Embark on a journey no one has taken before! Your quest begins at the foot of The Great Pyramid of Giza and continues through the Egyptian sands to the mysterious Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Travel through the enchanting Mediterranean islands to the glory of ancient Greece as your voyage continues.
User reviews: Mixed (12 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 18, 2014
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Includes 5 items: 7 Wonders II, 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, 7 Wonders: Ancient Alien Makeover, 7 Wonders: Magical Mystery Tour, 7 Wonders: Treasures of Seven

 

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Embark on a journey no one has taken before! Your quest begins at the foot of The Great Pyramid of Giza and continues through the Egyptian sands to the mysterious Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Travel through the enchanting Mediterranean islands to the glory of ancient Greece as your voyage continues. If you’re successful, you will behold the amazing Seven Wonders of the World. Let the journey begin!

Key Game Features:
• Supply building stones to your workers by matching three same-colored runes
• Time is limited! If you don’t make enough progress, your workers will strike
• 49 original levels as you journey through the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
• Earn exciting power ups that will aid in your journey

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 600 Mhz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 6.0
    • Hard Drive: 18 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Well, it's a "match-3" as they were made a decade ago. Graphics are crude/cheap when compared to today's standards. Still the genre may appeal to some players, like it does to me.
As the title says, the goal is to contruct wonders by retrieving stones from background you have to break. There are 7 wonders and each wonder has 7 levels. Each level must be cleared. At wonder 4 or 5, some background tile are doubled. As bonus blocks, it is the usual : 4 block align, 5 block align and every 4 bonus used, another bonus appears, this one destroying several tiles+backgound at random.
That's the extend of this game, which I finished in two hours. Once done, you can do a rerun, but with (unselectable) harder difficulty.
Oh, and expect a lot of "no more move" in this one. Thankfully, it's not at your expense as it redraws the screen freely when that happens. On a playability note, once you move a tile, you can't move any other until the screen has settled. That means that all raws cleared because of your move must happen and you cannot do anything until it's done.

I rank this as a difficult one, mainly because of the few varied bonuses. Some tiles are really hard to reach.

Last, I installed this on Win7 and it ran without problem. Although, mind the resized screen for any other app that may run in the background :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Pretty fun old match 3. I played until I got the 4th wonder done, and just got bored. That said, it was in a bundle for a few cents US and so I got my money's worth. I'd say wait for a bundle on this one or try the newer version,

5.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Brief Synopsis:

7 Wonders of the Ancient World is a casual tile matching game where in you "build" the 7 wonders of the world by matching lines of 3 or more of the same shape. Doing so breaks the tiles behind them. Break all the tiles on the board to proceed to the next board. There are 7 levels in the game, each consisting of several sub levels. In total, the main game took me about 3 hours to play through.

Long Review

Story: The story in this game is pretty flimsy, but in a nutshell, you supervise the building of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. You do this by creating blocks (done by breaking tiles on the board) and moving cornerstones down the board (done by matching shapes) for the workers to collect.

Graphics: The graphics are pretty standard fare for a casual matching game. They're simple and, with the exception of the workers, fairly static.

Music/Sounds: By far, the best part of this game, in my humble opinion, is the music. It's rather catchy, and despite it playing in a constant loop, it didn't get tiring or turn me homicidal (always a good thing).

Length: I was able to get through all 7 wonders in about 3 hours, managing to get the second highest title reward in the game. For £5, this is a bit short for my liking.

Replayability: Carrying on from above, 3 hours isn't really a good length for the cost of the game. The game does allow you to go back to previously completed levels to try to get a better score, so it is slightly replayable.

I do tend to enjoy matching games and find them to be quite relaxing. As such, my recommendation, if you are the same as I, is to get this game when it goes on sale at more than 50% off.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Great Game, fun to play and a great way to relax.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Clearly one of the earlier members of this series crudely reworked (not even resampled) to run on more recent Windows versions, this game seems to lack the power-ups of the later games, and is hardwired at 800x600 resolution. Very little to make it stand out from the other match-3 games out there. As a $2 game, maybe; but not at this price.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Not a bad game just not on par with previous releases from the same publisher. Subpar graphics, no power-ups, no rotation of tables, no mini games. Not recommended for the price.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Old but gold. Not so amazing, but still fun... for the ending, it's incredible hard. 5/10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Match-3 games are still found in plague like abundence roaming wild and hunting after whales on the brutal seas of the free-to-play smartphone market, but on PC this once successful genre lies in ruins. This game stands a monument to that time before the genre found its true home. Sadly such a monument does nothing but reinforce why this genre died out on PC. It is, as such, of archaeological interest only.
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