Help the Princess save her friends and family!
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Positive (43 reviews) - 83% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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About This Game

Princess Isabella is all set to marry the love of her dreams, Prince Adam. After returning home from a trip, however, she finds that an evil curse has been placed on her castle by a mysterious witch. The curse has placed evil in every room, and turned everyone inside the castle into mirrors! Follow a fairy friend as you piece together the clues and save your friends and family in Princess Isabella: A Witch`s Curse, a gorgeous Hidden Object Adventure game!

Features:
135 Scenes
20+ Puzzles
15 Minigames
Evolving Gameplay
20+ Hidden object rounds
Unique gameplay
Tricky puzzles

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 800 Mhz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Short version: 87%
Despite its age, Princess Isabella is still one of the most enjoyable hidden object games, memorable for the quality of its voice acting, and the rather easy, but still fun mechanics.

Long version:
Princess Isabella: A Witch’s Curse, with its original 2009 release date, was one of the earliest hidden object games that left behind the old timed scavenger hunt mechanics to turn this genre into the lightweight point ‘n’ click adventure format we know it as now.

For an early pioneer, it aged remarkably well. Many of its features like the map system are still used with almost no change in the original formula. If it ever received an update on the old low-resolution graphics and the photo cut-out hidden object items, it could be a fresh new hit even with today’s saturated HOG market.

The storyline too is in line with most HOGs: we play as the titular princess, who arrives home to a desolate castle, where she has to solve a series of puzzles and challenges to lift a curse and save the residents. She has a fairy helper to act as a hint system and to keep company: her presence is a welcomed addition, as she is far from annoying, and she adds some life to the otherwise empty castle rooms.
There is even a boss battle, believe it or not: the last challenge is a hidden object duel against the computer– a fun minigame that surprisingly no other HOGs (except the sequels) copied.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This is actually quite well-done as a HOG. The voice acting and graphics are good, the puzzles are mostly entertaining, and it tells you when you don't need to worry about a given room anymore. Even the story is more engaging than the average title within the genre. Overall, rather enjoyable if you like HOGs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
A wonderful hidden object game that I thoroughly enjoyed & finished in one sitting!
Here are my thoughts:

1) The plot slowly unveils itself as you progress in the game. It's just the right amount of chit-chat. Good balance in story and gameplay

2) You will mostly play hidden object screens but some have twists to them and you are graced with the occasional mini-games to spice things up.

3) The environments are beautiful crafted, showcasing "dark" and "light" sides. Even the dark sides are interesting to stare at. In short, everything is gorgeous. Period.

4) The voice acting is well executed. I didn't hear any cheesy dialogue to complain about.

5) The game tells you if the particular room is done! Also, you can warp to the rooms via map! AMAZING, TIME SAVING!

6) My only complaint is the sort of abrupt ending... you'll just have to see it to know what I mean.

Overall, Princess Isabella is a hidden object game that should not be overlooked! It is a great addition to the genre. Be sure to give it a try! I'll be keeping this one in my library!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
A hidden-object classic, with lush, gorgeous graphics, excellent hidden object scenes, and fun puzzles. The story is a derivative cliché, but it's lovingly presented, with delightful voice acting and animations.

The only problem is that the low resolution makes it hard, sometimes, to identify objects sometimes in hidden-object scenes. Also, it's rather short. But that's petty criticism: fans of hidden-object games would love this one!
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70 of 82 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
When I first started up this game, it felt surprisingly old. Well, that's probably because it's from 2009, not 2014 as the steam page incorrectly says. But okay, it's not like hidden object games have made a lot of progress recently.

So with that out of the way... I still wouldn't have liked this game 5 years ago. It seems to be aimed at girls age 5-7 or something like that. Most of the puzzles are overly simple, and some are even more illogical than you'd expect from this type of game, like "let's make a potion to cure this room!". Erm, no thanks. Also, I completed it in less than 2 hours despite getting stuck for a good while because I missed a room and couldn't figure out how to move on as only rooms you've been in are marked on the map.

The one good thing this game does is marking a room as clear once you've found everything in it. Unless you enjoy searching for pixels everywhere when you get stuck, I suppose.

But yeah, there's so many better hidden object games for a similar price. I see no reason to get this one.
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