The ancient kingdom is in trouble! The magic of the four elements that kept it running for centuries has been corrupted by evil powers and the altars no longer yield the energy of life. It is up to you to unlock the 4 ancient books of magic and collect 16 mysterious cards that will help you restore the kingdom to life.
User reviews: Very Positive (226 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 3, 2008
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- was rated 8.0/10.0 "Impressive" by IGN
- is the 3rd ELAN Awards: Best casual game nominee

About This Game

The ancient kingdom is in trouble! The magic of the four elements that kept it running for centuries has been corrupted by evil powers and the altars no longer yield the energy of life. It is up to you to unlock the 4 ancient books of magic and collect 16 mysterious cards that will help you restore the kingdom to life. An adorable little fairy will be your aide in this perilous journey as you encounter elementals, dragons, knights, and various magic creatures. Using a mix of classic addictive game play ideas but taking them to a new level with innovative twists, explosive bonuses, spectacular visual effects, and fascinating storyline in amazing animation, this game is a load of fun.

More About the Game:

  • 4 books of magic to unlock and study
  • 16 mysterious cards to collect
  • Gripping storyline presented in beautiful animation
  • 64 captivating levels with 20 challenging bonus tasks
  • Rich variety of bewitching magic creatures
  • Stunning visual effects and fantastic bonuses

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1GHz or better
    • Memory: 256+ MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB/16-bit Graphics Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 62+ MB Space Free
    • Sound: 16-bit Sound card
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
4 Elements are the 4 worlds of this game: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water.
Such a lovely game with a little Tinkerbell like helping fairy and faboulos drawings of landscapes and creatures. The graphics are so sweet. Unfortunately the resolution is fixed to 800 x 600. Could be HD. A really relaxing and outstanding soundtrack. Love this instrumental music. Panpipes, whistles, guitar and piano.

Like every puzzle game it starts easy. Connect some chains with min 3 tiles ... but then the hardness raises quickly. Destroy stone blocks make longer chains. But it's much more. Every book part level has it's own break to solve a "spott-the-differences" minigame. Really not easy. To enter a new book you have solve a "quest", meaning search a big picture for several item parts. It's unnatural hard. But if you proceed you'll get into the game and enjoy the thrill of puzzeling. The last two levels are a pain in the ♥♥♥. You have to quick solve chains and may need many tries ...

Highly recommend as a classic puzzlegame
Posted: April 28
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Probably the best casual game that I have played in a while. Levels are challenging after the half way point, not too hard to cause you to stop playing though. Can sometimes appear to be repetitive but it then adds something else to the gameplay to change the dynamic of it. Very enjoyable. Would recommend. 9/10.
Posted: July 9
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Great puzzle game with a developed storyline and entertaining gameplay. Graphics and music are good, while difficulty is also well-balanced.

Give it a shot if you like to play light puzzle games as time killers.

4 Elements
[7/10]
Posted: April 27
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Excellent puzzle game to be played WITH the kids but not to be played just by the kids themselves. This is more a game for adults who want a bit more challenge from their casual games.

Game requires quite good mouse handling skills as you are constantly drawing paths back and forth on the screen to create as long gem chains as possible. You must also be able to think fast what gem colors do you need to collect in order to get a specific tool or bomb to get past a barrier.

Especially in the later water and air levels time limits are quite tough and usually if you fail to quickly break out of the starting section of the map you might as well restart the level as time is quite scarce.

Every now and then there are nice 'find the difference' between two similar pictures sections and clearing up temples by finding pieces of artifacts scattered around the screen.
Posted: July 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
I put some time into this game in order to complete it. This game is somewhat appealing as it consists of roughly three types of minigames. The structure is pretty much the same. First you do a hidden object minigame, which then allows you to play 4 match 3 levels. The RNG is pretty fair, although sometimes I found that I could breeze through a level after a few attempts and restarts. The final level is a "Spot-the-difference" level. Unfortunately as with the hidden objects game, I just randomly clicked around until I completed the task. At first I was trying to actually find the things, but I realised quickly that there would be a modicum of tedium involved. I did enjoy it, but it wasn't so much a game you play for the story. I don't even know what the story was. I just skipped as much of it as I could.

If you can get the game in a bundle or when it is on sale, I say go ahead.
Posted: July 18
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
a nice simple casual match-three (or more) game.

+ colorful & cute animation, with lots of explosion.
+ hidden objects & spot the difference mini games.
+ can be finished in 7+ hours with 70% achievements.

- can be stressful at later levels because there are time limits.
- there is no way to re-play earlier finished levels.
Posted: January 17
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