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Building on the successes of their award-winning Midnight Mysteries adventure series, MumboJumbo has created an all-new adventure franchise. Boasting interactive backgrounds, story-driven puzzles, an animated main character, voice acting and a rich narrative filled with twists and turns, Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can is...
Release Date: Jan 7, 2013
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"Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can is a superlative hidden object game from beginning to end. Skillful writing, artistry and cleverness make it one of the most entertaining and unique interactive experiences released this year."
- 5/5 GameZebo

About the Game

Building on the successes of their award-winning Midnight Mysteries adventure series, MumboJumbo has created an all-new adventure franchise. Boasting interactive backgrounds, story-driven puzzles, an animated main character, voice acting and a rich narrative filled with twists and turns, Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can is action-packed and sure to be another hit!

Angelica Weaver, a detective on Chicago’s Special Task Force, must use her renowned deductive skills to stop a present day killer. The only way for her to get ahead of this killer is to first identify a murderer who escaped justice over a hundred years ago. Angelica has the ability to connect with the dead. Through supersensory visions she is able to jump back and forth between crime scenes on the streets of historic London and present-day Chicago where the victims reveal to her their final moments. Work with Angelica as she puzzles her way through the past and uses her insights to stop the pattern in the future in this hidden object puzzle adventure.

Angelica actively participates as you explore detailed environments and sift through hidden-object scenes for clues. Using Angelica’s journal and a highly developed hint system, close the case in the present and in the past, by piecing together game-changing information for an unexpected twist.

Angelica Weaver’s intriguing story is complemented with stunning visuals and sound effects that captivate and surprise. This compelling adventure, full of challenges and dozens of unique puzzles, delivers yet another thrilling experience from MumboJumbo.

Be the detective! Angelica Weaver and the city of Chicago enlist your help.

Key Features:

  • A gripping storyline providing many hours of in-depth game play
  • Over one hundred and fifty realistically rendered scenes
  • Unique story-driven puzzles
  • Captivating, life-like main character with voice-over
  • Collector’s Edition includes a bonus chapter and unlockable unlimited hidden-object play mode, plus additional content (available on most platforms): concept art, screensavers and wallpapers

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows Vista, XP, 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1144 MB HD space
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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161 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
Hidden object games have come a long way from their iSpy/Highlights inspired roots, branching off from simply searching for random objects in a scene of junk into something more akin to a casual adventure game. Angelica Weaver is an exceptional example of this, blending traditional adventure and HOG gameplay into an enjoyably ridiculous murder mystery, all held together with impressively high production values.

Catch Me When You Can follows Chicago detective Angelica Weaver, on the case for a serial killer that seems to be copying a series of murders that occurred a hundred years ago. For reasons never quite explained, Weaver can revisit scenes from the past, and in doing so begins to piece together both the murders from the past and how they tie in with the present. It's predictably convoluted and ultimately leads to a rather silly and anticlimactic ending, but on the whole it's just compelling enough to keep you entertained.

A bit more frustrating is its often confusing puzzle logic and consistent inability to properly communicate where you need to go. I'd often find myself clicking randomly around the screen hoping to trigger something I'd missed before, only to find I needed to travel several screens back and use a random object to obtain another random object which somehow let me progress past where I was. It's not so awful as to make me quit the game, but it's annoying to have to rely on the hint system so often when it should be a last resort used for particularly challenging puzzles.

Although perhaps not a showcase of the absolute best HOGs have to offer, Angelica Weaver is on the whole a rather enjoyable (if occasionally overly self indulgent in both its story and illogical logic) casual adventure that is almost completely satisfying once you look past some of its more persistent issues. Though I doubt we will ever see a direct sequel, I wouldn't object if Mumbo Jumbo continued with this style and quality of HOGs, which are if nothing else miles ahead of most games of the genre.
Posted: August 9th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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MumboJumbo's HOG games are top notch. If you already play HOG games, then you probably already know that.

If you're one of those people who haven't really tried them but look down upon them automatically as a non-game or something overly casual, consider giving one a try. I did, and I was hooked.

HOG games are great when you're just looking to take a relaxing break and not for something that will raise your adrenaline or stress your brain too much.

I posted this review on the Angelica Weaver title arbitrarily, but the others I've played are of comparable quality. Midnight Mysteries is a great series as well.
Posted: July 7th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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17 reviews
7.5 hrs on record
The only thing that annoys me about this game is the title. "Catch Me When You Can"? When I can what? Be bothered? Find the time? It doesn't sound like much of a challenge! However, the game itself is better than its title.

Angelica Weaver is a psychic cop. Wait, it gets better! Actually, it really doesn't, but when it comes to fruity storylines these hidden object games usually take the biscuit anyway. Honestly this one is better than most, and it provides as good a hook as any to find all those hidden objects. I also appreciated some half-decent voice acting for once, at least with the main character, who fortunately is who you'll be hearing most of the time anyway. I do like the fact that hidden object games have such strong female characters; some other games could learn a thing or two.

The game itself is a pretty good point and click adventure game for the most part, collecting objects in your inventory to apply them in other locations. It's not quite Monkey Island, but it's a good time. There are quite a few puzzles throughout the game, although you've probably seen their ilk before, and they're mostly easy. Stress free, you might say. You'll also find quite a few hidden object scenes, and really that's what we're here for right? Fortunately these are very good, some nice artwork and objects that help to push the story forwards, often prompting brief pieces of dialog from the main character. Even better, you can replay all of these from the main menu later to try and find every last object in the scene, rated by your speed. You'll only do this once after which you'll have memorized where most things are, but it's nice to see.

The game will last you at least 5-6 hours if you do the bonus content as well (which acts as a suitable epilogue to the main story), and another hour on top of that to do the infinite hidden object scenes, so it should keep you busy for a while. You can also unsettle your friends and family with Angela Weaver specific wallpapers and screen savers [not tested].
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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5.0 hrs on record
Game has a debug error which prevents you from finishing game. Tech Support for this game have failed to fix. Check out the various Big Fish Forums. Don't waste your money!!!!!
Posted: April 25th, 2014
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This game is Hoot!!
Posted: June 26th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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4.3 hrs on record
I really enjoyed this game. You play through as cop named Angelica Weaver, who can receive visions from the dead, which she uses to solve crimes.

The gameplay is broken up into three different kinds of play. Most of the game will be spent in a sort of point and click adventure mode where you'll collect tools and other objects to help you progress through the game. I was actually suprised how much of like a classic point and click this felt like.

Every now and again you'll search a location more in depth with a more traditional hidden object screen with a list of objects to find. This was fairly well designed and only one or maybe two times was I asked to find an item that I wasn't sure what it would look like.

And thirdly, occasionally you will reach a puzzle or minigame to mix things up. I really liked the puzzles, I never really felt all that challenged by them? But, I have played a lot of puzzle games in my time so, I might have had a lot of prior experience on my side. However, I don't believe the puzzles were meant to be all that difficult, instead just rewarding and fun to play with. I was quite happy with the puzzles.

If I had anything bad to say, the writing of Catch Me When You Can is a little clunky at times but has a good payoff. And, the voice acting was a little flat, kinda under acted at times. But, these were minor hiccups and I was able to take them with a grain of salt.

This edition also features some extra content which was pretty decent too. After you finish the game, you can go back and play any hidden object screen in an infinite object mode, where you find every possible object in the screen. Also, there's an extra chapter which surprisingly added a lot more to the story than I was expecting.

I wouldn't just recommend this to fans of the genre, I'd recommend this to fans of adventure games with an open mind. Hidden Object games have come a long way and arguably have more room to grow, but this was a great bit of fun.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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