocket Gems games: it will crash. Frequently. It's frustrating and seriously not worth the trouble.
The more you play the more impossible it becomes (by Carsmom on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:39:00)
I mean really... 104k to lift the fog in Rome, then 140 rubies if you dont want to wait six hours and THEN another 104k to open it. Do you know how long it took to get the first 104k? Also the digs... If you try to finish the first few digs like the pyramid it is impossible. I have been trying to get the last two pieces for over two weeks! If I get another camera I will scream. I am addicted to this game, but I should probably delete it instead of yelling at my Ipad. Is anyone out there listening to us?
Lady (by Gourmet Lady on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 21:27:00)
Too hard to collect rubies without buying them
Addictive Fun! (by Hospicegran on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:46:00)
Love the game and the graphics are awesome. Wish I could play more. Don't like the time required for each energy refresh.
Great!!! (by Xrymo on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:42:00)
Fun adventures... Thanks developers...
Love it! (by Ninnymommy on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:29:00)
I love this game for the most part but I wish your energy lasted longer than what it does.
Addicting once you get the hang of the game. (by Natnat447 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:27:00)
Addicting once you get the hang of the game.
Bad (by Jimmy1224567 on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 03:11:00)
I feel like the main goal of this game is to make you spend money. You can't get 5 mins into the game without having to make an in app purchase!
AWARDS? (by A True Believer 2 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:55:00)
Finished Quests and am unable to receive my rewards and move on to new Quests...... Please fix bugs..... Today's up day did nothing for these issues.
Dig sites!!! (by DeQT on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:48:00)
The digs are constantly giving the tools have already been completed and none of the tools that are still needed. I see the updates added whys to get energy but that's not helpful in building the sites. Please fix this!!!
Updates (by Djvan64 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:25:00)
My husband and I both play this game,he received the recent updates and I haven't received them yet! Is there a reason for this?
Just hand over your bank account number (by the color of sky on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:36:00)
$99 in app purchase?? Seriously??? For a childish hidden object game where the objects are not even hard to find! Pay for everything: energy just to play the game, shovels to dig for items, rubies for some things, gold coins for others. This game is designed to rob you, so unless you are independently wealthy with time to kill, do not bother... Personally, I am sick of this whole "in app purchase" rip off.
Too much money (by ADMakaG on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:26:00)
I like the game but do NOT like the dig sites. They rarely reward you with ANY of the materials you need but give you worthless things. Also, it's "too much". First you have to collect thousands of coins to clear fog, then thousands to unlock something then you have to wait hours to go in. I think they are trying to get you to spend a lot of money. I spent money and got basically nothing for it. For a mobile game, I'm not going to spend money to inch my way through a game I can only play 15 min at a time :(. The energy only lets you play 4 brief sessions at a time. Very frustrating!
App won't load (by Singer217 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:56:00)
Since your new update, the app will not even open or load. This is a fun game, but frustrating due to the fact that there isn't much energy allotted to you without paying for more, or as other reviewers mentioned, the limited space to store items, without paying for more, and now in the upper levels there is so much more gold required to clear areas that it takes days to get enough, because you have to keep coming back after you run out of energy each time. Then you are only offered one or two trades.
??? (by BonnyX on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:54:00)
Where is the Daily Bonus for playing everyday? Also only 4 plays per energy bar is ridiculous!
Impressed with the improvements! (by Marianka Marron on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:59:00)
Thanks for paying attention to the reviews! Kudos! It is much better now!
Secret passages (by Pj8642 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:35:00)
Game is fun but don't like the fact that you have to do all these trades to get coins and open up an area only to have to do it again so you can open a building
Convert coins into rubies or shovels (by Kamyk113 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:42:00)
Please add the option we can convert/ buy more shovels or rubies using coins
Big update error (by Leivemaid on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:31:00)
Still won't open, update did not fix it. Think i am going to dump this game.
Nothing but a grab for your wallet! (by CalPen901 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:22:00)
In this "game" you have to pay for every move you make, and it isn't cheap. Want to explore a room? First you have wait for the slow trickle of "energy" to build up, then explore just 4 rooms before it runs out, then repeat 3 or 4 times to get the items to trade for coins. Once you have accumulated the coins, you PAY to unlock a room, then you either have wait hours to explore it or PAY AGAIN, this time with rubies which drop at a rate that would never open anything, then you have to use energy, which you either have to buy or wait hours to accumulate, to explore the room. You might get 2 to 4 of the same item for successfully exploring the room, and there seems to be no logic as to how many you will get. The amount of energy you can accumulate stays at 100 the whole game, so unless you want to pay cash to play, you can never do more than 4 rooms at a time. The wait time for a room to open it after you use coins to unlock it starts at 2 hours, and quickly goes up to 6 or 7 hours. To unlock a mid level room costs more than 7,000 coins and 7 hours wait after you spend 2 days collecting the coins. This supposed to be fun? Secret Passages is probably the most blatant rip-off of any game out there.
Still needs bugs fixed! (by Mjd7878 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:04:00)
Unable to see daily challenges or claim reward. They say "new" on the top left corner, but when you click on them, you can't see what to do or claim reward. Also, to keep getting the same items over and over at the dig site after you've already dug up the max of those items is very frustrating. It's a waste of a shovel. You should be able to buy shovels with coins. Game could be a lot better.
Great game but... (by Mls0723 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:21:00)
It is impossible to finishing any ruins dig site, I don't understand if you find any of the materials if you continue digging you can find the same thing you have completed instead the materials you need, and if you upgrade old places you can do nothing with them because you can't trade anything. Please fix, I have my inventory almost full and no possibilities to sell
Fun at first (by Doc1778 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:20:00)
When you first start to play the games moves fairly quickly and is fun. I enjoy all the different buildings and upgrading them. However, you soon have too many dig sites and you hardly ever get the pieces to complete them. I have one dig site where I have completed two of the items and only need two more pieces to complete the third. I've used over 30 shovels to try to finish it only to get a couple if pieces I already completed! Very poor design. 7/16/13: game gives you extra pieces at the dig site that u can't use while not giving you the final pieces you need to complete the structure. Seeing as these pieces cost you shovels to obtain, you need to be able to turn them in for something! Coins, rubies, the pieces you actually need!, another shovel, energy....just something! Otherwise it feels like a waste of time and money (that is if u have purchased your shoved with hard cash....something that would be ridiculous given the low odds of getting usable pieces). Should be an easy programming change to STOP giving out pieces once that piece set is completed!!!!! Hope developers actually read these reviews and take them to heart.
A work in progress? (by Jj75476 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:56:00)
I keep adjusting my review...I'll love the game, there will be a bug that completely makes it unplayable for me. Eventually they fix it and I start playing again and love it, until I hit the next bug that makes it unplayable. I keep coming back, so it must be a pretty good game? ;) The last bug I had and that I still worry about: "Since the last update I went back and have been upgrading my lower level search sites for new artifacts and stars, but at best the the vendor wasn't requesting artifacts from the old levels in the numbers I was getting them, and at worst wasn't asking for them at all and now the game tells me my backpack is full and I can't get new artifacts, which means I'm stuck." Eventually (a week of just occasionally opening the game to check the vendor and debating deleting the game because there was literally nothing I could do) when I checked, the vendor was offering a timed trade that used things I had and I was finally able to use items and freed up space to collect more but unless I have over 3 tabs worth of items to trade the vendor NEVER seems to ask for low level items, so they just sit in my bag making me nervous I'll lose track and end up with my bag full and no trades to clear them, especially since the vendor defaults to only requesting the five highest level items, no matter how many others I have or where they come from. I really wish the vendor would ask for the low level things already in my inventory or that I had some way to just sell or even destroy them, rather than just being forced to hold on to them forever, waiting for my bag to be too full again. Also, it would be nice (don't think it's bugged, just think its frustrating) that when you're using shovels to dig for things you need it will give you things you're maxed on (you need ten of x, ten of y, and ten of z, and you have all of x, but still need y and z) it will continue to give you the one you don't need...which is a waste of a shovel since the extra item seems to just disappear--you can't save it because you don't need it, you can't sell it, it's just gone and basically you got nothing for that shovel. I usually end up getting seriously five of the most common building material for every one I need of the others and it's really really annoying....like not worth bothering with the dumb digs other than for keys annoying.
Love the game but... (by Geemany Christmas on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 04:10:00)
This new update is terrible. I can't claim my awards from quests. I also used to get 4 trades and now after the update, the top right one disappeared and I only have 3 trades available. Please fix all the bugs! It used to be fun. Bug fixes didn't help with the issues! :(
Changes don't make sense (by Con-fu-sed on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:59:00)
The change to how shovels are awarded has made the search speed, all the search enhancements and the search itself irrelevant. Coins should be able to be exchanged for rubies and shovels.
Fun (by rockinnurse on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:08:00)
Fun game, but very slow. Confusing at first, the slowness doesn't help
Too bad (by Garden lover 99 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:55:00)
Worked fine for while, now will not load. Loading problem not fixed. Just downloaded new fix still not loading New update only marginally better. Will load after 3 or 4 tries then crashes.
Ok- recent update has done nothing (by Fro53 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:36:00)
Game is fun, however after the recent update that claimed to "fix loading issues" I cannot get the game to load at all. It will load about half way and then does nothing. NONE of your bug fixes have worked. Game not worth the download time!!!
Fix it (by Rush_rockstar on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:02:00)
The app keeps crashing, won't load after the new update.
Secret Passages (by Brittthemagnific on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:48:00)
So addictive and challenging!
Fun (by Freaked out dude on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 18:57:00)
Just wish the life refilled faster!
It's fun (by Octavia1830 on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:01:00)
It's a fun game. The thing for me is that you don't get many rubies. I'm sure that is in hopes you will spend money to buy them. I don't do any of that. But it's still a fun game to play.
Fun, interesting, but... (by Libbythetanner on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:12:00)
The game is fun and addictive. Needs more info at start up to figure out what the goal is and how to navigate and earn money/relics. The graphics are great. Not enough energy to last much playing time. Frustrated because I have paid for and waited for a new site to explore to open only to have it become "locked" again before I got to explore the site. This has happened twice to me so please fix this bug! It takes too much time and coins to get a new site open to explore. Also takes way too long to earn rubies and I still haven't been able to "repair" a dig site yet. With all the drawbacks it's still a fun game.
Fun! especially for learning another language! (by Mme Yang on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:42:00)
It's fun and awesome if you put your smartphone in another language it helps you to learn new vocabulary! Only one problem: the screen where you search is TINY! I hate squinting and you can't enlarge or move the screen around.
Great game (by SASickie on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:08:00)
This game is great. I like exploring the various rooms and earning rewards. I don't have much time so it is nice at I can play till I am out of energy and then have all my energy back when I play again.
Can't even open after the update (by Yeeeeey on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:48:00)
Used to be fun but crashes randomly
Fun but... (by Trashcan1122 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:48:00)
8/16/13: bug fixes didn't help. 8/12/13: update didn't cure a full backpack. Nice artwork but waste of time to keep checking back. 8/2/13: update: worked for awhile, but they must be still beta testing because its back to an endless loop of nothingness. 7/23/13: Updated - still no trades offered. Hard to believe this is a Pocket Gems game - Paradise Cove is so well done. Either it's buggy or chintzy. 7/18/13: no improvements yet. Update: 7/10/13 update didn't fix anything for me. My backpack is too full and no trades available - no way to earn coins. Is anyone still playing this? Enjoyable but I've run into an endless loop. If they don't fix the loop then the game has ended right in the middle. There's no way to earn coins or open anything new. Apparently the only way is to purchase everything and buy your way around. Or you can just look for hidden objects without making any progress.
1 frustrating flaw (by PandaBliss on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:13:00)
This game is fun. I like that I can make progress slowly without relying on other players. There are in app purchase options I never use. Some new features, especially the daily bonus are nice. The only thing that drives me crazy about this game is: You have to collect pieces (and it is really by chance that you get what you need) and once you have enough the game still gives you those pieces. And you can't do anything with them, not even sell them. So it is like a complete loss of a shovel. Really annoying.
Secret passages (by lorie crawford on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:56:00)
At the point I am in your game I am quite unhappy with it. It takes way to much effort to be able to play so I find myself just going to a different game. Ms LAC
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 301th to 350th
Fun! (by Guzisue3 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:44:00)
I really like playing the game, but play time is too short. Would play more if play was more than 10 minutes, then wait an hour to play again. Graphics good.
Great game! (by Kanoah01 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:25:00)
This game is so fun. Beats the monotony of candy crush!
I would have rated it 5 Star BUT.. (by ladybostons on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:23:00)
I run out of energy WAY too fast. I will NOT pay for energy. It costs too much. If I didn't run out of energy I would play this game all day. The energy thing is why I didn't rate it 5 stars!!!!
Good easy game (by Kim Schatzle on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:13:00)
Good game. Slow to load & not very hard. Long time wait for new levels or you can buy new levels.
Gman58 (by Gamesman58 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:10:00)
Great game love the seek and find format but it takes way to long to load.
Boppie214 (by Boppie214 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:48:00)
Continues to take a long time to load. Still crashes almost every time I play. Very frustrating after just starting a search causing me to lose some of the precious little energy I have. Down to one star.
Fun (by Sukisue13 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:45:00)
This game is fun but it takes way too long to earn coins to unlock other passages.
Great (by Syvster on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:30:00)
Fun game I play it all the time
Fun game, BUT.... (by KayintheBay on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:23:00)
Not sure if it's my iPad or the app, but the app always just closes on me. It's closes at the worst time too. When I pay the 24 worth of energy to go in and search for artifacts, it closes and I lose that energy. Please fix!!!
Kind of happy (by Clydeies mom on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:30:00)
This game is fun but you run out of "energy" too quickly! I wish you could buy rubies with the coins you earn by finding stuff but you have to use real money. I don't play very often and my just delete it for those reasons.
Very fun. (by Trainreck9 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:01:00)
Needs more energy but fun
Love the game (by Rylnpierce on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:57:00)
I love the game but hate running out of energy so fast.
Games don't open (by Marcia Passos on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:41:00)
I can't plausível because my Games don't põem. I try and try and nothing, just appear a message tell me to keep in touch to the support, here I am how solve this problem?
Good (by Tati104 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:30:00)
It's fun. Just wish you'd get gems more easily.
Good (by Megachristy on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:02:00)
Really interesting game. Surely like it
Fun Game .... Too much requirement to buy upgrades (by cowhead3 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:01:00)
Good game .... Basic story line, but hunting for objects to trade for coins is fun ( and sometimes challenging). Only current problem I have with the game (and preventing a 5 star rating) is that the "digs" don't yield the materials to complete the buildings frequently enough AND thus the opportunity to trade objects for Gems (which primarily comes from these "dig" buildings) is also very limited .... Which either forces you to buy gems with "real $" or drag through the game with your "Dig" progress severely behind the rest of your progress.
More energy! (by Tacia Sturns on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:40:00)
I love the game itself! It has many positives about it such as the unique way to find objects, pass levels, move to new lands, sell items, etc... My issue is I would love to stay on for longer intervals of time. The energy is up way to fast and the wait for more lasts forever! I would say give 200 instead of 100 & time to wait to re-up should last half the time it does now. I would play more if this happened if not I'm sure many people are going to move on to other games unfortunately :-( . Thank you for your time.
Okay (by SparklingRN on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:17:00)
This game has a good foundation the following improvements could be made 1. Give full energy after level ups 2. Allow ability to earn more energy max don't like that it only stays at 100 3. I don't like that the sell items is redundant and doesn't allow me to sell things I already have and to get more coin I have to work backwards. Overall, the energy does fill up fast. The concept is good. Puzzles are good. The updates with daily prizes is a nice add, if not for that I probably would have quit playing bc it was taking too long to get rubies and I don't buy. If I were to buy the reward would not be great enough to keep me moving through the game. It gets a three star based on the above, you can still play and enjoy it without buying.
Addicting-but money trap (by Annarwat on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:16:00)
This game is pretty fun and addicting, but on the other hand you can barely do anything without having to wait hours or pay money. You run out of energy quickly, and you pay money or wait to get more. You need energy to search locations, in order to get shovels. You get like 3 shovels for each 5-6 searches you do. But you can only do 4 searches when you have 100 percent energy. Shovels allow you to dig sites, which most of the time you end up digging useless things. On one of my sites, I'm almost done, I just need two more things to complete it. But it's taking forever, of course I could just buy them. Which I'm thinking is the point. I wonder if I will ever get them. And don't get me started on the rubies, which are hard to get also. So bottom line, it takes forever to get anywhere in the game without spending money, which I've managed to avoid so far. I've been tempted but I believe there's no point in putting money into a pointless app game. So if you are like me, you may enjoy this game but get frustrated at times. If you don't mind putting $20 into this game a week, then you will most likely really like it.
Paying for places to open repeatedly (by Frustratedtwo on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:05:00)
This app is fun, however there seems to be a bug that requires me to repeatedly pay to open the same place. I pay for it and then have to wait and then it comes up that I have to unlock it at least one more time. I also never find enough materials to restore any of the ruins.
Wonderful (by MzFireKatt on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:45:00)
I love these kinds of games. The hunt is on to find all the relics!
Cool (by Tweetylicious on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:42:00)
I like this game I just wish there was multiple ways to get more energy besides a lot of rubies
Review (by Dopwest on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:29:00)
Enjoy the game. Love the strategy thinking process. Lose energy too fast. Too short a game. Need more than 3 shovels to complete the ruins. Find the game very frustrating. Takes 90 minutes to get energy then 7 minutes all energy is gone. Would like to see the building materials that achieved not continue at the dig site so the remaining material can be achieved. Especially when earning shovels is such a long process. Am disappointed enough to quit the game. Too many times at a dig site to get items to not complete the ruins. Very very irritating. I find the magnifying glass useless but way to prevalent in the dig sites. Really need to have more rubies and building material to keep my interest in this game.
Fun (by Debidoodledo on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:24:00)
I like the game, and play steadily since I loaded to my phone. Downsides: continually waiting to "re-energize"; never enough rubies or shovels to get building supplies, and some of the scenes could be lightened up- for those of us who play on our phones.
Love the game but... (by Geemany Christmas on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:18:00)
This new update is terrible. I can't claim my awards from quests. I also used to get 4 trades and now after the update, the top right one disappeared and I only have 3 trades available. Please fix all the bugs! It used to be fun.
Review (by Wi@t23 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:14:00)
Good game, but time to play to short.can you decrease it?
Addicting (by Babers210 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:49:00)
The game is very fun and is addicting, but after 3 games you have to buy more energy to play or wait till it builds back up. Wish the game had a high energy level or was not so expensive.
Engaging Time Killer (by beelee1113 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:19:00)
Graphics and gameplay are engaging enough, but loading always seems to take a while. If you leave the app for more than a few seconds, expect to have to wait again for the game to load and open. The update has brought some interesting changes, like more frequent quests, which make gameplay a little more interesting. Daily rewards are also nice. Dig sites are still frustratingly ample in the things you don't want or need, and lacking in actual building materials, especially when you can now what's "behind doors two and three". It would also be great to allow trades for all the items in the bag you no longer use or need for other items, coins, or rubies.
Great HO game (by 66skj on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:16:00)
Beautiful artwork, pretty easy to play, but I refuse to pay $$ , so it is slow playing for me!! But very interesting concept!!
Energy Frustration! (by LaineyLou314 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:34:00)
This game could be so much better if the energy would refresh faster. You can only play for about 5 minutes at a time. If you want to keep playing, it costs money. If this was fixed so that you could play for longer periods of time without actually spending money, I would give it 5 stars.
What happened (by Savinggrace5270 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:16:00)
Ever since the last update this game crashes. Usually when I click to search causing me to lose energy for no reward. I hope it gets fixed because I really enjoy this game.
Bad updates (by Sterljr on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:16:00)
Loved this game at first, but recent updates have made it confusing. Some relics can still be unlocked with coins, but others require stars - why have two different methods for upgrading? He higher the level you get to, the longer it takes to unlock the next, so it gets really repetitive and boring. Also, the updates keep talking about exciting new challenges, but I have only seen 1 challenge in weeks.
Crap!! (by Rheep2009 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:54:00)
It was great, but it started tryin to spend alot of $ and when i did an update, the game died! I cannot open it anymore and am deleting after writin this review.
Addicting (by OzMom2 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:50:00)
This is a great hidden object/explore new worlds game. It is addicting. Only bad part is to play for longer periods of time you have to buy energy, otherwise, you play a few minutes then have to stop and wait several hours for energy to build back up. I just keep coming back. :)
Agree with other reviewers (by YoungMotherOver40 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:23:00)
Play time is too short because you run out of energy. Very little chance to earn more energy so they want you to buy it. Not going to happen!
Fun and addicting (by 1t2r3 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:53:00)
It's a fun scavenger game but takes forever to find the tools to repair buildings. This is frustrating
Disappointed and Frustrated! (by TN Roadrunner on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:24:00)
This is a fun hidden object game with great graphics and a never-ending story line. I would love to catch up with the guy who's causing such trouble for some many people in so many places. My main objection is that even though I had to pay for the game up front I am forced to buy energy, shovels, and rubies if I want to make any progress at all. By buy, I mean use good ole' US dollars! I cannot use the coins I've earned to buy energy, rubies, or shovels! I currently have almost 50,000 coins (one more sale of relics and I'll be there) but I cannot use those coins to buy any of the things that would allow me to make real progress. I have more than enough coins for upgrades yet am continually frustrated by the fact that I refuse to spend any more cash on a game once I've installed it. So...I think I am going to delete the game if a different buying plan isn't created. It is not fair to force us to earn coins then not allow us to use those coins to continue our progress in the game. I want to see how the game ends. The question is: do I have enough patience to come back time and time again, wait through the incredibly long loading period to play four times and maybe dig unendingly for materials that rarely show up? Because you have to earn six shovels in order to dig three times and because the needed materials rarely show up when I do get to dig, I have yet to complete a site restoration...which I need to do to continue progressing. That's frustrating! Unless I'm wiling to spend money to buy energy, I can only play four times each time I return to the game. Those four times are fun because the hidden object scenes are quite beautiful and sufficiently challenging to keep my interest. BUT...I do not want to have to use cash in order to buy more energy in order to play longer. Bottom Line: No matter how much you enjoy the game unless you are willing to wait through the time it takes for the energy to recharge or willing to spend more money on a game each time your play, you will be as disappointed and frustrated by this game as I am.
It's ok.. More cons than pros though (by aliph77 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:16:00)
Pros: -Nice graphics -A different take on the hidden objects/ gardens theme Cons: - You can only play about 4 games at full energy, but it seems to recharge faster than most other games - Very slow initial load - If you happen to start a scene don't accidentally hit the home bottom or reply to that message you just got, you'll lose your game/ energy - Expect to pay real money - I feel like you are constantly being asked to move on to another city, even though you haven't finished working on the city your in - My ultimate disgust... Why do I have to pay and wait 5-8 hours to clear the fog from an area, then have to pay and wait another 5-8 hours to play the first building in the fog???!!! Really what's the point of clearing the fog??? I got all the keys, open the door, now I have to clear the fog??! Please get rid of that! Update August 16, 2013 Sigh.... Why do I have to pay to clear the fog?! Seriously, clearing the fog does not let me play a scene. Yes, it allows me to access the dig site...and if I get all the materials required the dig site turns into a playable hidden objects scene. I just feel its like double dipping. I pay to clear the fog, then pay to open & play the scene... I haven't mentioned the 2 hours to clear the fog, then another 6 hours to open the first building/ scene. Think I'll drop the stars down to 2
Secret passages (by Polkadot1955 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:16:00)
Love the search and find, fun to play
Has it's pluses & minuses (by 129191 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:06:00)
It's a good idea in general. I wish there was a place look at the overall goal. The game does't allow enough play time before you need to recharge. And I'm disgruntled by the options to purchase. Maybe an alternate version that you purchase (for a reasonable cost) could offer more play time and easier earning potential. I like the most recent update, when you dig you can find energy. I don't like that when you are trying to complete a dig site and you have uncovered all of one item you continue to find that item. I also wish that you could find 2 or more shovels occasionally rather than 1.
Fun (by Histeve21 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:44:00)
Fun and not real complicated. Don't like the idea of running out of energy so quickly.
Like it so far (by I<3etw on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:25:00)
Like it so far... Just wish energy didn't take so long to fill up. It's hard to get into a game when you have to walk away from it after playing it for 10 mins :(
Fn but (by Nice graphics2 on Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:28:00)
I like the game but hate games that make you wait or buy lots of things. I would rather have an upfront charge. Otherwise graphics and game are great.
Not enough credits (by ltuschhoff on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:20:00)
It takes too many credits to play each game. Shouldn't have to PAY for more !!!
Good game (by Cemetary84 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:05:00)
Love the game but it takes to long to unlock things and I think it's to much to pay on clearing fog, then more just to explore. Rubies and coins shld be made easier to come by.
Too long to renew ennergy (by St M St on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:04:00)
The game is interesting, but after you earn enough coins, you have to wait too long till you can open a new site.
Secret passages (by linkedup1980 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:04:00)
Great game and awesome time killer..
Always crashing (by uclacraig on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:52:00)
Very slow to launch the app, and it frequently crashes. Very frustrating especially after it deducts my energy & then crashes so I can't play the scene. Have to spend money to play or you have to wait over an hour between playing just 4 times. Nice game, but with all these drawbacks, I'm deleting it.
Big update error (by Leivemaid on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:49:00)
Updated now it won't load!!! Can you do another update that cancels last update please AGAIN. Getting very fed up with this game, if its not fixed I think I will dump it.
Just ok (by Scootercapt on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:18:00)
Other than having to wait for energy it's an alright game.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 351th to 400th
Game player (by Hooked all on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:15:00)
Love this game!!! The graphics are great and its very addictive.
Fun but give us more energy (by MLKPianist on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:05:00)
This is a fun "where's Waldo" type game. But it is so frustrating that your energy runs down to zero after only a few searches, meaning that you can only play for a few minutes at a time UNLESS you're willing to pay more and more money to continue playing.
Engaging (by Laughlin96 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:57:00)
It's fun and engaging. But energy fills are slow and use to much for searches. More time spent waiting for refill than playing. Plus need tons of rubies to open some areas for exploring. Not willing to spend real money to do it. Cost/amount to high. But game is fun.
Great (by Mica2956 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:47:00)
I love hidden picture games and this one is very good. I gave it only 4 stars because occasionally I think I have unlocked a building using 18k of my gold only to then have to earn another 22k to get the building unlocked. This is frustrating and misleading. Other than that I love playing this hidden picture game.
It's fun (by Sekk2006 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:51:00)
Love the game just wish energy lasted longer takes awhile to accomplish tasks. Would give it a 5 stars if it wasn't for that.
Secret passages (by Demonrich24 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:36:00)
This game is addicting but I had to give it a four star because ever since I updated it, the app keeps on crashing. Can you please fix this problem ASAP?
Please fix dig sites!! (by 2bmimi on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:34:00)
Getting better, but developers could make this the best game ever if dig sites were fixed. Earning shovels should be a high point for players, but it is just frustrating to most of us. Update Positives: no crashes yet. Thanks for Quests as a way to earn extra rubies, but wish the reward was enough to pay for dig site relic upgrades. Upgrades require far too many rubies!! Thanks for adding energy boosters to shovel possibilities. However, dig sites are still so FRUSTRATING!!!! Materials already acquired should be taken out of the shovel choices. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! Players are discouraged quickly, as it takes hundreds of shovels to get all needed materials to complete one dig site. Also, please adjust your price of purchasing rubies and shovels-price is set incredibly high-way out of my price range! I have only had 3 trades offered for dig site relics already acquired, most trades want relics I have to go find, but don't have the rubies to spend to upgrade--what a terrible loop! Give realistic options to sell dig site relics for rubies! I would gladly pay up front to play this game if the dig sites/shovel issues could be solved.
Convert coins into rubies or shovels (by Kamyk113 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:30:00)
Please add the option we can convert/ buy more shovels or rubies using coins
Good game (by WeatherOgre on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:28:00)
Great graphics and interesting hidden objects. I don't like games that try to sell you stuff. Enough of that and I'll be outa here.
Secret passages (by Me4646 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:12:00)
It's a good game!
Little slow (by Sampsonandtiggersmomma on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:07:00)
It is an ok game I just wish it would give you power ups a little faster,can only get coins every hour at least so you have to play longer to get coins,also I wish you could get rubies faster
Interesting and Fun (by EmpressX on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:57:00)
Good hidden objects game - allows you to find things easier than other games out there. I agree with others that the gameplay is too short, with running out of energy so quickly. Excellent graphics and good story lines. Perhaps paying a small fee to purchase would let players go longer.
Disjointed (by Flow-we on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:54:00)
It's a a fun idea, but unless you're willing to spend money, it's frustratingly slow.
Good game (by Moondust32 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:45:00)
I like the game with exceptions. The new daily bonus would be awesome if it actually gave the bonus to you. And you really only get to play for a short time because of energy. You could do an increase in energy when we level up like at least by 24. But overall a very nice game.
Secret (by jtha on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:39:00)
Graphics are awesome but it takes too long to open and to move from one section to another. And, the catch is you have to spend $$$ for every transaction.
I like the game but HATE running out of energy so fast!! (by bgreeneco on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:18:00)
I like the game but HATE running out of energy so fast!!😬😬😬
Fun game need more energy (by EmH. on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:00:00)
My kids love this game but get upset when they run out of energy and have to wait 30 min-1 hr. my daughter loves it as an "I spy" game. Fix the energy drain and waiting 6 hrs to storm the castle and no more flashlights, my son wants to finish his dig sites. Then maybe ill give you 5 stars :))
Good for me (by Schmoes on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:31:00)
I enjoy this app because it is timed. It allows enough time for me to change my thoughts for a little break in the day. It makes you think quick as you aren't allowed a lot of time and yet it is not time consuming unless you allow it to be. Graphics are great
If you like Where's Waldo.... (by Jenthurs22 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:29:00)
.....you'll love this game.
Addicting (by Techo Geek on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:27:00)
Love the app! Just wish that there were more realistic ways to earn rubies. So many things need rubies but only way to realistically get enough is to pay real cash. Understand that is how you guys make money but toss the users a bone here and there please. Level 15 at this point and very rare.
Nice time waster (by Eleciamore on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:26:00)
Unlocking new locations cost too much. Nice to get energy boosters via dig sites. Would love a garage sale to get rid of all the relics Ive still got.
Eh (by Anonymous1987 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:00:00)
This game is ok to play. I agree with other users you get like 4 turns and then you need to wait for your energy to recharge. The amount of rubies req. to do ANYTHING is a little ridiculous. And there is no way to earn rubies, you can buy them or try to find them at dig sites.
Agree with reviews 1 - 4! (by BabygirlRN on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:39:00)
I agree with reviews 1-4, really like the game but very limited energy & play time unless you purchase. Improvements needed.
Please Go Back to Having the Pop Up (by Jaimee1699 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:19:00)
I really like the game but I liked how it use to tell us when we could unlock (or buy or open) the building to be able to start to explore it (obviously u have to wait to explore it)! It was much easier & better when u guys had that automatically pop up! Please go back to that! Especially since u still have some pop ups
Great game! More energy though please :) (by Kuipo55 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:08:00)
I love this game and how it continually changes with new puzzles, etc. You run out of energy pretty quickly and it takes a little while (or actual money) to get more. Would love to 'power up' quicker or be able to get energy with coins or rubies. But overall, great game!
Secrets (by Reddynow on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:08:00)
Fun and holds your interest.....
So much fun! (by oocmom on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:01:00)
Love this game, only thing wrong is you run out of points and have to wait for it to recharge.
I like it but.... (by BigGirl36 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:35:00)
I like the game, but it takes too long to gain more energy. Also, it's difficult to earn rubies, and you have to cross your fingers and hope that you get what you need on a dig. Please fix...thanks
For RICH PEOPLE ONLY (by Miss_Emily789# on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:11:00)
I have spent HUNDREDS of dollars on this game just getting through three or for level and I just recently realized that I hadn't gone through them completely enough and it was making it harder to get through the later levels. If you are leary of in app purchases, RUN DON'T WALK as far away from this app as you can. Do not be tempted by how interesting it might be. At one point, you have to PURCHASE shovels to dig up materials to rebuild parts of ancient areas. I had purchased over $60 of real money and was still trying to complete the puzzle. It wasn't that I wasn't smart enough but after making a choice of three all three choices were revealed. The option that I actually needed didn't come up but once or twice in ten to twenty options. Thus the only point in me playing on was to enrich the developers pure and simple. It made me angry and after posting the reviews I am deleting the app and reporting it to iTunes. Stay away. STAY FAR FAR AWAY.
Fun (by Josievelle Bates on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:08:00)
Lots of fun..only wish that my energy level went us as I level up... But still very enjoyable
Hit & Miss (by TonyaGP on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:10:00)
There needs to be a way to still trade in old relics once a building has been upgraded - like for power-ups, rubies, & shovels.
Entertaining (by Jlynn0125 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:57:00)
Fun game. Energy level is too short. Takes WAY too long to load
Open Petra Gate (by Kathyin29 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:53:00)
When will you open Petra Gate? With 6 keys and $4 million, I am prompted to wait. Getting tired playing same challenges over and over.
Awesome! (by bigheart3663 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:49:00)
Graphics are some of the best. Fun and relaxing, I recommend this game to everyone.
Fun game (by Yolanda Jones on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:40:00)
I like this game. Takes to long to open. Should have more ways to get shovel
Tweak the app (by Kellie Ullah on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:32:00)
This is a great game. They need to tweak how you can finish the ruins and special projects for example there's no alternate to 360 320 rubies to complete the mining depot or Valhalla... The ruins take way too long to finish...
Cool Game (by Mz. Nesha on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:31:00)
I like the game just wish I could get more energy quicker but other than that I really like the game.
Good fun! (by 9jayd24 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:27:00)
The main problems I have with this game is I run out of time so quickly & can only play once or twice daily unless I buy more time. When working with a limited budget, my only recourse is to wait for recharge.
Hmmm (by Cmw1490 on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:24:00)
I enjoy the game, but it takes forever to earn enough coins to unlock building and then you have to wait hours for it to actually be playable or spend money to open it. It's getting frustrating and I may quit playing.
I like it (by Sixxdawg on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 02:19:00)
This games a lot of fun. However it's only fun in 20 minute periods every day unless you want to spend real cash. If you don't spend your money, be prepared to play a little everyday when your energy is refilled. Also it's a little frustrating when you spend money that you've earned in the game to open a new objective only to find that you don't have enough rubies to go through unless you fork over real cash. Besides that I really enjoy the game and play a little almost every day.
Play time needs to be longer (by DiAnn P. on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:36:00)
Great game easy enough to be relaxing while still a challenge. The play time should be increased..can only play about 10 minutes before your energy is up.
Only down side ... (by LexieGreenEyes on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:19:00)
is that energy runs out quickly & takes too long a time to regenerate.
Frustrating! (by dlwj on Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:12:00)
I can't even play 5 minutes without running out of time, coins, or jewels. Why only 3 instead of the usual 4ways to sell?
Pocket Gems does it again! (by iDoc449 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:43:00)
Pocket Gems has mastered the fine art of making a great game that is marred by their desire to have you purchase overpriced power ups and alternate quests. I still play, but run out of "energy" much too quickly.
Fun (by Kallen84 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:35:00)
Expensive but fun! Run out of energy too quick!
Fun (by Fun but fast on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:24:00)
This is a great app and I truly enjoy it, but it is SLOW loading!
Disappointing! (by 3dogmike on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:20:00)
I was hoping this game would live up to its ratings, but it did not! 4 searches, then wait an hour! Really!? I suppose if you want to drop $80-100 into this game it would be fun. Graphics are good and there is a somewhat entertaining storyline, but I'm not going to shell out a bunch of money on in-app purchases just to complete it!
Latest update (by Nan4658 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:07:00)
Update hung up making it impossible to play game. Unable to resolve. Good game, but oh well!
Fun but not (by Kitawny on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:43:00)
Fun game . But like all these games you run out of energy too quickly . I guess you gotta make money somehow
Good Game but needs some tweaking (by Slim35216 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:26:00)
The graphics are good and the story line interesting. I have noticed that the energy drains quickly. The dig sites are a little over kill. Takes forever to get enough shovels to dig. When you do, not much is given. I am on level 6 and barely have enough building supplies. I do like the different worlds and trading relics for coins. Don't really understand the Viking world yet. Fix a few things and it will be 5/5. It's definitely a game to kill time with!
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 401th to 450th
Fun Game (by Vito in FL on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:18:00)
It's a fun game but takes too long to play unless you want to spend a fortune. Even after you find all of some items they keep showing up instead of what is needed.
Dig a building and it will crash. (by Indiochuck on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:49:00)
Finally dug enough to get all the items to complete the Imperial Palace. Hit the complete button, crashes every time. Cannot finish the building. That was an enormous amount of wasted time.
Short playtime (by Firediana on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:59:00)
What happened to the $5.99 buy the game once games? Now we get a game we can play for 5 minutes at a time before we run out of energy! I want a game I can play offline and not worry about constantly having to quit until my energy is restored...oh wait, I can keep buying stuff! Ripoff, no matter how beautiful the graphics!
Secret Passages (by Meatgames on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:53:00)
I like the game but wish you would explain how to gain stars to get new relics. Also when you dig at a site, I think you should expect to get at least one object you need instead of all the freeze time, flash lights, etc. I expect you do not let us have what we need to get us to purchase them. The new update is helpful.
Kind of irritating (by Gamegirlrva on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:32:00)
I have a bazillion dollars and can't buy anything with it now. Very difficult collecting rubies to complete the ruins. Like almost impossible. So that is frustrating to have so much money, no rubies and all the game wants is rubies.
Have to fix it (by Pty smurf on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:12:00)
Its a very good game, but yoy only can play four times and have to come back every hour and a half. The rubys and the power ups are to expensive. And the most important in the ruins IT IS SO HARD TO DIG AND FIND THE OBJECTS TO REBUILD IT. I concord that this is the best finding objects that i ever play but somebody have to think a little bit and fix it because the people get frustrated and delet the game.
Fun game (by Melifrommi on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:10:00)
I enjoy the game, but instructions would be nice. I've had to learn as I go instead of knowing how to use the items I have. Much better since the new improvements!
Great game! (by irishangel1137 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:35:00)
Love the way they move the objects to new places. Works the mind more this way.
Confused (by Rumeur on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:29:00)
When the game first came out we were rushed to get through the countries as fast as we could Now an upgrade came out and we are to do quests. I still have no quests but what confuses me most is, we aren't encouraged to finish a country because if we try, the relics are now basically useless since people who played the game when it came out are now so far ahead that these relics don't usually show up in the trade area We also have levels for our character yet it was never explained what these levels allow you to do. To increase your level you must go back and get more relics but these relics are no good in trade area so in relic storage players must delete what they find to make room for important relics. Please explain what the object if this game is?? I'm so confused as to what I should be focusing on. Should I focus on leveling up? Should I try to finish a country before going onto the next? ( bit late for that now though ) and what go the scores when you find objects mean? They use to mean how long it took to be able to dig, but now digging changed to something like every 6 finds. So what does the score mean? One would think it meant that the faster and better you found the objects, the more relics you would get---WRONG!! You get even less. The worse you do, the more relics you get for trade so I take my time on purpose now since the score doesn't mean anything. Only time score means something is when you want to upgrade the area but why upgrade the area since the relics are useless the further away you are This game---I give it a HUGE question mark????? Idk what the purpose of entire game is but it's fun to look for objects
Pricey (by Prahsper on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:54:00)
It's a nice game to play. I don't like how it loads slowly and that it is a costly game. Cost more to play this game than console games. And energy runs out to fast and you either have to spend money to get more or wait over an hour for it to refill on its own. This could have been done better.
waiting...waiting...going away (by Sie18 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:27:00)
You have to unlock the area and then unlock the building and then wait for an hour or two which does not inspire me to come back and play...there are too many places where you would have to "purchase" energy or stop playing. Maybe if you could just make less things that one has to unlock it would be better, or give more energy to complete missions. I know you want to make $, but it gets very tedious to wait so long for everything.
A fun game all around (by Blzip on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:11:00)
I enjoy this game. The recent update did wonders for its ease of play and made rewards much more attainable.
Good game (by Softballmom 24 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:39:00)
I agree this game is fun but takes too long to to get energy to play.
fun so far! (by hazellenut on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:27:00)
hope it doesnt get boring :)
Not that great (by D,d0521 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:53:00)
You work to earn coins to up grade buildings, upgrade the wait the time and it does upgrade the build! Paid for coins and rubies to grade and got robbed out of the money! Waste of money!
Fun but no idea what I am doimg (by sandee63 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:50:00)
I keep playing this game. I really don't know what I am doing. I don't know what exactly what the goal is. There could definitely be more instructions on what can be done with the coins, rubies and all the other digs you collect. I's fun getting the things now just tell us how to use them.
Updates aren't good. (by Jennktaylor on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:35:00)
It's a fun game and the graphics are nice on the iPad. It has a cute mystery plot and interaction with characters. However, there is a long wait time for your energy to fill up unless you pay for it. The latest update makes it impossible to complete the quests and get extra rubies unless you pay to play, making it a lot less fun and much harder to play.
Rate (by Xfvg on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:07:00)
Fun game but very frustrating can only play for a limited time. Also buildings take forever to build
Fun (by Carolinecatmom on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:44:00)
I like this game, keeps my brain fresh!
Waiting for NRG (by Funiesnoogums on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:43:00)
So far this is fun. I am a patient person so I can wait for the energy to restore, but for those who are not patient, this could be an expensive game.
The best game you shouldn't play (by Sandra R on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:37:00)
The seek and find pages are nice but u have to spend all your time (100) to find articles the game require you find to continue. The game is too directive based on control and the amount control. I changed mind.
Lots of fun.... (by bloomingdalekid on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:18:00)
This game is a lot of fun and doesn't take a genius to play.
Too hard to get started (by Tutufun on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:39:00)
Wasn't very intuitive. No faqs. And you run out of earned money and energy too quickly. Puzzles themselves are pretty easy so far and I like that the items relocate each time you go back to the puzzle.
Fun (by Action kill on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:25:00)
Great game but you use up your energy fast. Can only play for like 10 mins. At a time. The dig sites are ridiculous, the only way to repair certain sites is to dig up items. Trouble is it takes forever to get the items you need. I have 6 dig sites and have not completed one yet. Still angry about these dig sites. I now have 10 dig sites and only completed one. It continually gives you items you don't need. This is starting to get boring.
Great app (by carolj53 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:12:00)
One of the best hidden objects games.
Secret Passages (by Vjoyce on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:01:00)
I like the game except for how quick you run out of energy .
Very addictive (by Y2kpt on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:16:00)
Love the game! Love the premise!! It costs too much "energy" for each game, with the slow rate that you regain it. And you get shovels too infrequently for how important they are for advancement/completion of each stage. My recommendation is players should be allowed to use coins to buy more shovels and gems. It just is a lot of down time, waiting for the energy to reload. I can play for 5 minutes, then have to wait 2 hours to play again, or at least 24 minutes to refill enough to play one level. Make there be the ability for more play-time, and I'd give it 5 stars in a heartbeat!!
Secret passages (by Tigger2tazz on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:05:00)
This game is continually changing & challenging, great story line, love the fact that there are ruins to rebuild, the only thing I would change is how expensive the upgrades start to become. Love the fact that you get one energy per minute, that way players can play more often, love the new upgrade where you see what prizes at the dig sites you could have gotten.
Jogos interessante (by p4ulo1969 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:47:00)
Bom jogo de objetos, com ótima resolução, prende você na história para chegar no final, não entendo ainda as estrelas pois tive atualização máxima de relíquias e não apareceu a ultima estrela? No geral um bom jogo caça objetos.
Neat Game (by Seana Boo on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:37:00)
I like the game. I just wish it didn't take so many rubies to re-build things and we can earn at least five shovels instead of three
DUGIEFRESH (by Trim Carp on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:19:00)
Great graphics good game if you like playing 3 minutes at a time unless you got a lot of $$$
Love it. But !!!! (by 2 fun 4 you on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:56:00)
The new update does let me collect any reward. And when I sell relics one slot is always empty . The game should let u sell relics it doesn't ask you to trade in any more for energy or money . I always run out of both fast. Please fix !!!! I'll give better rating if the bugs get fixed. Thanks.
Fun Game (by Inlvwcats on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:50:00)
I love searching games and this one does not disappoint. Energy refills pretty quick so it's not to bad waiting.
Fun but... (by Trashcan1122 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:48:00)
8/12/13: update didn't cure a full backpack. Nice artwork but waste of time to keep checking back. 8/2/13: update: worked for awhile, but they must be still beta testing because its back to an endless loop of nothingness. 7/23/13: Updated - still no trades offered. Hard to believe this is a Pocket Gems game - Paradise Cove is so well done. Either it's buggy or chintzy. 7/18/13: no improvements yet. Update: 7/10/13 update didn't fix anything for me. My backpack is too full and no trades available - no way to earn coins. Is anyone still playing this? Enjoyable but I've run into an endless loop. If they don't fix the loop then the game has ended right in the middle. There's no way to earn coins or open anything new. Apparently the only way is to purchase everything and buy your way around. Or you can just look for hidden objects without making any progress.
Love this game (by Rlwhitemoore2007 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:37:00)
I love this game! I would like to have the energy amounts increase with level ups so that you can play more than 4 episodes at a time.
Bad updates (by Klanham1984 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:18:00)
Love this game but the last two updates have just totally sucked! Should have left the game as it was...
Addictive!! (by Honeybee2348 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:27:00)
I love this game!!!! It's fun and addictive!!!
Want to keep playing. (by Zing123 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:42:00)
Like to search, but I run out of energy too quickly.
Great (by Wsterling on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:27:00)
Very fun, but patience is a virtue. It takes time if you don't spend money.
Too bad (by Garden lover 99 on Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:13:00)
Worked fine for while, now will not load. Loading problem not fixed. Just downloaded new fix still not loading
Too Short & Expensive (by Jefe1948 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:27:00)
Love the game and the graphics but can't afford it. Too little energy and too much money to keep playing!
Game (by KK0870 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:19:00)
It's a fun game but after 5 min. of play you are done for hours because you are out of energy (that is unless you pay for more and I'm just not that into doing that). Otherwise it's a fun game.
update not working (by dhulche on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:26:00)
love this game👍 but cant open the app after the update 👎
Secret Passages hidden objects (by Grammyfromalabamie on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:59:00)
It's a fun game but has some pitfalls: 1. Object to being asked to spend money to continue playing. 2. Don't like getting so many flashlights, cameras. Need to get Dig site essentials. 3. Takes too long to load. 4. Would like an instruction page or better Help guidelines.
Fun but frustrating (by N_s_clk on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:02:00)
The game itself is really fun and somewhat addicting, BUT you run out of "energy" (playing time) very quickly and there is no way to play for more and purchasing is very very very expensive so in reality you can only play for a few minutes a day....fun but frustrating.
Totally disappointed (by Dale Mom on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:00:00)
Love the game. Great idea BUT takes for ever to load, cuts out on you during play. Now I did the "new" upgrade today and can't get it to even connect. First try it said, reorganizing back pack then cut out. next try adjusting outfit then cut out next try articulating splines????? Then cut out. 4 th try passing secrets then cut out. I'm done. Too bad it had great promise.
Need to work out a few bugs (by Sunshine37135 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:37:00)
Overall it's a good hidden object game. It crashes somewhat frequently when loading scenes resulting in the loss of energy. As stated on other reviews, you don't get to play long before you have to wait for recharging. Dig sites offer too many tools and developers need to program the game to remove artifacts when the number needed for the quest has been completed.
secret passages remain mysterious (by Trixie Dix on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:36:00)
this game is pretty fun, though it doesn't have much to go on. unclear when to move to other locales ( too many open at once? ) not sure how to use some tools that appear to be hints maybe, but dont even know where they are stored. story is kinda lame. graphics are alright, cartoonish compared to that of some game insights titles. i like that my power ramps up faster than other games, but still not quick enough. they want you to pay to play per usual, but i'd like to see less of that and more of branded ads within, for example; find the box of corn flakes. advertising as part of the action( think neopets) is where its at. sure it's in there, but non obtrusively and it doesnt cost anything for me to go back and stare at the cornflakes which might even translate to me buying them... for now, let's see where this game goes. i'll be backto update my review. :)
Ms (by IberAC on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:33:00)
Love the game but takes a long time for it to download every tiime!
Flawed- don't play unless you plan to pay (by Kbmoma on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:15:00)
I downloaded this app after seeing it recommended on a side bar ad. It's fun but flawed. Too hard to play without buying in app add-ons that are very expensive and don't get you much. It keeps quitting and losing the energy needed to search which is maddening. You only get to keep enough energy for 4 searches and it takes 24 minutes to acquire enough new energy for a search. There are no rewards for leveling up, old relics just sit there with no opportunity to trade them in for money, energy or rubies. It's a fun concept but poorly executed. Don't start..if you enjoy it initially, the flaws will drive you nuts. I'm about to delete it.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 451th to 500th
Horrible (by Bb098 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:10:00)
I don't even know what the game is like cause It won't load and I've deleted it and downloaded the game again, it still won't load.
Love this game (by Buzy 123 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:04:00)
I love playing this game but it seems I am always waiting for energy or rubies. It is a little expensive to play. I would rather buy the game and be able to play as long as I wanted. It is habit forming.
Secret passages (by Teachrla on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:03:00)
Love playing the game, but there needs to be a better way to get more energy. Also having trouble getting new relics. Even with the stars needed the game won't let me unlock them.
Not sure yet (by Dctink on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:02:00)
beautiful graphics. Too expensive. Like the puzzles, but not throwing away money on Pocket Gems games, until they level the field. Wait time to get more energy is ridiculous. People do have lives. Signed, Questionable
What happened (by tunereader on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:50:00)
Fun, but I wish I had received my in app purchase.
Search me (by Champrincess on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:39:00)
Initially I was intrigued, now it makes no sense. I must open new sites twice? No extra energy added by leveling up? Why not? Fun for the 5 or 10 minutes it takes to expend ALL that energy.
N1YFK (by N1YFK on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:17:00)
I like this game,it's fun looking for clues. Awesome ! :-)
Enjoyable App (by Momster Enterprises on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:57:00)
Very fun hidden object app that you can play, just wish I understood the algorithm used to determine how many artifacts to award each search...very inconsistent, but fun none the less
Great game! (by Skiji on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:52:00)
The only probably is the energy to play goes to fast and i have to wait for it to come back or buy it. So I wait!
Fun but Expensive (by Ceerock347 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:45:00)
I really enjoyed playing this game but I know I will not get to finish it as it requires payment for almost everything else you want to wait several hours to do anything.
SP (by Svalesoda on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:18:00)
This game has good theme traveling to different lands, however, bad points 1. Only recharges to 100 max, which gives you 4 searches every 100 mins, unless of course, you want to buy energy. 2. In the digs you don't get much of a chance to find the items you need to complete the structure. Just mostly the useless camera or magnifying glass power ups or items you have already reached the max. 3. Speaking of power ups, why can't you chose which one you want to use instead of giving you the option of only 3, and sometimes only 2 since you out of the one they are offering for that search. Bottom line they want you to purchase!
Nicor said (by NicorC. on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:11:00)
This game is ok but to easy...
Fun but limited unless you pay (by Gettinton on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:37:00)
I play until I run out if energy. I won't spend money to play this game, so that limits my ability to enjoy it. It's a good game otherwise.
Frustrated (by Becky Grosfent on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:33:00)
I agree need more energy and it shouldn't take so many coins to open each place.
Not too bad (by CaoCao&Diao4ever on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:03:00)
All in all the game is fun but it still needs work. Energy runs out fast and it takes a long time to get enough coins to progress without spending oodles of real cash. The quest button is non-existent and dig sites give you the same item even though you already have all you need to complete that section. But the art is really good and the game dynamic is interesting.
Fun but ..... (by Ets1973 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:54:00)
It's fun and I love hidden picture games but its either you have to wait for your energy or you have to buy it. It costs gems to unlock certain items which I don't like. Can't their ever be a hidden picture that doesn't cost??? C'mon poor people like to play games tooo.
Fun to play, takes forever to load (by JessiLeah on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:44:00)
This game is fun to play when I have a few minutes in my day. However, it takes between 30 and 90 seconds to load, and I'm out of energy to play in 5 to 8 minutes. Also, if I close out of the game for a second, I have to wait the 30-90 seconds for it to load all over again. Often, it's just not worth the wait time to load the game.
Good game (by $$momoney on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:31:00)
Overall I enjoy the game. I just wish that when you go to the dig site you eventually get what you need. When you keep getting items you collected before again and they don't count for anything it is discouraging.
Easy, quick and fun (by Queen-B123456789 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:09:00)
One suggestion for improvement is that once your backpack is full there needs to be a way to dump or donate items. Right now I am stuck waiting for a random trade to clear out stuff.
Awesome game (by Blossomxx7 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:12:00)
Fun, interesting, I definitely like it!
New update (by Nicole Lee on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:11:00)
I received the update this morning that said it would fix bugs; however, the app will not launch now.
Fun! (by Bnasmmasde on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:10:00)
I really enjoy this game! I love puzzles, so the is perfect for me.
Great game (by Dice Fun on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:47:00)
Have tried many other search games and always dumped them after a few days...this one is much different...easy to maneuver and gain addition goals. Keep up the good work!
Mom (by ABNMA on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:42:00)
I enjoy the game and have fun exercising my memory. Only major complaint is continuing to receive items in the 'Dig Site' once you have completed finding all those specific items.
Nice game (by Orokimaru on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:25:00)
Very nice game and looking for the items is great. But the fact that you only can have a certain amount of energy to look for things the ENTIRE time. Shouldn't a level up give you more energy instead of the same "100"? Also the thing with only 3 shovels to dig per time...please take some time off this game so it could lean more to the "constant play" side. Not all the way but move it a little towards that side.
Need more energy (by Mel114446 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:15:00)
This is a fun game to play but you run our of energy too fast. Also, when you are at a dog site and you win a shovel you only get one! How is this fun? You should win at least 3 - then it would make a difference.
Initially fun (by JuJuGina on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:01:00)
The game initially was fun, now getting repetitive and boring. Like some of the improvements - cheaper to upgrade relics, easier and quicker to earn shovels. But it takes to long to level up and move forward. You've got to earn coins to unlock an area then earn more to unlock a site. And unlocking one area only unlocks one site at a time. So you have to unlock each site twice. It's irritating and takes way too long. It also takes too long to find material to build the dig sites, I've been working on one for months. Still not there. What's the point of earning points after each level now? It used to add up to earn you shovels, now it's a pointless reward.
Addicting but flawed (by Addy54 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:47:00)
So addictive. Love the game. You can play in short bursts and still have fun If you don't want to put a lot of money in. Load time is VERY long, and the quests are a mess. Quest menu may or may not load, and I have never actually gotten a quest reward successfully. Don't know if the daily reward works either, but morale is low. Also, it seems like the odds if finding the materials at a dig site are way too low. Hoping for continued improvement. All the basics of a great game are here.
Disappointing (by Harney444 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:39:00)
This game could be very cool, but the following would need to be addressed: 1. Amount of energy. Like other reviewers have indicated, you can only play for about 5-10 minutes and then have to wait for energy to be restored. If total amount of energy was increased as you progress through each level, that would help. 2. Digging feature very annoying. Too difficult to find the items you need, and shovels are very expensive to buy. There is also a digging sound that doesn't go away - hoping 1.17 fixes this. 3. Levels really don't mean anything (at least from what I can figure out). There doesn't seem to be any advantage of progressing through the levels - perhaps add more energy? 4. No real advantage of solving the puzzles quickly - yes, you get a higher score, but the score doesn't mean anything other than getting a star, and the star thresholds are low. 5. New update is supposed to have quests, but I don't see any quests?? I want to like this game, but really needs a number of improvements to make it worthwhile.
Need secret pass so game will load (by About2pass on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:34:00)
This is a great game...... When it loads consistently. Until I can play when I want, the game gets 1 star. 90% of the time, the game starts to load, then an error comes on the screen stating contact customer support. It crashes on loading. It is frustrating. Customer support responds without helpful information to allow game to load. How about a pass to load or what is the secret to having the game load? Or acknowledging there is a problem and staff are working on it? The Aug 12 update crashes when the blue load bar is 7/8 done. Fire your developers.
Dig sites impossible! (by Strawberryshark44 on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:26:00)
You make it impossible to finish a dig site! I really don't need 75 each of cameras and flashlights! I have only been to clear 2 dig sites out if 12 worlds!
Frustrating (by Yoga gaga on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:14:00)
Can't earn enough rubies. Dig sites yield too many useless things and not enough helpful rubies. Getting bored with the game.
Not so sure anymore (by Segdub on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:07:00)
I am confused - with the new update in order to do a quest I need to spend 340 rubies in order to get 40 rubies? And the quest doesn't seem to move the game forward? Are you kidding me?
Secret Passages (by Silentaire on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:49:00)
I like the game. It's very interesting. They could give more energy, for time to play the game. And the more passages you open. The more coins it takes to get up grades... My only regret is the small amount if time you can play... before you get another chance to play.... I don't pay to at any of these games. This one leaves you wanting to delete the app... MORE COINS, MORE RUBIES, MORE ENERGY!!!!! ~CAB
What happened?!?!? (by Raphael Antonio on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:02:00)
After performing an update the games does not load? To delete or not to delete.
Secret Passages (by Rebold on Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:36:00)
I enjoy the game but, I think at the dig sites there are too many power-ups and not enough building material try an fix this.
Cool game (by KimberlyMarie73 on Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:21:00)
Really a cool game. As with any game the drawbacks are the energy fill bar and cost to build but I love playing it throughout the day.
Surperb! (by Deebee98 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:07:00)
I'm a very big fan. This game has become my favorite on my iPhone. I want this app to be available on Facebook.
Too little time (by Leraar22 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:12:00)
You only get 4 searches at a time. New update won't let me play.
Objects (by Move on from this game on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:40:00)
When I buy a new object, it doesn't upgrade to that object in the Trade tab. It still has the last object that I can't find anymore, I am past that object. So I have 2 shelves of trades that I can't trade.
Fun (by JLB126 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:36:00)
Not the most exciting game ever, but fun. Nice break from Candy Crush.
Very Disappointing (by Reenie66 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:28:00)
The game was fun in the beginning but is now a huge waste of time. You only get a few minutes of game time, you have to pay twice to open new landmarks, the dig sites are impossible to complete, and the "hidden objects" aren't challenging at all. It has the potential to be a good game but it's not the game for me at this time.
Love this game... (by Bingo Vet on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 20:08:00)
It has beautiful graphics, is great fun to explore new regions, & enjoyable to play! I've already made it to the end & while I'm anxiously awaiting the upgrade (hopefully includes faster load time) I'm consumed with mastering the previous regions...
Secret (by Cookiedat on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:47:00)
I do agree with both the criticism and the praise. Mt frustration is also that a player cannot fix or rebuild the ruins before he or she is forced to move into another land. I think you are very greedy and making a lot of money on this game but not on me. I am tired of spending real money and getting no where.
Don't waste your time (by P.Cleo on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:14:00)
In order for you to advance in a timely fashion you will definitely need to spend real money. And I am talking real money. I thought I would spend a little to advance. $25 later I am not to far from where I was... This game HAD potential its too bad you can play long with running out of energy.
Too slow (by Docpc1 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:00:00)
Love the game, but hardly worth opening the app for a few minutes of play every hour or so. Make it a few bucks to buy and let us play. I won't pay for bits and pieces.
Needs better incentives during game play (by Sweetsarin on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:41:00)
I like the game over all but think there should be more opportunities to win coins and rubies during each scene. (I.e. for time bonus or finding a specific bonus object) Of course the idea of the game is to be profitable by encouraging players to spend money so that they can play more but if I knew I had greater opportunity to progress with or without paying, I would be more likely to play regularly, rather then just when my energy fills up.
Good idea (by Laura&Gen on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:12:00)
Game is good idea, but is build so that you can go without baying in app things but if you wanna play actually you will need to bay in app things what is expensive. 1- there is no way to earn rubies what would let you play game, you need to bay if you want to unlock places. Max i had was 500 rubies. 2- what is games reason ? What is reason of unlocking relics? You can move forward with only one relic unlocked. 3- what you do with old relics? They just sit and is in way, could be good if you could sell them or exchange 4-in dig areas i have so many magnifying glasses, and i would assume that after you found all 11 peace of needed thing it would not show up in dig area. But instead there is situation you can unlock building as every time you have chance to dig you get things what you have and extras. Bought 20 digs from them one dig was success other things was waste. 5- on my phone no problem, but on i pad i can unlock relics just not letting shows how much money i need but i cant click it.not working. 6- would be nice if you can earn more time/ energy than 100 but i understand its build so that we need to bay if we want to play, but seriously too much money for this game with in app purchases.
Game only allows a few minutes of play (by Tisha068 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:25:00)
Possibly the most frustrating game ever since you can only play a few minutes at a time (only 4 searches) before you have to wait an hour and a half to get more energy. Sure, you can buy more energy but what kind of idiot is going to keep paying $0.99 each time for a couple more minutes of play? I've found the in app purchases to be overpriced and they barely move the game forward. Game is also littered with issues such as being locked out of trading because you can't access any of the items to trade (this is just one of several issues I have found). At least change the game so you can complete more searches without the long wait.
Pretty, but flawed (by MC E2 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:46:00)
Pros: Nice visuals, graphic variety, somewhat addicting. Cons: Paywall becomes a big issue fairly early, gameplay becomes repetitive quickly, some fairly major goals appear to be actually impossible (or at least very expensive), some stability issues. This game suffers from its freemium model in a big way. It begins well enough, but as the player progresses the goals for advancement ramp up to the point where either the player must wait forever to advance or pay through the nose to continue. Freemium should be about value added, not value continued. I also found the "dig sites" essentially impossible to complete, which meant I had pretty much no access to the premium currency. This currency was really only useful in unlocking optional areas, which appear to contain nothing but more (ostensibly) impossible dig sites. Needless to say, I soon had no motivation to unlock that content. The bones of a good game are here, but they seem bulldozed under the drive to monetize. Some tweaking to advancement prices and dig site reward rates would go a long way to improving the game's score.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 501th to 550th
CrestwoodMimi (by MimiRN4HM on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:16:00)
Game is okay, and mildly entertaining, but I get very annoyed when games send me text messages urging me to play again now! Those messages pop up with attention-getting dings or buzzes regardless of the volume control on my devise - and it's embarrassing when I am in a meeting or in church! I am close to deleting this game for just that reason. A reminder to play is absurd!
Not worth the time (by Jtrdbmlotrvsqeyvvbjk on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:12:00)
This game could be fun and enjoyable but there are so many obstacles to playing that it's not worth it. Just as I get going with playing, the energy runs out and I have to stop playing for awhile so it resets. It's obvious the creators are banking on people's impatience to motivate them to spend real money to buy game time (coins, rubies, energy). That's ridiculous! I'm deleting this game... It's just not worth it!!!!
Not worth your time (by Jumbline on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:11:00)
One of my least favorite HOG's. Skip it and move on to another.
Energy Level Needs Upgrade. (by YoFlaco on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:39:00)
I really love this game. Can you do something about the amount of energy given? You only get to search a very few times and are forced to wait because the lack of energy provided to you. 1M Thanks!!!
I'd like to give more... (by Ruby Mastet on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:36:00)
but I can only give it 3 stars. I enjoy playing the game, but the energy level runs out WAY too fast. You can only play 10-12 min. at a time, and then have to wait almost an hour for your energy level to refill to continue searching relics. And to add insult to injury, if you try to purchase more energy with rubies, the price of the rubies continues to go up and up after each purchase - what the heck?!? There should be a SET (NON-CHANGING) LOW PRICE for energy refills if your going to only give me 100 energy credits to work with. Please make this fix a priority.
Great game but!!! (by Lolaqr on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:22:00)
Great game just shuts down in the middle of the game but it is a fun game
Like the game but...... (by SassyVP on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:19:00)
At least once a day I start a new search and the game closes...stealing my 24 coins. Serious bummer. I enjoy the game otherwise.
Nice game however (by Pujmum on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:05:00)
The energy charges too slow and stores very little. After whole night you can only play four times. Makes you frustrated, otherwise nice
Search games (by Askewedmind on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 05:30:00)
Beautiful graphics but energy runs out too fast.
Kathy 's iPad (by Luvgames58 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 04:31:00)
This game is fun but expensive to play. Unsure if I want to continue.......
Good game for the most part! (by Meg1219 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 04:30:00)
I do have to say I like the updates so that I get shovels faster! I was hating the fact that it cost 105k coins to upgrade to new relics which does take forever when you can only search four times during one session, but I noticed the price went down drastically the other day and I got a lot of new relics! I am confused as to why I was given a quest when I first got the app to unlock 15 new lands and now that I have I only get asked for relics from the highest two lands and none of the others which left me with a lot of useless relics that just sit there all the time... I don't know it's a really good game if you have a bunch of random ten minute breaks throughout your day and the graphics are really great!
It's ok!! (by Yells3 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 04:19:00)
It's to much searching for no results!!!
Love this app but need more playtime (by Jenibecky on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 03:54:00)
Really enjoy this game but wish it didn't take so much life during searches.
It cost to much to play (by Nayzol on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 03:37:00)
They want you to buy Rubies and Strength you buy the candy bars with your rubies and it only good for one game. Too much for me.
Fun but... (by Elyrtc on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 03:32:00)
The game is fun but take to long to loading and to long to recharge energy
Nice game but... (by Lucy3657 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 01:29:00)
It's a good hidden object game where you find stuff that you then trade for coins so you can advance through the levels. Unfortunately the trades are set up that you really only have one trade that you have the objects for, the rest you need to spend $ to unlock. And once you manage to unlock those features then the trades are for the next item to unlock. I find that frustrating, you can't earn enough coins without spending actual money to really make the game fun with the trades. I'm not sure how long my patience will last with the way this is going. :(
Rots of Fun (by Tommy Two Dong on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:54:00)
Next to my Cadirrac car dis game is gleat.
It's ok (by Carolina099 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:41:00)
Takes way too long to get anywhere with the digging tool. Been playing for a long time and still don't have enough materials to fix the sites, so guess I won't be getting any rubies. So kinda makes you want to move on to another game. Also takes way too long to earn energy and the costs are way to high to consider buying anything.
Needs to be able to play same game from multiple devises (by Orangenord on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:12:00)
I enjoy the game. You have to be patient to play the game. Biggest complaint is that I can not sync the game on both my iPad and phone. I would play the game more if they did.
Nothing special (by Uu9 on Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:06:00)
Not very long TOO long to recharge
Secret passage (by Grand kids 22 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:57:00)
I like hunting for objects, but run out of energy. Have to buy things to advance; I don't like that! I probable quit playing. Sorry, I give it a 1
Secret passages (by Cuedoggg on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:53:00)
Not much game play due to energy and lack of rubies. I hope it gets better after a while. You end up opening so many places, you can't seem to finish them.
Peeps (by Kelikocat on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:39:00)
Just takes too long not enough energy! Frustrating!
Not worth the time (by Girlsmom88 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:10:00)
Game play is not worth the time. I would definitely not recommend the time t even download. Other games better than this out there.
Great and fun game! (by AnnieStp on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:42:00)
Great game wish get the energy more faster and irá getting hard to acomplish for the cost of the ítems
So ticked!! (by Swagga_on_a_zillion on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:32:00)
Got to level 14 then app wouldn't open! Pop up said, "trouble downloading app. Contact app support". I couldn't get to app support, without opening the app! Had to start over!
Okay (by becjon37 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:24:00)
Is a good game but needs a lot of of energy added somehow. It's a great game that could use some upgrading.
Secret passage (by You'rsofullofit on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:41:00)
It takes to long to come up, but most of the time it will not stay up. And the length of time should be longer you can rip through 100 in a second. Judy
Secret passages (by P/Knut on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:38:00)
Definitely needs some improvements in game play. If you need to empty your backpack you must click on Menu on the bottom right of the screen. You will see the backpack labeled Relics. Click on that and it will show you all the relics you have collected. At the bottom right is a blue Delete button. You can click on that button and choose which relic you would like to delete. You can delete all of that particular relic or just some. This will give you more room in your backpack for new relics.
Secret passages (by archuletacrazy on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:34:00)
Game is okay, HATE being asked for more money all the time. Can only play for a few minutes before you run out of energy. The odds of getting what you really need are awful in the dig site.
Grandmas dying wish (by Rmartinem on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:47:00)
It's a good game but slower than a snail my grandma has more energy and she's on hospice!! Want to play the game for more than five minutes at a time!! FRUSTRATING!!!! Grandma says fix it
Help please (by Hxlovr on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:36:00)
Game will not allow me to buy. When I attempt to buy rubies, or other items, I get returned to my desktop?
I like it... (by Mom2JWJ on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:01:00)
but it takes too long to earn energy and the searches cost too much energy.
Fun!!!!!!!! (by Maddansmom on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:59:00)
Great game--fun and challenging
The game is fun but.... (by PeeDee3 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:03:00)
It takes too long to recharge and it's not clear on ways to recharge! There need to be additional challenges to allow you opportunities to recharge!
Almost Fun (by MizMimi on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 14:38:00)
This game is almost fun. But it takes a lot of energy to play so you only get a few minutes of actual game time before you're all out of energy.
Fun (by Misshaleyp on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:58:00)
Good game entertaining.....
Fun game, but... (by Uwmkpr22 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:10:00)
Searching for objects and advancing is fun, but the dig sites are horrible! Takes forever to find what you actually need, since you always get the stuff you don't need. Take out the camera, flashlight and other search help items and it would be much better.
Font too small! (by Fuzzy's wife on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:58:00)
I am trying but it is way too dark and to read. Haven't given up yet, but close.
Game is ok but gets old (by Tracy Sparkles on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:32:00)
Can't advance quickly. Hunting for treasure is fun, however tapping on the selected items did not register (such as clicking on the badger or painting), even after several attempts.
Don't upgrade (by Bullmaker55 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:18:00)
Game needs more play time. New upgrades ruined the game. I quit.
Awards (by Pop pop thjdjc on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:06:00)
Good game, would love to see rewards for leveling up. And the wait for more energy is too long. Earning rubies is also very difficult. Using points earned to buy energy or rubies would be helpful.
Rrrrrr (by Bravedigger3 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:58:00)
It has its flaws but still is very entertaining.
Just a push to get $ (by Mammammmmm4757 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:21:00)
I've played this games for a few days now. The premise of the game is good, and the searches are fun, but you only get 4 searches out of a full energy charge and forget about even digging! It takes around 5 to 6 searches to earn 3 shovels to dig and most sites are around 40 shovels worth of digging, so nothing really gets accomplished. I think the entire game is just a push to get users to pay money for more energy, or for more rubies, or for more shovels. It doesn't make sense that you can't trade for more energy or shovels your earned gold. I'm giving up on the game now, as I don't see any way of moving forward without spending real money. Disappointing!
Nice game but... (by Relinquisher99 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:25:00)
Enjoyable but energy is too slow to recover AND it takes allot of energy to search each site.
Always force quits! (by Had potential on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:02:00)
Was a very fun game, but now it force quits, wasting energy. Will delete if this problem is not resolved.
Fun at first (by PAmomfive on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:30:00)
It's fun and interesting right now but too few coins at a time can be won to complete the quests, never have enough chances to find rubies and run out of energy too so after about 8 minutes I'm done playing. I'll play for a while longer but suspect will get bored with it due to lack of advancement pretty soon. Love the graphics and the concept though.
Crashing (by Taxlave on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 02:44:00)
Easy game. Fun time-waster. Not enough energy. Edit: Was fun, but when you don't get much energy and the program crashes taking 24 energy units, NOT FUN!
Too short (by Rpf22 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 02:07:00)
It takes a really long time to get enough energy to play. The searching part is fun but you only get to play a few minutes before you are out of energy.
Not fast enough (by AnnieM2378 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:33:00)
You have to wait too long to search. I can be gone all day, earn energy, and then be done playing in less than 5 minutes. Of course if you pay $50 then you can get enough rubies to play longer. It could be a really fun game if you could play more than once every 30 minutes!
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 551th to 600th
Game review (by Liamsgma on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:22:00)
Great graphics, but that is about it. You only get about 5 to 10 minutes of play time before you are out of energy. Also it takes forever to earn digs. This is very frustrating. I don't recommend beginning this game until these problems are corrected.
Secret Passages (by Gvetxs79 on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:09:00)
I really love this game but I have a couple issues. One, it seems like it takes forever to load. Two, when you are digging to complete buildings, I hate that after you get all of one particular piece you can still dig up the piece you no longer need. It's very frustrating and wasteful.
Fun game for the explorer at heart! (by robasan on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:09:00)
Yay! It's fun to explore!
Conflicted- (by QbnPatti on Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:09:00)
I LOVE the game, but I swear I only get About 3 minutes if play time!!! You have enough energy for about 3 rounds and them they want you to pay for more energy! I feel very cheated... I feel like if you are doing well you should keep advancing- or at least get way more energy!
Secret (by Veskey on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:40:00)
Luv it but hard to see most times. Plus the things u match are not ordinary. Should include pics and stars for relic advancement are confusing. By the way, how do u earn stars? Mine aren't increasing. Plus are there any directions for playing? My backpack is full and no relics are added. How can I clear them when I can't sell them? I'm stuck!
Secret Passages game (by Tarab1912 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:19:00)
It's an ok game. I wish it didn't cost so much energy to play a level so I could play more.
Decent (by Smontsz on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:10:00)
I love this game but I've accumulated too many coins and I can't seem to get rubies in the dig site. They should have an option to buy rubies with the coins we've gotten even if it's a lot. Or we should be able to sell some of the power ups. I never use them and I have way too many. Also I run out of energy way too quickly. All in all it a goo game but could be better
Not very much fun (by Shellyz144 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:21:00)
Have to wait long times in between games. Slow loading and always wanting you to put out extra cash for something.
CRASHED (by A True Believer 2 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:28:00)
Game won't let me in to play!
Review (by Rf52 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:27:00)
I like the game. It does take a long time to do anything but is really not that different then other games trying to make you spend money. I do like that it is not pushing you to use Facebook friends. I hate it when games do that. I would not mind just paying a fee to have the game but I'm not going to sink a ton of money either. Overall it is different than the others and I like it but still very early in the game for me.
Nice and fun game - some qualms (by Bex-star on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:20:00)
I enjoy playing this game because of the slight role playing part and the searching for different objects. It's beautifully designed visually as well. My biggest qualm is that when searching the dig sites, it takes too long to find the materials to build them or I keep getting more of the same materials I have already found and completed for that particular site, like wood pines in the Kyoto dig site. Now it would be different if those materials were used at a dig site in another place but that doesn't seem to be the case. I also wish when trading relics that the trading post somehow detected better the relics you already have in your pack. I have relics in my pack that have been sitting there for weeks that I'd like to trade for more coins. Otherwise, I do enjoy playing this game. Good time-killer :)
Secrets (by Tlowlac on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:56:00)
Great game - needs more time before purchase required though!
Blackmail (by Firstlord on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:08:00)
I was playing Paradise Cove from Pocket Gems, and stealth ads for this would pop up after a delay after starting the game, usually just as I was about to click on something. Finally downloaded this to stop the nagging and will now delete it. That kind of advertising is unethical and counterproductive. I didn't get this game because I wanted it, I got it to shut them up and get them to stop interfering with my enjoyment of the game I DID want. Much more of this from them, and I will probably avoid them altogether, and even delete Paradise Cove. This kind of underhanded scam has to stop. Shame on you, Pocket Gems! Would give this zero stars if I could. Game might be fine, but being FORCED to get it, is extremely repugnant to me.
Can't Dig It Anymore (by Mel5900 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:48:00)
I agree completely with 2 and 35. First, you have only enough energy for four searches when your energy is full. But the most frustrating part of the game has become the shovels/digging! You rarely get the relics you need to advance or build...and it gets worse the further in the game you go. At the Himalayas level I have over 200,000 coins, 300 rubies and countless search power-ups (which you only really need at new search locations), but unfortunately they are of no current use because I can't dig up the keys or relics I need to advance. I haven't been able to complete ANY of the building sites - although I am close on some - because I can't get the relics I need! This has been a really fun summer game, but I'm about to throw in the towel.
Good idea, but... (by mhh0406 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:59:00)
There are so many aspects of this game that are cool, but you just don't get very much play for the energy. I HATE that the only way to advance in the game is to spend real money...that's just shady and kind of sneaky from the developers. For instance, you can't even buy rubies with the coins you earn in the game! Even if you could, it's not enough to be able to make a difference. Just when you get into the game, you're out of energy and have to wait too long. Now I just play when I'm bored but I have no incentive to dedicate any time to it...I find myself more drawn to my solitaire app! (That's says something right there!)
Secret passages (by Cbhrs on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:25:00)
Recharging takes too long but not a bad game.
Full backpack (by Panda552287 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:00:00)
I have been enjoying this game up until now but I haven't played in a week because basically it won't allow me to. The backpack is full but there are no trades to let me empty it and there hasn't been in a week! There is no feature to empty out space in your backpack other the trading your items! Lame! If I don't get a trade so I can lose some of my "collection" I will be tossing this game.
Awesome (by Jamie Morse on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:34:00)
Needs more energy lol
Boring game (by Windybound on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:35:00)
Starts out looking to be a fun and challenging game. But, I'm tired of searching the same areas over and over for the same items over and over. I have enough coins to level up the areas. It's not allowing the for that option. I suppose that comes later. But, when? The dig sites do not yield the pieces necessary to restore them. The game advances beyond seeming to have anything done. Though it advances before the confusing, unclear missions are completed I feel the game moves too slowly. I am becoming bored and will probably delete it soon.
Secret passages (by Texas patty on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:23:00)
It's a ok game just don't get much play time
Timer is so slow (by Agrlnky on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:38:00)
Over 24 hours for level to update? I don't think so...Delete
Confused!!! (by Shye911 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:04:00)
It's okay. Too much switching back and forth and not enough playing time unless you are buying the coins and gems.
Could be fun game (by paloduro1967 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:56:00)
HO's are too easy. Mostly designed to draw one into making in-app purchases! Improve it and I would be willing to purchase it for a reasonable price!
Lame (by Smalls913 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:55:00)
I'll never know how the game plays. After unsuccessful loading numerous times, I gave up. Not worth the aggravation.
It's alright.... (by Simona907 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:27:00)
Interesting game but I can't see playing much longer as I'll most likely forget about it while I'm waiting for more energy to load so I can play four 20 second games, just to have to wait for more energy to load.
Cmongky (by Corran♊ on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 05:08:00)
Fun search game. Concept and graphics are great. My Hirlfriend and I play on our phones but it is charging her 1100-5000 or more coins to upgrade her search buildings. Frustrating cuz it takes so long for her to advance. Takes too long to restore power of only getting 4 digs per one hour charge. Could be an epic game if it utilized time and coins better.
Started Off as Fun! (by 2PickyPaula on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:35:00)
It is unfortunate that such a fun filled game turns into the frustration it has become. I have ~23 Cameras and another 15 Magnifying glasses and neither of them have been terribly useful to me, because the time it takes to use them will leave your score seriously lacking... It is annoying that of the last 11 shovels earned, only 2 actually resulted in necessary sought after relics being found. I keep amassing Cameras and magnifying glasses!!! Why is there NOT A WAY TO TRADE IN CAMERAS AND THESE Magnifying GLASSES FOR THOSE PIECES THAT I Really DO NEED? Why is it that after I have gotten to the end of my upgrade for the kingdom or land, I am required to find pieces like the crystal ball that are impossible to choose as they are over ridden by the gold coin--the final relic to obtain in that land? I am now stuck because every relic that I need to trade in order to earn money is apparently dependent on my digging for it and as it takes an eternity to find a single relic this way, I am essentially over with this game. I refuse to buy more shovels especially since they seem to amass me only more cameras... There should be ways of divesting or trading in relics for shovels etc. Too bad this game isn't yet there! Also, it would be nice to know how to use some of these power ups. It would also be nice to be able to inter-trade; for example, my excess relics for Energy Pellets, because I agree with the other reviewer. All I have is 10 minutes of game time before I'm out of energy and need to wait an eternity for the measure to refill to 100 again. I now have 11 similar Coin Relics-- all while attempting to secure the Crystal Ball which I assumed was the relic outlined and obscured by the Question Mark? There are so many Ruin and Dig sites on the board only to have access to very few, again due to the problem with shovel acquisition. Well, it has been real!...The resolution and the definition are remarkably well done and certainly do keep one engrossed in the game even if it's simply to mill over the decor repeatedly. I do look forward to improvements in this game and perhaps, it will again become the enticement it once was for me! Thank you!
Needs help (by tiawee on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:26:00)
The last update is SUPER buggy, no matter how many times I reopen my trade items it's asking for an item that I have upgraded passed already in every trade option, so I cannot get anymore money at all. I've given it almost 6 days and it still asks for the crystal ball no matter what I do and all I can search for is a gold coin!! Please fix this :) thanks!
Add this to your next update and it will improve your game! (by Stats1 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:56:00)
So this is for the company that makes this app. I really like this game a lot. If I could improve it though I'd say you need to make the dig sites stop giving you supplies you've already got all of so you don't feel like your going to never open a full dig site to get the relics from it. I feel like I don't want to use any of my digs till I need keys to open a new passage!!! Nothing is more frustrating than using a shovel only to dig up an item you have completed. Hope this helps cause I think everyone would feel it is more fun if you at least change this so we know eventually we can open a dig site completely.
It's ok (by Bea84ce on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:54:00)
Not enough energy to play longer than 5 min at a time def not worth it
Not enough energy (by Ru&Ro on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:34:00)
You only get a couple turns before your energy level runs out & then you have to wait for it to re-up, which takes a few hours. You can only play for about 10-15min. at a time. The things that are available for purchase are to expensive for what you get & when you do purchase things in stead of the price lowering for the next purchase it increases, which doesn't seem fair.
Wasted of time (by Lisabel1 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:29:00)
This app is terrible! The advertisements lock it up and half way thru a game the ads pop up. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!
Fun (by Goldengrl on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:10:00)
Nice game fun and eayntomlearn.
:( (by Naimari on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:17:00)
Game takes too long to load and keeps kicking me out!
Selling relics (by catmac68 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:32:00)
I am definitely a fan of this game. Been playing for about a month and unlocked many relics and landmarks. However I have many extra relics that I am not using to trade for coins. There needs to be an update to allow you to sell relics not being used to receive rubies or coins.
It's just oaky (by Odatoo on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:47:00)
I'm unsure of the end goal. Why can't I use my gold coins to get extra energy.
Please Fix (by Jaimee1699 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:45:00)
I really like the game but I was just about 2 search in the Bath House when all of a sudden it completely logged me out (like I was back @ my home screen), so I lost my 24 of energy!& now it did it twice 2day! Please Fix This!!!
Amazing (by Jessie9931601 on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:42:00)
The game is very addictive
It's okay... (by Hhfgkiu on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:38:00)
Agree with other reviewers....low time and energy allotment make this a difficult game to get into. Could be a lot better.
Crash! (by YahtzeeBonusRoll on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:53:00)
App continues to crash on me this week. Happens right after I select a place to search, and my 24 power points disappear without me using them. I then have to wait for them to replenish. Not really very fun anymore m
Time passer. (by Catbuttz the weird on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:43:00)
The game is easy to play. Is not time demanding. You play when you want. Nice graphs. You just look for the things on a short list. You have to find things by a certain time. Relaxing.
Fun (by Jojo 29 66 on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:24:00)
Great but a lot of energy is spent for each search plus the energy recharge takes quite a while.
Almost good (by whateverwerks on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:46:00)
It's too bad about this game. The playing time is limited to about 3-4 minutes at a time. If it were longer, I could see getting hooked on it. Not sure I understand the developer's strategy in sending players away to other games. :-(
Hard to Follow (by LuAnnE612 on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:10:00)
I think the music and graphics are pretty awesome and I enjoy finding the secret items. However I have to rate this very low because there are no instructions on how to play! I've been following the prompts but really am clueless. Plus you use a lot of energy and awards don't necessarily show up. (I won a shovel but someone must have stolen it because it sure wasn't in where they should have been!) Sorry, I foresee me giving away my own secret: I'll be deleting this game. :(
Buggy (by EdenLate on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:25:00)
I keep getting nothing usable in my trades, and they're constantly changing, since they are including relics which I can no longer get (because at a "higher" one on that location). It realizes something is up, since it keeps *changing* these, but not to anything traceable. C'mon, guys. The only way I could progress at this point is paying money to unlock other things. Not cool.
Something is wrong with this game (by Twentysneezes on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:09:00)
Don't get me wrong, I like this game. But I don't think you can win it. I have just about maxed my upgrades out. But I have finished 1 dig. Out of about 20 so far. And don't even talk about winning a shovel in the dig. 1 shovel? That's a joke. You dig up 1 to replace the one you just used. Come on...make it that you win at least 2! Or better yet, 5! Seriously! This is so frustrating! But apparently pocket gems doesn't care. Come on guys!!! Give us an update with some improvements in it!! Nuff said....for now :)
Secret passage (by Toadie1016 on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:44:00)
I feel the same way everybody else. Not able to advance low game life.
Ssanduca (by Ssanduca on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:40:00)
Good fun but big problem launching the game every time! Freezes and says error
Disappointing!!!!!!! (by Gomogo1960 on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:44:00)
Runs out of energy, takes too long to recharge, I am removing this app from my iPad!
Please Fix (by Jaimee1699 on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:40:00)
I really like the game but I was just about 2 search in the Bath House when all of a sudden it completely logged me out (like I was back @ my home screen), so I lost my 24 of energy! & I don't understand y I can only get 2 of the orange potion every single time when other places sometimes I get 2 or 3 or 4, but the orange potion is always only 2! Very frustrating when it takes both of them 4 the trade & then the next trade they ask 4 another 1 (obviously w/ another item also)! Also it takes way 2 long 2 load the game! I don't understand y it takes so long 2 load! This is the only game that takes this long 2 load up!
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 601th to 650th
I like it (by Butcher was here on Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:21:00)
I really like this game
Just Starting and It's Holdin My Attention. (by Daveste8854 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:56:00)
I have been playing for about a week and it has been a good distraction.
It's fun but... (by Kofa7349 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:28:00)
Ok, the price for unlocking is getting to be ridiculous. If I need 60k to unlock a site and the average sale price is 1.5 K per trip, I need 40 trips to unlock a site. Really? The dig sites still have bugs. It would be nice to find 1 item per 3 shovels to complete a site instead of useless power ups and pieces you already completed. And what is a point of finding ONE shovel? Puzzles are fun, but not being able to play for more than 5 minutes and very slooooowwww progress is not.
Nothing but a grab for your wallet! (by CalPen901 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:04:00)
In this "game" you have to pay for every move you make, and it isn't cheap. Want to explore a room? First you have pay with in-game coins to unlock it, then you either have wait hours to explore it or pay AGAIN, this time with rubies which drop at a rate that would never open anything, the you have to use energy, which you either have to buy or wait hours to accumulate. This supposed to be fun? Secret Passages is probably the most blatant rip-off of any game out there.
Error issues (by Curly128q on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:53:00)
I keep getting an error that tells me to contact customer support. Help!
Game is ok. (by Mameee on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:51:00)
Could be better with a few improvements here & there.
Crash (by Ana Maria Peixoto on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:37:00)
The game is good but takes hours to reload and earn lives and is crashing all the time. This issue should be solve by the company.
Takes forever! (by Marianka Marron on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:39:00)
Everything takes forever! And now it went from bad to worse. "Too much on my backpack?"!! Seems like the game has potential, but definitely needs to be re-thinked. Too bad, I liked the concept at first, but the mechanics don't help it at all. I hope you can fix it.
Three stars is optimistic (by Grammarian56 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:27:00)
I would enjoy the game more if I could actually PLAY for any length of time. Energy runs out far too quickly. "Money" earned is not useful to advance the game. Earning the crap for the zillion "dig" sites is next to impossible.
Issues (by AkiMaelstrom on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:34:00)
I'm having issues with trading in the treasures. It constantly prompts me to find a mystery treasure, but I never get it. Also, every time I re-enter the trade, it changes all four trades. I can't progress through the game.
Too long of wait times (by Joshandlexi on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:23:00)
I like this game quite a bit but am frustrated by the amount if wait time between opening new buildings and dig sites and everything else
Not enough play time! (by Barb Locher on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:05:00)
I just started playing game I loose interest due to short play time. I will probably delete app.
Fun but not much play time (by LISA40 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:30:00)
Only ten minutes of energy per play time... Very frustrating!!
So far I'm disappointed (by Trisuwp on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:35:00)
Instructions are effy! You can play if you are will to spend real money. I'm not! If I can't do a better job of figuring this out, I'm dumping the game. Such a shame it had promise.
Fun game (by Lmillerswifts on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:23:00)
A fun game to play but you run out of energy too quick and the objects are not hidden very well.
Hermi (by H3679 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:15:00)
I love the game. It is hard to wait for energy. The graphics are beautiful. It is becoming very difficult to earn rubies which seem to be needed a lot. Energy is ok now but those rubies are too hard to get. I don't pay to play games so I am the loser.
Fix it (by Rush_rockstar on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:35:00)
The app keeps crashing, can't even load it properly. Please fix it!!
Wendy (by Wendysch48 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:09:00)
It cost a lot to do things so you don't get a lot of play time.
Fun game:) (by AKAMandi on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:41:00)
Fun game but it takes a long time to have enough energy to search new places. So you only end up playing for about 5 minutes and then you have to wait 20 min to get enough energy stored up to search again. Otherwise I like the scenes and the background story.
Could be better (by JWUchefLBC on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:41:00)
The game is fine, but you can only play 4 times before you're out of energy. You accumulate relics, but then there's no way to sell them after you've leveled up or moved to another area. Also, it takes FOREVER to load!
Not enough play (by ally1429 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:31:00)
I really like this game, however you can only play it for about 8 minutes before energy runs out. Then you have to wait over an hour and a half to play 8 minutes again. There's not even really a feature to buy more energy to keep playing. You can buy rupees, but the price of rupees to keep playing doubles every time you buy energy, so you can only do that a few times before you are forced to spend ten and twenty dollars just for 8 minutes of game play. If and when they come up with a better and more affordable way to play this game for an extended time, I will whole-heartedly recommend it.
Would be great! (by Gr8britbrat07 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:24:00)
If you didn't have to spend so much life to search. Only get to search four times and then have to wait for life to refill. If I could play for a bit longer each time I might not keep forgetting about the game!
Secret Passages (by page50 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:11:00)
It is just too slow and you never make enough rubies to open the new sections.
Passages (by Wannabe cowboy1 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:50:00)
Takes too long to get anywhere with so little energy. Money doesn't add up fast enough to get ant new places.
Love! (by juliebellex on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:23:00)
This game is addicting. I highly recommend it!
Too bad, not worth it (by Autumn*** on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:07:00)
Was a great game. I would have paid money for the previous version but it's just become a never ending slot machine asking for more and more money in order to play. Not going to submit to that.
Tammy (by TPerez11 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:47:00)
I have to agree with the rest of the reviews listed. Was fun at first but takes way too long to gain coins to advance to next levels. Then you pay and wait, sometimes 8 hours for the next level only to have to pay more coins then wait hours AGAIN for that section to open. I'm ready to dump this and go to something else.
Fun but needs Improvement (by Laura828 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:36:00)
I would have given it a 4 star rating, but to be able to play at all, you need an Internet connection. So, whenever I am out and about and I have no wifi and no cell signal (traveling), I can't play, which is really annoying.
Great game (by Laromy777 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:06:00)
Very interesting alot of puzzles and story line a must have game !
Good game (by Dizznang on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 08:53:00)
I really like this game but here are some issues I'm having. Getting a lot of force quits when I go into a level and then I lose the energy I spent to go in. Also, once you get all of an item from a dig site you shouldn't be able to get it anymore. It's stupid that I continually get stuff that I already have all I need of and can't get the other stuff I need. Please fix this.
Secret Passages (by Mallory Pasion on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:56:00)
Like it. Need to figure out a few things going on but, it's ok
Secret passages (by Teach entire on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:59:00)
Seemed kind of cool to start but quickly became a monotonous grind. You end up doing the same puzzles over and over for somewhat descent gold but then you are stuck digging and digging and oh my flipping lord digging some more. The dumbest parts are kind of a tie. If you want to earn rubies you have get them while digging or buy them. You will not finish -ever - if you don't buy them. Then to add insult to injury you dig and find another shovel. What waste. All it equates to is a "sorry you found nothing cool, try again". Thanks for that little waste of to my time. Maybe give me 2 (or 50) shovels as a prize...now that would be alright
Money sucker (by VMP:-( on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:43:00)
Just another game app that is so intentionally slow to force you into purchases to move forward
Sylvia (by Sylvia313 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:42:00)
Much too long to get energy and you don't get what you need at the dig sites
Treasure Hunting Fun (by becang321 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:00:00)
I find this App very relaxing and loads of fun!! It's like I Spy!! I invite everyone to join in the fun!!
Fun game (by Lizzzeee217 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:52:00)
Overall like the game, but wonder why when rebuilding ruins, you keep digging up items that are already completed? Long loading time and searching 4x before needing more energy are other things I wish could be fixed. Maybe the energy to search could decrease with the higher levels- your character is getting stronger. So each level uses one less energy pt (or something similar). Maybe find multiple shovels when you dig....
Some draw backs (by Msurb0313 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:48:00)
This is an interesting and fun game but you can only play for about 5 min before you have to spend money to continue. Energy needs to be earned much faster if developers want people to play the game. I'll spend some to play but not every two to five minutes.
Confusing (by Squirt206 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:34:00)
I like parts of this game. Like the searches, graphics and gathering items. I have not figured out where I am going or doing! Turns are really short, what a bummer!
fun but short (by Iceman 009 on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:17:00)
the gameplay is fun and interesting but a lot of searching and low energy allocation to accomplish the tasks shortens the time spent looking for items. overall it is a intriguing game but lacks longer game play.
It doesn't load!!! (by torisecret~ on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:09:00)
I was fun while it lasted, I'm going to delete it!!! Try something else!!
Disappointing (by Kp21pa on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:05:00)
Cost a lot to play a short time. The game itself is fun, but at this price won't be playing much longer.
Getting Energy (by jennysparks2u on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 02:52:00)
Getting energy so you can actually play the game shouldn't be so hard!! I refuse to pay money in order to buy it!!!
The best game ever (by Parker bun on Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:09:00)
I love this game it is the best
Phyllisp68 (by hairstylgal on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:33:00)
Don't get much play time! :(
It's ok. (by Leadeh on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:29:00)
I like this game but I hate how I only have so little time to get around. By the time I gather the money needed to enter a place I'm out of energy points so I have to quit and wait till it recharges.
Directions? (by myronmyron on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:58:00)
With some sort of directions I would know what I'm doing. I couldn't find any and although the graphics are great I don't know how to strategize.
Mirrors of Albion (by Marita1517 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:57:00)
Like the game, it gets progressively harder, but there is too much wasted time moving on - twelve hours between the two. It doesn't pay to use gems because the play time is too short.
Secret passages (by sectb on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:50:00)
Game is fun but takes to long to load and having clues or explain how to accumulate relics would be nice.
Very short play time per session (by CharmieRIP on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:33:00)
The need for energy to do searches limits your play time to 10 minutes or less. Annoying!
Good game (by Nana louie on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:27:00)
Enjoy looking for hidden objects this game is great. Great graphics.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 651th to 700th
Last update 7/29/13 (by MDHKY on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:21:00)
Since update app crashes often then it does not return item after crash. Running on iPad and it takes energy away when it crashes. I like the game but because of this issue I'm thinking of removing this game off my iPad. Vendor has no response to crashes
Secret Passages (by Buckro on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:27:00)
I love the art work, but the game itself mystifies me. It seems to be all about paying up, and where's the adventure in that? I am tired of having to buy stuff just to play for 5 minutes! One reviewer said there is a lot of strategy involved. Where? I see only a money pit.
Needs update (by Onyx03 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:19:00)
Too many bugs since last update. Asking me to find artifacts I can longer get to because I've moved up a level. Also too short play time and too discouraging with the shovels.
The game. (by Four four on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:23:00)
Well you don't get to play very long and you want us to buy rubes or coins just to move on not cool . So I not sure about it it is so so .
Secret Passages (by _* the terminator*_ on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:19:00)
Fun, Clever, I think this is thee I spy game for iPad, iPod, iPhone.
Secret passages game (by Ashraf falah on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:19:00)
It's a great game But it's take too long time to earn points because the energey runs out very fast and the traied must be at lest 400 to 600 evry traied. And the energy should be bigger than 100% to earn points and bigger traides. But even that , it's agreat game and enjoy to play it. I hope from u to give us an upgrade for this game with more energy and bigger traiding to earn more points. Thank u Best regards Ashraf falah
Having fun (by VicLeslie on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:57:00)
I play games on my phone and I love hidden object. I also don't usually buy anything. This game stays fun. Can't play for sure long, which is good for me. The graphics are great, too.
Secret passages (by ZOD46 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:42:00)
It's a fun game, but takes way too long to load
Figure it out! (by Karma2316 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:02:00)
The game is fun to play But there are no instructions! It doesn't tell you or show you how to earn gems they always ask you if you want to purchase gems so you could continue. So Ridiculous!
Could be better (by SewCrazyGal on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:30:00)
Can only play for 10 mins at most.
Great game (by Kelly021 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:44:00)
I like the game a lot. The only down side is the energy required to search is very high compared to the energy allotment. I am only able to play a few minutes at a time before I have to let the energy refill.
Hidden objects (by Sams freckles on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:42:00)
To costly run out of chances to play to fast. I really like hidden object games but only get to play for short periods because of running out of coins. Wish you could just play and not have to worry about waiting for more coins or chances to play.
Good gaming experience. (by ProfBWC on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:58:00)
Fine searching for objects game. Need automatic energy boosts.
Please fix!! (by 2bmimi on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:46:00)
Could be a great game, IF you fixed how the dig sites work. Players are discouraged quickly, as it takes hundreds of shovels to get all needed materials to complete one one dig site (nearly impossible, since unneeded, already acquired materials are uncovered when we dig). The price of purchasing rubies has been set incredibly high-way out of my price range! I have yet to get an option to trade any relics from my completed dig sites for rubies, so paying real money seems to be the only option to accumulate rubies. Please give a way to trade coins for shovels and/or rubies. I would gladly pay up front to play this game if the energy and shovel issues could be solved.
Need help (by Ladiejae78 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:56:00)
Needs to improve the way the game is played. There no consistent way to play ( levels) and the next passage
Good game (by AHHHH - stupid game on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:44:00)
Soothing. But after playing for two weeks it got really boring specially that you can only play for few min. before your points are used. Even with new sites It is the same game that does not seem to lead to anything. The only challenge is to wait to be able to play again.
Ok (by Grandma cherrie on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:52:00)
just what I said....ok....seems like I can't play for very long....also needs to have some more directions....not sure if I'm playing it correctly.....
Great idea (by Wubnesh on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:15:00)
Great graphics, idea, and function. That said, it needs some improvements. For instance, there should be some reward for obtaining artifacts and leveling up. Regarding the dig sites, once a building component is completed, it should be eliminated from the dig site, so that only the needed ones are possible. Those components should also be easier to to obtain, because once you've played it enough, the power-ups are basically unnecessary. Is it only me, or does it seem strange that points for finding the artifacts are worthless? At least before the upgrade the higher the score, the faster you could get shovels. I can live with the limited energy, but only three shovels at a time is just plain frustrating. Of course the point is for the company to make money, but a person can go through a lot of shovels before getting even one building component. I would be more likely to spend some money if I knew it would actually get results and not just a power up or 10 rubies. Lastly, additional artifacts cost way too much money, and there seems to be no reward for completing a geographical area. What's the incentive? Sorry to sound so negative, but I actually like the game, and I would just like to see it improved before I grow too frustrated and quit. I need to feel like I am accomplishing something and not just chasing my tail with nope hope of completing tasks.
Okay but confusing parts (by jtabergas on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:17:00)
It's fun to play and a great time-killer. I'm confused how to upgrade buildings though. How do you get the stars? Is that automatic? There's nowhere I can go on the app that gives me an answer to that.
What happened? (by 12345-abc on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:49:00)
The update was supposed fix some of the issues but still having same problems. Game can be fun but takes a long time to get energy. You only get 4 searches for each life and it is unlikely that you will find what you need in the dig sights to complete the buildings. It is getting disappointing.
It's ok (by Ramapes on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:34:00)
By the time I started to figure out the game I have list my power..., I'm not sure I want to buy power because I have done that with other games and lost my funds because the games haven't developed their higher levels But I will keep playing and see what happens....
Eli (by Sexytime on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:31:00)
Great game lots of fun!!!
Cool app (by Countryff on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:28:00)
Good app, does take awhile to load and like most apps, everything takes forever to be able to things unless you buy in-apps purchases.
Disappointed (by Louisiana Lady98 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:01:00)
I thought that I was going to love this game but have been very disappointed instead. Was really hard to understand what needed to be done and very slow to advance unless you pay real money. I do not recommend this game.
more and more frustrating (by Cbda1972 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:53:00)
Starts out fun as it's a good concept. But the parts that don't work well get more and more frustrating as you progress. Others have mentioned the energy problem. Biggest thing for me is digging. Each ruined site requires finding between 20 and 30 items to rebuild. You get 3 shovels about every 6 searches. (Mind you, because of energy constraints, those 6 searches take at least 48 minutes of real time while you wait--and I mean wait, you can't do anything else--for energy to recharge. But I digress.) Your success rate at finding something is *at best* 1 in 3. So you're talking about 180 searches to complete one ruined site. The Pocket Gems "solution" is to offer shovels, energy, etc, for sale. But their prices are beyond outrageous. $100 for an in-app purchase of shovels? Can this even be serious?
Love hate relationship (by Lichi24 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:37:00)
I really like this game BUT I hate that It takes forever to reload. The update has made it easier to get the final relics but now I when I go to the trade center and I need a specific relic, I click to find it but it will only get the latest relic and not the one I need. Also if I am lucky and get the relic I need to trade... When I go back to the trade... The trade is no longer there (within minutes) so I have to search for another relic again. Like I said, I love the game but I hate to wait and not being able to trade my relics will put this game out of commission for me. Fix it at it will be awesome!
Could be a great game. (by bbudd2011 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:21:00)
Not a big gamer but love to find one game to pass time during the slow time in my day. I thought this would be my game for now. NOT! Takes too long to advance and is confusing with it trying to force the player to the next challenge.
More Energy in Less Time (by Ame in Tampa on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:20:00)
I enjoy the game, but waiting 24 minutes to play for 3-5 minutes is annoying. This game has more waiting than playing unless you are willing to pay money for more energy and to enter new areas to explore. I refuse to pay money for games. The scenes are well done and the searches become more difficult as you go. The variations keep the searches interesting. The graphics are well done. The Kyoto ruin didn't register the achievement. Neither did the Valkyrie achievement. Since the 1.15 upgrade, the introductions of stars doesn't match up to the level achieved already. Getting 135,000 points is near impossible. Waiting 9 hours for an area to open up is ridiculous.
So so game (by Smilely65 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:15:00)
Too slow unless you pay.
Fun, fun, fun!!! (by etreferee on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:05:00)
The latest improvements make for a fun and great game.
Very good fun. (by S.t.i.b on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:04:00)
It is top of its class.
Uses energy fast (by margie high on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:57:00)
Unless you pay for energy or other stuff you can't play for very long at a time but it is fun when you can play.
Fun but ... (by 7JP 13 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:51:00)
To long to get energy back to keep playing and the digs take long to get shovels and then get things you need later not right then. Like the game, wish could keep going without energy boost etc.
Like but don't like (by Pinkie blackblood on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:30:00)
I like the game very much. But it takes so long to recharge and it the cost of being able to play verses what the rewards are are very unbalanced. You need to be able to earn more rubies in the beginning.
... (by Ajsisawesome! on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 02:22:00)
Not as fun as I thought /=
Power up (by Object seeker on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:56:00)
I enjoy playing, but the power bar only lasts for 4games, about 10 to15 minutes of play. In order to power up to the next level, it not only costs several hundreds of coin, but close to 100rubies as well and there is no way to get enough rubies without purchasing them on line. Very costly!
Too little time playing (by Shelltoomuch on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:29:00)
I play a lot of games. I would rather spend some money for the game for the purchase of it, than to have to buy energy to play. I have to play 5 minutes, then wait an hour..? Play 5 minutes.... Wait an hour..... Play five minutes then wait an hour for recharge. It should not cost 21 minutes of energy to search. It is ridiculous. If this was fixed, I would love it. Charge me 5 dollars for the game and be done with it.
Don't download (by Bubba Sirstins on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:23:00)
Initially it's a really fun game but then you soon realize they're just after your money. Takes way too long at dig sites cuz the odds of finding what you want are terrible, upgrades take too long as well because of energy being gone quickly. If you like spending a ton of money on iOS games, get this app. If you don't, do not
Fun! (by mom2amd on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:16:00)
I am enjoying this game so far. Frustrating that it takes so long to replenish "energy", but fun
What's the point of the dig sites? (by Jarmo12335 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:23:00)
I went through 20 shovels trying to get the items to upgrade the dig sites and still couldn't get what I needed. It's like you purposefully don't provide the necessary things to move on through out the game. So dumb!!
Another Problem (by 2Mily on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:21:00)
Earlier problem with freezing and not letting you search has been fixed. Now about 1 out of 4 times when I go to search, the game charges me the 24 seconds then throws me out. Now I have lost the time to search. What gives?
Slows (by V1959 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:19:00)
This game takes too long to open on IPad. Also, since the latest upgrade, it kicks me out for no reason. Takes away points, and every time I go to dig sites it will not let me into site. Just kicks me completely out of game. Graphics are good.
Complex game (by Auntie A3s on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:16:00)
I do not understand everything that is going on with this game ( of course, I am in my 70's and not a techie) and am surprised at different turns and events but it is engaging and not difficult to play
Secret passages (by Beall49 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:14:00)
Game is interesting but ridiculous about wanting you to buy things--can't play very long.
My favorite (by Game Master444 on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:04:00)
This is my favorite Hidden Object game!!! Love it❤
Fun game (by vtjforce on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:02:00)
Nice game...solid interface, easy to use
QUESTS (by A True Believer 2 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 23:26:00)
I have finished quests and not received the rewards for them! What's up with that? I like the challenge of the QUESTS, but do not like to waste my time and earned coin if I don't get the reward. ALSO, game is crashing after taking energy but before I get to hunt for artifacts.....so not good!
Fun (by Marsha kd on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 23:20:00)
Just started, I like the graphics and game. Energy level runs out quickly.
Fun! (by JudeRanch on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 23:10:00)
Great way to pass a few minutes.
inconsistent (by p123w00 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 22:37:00)
This game makes no sense! My friend and I are both playing and he gets upgrades for 6-10 times less than I do for no apparent reason! I think that I will delete this game!
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 701th to 750th
Frustrating (by cjk229 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:33:00)
This game does not let you play very long at a time. I seem to keep going to the same few places over and over. This is boring. There are other games like this that I like much better.
Good concept, poor gameplay (by Zimbarto on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:19:00)
I would play this game all day...that is if i didnt have to WAIT, and the WAIT again, then ...nope...ughh WAIT again! Plus i cant even get through ONE single digsite and i only need 2 more items, but it never gives them to me. Oh, and then i have to wait some more to get a new shovel. Fix those two MAJOR issues and u will get much better reviews.
Okay so far... (by Kat0313 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:11:00)
Just not enough life's and they take too long to re-up.
Awesome graphics... (by H Beale on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 20:11:00)
... but you only get a short amount of play time before having to recharge (or use up any coins or gems you have collected to continue playing). The game has potential but right now it appears as a get rich quick scheme for the designer(s) as they give you very little to start with and want you to purchase play items with real cash if you want to play longer.
Michele (by Waiferkitty10 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 19:18:00)
Good game. Although I wish it had more energy. Lol
Fun (by Honeymunchers on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:57:00)
Fun game, not as far as most of reviewers but enjoying so far
Not enough play time per power up (by Julystrawberry on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:56:00)
Not enough play time per power up. The game is tedious. The searching for items part is fun but its limited by the power allotment you are given.
Not bad (by Bbear179 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:50:00)
I wish the searches were harder. They point you in the direction and everything. I think it's for a small child
Fun but..... (by Gussy5333 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:49:00)
Takes too long to earn energy. Very costly to keep playing.
So disappointed (by judyjudy26 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:43:00)
Was really enjoying game but got to a point where the only way to progress was to "buy" coins. I had tons of relics but not the ones needed for trade. I couldn't upgrade to the next relics because of not enough coins. Stuck. So I broke down and bought coins which got me to next area IN AN HOUR. So I broke down and bought more coins which upgraded to a new relic IN AN HOUR. SERIOUSLY? Other games sometimes require a .99 purchase and turns out to be well worth the .99. I'm not buying any more coins. When I get stuck again I'll just delete the app. Backpack is full of things I don't need. Can't get things I need because pack is full
Secret Passages (by LadyLanie on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:12:00)
I'm enjoying the game. Good graphics. Moves quickly. If I had one complaint, it would be that I had to start over when I couldn't get back to my original game after not playing for about ten days.
Ummmm (by Itszeezee on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:03:00)
It asked to write a review earlier in the game should have then cause its nothing but a headache, boring & slow now I look 4 a way too delete it!!!!
Too long! (by Wzpm on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:53:00)
This app takes way too long to load!!!! Bored before ever getting to the game!
Fun but short lived (by RAMBO II on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:56:00)
The game takes a very long time to load. I also find it somewhat difficult to understand how to play the game well. It is fun and interesting, but there are better games out there.
Secret Passages (by Waraw on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:39:00)
Not sure what the over all point is when the game keeps spreading before a section is completed. Also, the digs don't make sense. Why get 1 shovel instead of 2? 1 shovel is not a "Great find!". Why do I continue to get objects in the dig, when I already have the number needed in the collection? Wish that we could complete one area before being forced to another. It is becoming frustrating, rather than fun.
Frustrating. (by Ladyhawke87 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:12:00)
It is WAY too hard to get shovels. It was frustrating enough in the beginning at how fast you run out of energy and how long it takes to get more, but now I've finally reached level 6 and it is fun but ill probably NEVER complete a single "ruins" because of how hard it is to get shovels, and then they're typically wasted on magnifying glasses or something else equally un useful. Also I considered paying for shovels until I saw how ridiculous the prices are! Seriously, do something about this!
Boring (by musik lova on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:53:00)
You think it will be more engaging but you spend an inordinate amount of time collecting the same items from the same scenes,,,,getting nowhere
Great idea that needs work. (by Mommy ommy on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:43:00)
The game itself is great! Fun and interesting. I love to play it but am considering getting rid of it and looking for something similar. The reason is you only get 5-10 minutes that you can play at a time. Then it takes half the day to get the energy back to play again. Which again is only 5-10 minutes. I figured it would get better as I advanced but it has not. Even if you spend money for items its still 5-10 minutes of play for that too. To play for 30 minutes you would end up spending $50!! Fix this problem and in sure the game will take off and become top on charts and reviews.
Entertaining (by bigbigmusicfan on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:42:00)
The updates drive me insane and the dig sites are do frustrating! They take forever, but all in all the game is fun and I enjoy this app
Glitches (by CheVal27 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:39:00)
It's not giving me the correct number of stars so I can complete a building. I'll have discovered 4 artifacts and only gives me 3 stars. And I can't finish Egypt at all! I love this game but the update didn't help :( And you added instant find and freeze time that I do not need! So now my shovels are wasted on things that are useless and it takes Forever to rebuild a ruin!
Like the game..but not enough play time (by DoubleRbar on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:38:00)
I do like the game. However, even as you go up in levels, you do not get any longer play. 4 searches at a time. That is it. No way to win extra time, only for purchase, and that is extremely high cost. Not worth the money. Like the game, would like to play more, but will probably stop soon. I can only play at night, and this does not provide enough duration of play.
Not enough play time (by Stacy9833 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:37:00)
can only play a few minutes before you don't have enough life to play any more and earning more costs you. If I like a game I want to be able to play awhile, a little disappointing.
Poor in so many ways (by Game girl 2222 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:31:00)
Very slow loading,I tend to leave to play other games. Once in, not enough energy to keep going. Forces you to leave the game as I will not spend any money buying stuff just to be out of energy. Very poor
Can't ever get it to open (by Timmy11111111 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:22:00)
I like playing the game, when I can get it to open. I get an error message every time I try to open it to play. Would like it if you didn't run out of energy so fast. Don't feel the game moves very fast because you don't get to play very long, then it takes forever for me not to get the error message. Haven't been able to play game for over a week! Good concept of a game, just wish I could play it more.
Rubies and shovels. (by Mnt2be Destiny on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:40:00)
I love this game and my kids love this game. Its got great graphics and finding things is fun! BUT when I'm required to use rubies to unlock something it would be nice if the rubies were a little more available to players. You now have to obtain multiple stars to unlock the next level yet your plays are limited, and the shovel take forever to get so forget digging up artifacts. I love the concept of this game and it is designed well, just making it next to impossible (unless I spend money) is pretty ridiculous.
Miss (by Irritated1353 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:37:00)
I enjoy the game , but don't understand how you earn stars, or increase your available energy without having to spend real money, which I can't do. It's very annoying only being able to play about 10 minutes. It's also irritating not being able to use your earned coins to unlock relics in the previous map locations. I think they've made a mistake with the latest upgrade to the game.
Too Slow (by Kouie G on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:31:00)
A little action followed by a long wait. Lacks continuity.
Secret (by craftsbluedog on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 13:28:00)
I like this game. But after the last upgrade I can't upgrade all the buildings because it says I have to get a star rating. But there is no way to get a star rating. Also when you go to the dig sites you don't always get building parts, so most of the time you don't get finish building this. Then when you go to the next area you can't finish those buildings. I don't what to restart the game again. Please fix this. Hoping that the developed change the upgrade so I can get more relics on the old buildings.
Won't load (by J1851 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:53:00)
Still has problems loading. I was able to load sometimes before recent update now it won't load at all. Very frustrating because I love the game.
Power (by nanci quaas on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:38:00)
Only get maybe 10 minutes play time - takes longer for game to load.. Should be able to use cions for power - also dig sight never gives things you need - its too bad cause it could be a fun search game!
Fun at first (by Doc1778 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:32:00)
When you first start to play the games moves fairly quickly and is fun. I enjoy all the different buildings and upgrading them. However, you soon have too many dig sites and you hardly ever get the pieces to complete them. I have one dig site where I have completed two of the items and only need two more pieces to complete the third. I've used over 30 shovels to try to finish it only to get a couple if pieces I already completed! Very poor design.
Secret Passage (by Jose57?56 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:56:00)
Fun game but Only able to play short times before power runs out. Location upgrades take too long, sometimes 15 hours and you can't find many rubies to help upgrade or complete other areas. Dig sites don't give enough useful items to complete areas. App needs updates to keep from crashing and recent upgrade made thing confusing.
Juego (by Pitaprado on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:27:00)
Me encanta pero se necesita muchas monedas o lo que sea para ir pasando
Nice game--updated (by 4ekgirl on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 10:12:00)
Everything below is still true after update except it seems to move along more quickly because of new stars and lower cost relic unlocks. Still not enough play time and what do I do with all the lower levels? there is never enough money or energy to go back and complete them. Pretty good game, but like others have said, very short play time because energy goes quickly. Also, I get "stuck" sometimes because I can't make enough money or rubies to move the game along and I don't want to pay real cash to buy either. Still, entertaining me on my summer holiday.
It's ok.. More cons than pros though (by aliph77 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 07:50:00)
Pros: -Nice graphics -A different take on the hidden objects/ gardens theme Cons: - You can only play about 4 games at full energy, but it seems to recharge faster than most other games - Very slow initial load - If you happen to start a scene don't accidentally hit the home bottom or reply to that message you just got, you'll lose your game/ energy - Expect to pay real money - I feel like you are constantly being asked to move on to another city, even though you haven't finished working on the city your in - My ultimate disgust... Why do I have to pay and wait 5-8 hours to clear the fog from an area, then have to pay and wait another 5-8 hours to play the first building in the fog???!!! Really what's the point of clearing the fog??? I got all the keys, open the door, now I have to clear the fog??! Please get rid of that!
Leaannadams713 (by Lele762 on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 06:33:00)
Graphics are good. Takes too long to get energy and is used up too fast. Concept is good just needs some tweaking in order to hold my attention.
So-So game (by Daddy DP on Sun, 04 Aug 2013 06:20:00)
Slow loading up and not friendly on iPhone if you have the need for +1.50 optical magnification or <
Cost (by Elon J. on Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:20:00)
Game is too expensive to play for very long. The game is a lot of fun but pricey.
Fun (by 333Addy333 on Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:19:00)
It's a good game. My only complaint is that after I upgrade relics, the old relics in my storage just stay there. I can't sell them, because they're not coming up in the trade offers, since I upgraded that stage to the relic level.
Secret passages (by 220suzzieq on Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:06:00)
Not easy to understand on how one is to proceed rather frustrating.
Grrrrr (by Pbsocmom on Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:01:00)
Getting tired of the game crashing. Deducts my coins but game crashes before I'm able to search.
I spy fun! (by Lil' Rome on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:53:00)
Fun and a great way to pass the time. The energy need to complete quests / tasks dissipates too fast and you have to wait for it to refill or buy more energy.
Short play time (by RoyWagner on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:38:00)
Scenery is pretty. Seems like you just get started and you are out of energy. Spend a lot of time earning money to move on, often start at night, so will be asleep before the "time" passes to unlock the next site. By then, the time for using special "finds" has passed.
Way too slow (by Keleios1 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:09:00)
So far this game looks like it would be great except it takes WAY too long to recharge. I know they want to get money out of it, but this is ridiculous.
Nice but... (by TwoTwoAvenue on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:41:00)
Short play time before 'energy' runs out. Any addition to grant longer play would be best.
Fun game (by BMO61 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:45:00)
I like the upgrades that now give more coins. Next improvement: is there a way to find more rubies in the dig sites? So many areas need rubies to do things, but they so rarely show up, and in really small amounts. I'd be willing to pay for a game if there was more rewarding progress. Otherwise, I agree with so many others: it is addicting.
Need help (by EAbear on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:53:00)
What I've played of the game is fun, I just don't understand how to advance to different areas.
Awesome!!!! (by quervio on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:50:00)
Love the game, it changes around. But like everyone else, can not play long enough. And you do not get enough rubies, but I can deal just go play another game.i have a problem with to much loot for my backpack. What do I do?
Fun (by Kitsuneldy on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:11:00)
I enjoy this game for something quck to do since your energy gets spent rather quickly. I just wish it was easier to earn rubies.
To slow (by Bsmallen on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:55:00)
To slow.. Have to wait to play way to often
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it's fun but... (by ciangal13 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:50:00)
the games play too quickly and it can get costly to get more energy/rubies to continue playing. I also hope they fix the crashing cuz it's a pain in the butt to buy a bunch of rubies to up energy only to have the game crash in the middle of searching for an artifact and not only losing the energy but the artifacts as well. Hope they fix this soon.
Not rich (by Ncis junkie on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:27:00)
Interesting game, but unless you spend real money, you can only play for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.....room for improvement.
Decent find game (by Peixao13 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:56:00)
Only a few problems. First it takes forever to load. Second you basically have to spend money to play.
Secret Passages. (by YoungStarJr on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:29:00)
Love , love , love it !!!! But as soon as you get the hang of it. You have to money to continue for that ( 3 thumbs down ).
Addictive!, but frustrating.... (by Doublelil on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:27:00)
I find myself getting back to this on a regular basis, but I agree with other reviewers in that it is just too 'strung out' to actually make some progress. Too many hoops to jump through...I may never see the light at the end of the tunnel! I enjoy the little bits that I can accomplish, but you never get too far before you're forced to stop and wait for another download, unless you want to spend money adding 'tools'. Could make this a very enjoyable game just by lightening up the requirements to actually make some progress.
Almost great! (by Pttrasamdriver on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:58:00)
I think this is is a very fun game. The only issue I have with it is you can't tap on many of the story line characters due to their placement being too close to the search areas. So rather then tapping the characters and seeing the story advance, you only get to search. Fix that and I'll give this game five stars.
Too slow but pretty-gave up (by Another Moochie on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:43:00)
Way to keep moving the bars. Every time they make a positive change that improves gameplay something else is broken. To little energy for tasks. Can't obtain materials to build for rubies. Can't sell worthless things dug up. Finally you can get enough stars to level your buildings and then wait 16 hours? Are you trying to prevent game play? This game is very pretty, but the game play is excruciatingly slow. There is no obvious way to earn the energy, rubys, and shovels you need. Earning coins is easy but it burns so much energy you are hobbled. I'm intrigued by the story but I may delete it. Playing for five minutes then waiting several hours to regenerate is not fun. The price scale for items is also completely skewed if you don't plan to sink money into it. Finally giving up. Can't earn enough money to level up or unlock areas. Can't get trades for coins after max leveling places, can't trade for rubies. But the moment that takes the cake was the 1.15 update that won't let the game load. Pity the 1.14 update was an improvement. Try a little play testing.
Fun game (by Bookwyrm Les on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:32:00)
Fun find the object game. Progress is a bit slow with the very limited energy and shovels though.
Lots of fun (by Ted Upham on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:09:00)
Great game but needs to be longer, meaning there isn't enough energy. You can do about 3 missions and then wait until it builds up or by some. It's a great game but I'm not going to spend real money nor will most people to keep playing a video game.
Secret passages (by Ctye121762 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:53:00)
Love the game but time runs out to quick and it always wants payments. There should be other accomplishments to get energy and more time.
Fun, but... (by The.J.Hill on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:46:00)
Takes too long to level up, accomplish anything, and get anywhere. Even after leveling up, you can only look for 4 items at a time when you have your energy level full. It costs 24 energy to find any item, and you have 100 energy to search with. Do the math, you will not be able to much in one sitting. Needs some tweaks. Maybe lower energy cost to search to 20, maybe less, so that more can get done. The more you get to play, the more likely people will stick with the game. Numerous times I've considered deleting because I get to play for maybe 10 minutes and then I'm done and have to wait for my energy to refill. Also, the shovels you earn are irritatingly limited. Since its changed, it takes 6 searches to get 3 shovels, which are needed to unlock numerous buildings. But when you use the shovels, you end up finding more boosts than necessary items. I have over 30 magnifying glasses and cameras, but hardly ever uncover the items needed to unlock the buildings. This means you have to spend money if you want things to get done in less than a month. Which brings up my last issue, the money you have to spend is a bit more excessive than one usually would spend on apps. If you want more shovels, the only way to get more is to spend a minimum of $5!!! $5 is a bit much for 20x digital shovels, not to mention the only other options for more would be $20 and $100. We should be able to purchase them with the gems you can both earn and buy throughout the game. Overall, fun game, but frustrating enough to push you away.
Fun but... (by Trashcan1122 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:45:00)
8/2/13: update: worked for awhile, but they must be still beta testing because its back to an endless loop of nothingness. 7/23/13: Updated - still no trades offered. Hard to believe this is a Pocket Gems game - Paradise Cove is so well done. Either it's buggy or chintzy. 7/18/13: no improvements yet. Update: 7/10/13 update didn't fix anything for me. My backpack is too full and no trades available - no way to earn coins. Is anyone still playing this? Enjoyable but I've run into an endless loop. If they don't fix the loop then the game has ended right in the middle. There's no way to earn coins or open anything new. Apparently the only way is to purchase everything and buy your way around. Or you can just look for hidden objects without making any progress.
Divertido (by Gianpygost on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:37:00)
Hoy comencé a jugarlo y ya estoy enganchada en el.
Secrets passage (by the secret society on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:05:00)
I sure enjoy the game.
Secret Passages (by It burns on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:04:00)
Great concept. Need quicker refills of energy. Can only play for ~5 min at a time.
Great game but crash city! (by Kayleakatz on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:51:00)
I can't give this game 5 stars because of the fact that it takes forever to load and it crashes a lot! Every time it crashes you have to wait forever for it to load again. This is a great game and I really like it but it would be more enjoyable if It didn't crash every time I tried to play it! Fix these problems and I will change my review to 5 stars!
HATE THE NEW UPDATE!!!! (by evil diesel on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:33:00)
No need to beat a dead horse, but I will! Load time still too long, "completing" a building with the new star system is all but impossible, and no real playtime due to "energy" loss. Typical complaints......
Beautiful - takes time (by Playa314 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:23:00)
This is a beautiful game with impeccable and detailed graphics, which accurately depict the artifacts from the area of the world from where they come. Yet, the game does play on the impatience of human nature, where the only way to really move ahead in the game is to buy additional power points to open up new areas of the game. If you have the time to revisit the game, and slowly move ahead at a slow pace, then you can bypass the additional cost that the game entraps you to invest. Otherwise, it can be frustrating when you become enthusiastic and want to move ahead at a faster pace. Al in all it is beautifully designed, even though the male adventurer seems more comfortable in a gay bar than as an Indiana Jones type that might risk his life to retrieve important artifacts
Crashing (by Tamich50x50 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:39:00)
Can't even buy specialty pack without the crashing! Oh but I sure can buy the regular priced one though.
Secret Passages (by Woodhandcuffs on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:22:00)
Liked the old version better. The stars & digging makes you want to delete the app completely.
Zzzz (by Pyrenda on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:57:00)
Its fun game but you only get four searches at a time, out of the energy.
Augg (by Hundley01 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:35:00)
I have had more challenging but this is fun for a while. It doesn't seem to go anywhere.
Secret (by Malissa Anderson on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:08:00)
I absolutely love hidden object games, but so far I love this hidden object game the most. I play it before I go to bed & I play it when I first get up it the morning. Who needs Candy Crush when you got Secret.
бръБръ (by aquaorbi on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:37:00)
Ummm... (by Temarra on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:33:00)
It's a beautiful game, beautiful graphics and it makes you want to play more...but at what cost? Your energy takes forever to build back up, it takes a ton to earn currency and new relics as well as new levels. If your looking for a game to distract you by keeping you busy in short increments of time this is it, but that's about it.
Please change the way stars are earned (by Proudmomash on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:37:00)
Big fan of this game. I like most of the upgrades, but once stars were added to get new artifacts, on top if buying them, I am now stuck. It is way too hard to earn stars. Even when you use power ups it is next to impossible to earn the stars. Maybe combining scores when you play the level to get a star would be better. If something doesn't change, I am going to stop playing the game because it isn't as fun anymore. Please fix!
Game of Patience (by Triffikest on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:15:00)
Once I figured out the changes in the update I like it a little better than before. Due to long recharge times it's a game that takes patience to play but is fun to play as a short distraction. My only complaint is the odds of getting building materials during the digging portion. I wish I could trade power ups for more shovels or just receive more materials more often. Graphics are beautiful!
Energy runs out to fast (by Scooter6219 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:49:00)
Game is fun but the energy makes it so you can't play very long.
Fun (by Lilrascal1101 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:25:00)
I love this game, I just REALLY hate that it costs 24 energy for each place you go to. CAN YOU PLEASE LOWER THE REQUIRED ENERGY????
Nice graphics (by Modern k on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:19:00)
Didn't know the type of game but it became fun. Too much energy gets used and takes too long for shovels. Game should let you use old relics. What do you with them when you upgrade? It seems you can't trade it either.
Secret Passages (by Confuzzledplayer on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:02:00)
It will still not load even after the new update anyone know how to help
Great art (by Stephanie Millien on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 03:31:00)
Need to get more stuff while digging to fix the mines.
Needs improvement (by Crazedinsanity180 on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:32:00)
The concept of the game is nice but there are some annoyances: app takes 1 minute to load (a bit long), app has to load again if you switch apps (including phone calls), the energy use/regeneration ratio is large, trade offers requiring artifacts at different levels of a site disappear upon upgrading the site.
Secret passages (by Meme2seven on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:29:00)
I just found this game and in process of playing it so far I like it
Great fun (by Ashleigh Dzomba on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:25:00)
Fun game. Decent graphics. Challenging but not do much as to keep it fom bing fun. Play time is too short and energy usage is a bit high
Secret passages (by FreckledFrosting on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:24:00)
I really love this game, however I think more power should be given than 100. You can only play a few times before you have to wait for more. It gets frustrating. But it is a lot of fun to play, I just don't want to have to pay for more stuff.
Used to be fun (by Gameplayernomore on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:13:00)
This game was great and fun and super addictive until the past upgrade. I stopped playing but am still hoping that designers will come to their senses and change it back. The stars system is frustrating and took all the fun out of the game.
Secret passage (by Skin biz on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:11:00)
Fun, but a little slow , would like to be able to earn rubies without buying with money. Art is very creative. Game is a little confusing, have trouble with game dropping & loosing my credits earned need to give back to us when it drops. Overall I like it.
Secret passages hidden secrets (by Jj/53 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:51:00)
Enjoy the game. Would love to have energy fill quicker.
Help (by Jac1906 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:38:00)
I find it difficult to get to the last artifact. I am having a very hard time getting the fourth star so that I can get through the next passage. It seems almost impossible. The game was going very smoothly until the last update occurred. This is when I saw some of the changes with being able to get the stars.
Pretty but no point (by Cooleo12345 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:20:00)
It is a very pretty game but you can only search four times before you run out of required "energy". Too bad.
Not sure (by Christine Jehle-Oldoerp on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:58:00)
I like the new format but to get the full stars there are too high goals.
Need more energy. (by Holly Bryant on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:58:00)
No matter level you are, you only have 100 energy to use. This needs to go up as you increase in levels. It would be better if there was daily rewards for playing daily. It's fun but as some drawbacks.
Well...... (by pdj1949 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:35:00)
At first, a lot of fun. But like the others are saying, you do the same thing over & over, just in different scenes. You can only play for 10-15 minutes at a time. One big fault to me is the lack of explanation to go back & refer to. What do I do with old inventory. How do I get stars? Etc., etc... I must have missed something at the beginning.........
good app (by 310shreve on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:25:00)
needs a little more work. I am having trouble upgrading as well.
Secret Passages (by Lffinch on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:46:00)
it is an enjoyable game
Beautiful graphics (by Pumpkin-Pooh on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:14:00)
The graphics are beautiful, I enjoy how one site will have two different types of balloons that you're looking for, different kinds of clubs in different villages or areas; What I don't care for is how long it takes to load. Followed by the short amount of time I can play the game. The rules have changed in this new version, I really don't understand them. The graphics are beautiful.
Secret Passages (by Mssuemacy on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:00:00)
This a fun game, but is hard to get the things you need with out buying some.
Secrets (by Speech too on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:59:00)
It takes awhile to catch on how to optimize your points. It is relaxing and enjoyable .
Fun (by Olivtini on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:53:00)
I'm Just starting, but it has a variety of challenges and keeps me coming back. Energy runs out quickly so you don't play very long at one time. I'm hoping that changes as I level up
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 801th to 850th
Secret Passage (by Over my budget on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:47:00)
Takes too long, can never complete a task in the time allotted. Too many tasks to do at one time. Do not understand the reason for the stars to upgrade. That section does not upgrade on its own, I still have to pay to upgrade. What is the purpose of that. You do not explain any thing in the game
The game (by K8m6 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:38:00)
Slow on recharge of energy and your energy goes to quick.
Only get 4 searches per energy bar (by Deadly gunner on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:33:00)
I enjoy the game but it only takes a couple of minutes to play. It's frustrating only getting 4 searches per energy bar because you can't do very much. I don't think adding the stars improve the game any because you can't search enough to get anything extra. It would be nice if you could earn extra power with your time or dig it up instead of the power up ( which I find useless). Also I think you should be able to find more than 1 shovel!!
Great (by Litmus123 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:25:00)
Lots of fun and great graphics. Wish I had more energy!
Secret passages (by Nursedoug on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:14:00)
Enjoy the game, such as it is, but refuse to buy energy or rubies so it's pretty slow going.
I like it BUT... (by Trishiea on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:07:00)
I like the game but, it is slow. More time is needed, at least in the beginning to get the energy and rubies you need.
Fun at first but (by M@r!vN on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:01:00)
What's up with the dig sites? You don't get much out of it. Also the cost of unlocking a location gets ridiculously high so you feel like you play and play and don't get anywhere. Considering to just delete this app now.
Fun app, but... (by elsalgal on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:48:00)
This app has the potential to be very fun and addictive. Unfortunately, the developers have kind of shot themselves in the foot. Gameplay allows only four searches (three if the app crashes, which it does on average once a day) before you have to take a several hour break to let your energy recharge. If the game didn't rely on the energy, but allowed the player to continue as long as they wanted, I know THIS user would be much more motivated to make some of the in-app purchases that the developers want to encourage. I would also play a lot more. It's a shame the play is so limited.
Slow to load (by Lezlie's Mommy on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:34:00)
The first time I went to play this game I thought I had a problem with it. When loading plan on waiting a while. I tend to do something else not using my device while it is loading.
Not impressed (by Renee Romeo on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:00:00)
I was playing a lot and feeling like I was actually getting somewhere but then I had to get a new iPhone and I lost my game and I had to start all over again! It was making it much harder to gain relics and upgrading to get new relics! So I'm disappointed :/
Full backpack (by Littlecookie2 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:49:00)
The new update made changes to the amount of relics allowed in my backpack. I have a full backpack and cannot progress in the game. I can't exchange relics for coins because I don't have enough of certain relics. I can only play puzzles to get more shovels. Hopefully, a new update is in the works to fix this!
Fun but..what are you suppose to do with the extra relics ?? (by Le bunny on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:40:00)
As others were saying it takes long time for the power to charge up and rubies never seems to be enough ..one thing I'm very confused is that once you upgrade what happened to the previous relics are you suppose to delete them since they can't be trade anymore??? Also the tools for the ruins are you suppose to ditch the ones that you already upgrade but found extra or you can use them in other ruins????
I am stuck too (by alerttwo on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:28:00)
I liked the game but all of a sudden I can't upgrade anymore. My trades are for all ? but can't upgrade them. Somewant me to use stars but where is the access to stars.
Buggy? (by Faerie1982 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:28:00)
It is impossible to upgrade each spot to five stars since the latest update. I suspect it would be possible if the "find all" power up was available but its never available. The freeze time doesn't help at all, I actually get a lower score when I use it. Something is outta wack.
Secret Passages (by I give up on a name on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:20:00)
I enjoy the game except that it is nearly impossible to get the pieces necessary to repair buildings. When you dig in ruins most of the time, you get pieces that you already have enough of or you get the auto finds, etc. that you really don't need because it is not hard to find hidden things in searches. That's my only complaint.
Good Game (by Jabba Waki on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:19:00)
The Game needs more quest to earn rubies and the quests should have a attainable time frame and goal. Need to have more energy and ways to earn more energy. Fun game to play
Secret Passage (by SharonT58 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:16:00)
What a great and entertaining game. I love it! Please keep expanding! If you could make it easier to get energy, that would be even better....
Fun, but... (by JenSiz on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:40:00)
It is frustrating to have to wait so long to unlock new buildings. Also you don't get many searches before you have to stop to energize. Wouldn't mind the high "cost" of updating buildings and needing so many searches between digs if the searches didn't require so much energy. The way it is you can only play a few minutes every few hours.
Disappointing (by kattygirl0499 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:13:00)
It becomes *very* clear *very*soon in the game that they expect you to buy your way through ($100 for game items, really?!??). Otherwise you can play for 5 min. straight, max before you run out of 'energy'. Once you get up a few levels, you are paying raft-loads of gold to unlock locations, to add insult to injury, even *after* you pay, unless you feed the game real money, there are 8+ hour 'wait times' before you can actually explore the area you just paid for. This would have been a fun game if they weren't quite so greedy.
Good Game (by scubadubba on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:51:00)
Nice flow, great graphics and a really enjoyable game.
Needs to be rethought on some issues (by Greatgraphics on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:23:00)
I love the graphics but it takes so long to build up energy and then you can only search four times. The dig sites give you more power ups then building materials so it takes forever. I can never find a way of getting more rubies, I wish you could trade for them along with coins. When you unlock a passage if you don't have rubies you have to wait as long as 2 hours before continuing. Don't know how much longer I'll play.
Novice (by Tqsbabydoll on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:13:00)
I like the game. After reading the last few reviews I tend to agree with their input. I do wish I had more energy and/or longer time.
Mystery Mansion (by Crabby Boober on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:12:00)
It takes so long to load, that I'm almost out of the mood by the time it finally does. Fun to play, but takes too long to get energy! The energy costs too much for what you receive. Possibly going to remove from my list of games! Graphics are awesome.
Secret Passages (by Nalleygal on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:11:00)
Like the idea of game but....plays out way too slow, runs out of energy and you find yourself sitting to wait-the trade section gives you 4 options but......you are realistically only able to choose one trade option due to availability of relics which in turn makes for a very long time before you can earn enough coins to upgrade. Loads extremely slow, virtually impossible to earn enough rubies for any kind of "unlocking", "completing", "upgrading".
Too short (by Ksnana on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:09:00)
Collecting rubies and shovels is too slow! Nice game but run out of power too soon!!
Hidden pictures are very clear (by Ksbradley21 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:56:00)
BUT I think it costs too much to play. I mean really, only four plays until I have to buy something. Not fun So the graphics are great. And the concept is a notch above the other hidden pic games but still discouraged with the shortness of play. Ok yet another review. Well nothing has improved in the "they want you to spend a LOT of money on this game" side.
Can't play the game (by Kristy42 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:49:00)
Since the new update I have not been able to play the game because the app was deleted off my phone. I enjoyed playing the game but now I am not able to play.
Bad update (by Zippiest on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:37:00)
Changes with new update are too drastic. No directions given to understand them. Beauty of game destroyed by ugly black/gold stars everywhere - even in completed areas. Unrealistic goals set to achieve next steps. Drop rates in dig sites terrible. Am no planning to continue play.
4 searches and done. I'm done (by hasnj on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:18:00)
Fun game but 4 searches and you run out of energy. It was fun for a day or two. Now annoying
Don't like update (by Bowlin'Babe on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:44:00)
I enjoyed the game a lot before the update. Using 3 freeze times I still couldn't get a star to advance. Points you get for finding object in scenes seems to be arbitrary. One scene only asks for 4 objects so there is no chance you will ever get any stars. Like the old game because I was advancing (slowly) but now I am stuck. Also wish there were instructions for the game explaining the various features. About to give up on this game and find something more entertaining.
Okay... (by MsKoop1974 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:37:00)
I have played several hidden object games. While I like the game/concept it is slow. You only get 4 chances for finding items before needing to wait for recharge. I think as you level up you should get more energy instead of 100. Although energy fills quickly there is no real benefit to level-up other than exploring more lands.
Rating Secret Passages Game (by Joyce W Hawkes on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:36:00)
Parts of this are great...super graphics, interesting locations to visit with rather authentic 'stuff' to find. BUT....the dig sites are a nuisance...dig and dig and get crap that I have plenty of...such as magnifying glasses that I never use, nor need. Way to infrequently get the building materials I need for the site. This game is a money grab, if you want to play without gigantic waits between.
Good game (by Temp stud on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:30:00)
Not the best but good
Trishie50 (by Trishie50 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:30:00)
I really like this game. There were a few bugs which were fixed. Yes you move slow unless you want to spend money but all games are like that. It keeps my interest and is fun.
Passages (by Samantha 107 on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:25:00)
I really enjoyed the game at first but dislike the update. I wish I had never updated. There is not enough time to find all the objects. Was a nice game but no longer.
Game (by Jonathan dodd on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:24:00)
Pretty good game.like the different places.over all cool game!
Secret passages (by Child at heart too on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:58:00)
Fun to play but requires too much real money to move the game along in a timely manner. Play is brief and then you have to wait for lives/energy to build up. Starting to get boring and the dig doesn't give you what you need to progress . If changes not made soon I will be deleting it!
Wow (by Alexis Goodwin on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:32:00)
I lov love love this game... Definitely addictive
Fun and Exciting, But... (by M. Majeski on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:31:00)
The initial entry point if the game is fun and e citing, but the rules seem to change as you play. Loss of energy, trading too much, costs for items, etc. I think it'd be great if there were a PDF file or rule list easy to find and what constitutes getting ahead. I like it though.
Secret Passage Hidden (by me fish2many on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:27:00)
Takes to long to load, need more info as how to play, I love it though
Pretty fun game (by Thelsa on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:26:00)
I really enjoy playing and look forward to unlocking each new world/land. My only complaint is that I wish your energy would refresh or go higher each time you leveled up. Because there really isn't much to the leveling portion of the game.
Hard to get addicted (by Timbo930 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:24:00)
I like the concept of the game but energy runs out too fast for me to really get into it.
Pretty good overall (by Kitiarapph on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:23:00)
Great graphics, advancement is ok. It is a fun way to spend 10 min a few times a day. Down sides are: we should gain the ability to get more energy when we level up, 100 is very limiting; dig sites don't drop the building materials you need to upgrade them near enough; the cost in rubies for expansions is way too high, especially at the beginning of the game.
Very slow (by Pixie Lu 29 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:07:00)
Takes way to long to do anything.
Quite different with the new updates (by tdavenport2007 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:06:00)
Not sure how I like the stars they are hard to get enough points to get to the third star on my iPhone but not on my iPad so it doesn't make any since to me
Stars????? (by Hdiejejd on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:53:00)
Where do I find the stars? Or, how do I earn them? Very confusing with no directions on how things work!
Fun but quick (by Bubblehooked on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:35:00)
I Agee with the inability to earn energy. I can only do a little trading before I run out of energy.
What a scam. (by Lamdilligaf on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:32:00)
It's a fun game, but then i'm good at hidden pictures...if i was good at anagrams, i'd play a game with those. The hidden object part of the game is fun, but you only get to play 4 screens every 1:36 hrs, so it takes patience. In order to play more you need Rubies, which is fine as a game mechanic, except the game lies to you about how to earn them. I spent real dollars and unlocked Valhalla, and can't see why. The game promised me Rubies, and it has taken me almost 3 weeks to earn 44 Rubies from selling 2 relics i found there. What a scam. Now they want me to unlock some Gem Mine? I have dozens of Ruby-worthy of relics: LET ME SELL THEM!
Impossible.... (by Youwillneverknow2 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:10:00)
I really loved this game before the latest update. To upgrade your buildings, you now need to reach a certain score. It would be fine if the score was actually ATTAINABLE. They recommend using power ups to get a high score. Well... When I use power ups, I technically use zero seconds (so I get the highest possible time bonus) and perfect accuracy (so I get the highest accuracy bonus) and I get the highest combo possible, and I STILL cannot reach the score required to unlock new items. It's actually IMPOSSIBLE. They need to fix this.
Secret @@@ (by Lov2shoot8 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:09:00)
Great game extras very expensive though
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 851th to 900th
Promising but disappointing (by Delta963 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:08:00)
Costs way too much to search a scene and you only get maybe 4 searches before having to wait another day to play. Need to re-evaluate how shovels are earned, takes too long and you rarely get what is needed to advance. I'd rate it higher but it's hardly worth playing for 7-10 mins a day
:-( (by 123456789013484000006368 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:43:00)
Takes forever to load. You can only play for a few minutes then you have to wait about an hour before all your points replenishes and you can play again.
Buggy Update (by Tired of Waiting (me) on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:31:00)
Since the last update, this app has been a crash magnet. Also, quests are randomly appearing and disappearing. I liked it before. If these can't be fixed, I'm going to have to give up on this app.
Dig sites are FRUSTRATING (by 2bmimi on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:25:00)
The new quests added yesterday were a good idea to allow us to accumulate additional rubies, but they don't work! I wasted energy and time and got nothing! PROGRAMMERS-PLEASE FIX! Also, players get so few shovels in the game, please eliminate already acquired materials as one of the selections when using a shovel. Also, I have yet to get an option to trade any relics from my completed dig sites for rubies, so paying real money seems to be the only option to accumulate rubies. Please give a way to trade coins for shovels and/or rubies. I would pay up front to play this game if the energy and shovel issues could be solved.
Could be alota fun (by Hanzie57 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:25:00)
Like the game but unless your willing to spend money to get ahead.... need I say more?
Too much (by Kkyyttyy on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:18:00)
This game uses too much energy and that is no fun when you have to spend so much money to pay this game. I am not going to play this one that much.
Bugs (by kulit on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:51:00)
After the upgrade, I couldn't seem to fulfill the new quests even if I try.
Fun (by Buffalo mom on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:45:00)
I love these kinds of games. But it is kind of slow going. But fun. It's getting better.
Palobch (by Palobch on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:40:00)
Ok but not that much play time. Four searches and out of energy.
Quick play (by Gr8june on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:30:00)
Fun and easy. This is a quick playing game. It can take over an hour to recharge the power bar though. Wit h is why only a two star rating.
Great game (by Little mommye on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:18:00)
Terrific game, but time run out to quick
Secret Passages (by Moses44 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:01:00)
This is a fun game until the back pack fills up. This game is not fun any more. I deleted it.
Great Game (by Sportster Chick 66 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:55:00)
This game is fun to play if you enjoy looking for hidden treasures. The only complaint I have is there isn't enough energy to even make it to the dig site each time you go in. Within 8 mins my game is over. :( need longer game play or you will lose customers!
Needs more explainations (by Valergatie on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:52:00)
I love hidden objects games and the idea of using the found items to go on a quest is great... But I have found no tutorials to explain how to get the basics such as rubies or shovels, and the energy levels run out after only a few minutes of play... Is there a way around this ... If not I will probably delete this app from my phone
Secret Passage (by Chloejazz on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:47:00)
After a long day at work, it is fun to sit down and play this game. It is easy and fun. For me I use games like this to unwind.
Fun but needs improvement (by Katy Norusis on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:45:00)
This game is fun and addicting but it is nearly impossible to complete certain functions. It can be frustrating.
Fun game, BUT... (by Katma5k on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:45:00)
I like the game, but the energy and shovels take to long to power up and deplete to quickly. We want a game that we can play more than ten minutes at a time and not have to spend slot of money buying essentials!
Other reviews are right... (by Cj6138 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:22:00)
Despite the wait time it is a good game. However, my peeve is the quests... I don't understand what it means to explore to get the rubies. I have done searches, dug, and opened portals in the area requested but the quest is not complete. What do I need to do?
Like (by JaayPee on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:16:00)
Like the game. It's fun to play it, but running out of energy so quickly before real progress is made is annoying. Other than that, it interesting and simple enough for anyone to catch on. However, updates mess up the game. Can't power up on stars on previous areas that were opened. Makes the game seem a bit lacking in performance.
Quick Games (by Papadan41 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:02:00)
Quick game in that you are with it only about ten minutes at a time.. If you like this it is ok.. Otherwise a waste of time. I will play one or twice a day and plod along getting a little bit of pleasure!
Thought it was me.... (by Blkgypsie on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:59:00)
It doesn't bother me that you can only search four times before you run out of energy. (I play so many other games that the short play time is a plus!) My problem is I've been searching for days in Valhalla and I have yet to find one of the seven items in one category. Another issues is the quests. Either I'm doing the new ones wrong or the instructions are unclear?!?! There's nothing to show progress so I can't figure it out.... Maybe on the next update things will get clearer....
Hard to remain interested (by Tracy McCarty on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:47:00)
I don't like the fact that you only have enough power for 4 searches each time you have full power. The trades increase in value the higher up so you can accumulate coins faster but you only usually have one or two of the four trades that you can actually work towards. Rarely is there a trade that includes an artifact found in the early stages that I have plenty of. Another dislike is you have to pay an astronomical amount of coins to move on to the next search site and once you get it unlocked after waiting up to 8-9 hours you are required to pay another astronomical amount of coins and wait a lengthy amount of time before you can actually start searching there. Digging is a JOKE! You tend to find more power ups and can rarely find the building equipment needed to restore the site. I hope the developers actually read these reviews and do something to make the game more worth my time.
Fun search and find game (by ladyscifiNW on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:44:00)
I could wish you could do more searches before you run out of energy but a fun game all the same. Love the graphics and the map style of the game.
Review (by HF NP on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:21:00)
I would like it more if there were no requests to purchase additional rubies and power ups. You play two minutes and your done....for hours. That is a real turn off.
Secret passages (by P/Knut on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:21:00)
It is impossible to gain a star to level up a relic on some areas even using power ups! I have tried and tried and its very frustrating! It takes too many coins to advance in the game and it takes forever to wait for something to open up. Also, it takes too long for energy to renew. Make the game fun to play for more than just 5 minutes at a time.
Love this game! (by Berlyjo2034 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:19:00)
Takes time but is well worth it. Can't stop playing!
Sometimes change is bad (by Nealcass on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:00:00)
Unfortunately the latest version of this game is a huge disappointment and I will be abandoning it. Despite the limited play and high costs of the previous versions, I played a lot as it was a beautiful and enjoyable game. The new stars needed to unlock relics and landmarks are frustrating at best. It seems that you have to unlock everything twice on this game: once by buying it and once by beating your score... Ridiculous. No longer an enjoyable game...
Need help (by Rush_rockstar on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:20:00)
I am not able to upgrade to my last artifact after getting three stars. It says I need 139000 to get a star. I used power ups too but I can't get score higher than 126000. Any suggestions as to what should I do?
Worth it? (by Dresden 45 on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:08:00)
Another game that makes it's money having you buy play time. It takes 15 seconds to complete a puzzle and 24 minutes to recharge energy to play again. You can purchase enough energy for 3 puzzles, at a cost of $.99. Successful puzzle solving earns you 'shovels' used at 'dig sites' however, dig sites are crap shoots for items needed to advance in the game. Overall you don't HAVE to pay to play, so long as you aren't in a hurry.
Fun & easy but... (by K.Jon on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:01:00)
While I do enjoy searching the puzzles and selling the relics, I don't enjoy the double cost of exploring an area and having to unlock an area. The digging is a nice break from searching and a small reward in itself but the double charges are really annoying.
Very Adventurous (by 3volv3r (2011) on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:49:00)
I love this game. It's kinda like scavenger hunting. I just to like the limited energy
It was fun... (by NeNeMissi on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:40:00)
Found this game while looking for an object search game. Graphics are terrific so I thought I'd try. I liked at first, but if you are really looking for a search game this is NOT the one!! This has become a speed and memory game. Using the latest version it has become too difficult, even using the new "upgrades" to get past the stars to the next level - very disappointed. Do like the concept. Need to be able to get more life out of the energy you have - maybe give up 20 for each use. Like the new way of earning shovels. May have to start playing my Sherlock Holmes object search game more often!! Too bad I really like this game and want to move forward.
They want $ (by AmoLumen on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:32:00)
It's a fun search game, but they make you wait hours after every few minutes of play unless you pay them. Not much fun waiting!
Gets boring fast (by Spudlips on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:29:00)
Agree with others, health runs out too soon, can't earn coins fast enough to keep interest, and digging is a joke.
Disappointed (by Rockin' Mary on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:16:00)
I loved the game before the new update. After collecting coins to upgrade now all of a sudden they are worthless. Now I need to get stars by increasing my numbers every time. That is just dumb. I am considering deleting this game. I'm willing to spend some real money to advance but not at the rate required for this update. Ugh!
Disappointing (by Nenya1970 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:13:00)
The game has potential to be fun but it takes way too long to do anything. You can only do 4 searches before you have to wait to power up again, you hardly get anything useful with the digs, and to advance in the game you have to spend real money. It needs to be easier and faster to level up and if you are going to spend real money, you should get a lot more for your money. What they want to charge is ridiculous! I'll stick with the hidden object games thank you!
Love it but... (by Marygn on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:12:00)
I would give this 4 1/2 stars if I could play for longer than 10 minutes at a time. It only gives 4 searches per each session, then you have to wait another hour for energy to fill up. Great game but needs improvements.
Great game (by Gailjohnson on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:07:00)
Great game,very fun and enjoyable.
Secrets (by SQuilty on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:04:00)
There is no way to earn power and after a few searches you are out of power. Maybe 10 minutes of play. Disappointing because I like this kind of game. Fix that please
Lose it with a phone call (by Tapdictator on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:02:00)
Could be a really good game. You can't get enough done because of the power build up stopping at 100. I don't have time to play it every hour. It needs to keep building to at least 250. The biggest thing that I hate about it is that you lose everything you are working on if you get a call. It doesn't let you go back and finish. You just lose that 24. That needs to be fixed ASAP!!
Great game (by Nancy1346 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:54:00)
Fun game not complicated!!!
Gamer (by Eneraldrose on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:36:00)
Good game overall. Need to change the ratio of items you find at dig sites. Too many unnecessary helps for the search sites, not enough items needed to rebuild the sites.
Secret passages (by DeeAZ85282 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:33:00)
Not a lot of play time. Not willing to buy coins and more features to get more than the 3 or 4 moves every few hours.
Hidden quest (by Gibson9070 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:33:00)
I like this game but it doesn't give you long enough to play before you are out of life.
Poor (by Johneywild on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:26:00)
Since the new update, too confusing. Short game play time. Am uninstalling.
Fun play but way too expensive to level up (by Mr.TPP on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:16:00)
I enjoy the game but it's way to costly to level up and also to find artifacts on digs. Will probably stop playing if this isn't addressed because it takes too much time to accomplish anything without overpaying for it.
Ok (by Dcount on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:11:00)
Need to not make purchases so expensive. Those of us that don't purchase shovels, energy, etc. must wait days to be able to level up.
Could be better (by Slreg on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:09:00)
Slow having to constantly search for objects, stars do not appear for completed areas even if you go back and search in the area. Needs more updates
Enjoyable but not for long periods (by Michelle Thornbury on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:07:00)
I really do enjoy the game. The searches are challenging & the different lands are cool. The down side is that I have to alternate between this & other games because of how quickly energy is used & slowly restocked. It is also pointless to use gold/energy to complete earlier levels because gold/shovels are needed to go forward & w/o more energy/gold/shovels, there's no point finishing early levels.
Good game (by Speech03 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:01:00)
I like the game but you loose energy too quickly and it takes too long to get into the other sites. I also wish that you can earn rubies and shovels at a quicker rate. I have also tried to find the hidden relics, but the game won't let you find earlier relics if you have advanced to the next level. Now I am having a hard time earning coins. It says it is in a certain place but when you tap on it, you can only earn the most current relic.
Secret Passages: Hidden Objects Review from 901th to 950th
Okay but..... (by SoftballChick812 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:52:00)
It takes a long time for energy to regenerate. It would be nice if the higher in levels you got, the more energy you earned, since the coin cost to open new places increases.
The waiting is getting old (by Taci24 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:37:00)
LUV the graphics and themes... Wish there was more actual playtime and waiting 6 hours for one location to unlock is making me lose interest
Fun (by Kdfun on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:19:00)
I really like this game.
Pretty good game (by exit31a on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:04:00)
The idea behind the game is good. The objects are easy to find, at least in the early stages. But it takes a long time to load.
Like it (by Skrittens on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:40:00)
Fun time killer - but too slow w/out in-app purchases
Secret Passages (by Emmyjeanp on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:34:00)
This started out as a great new type addition to the company. The first update turned it into something I don't want to play or even understand. It's become very weird and unworkable. I don't enjoy the game anymore. How sad is that - the game isn't that old.
Rating (by Marionella01 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:05:00)
Fun game. Wish I could zoom as my eyes aren't what they should be. I like the way it guides you to next moves.
Secret Passages (by Ksv04105 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:04:00)
Your energy level lasts a very short time before the game wants you to purchase energy - not worth it.
Great game but.... (by Mitzi422 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:54:00)
Love this game but since the new update its so difficult to reach the highest scores. It seems close to impossible. Also the amount of energy in order to search for objects is not enough; you only get 4 tries. They should either increase the amount of energy you receive or lower the cost of energy needed to search.
Dig sites are FRUSTRATING (by 2bmimi on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:45:00)
Good game, but could be great if the programmers would fix a few things. Allow for greater energy accumulation and for more productive shovels at dig sites. PROGRAMMERS-PLEASE FIX-players get so few shovels in the game, and then are wasted by giving us materials already acquired. Please eliminate already acquired materials as one of the selections when using a shovel. Also, I have yet to get an option to trade any relics from my completed dig sites for rubies, so paying real money seems to be the only option to accumulate rubies. Please give a way to trade coins for shovels and/or rubies. I would pay up front to play this game if the energy and shovel issues could be solved.
Player (by Tracy C R on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:37:00)
I mostly enjoy the game. Takes too much energy to explore and for some reason I can't seem to upgrade to the next level of artifacts which is really annoying. I would prefer to get more of items to rebuild dig sites as well.
Secret Passages (by Maxeytwo on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:13:00)
Like but you don't get enough to play just a few minutes and your out of everything not everyone can afford to buy stuff to keep playing
Secret Passages (by Canthelpbutbenice on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:12:00)
This is a fantastic game that works with the player, unlike so many other games. It is so much fun!
Review (by Deenanae on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:37:00)
I HATE the new update which requires you to earn stars before you upgrade!
Mr (by Gracieserena on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:35:00)
Disappointing. Always asking you to buy stuff. It could be a fun game though.
Graphics (by Da boss yo on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:35:00)
I love the graphics of the game and love to exercise my eyes to search for hidden objects, but the rubies are hard to earn, as well as the energies used to search. It seems as though the game is set up to give you just enough energy to play 3 intriguing puzzles, then sends you to a screen where you can purchase more energy. Also, the game does not have a clear path and purpose. Yes it is fun to search for objects, but where does it all lead to? All in all, it's a fun game, but without purchasing energies or rubies, it's a QUICK game.
Secret passages (by Baileyworks on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:26:00)
It's ok. You can only play for a couple of minutes every couple of hours, and unless you want to continually purchase stuff from the app's market, you will have to wait for three or four hours between phases of the game. Not one of the best, or even one of the mediocre.
Addictive!! (by Vi57 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:17:00)
I like it. The graphics are great!!
Sort time to play (by Chattah smurf on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:59:00)
I'm enjoying the game but u only get 4 plays per 8hours.😂
It's ok! (by Raven6821 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:50:00)
The game is fun, but it requires to much purchasing items, so you can continue to play. I would prefer to earn more coins than to have purchase them.
It's ok (by Our4girls on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:45:00)
It's ok and seems interesting but it takes a while for energy to recharge. It's disappointing how slowly you earn coins and the energy recharges.
Liked at first (by Fgtrddghy on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:38:00)
Initially was fun, but takes too long to recharge and the "digs" are actually more a distraction than anything. Seldom gain anything worthwhile. May keep playing, but doubt would recommend to anyone else.
Started out fun but updates have ruined game (by Leprechaun6 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:30:00)
Started out as a fun game with reasonable challenges but the recent updates have taken this all away. PocketGems listens to its users so hopefully this feedback will help return some of the fun to the game. New stars impossible to complete on iPhone in the time allotted.
5 stars (by LittleWhiteDove on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:30:00)
Very fun and different. I like that it is not predictable. Very professionally done.
Mystic (by Mysticnoon on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:28:00)
Awesome game. Lots of fun to play.
Love it! (by Jgpi on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:22:00)
So much fun. Can't get enough.
Good but ... (by Kitty Rose 71 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:17:00)
Doesn't give enough chances to continue without paying for power ups
Secret passages (by Shigga04 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:15:00)
This game is a little disappointing. Not enough play time, it's hard to earn gems so you can't buy extra energy.
Dig sites are FRUSTRATING (by 2bmimi on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:05:00)
PROGRAMMERS-WHAT HAPPENED?? I go to search a site, and I'm thrown out of the game, losing my energy, and my shovel accrual. VERY FRUSTRATING!! My biggest overall complaint is that you get very few shovels for the dig sites and they are almost worthless. PROGRAMMERS--PLEASE FIX-eliminate already acquired materials as one of the selections when using a shovel. We bet so few shovels, don't make us waste them by giving us unneeded materials. Also, I have yet to get an option to trade any relics from my dig sites for rubies. Please give a way to trade coins for shovels and/or rubies. Fix these bugs, please!!
More down time (by Annabella57 on Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:03:00)
This is a fun game however I spend more time waiting for additional time to load to continue playing.
Energy!!!! (by Amy's gal on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:56:00)
I love this game and play it every day! I'm a new player and have to stop playing because I run out of energy, how could one advance daily, when the energy level is depleted? I have no iTunes card to by rubies for energy so I can't go further into the game as I would like, due to these restrictions!!! That make me angry when the game won't allow me to advance! Too new of a player to have found enough rubies for energy!!!! Exasperated with torment of this problem!! Please fix this, so new players can actually play your game, or I will find a different hidden game, and be forced to do so!! Candice I really like this game, but as soon as the very small amount of energy one is given, is only enough to play maybe 5 search games!! Not fun at all, looking for a better search game without being literally FORCED TO BUY RUBIES,,!! Ridiculous energy!!!
Trouble with crashing (by History Teacher 108 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:49:00)
A fun game but it crashes every time I open a new building. I then lose the energy needed to open it and have to wait for the energy to recharge, which is disappointing. I like the searching part of the game but with the limited energy available I can only play for about 10 minutes at a time (I will not buy energy, rubies, etc.)
Ok (by KGraceO on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:41:00)
This is a fun game, but it takes too long to recharge. It would also be nice if you could sell the searching tools that you earn. I hardly ever use them, but when I dig I always seem to get them. I also hate that when I dig I hardly ever get things that I need. It is also confusing that you don't finish one area before moving on to the next.
Bad update :( (by jg9999999 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:36:00)
Unfortunately the new app has caused the game to crash repeatedly when I go to search a new area, which leads to me losing energy for searches. I loved it until then.
Beautiful graphics (by Baby1052 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:18:00)
Great hidden objects. I really enjoy it I just wish you had more energy to play longer, Since update I wish they would tell you how much more you need to upgrade buildings
Addict (by Mrs. Henley on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:18:00)
Love the game!!! Wish rubies would come a little easier :/
Game (by Brashrose on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:11:00)
Some fun but upgraded version confusing
Beautiful Graphics... (by robynstevens on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:04:00)
A lot of fun! I keep coming back to it, time and time again. Can't play long, wish lives lasted longer. Also, hard to know what you are looking for, sometimes. I even tried going to other sites to understand what the flatbread looks like. I've hit it so far, just out of luck by tapping various spots. Beautiful graphics, but not enough play time per session.
Great game (by Gr8tMom on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:04:00)
This is a fun game, but did the update on it and lost all the money I had earned to unlock other items. Very disappointed because I had almost enough money to unlock another place to search. Thinking about deleting.
Fun (by Graphics Groupie on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:54:00)
So far, so good. The little kids like it.
Good game (by Uncle Micky on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:53:00)
Overall a good game. Entertaining and interesting. My only critique is that you need to keep buying energy/gems to continue the game. I absolutely hate having to buy in-game items to play, for over $20.00. In this game you have to either wait an hour or more to continue a search or pay with gems to play continuously. And even after paying you have to wait. You also have to use more energy if you fail to find everything in time. Developers please let us pay one price to buy the game and then let us acquire currency to play the game through searches or other progress within the game.
Frustrating (by Zmelonm3 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:48:00)
Fun game. However, it takes too long to open a new building or passage. Too much waiting then buying then waiting again once bought.
Good game but needs work (by Glott0 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:47:00)
Good premise but upgrades cost too much and take too long. Only for the most tenacious
Very fun, would recommend to everyone (by tifnjess on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:38:00)
Very fun, would recommend to anyone. Great art work
WTH? (by Ja-Irish on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:33:00)
I have no stars for any of the buildings I did before the update and now I can't complete any of them. Ugh. If they don't fix this I won't play anymore. Would have to start all over and that's not going to happen. Too bad, because I liked the game before the update
Marysville, WA July 29, 2013 (by PaxMan75 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:27:00)
Great game to play, addicting but dislike it when I run out of energy!
Interesting game (by thennes on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:03:00)
I enjoy this game but agree with others you do not get to play very long. It WAS one of the few games that gave you enough time, but with the latest update they took that away and it is now like most others - you do not get very much time to find all of the objects.
Secret Passages (by Louwilcoo on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:57:00)
Come try Secret Passages! If you like to find hidden objects you will like this!
Takes to long (by Flame1210 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:55:00)
Takes to long to reach the next level, it costs to much to unlock other leveled and I refuse to spend real money. Otherwise I love it! Also when you unlock a level it takes too long to actually search and when you go back they charge you again before you can search
Review (by only girl 6 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:42:00)
Who would have thought they could make the game worse. I just like the searches. I dont play the story anymore
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Review (by hmay1118 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:39:00)
When playing the game is fun, but it takes a long time for new locations to open after you pay to open them. Also, sometimes it is difficult to trade because you have to upgrade each location and are on hold until they open - anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. Also, you only get to play a few searches and you run out of energy.
Lovey dove (by Loveydove20 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:30:00)
The game was fun in the beginning but it's too costly to get anywhere with it. I only get 4 searches because the energy is expensive & doesn't last very long. I'm dissatisfied with it.
Secret game (by Meriposi on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:56:00)
Love the new changes!
Fun (by Bmsz on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:50:00)
I wish the energy would recharge more quickly and that selling relics would add up more quickly but otherwise fun. Very glad haven't had to, all of a sudden, spend any money to play.
Secret passages (by Roscoe335 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:26:00)
Too little play time allowed. Recent update made it even worse. I'm new to this game and probably will not stay with it very long.
Great concept but you'll be let down (by Word Lover! on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:26:00)
This game has the potential to be a great game, unfortunately to fully be able to enjoy the game you will have to spend alot of real money to unlock most of the game play. It takes way too much energy to play the seek games and you only get about 4 turns before you have to recharge. The digging is a joke. It will take you forever to collect all the things you need. Plus there is really no opportunity to earn rubies which you need to open special areas. If they tweaked some things...this game would be so much fun. Hopefully they read all these reviews!
Game (by Stubbbie on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:22:00)
Not happy with having to pay twice to get into new location and having to wait two to three hours to play. Now you have a new version and do not explain how to do the star thing. Get with it folks or tour going to lose a lot of players.
Update fixed the problem (by Deviolet on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:02:00)
Good update for the loading problem but I have to agree with most of the other reviews. I would like to add to them by saying that to me, it makes no sense to go back to the beginning to level up again. And we need to earn coins faster to progress in the game.
Not bad (by Lmcphss on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:58:00)
I would give 5...takes a long time for energy to renew and it runs out after 4 plays. Nice to relax and find the hidden objects. Digging for shovels is confusing...you don't get much of what you need for the improvement. Most things take too long unless you want to spend a lot of money.
Meh (by Gymgirlkcc on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:51:00)
Graphics are about the only thing this game has going for it -- and even that isn't a whole lot. There is no "play" in the game. You basically just follow a series of prompts, go back to the same "find the hidden item" areas over and over to get the same relics to trade to open the next area, which promptly puts you back to square one to find the same relics to open the next area. The dialogue is boring, and as others have said, there is only about 10 minutes worth of time in the game before you are out of energy and can't do anything without spending real cash. And honestly, there is nothing about this game that would inspire me to spend actual money.
Lots of potential but too many problems (by Dumblydorr on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:41:00)
I have thought about deleting this app many times, but it does have some redeeming qualities. The graphics are very good and the searches are fun. However, I can only play for 3-4 minutes at a time because each search takes 24 energy from your 100 energy store. Then you have to wait a few hours for it to recharge. Also, loading the game takes a long time. Some of the regions in the level I am on take 60000+ coins to open, which is almost impossible when you get 1000 coins a trade and can only search 4 times. It is just my curiosity for what the next region will be that keeps me playing, but I would recommend not installing it.
Like it (by Gladys65 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:21:00)
I like this game. It is challengeing! Wish more people played and it would be more interesting.
Great Game (by Chchomehi on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:08:00)
Better than Hidden Treasures. Love can zoom the screen. Wish had more than 100 so I could play more
@(5$;2 (by Fitwell39 on Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:06:00)
The game has great potential but it takes too long for your energy to power back up. Also, it is difficult to acquire additional relics as you progress. Additional points should be given for not using power ups. Only the quick find power up actually decreases my search time. I'm thinking of deleting the app unless better changes come about in the near future.
Ok..but... (by Pinkangel97 on Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:31:00)
The game is ok but moves slow. You have to wait to get energy. I have been playing this for a few weeks and I still only have two places to explore, still at 13% of level one. Probably will uninstall.
Won't open with update (by Monaliser on Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:31:00)
Any time the developers want to fix the bug that won't allow the game to open would be great!!!
Not bad (by Pings punk on Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:12:00)
Energy goes too quick. Hidden pics not challenging enough.
Beautiful (by Dezach54 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:59:00)
Very good search game with gorgeous scenes. Only problem is you only search a few times before you run out of energy.
Will not load after latest update. (by KHolbrok on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:56:00)
I love this app but now it will not open. Very disappointed.
I'm stuck (by xswabeeemt on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:46:00)
I'm stuck since last update.. Was a good game!
Secret Passages (by Pcbc50 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:43:00)
The game is enjoyable but has no way to collect points to play on after using entrance points to play challenges. It costs 24 to play. You get 100 to start. And are down to 12 after three challenge plays not 28.
Secret passage (by Briana Weaver on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:38:00)
Takes to long to load ,have to find the same things over and over takes to long to move on deleting
Need help (by Marykendall on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:35:00)
Can not figure out what to do with the full knapsack
Secret Passages (by Widow11 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:35:00)
Great!! Can't put it down..
Okay (by Lilbug997 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:24:00)
This game was fun for a while, but after leveling up a few levels, it started using 24 energy for each search, which means only 4 searches and then you're out of energy. Another huge problem is the money. As you gain in levels, more money is required to access new buildings and areas. At only 4 tries to get the required materials to make a trade, and low pay on the trades, it takes a long time to unlock anything new. Once you have paid the money, you still need to wait several hours until you have access to it. Another problem is that you have to go to dig sites and find required items. It's a bit frustrating to not get much playing time, but it's addictive.
Great game (by Hatchtoo on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:10:00)
Can't stop playing!
Secret passages (by Lighteyes1329 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:58:00)
It's an amazing game
Secret Passage, Hidden Objects (by Mona4ever on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:57:00)
Love game until update, now game won't load . Please fix!!!!!!!
Super great (by Dendanbry on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:52:00)
I love this game. I am so hooked and play several times a day on iPad and iPhone. I did not have a problem with updates, so far, like so many did a few days before. Can't wait to see how the game comes to the end. Play it and enjoy the mystery and secrets.
Fun to play (by Lisa Presting on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:50:00)
Fun to play but runs out of energy too soon
Update (by Cdkelley on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:47:00)
Great game until latest update. Now it will not even open. Please, please, please fix ASAP!!!!
Big update error (by Leivemaid on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:29:00)
Updated now it won't load!!! Can you do another update that cancels last update please
Secret passages (by Yodadakota on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:13:00)
The game is interesting although I'm not sure of all the rules. Have not found them as yet. I will update my rating once I have figured it out
Not sure what to do (by Nicholas9999999 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:07:00)
Not sure what to do, or how to get what I need.
Cool (by Zodac1976 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:02:00)
Cool however they need to allow you more then 100 energy if you level up your energy refills and it goes up by 10 at least this is the lamest part of the game
The finder (by Jonjay1 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:43:00)
Love this game just wish I could find more Rubys with out having to pay for it
Secret passages: Hidden objects (by Ms. CV on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:26:00)
Love this game. Addictive. Has something for everyone. Hours of fun without having to buy in app items.
Secret passages (by Lllm63 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:21:00)
Can't open game after recent update !!!
Secret Passages (by Pcavcous on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:46:00)
Love the game. Have not had the problems everyone else seems to have had.
Secret Passages (by Cheryl Becigneul on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:30:00)
Love this game! Interesting game always something new
Great game (by The 654321123456 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:20:00)
I can't wait to see it for Droid as well :$
Secrets (by Go Gigi Go on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:15:00)
Love this game but not getting the idea of paying to open the passage and paying again just to wait for 8 hrs. to play. To much wasted time. Geezzzzz!!!!!!!!! Now I just updated this game which by the way I love and now it will not load. I just can't win. Please let us all know when it's playable. HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice content, long wait (by S4m52 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:04:00)
Fun game, interesting plot, too long to wait for more energy and amount of energy is imbalanced with things you need to do.
Unreliable (by MyZen3 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:03:00)
Loved the game - beautiful graphics - but lost all of my progress with the last update.
Game won't open after the new update!! (by Mhammak on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:44:00)
I'm so upset after this update!!!! I can't get the game to load!! I really loved this game! BUT for the past few days nothing!! Please fix it or you will lose soooo many players!!
Review (by Irish 17 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:38:00)
Just found this game .and so far so good really enjoy it and the Graphics are wonderful....just wish,I could figure out how to move on..... But I will eventually otherwise very fun game
Great game (by MerriKR on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:19:00)
Very entertaining. Don't bug you to purchase anything. Can complete quest easily.
Don't update (by Kwashawna on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:39:00)
Ever since the latest update I can't get on to the game at all
Fun fun (by Fishyvicky on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:15:00)
I love playing because it keep my mind sharp.
Game flaw (by Djgirl0801 on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:05:00)
Like the game however from time to time after I spend coins to build early, it takes my coins and does not build. Ruining my gaming experience!
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