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  • Summary: 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. Expand
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  1. Feb 9, 2012
    8
    A surprisingly good game. A combination of Bejewled-like match-three, hidden object, and "spot the difference" games molded around excellent production values. While the games starts out easy enough with an effective tutorial the difficulty curve ramps up quickly and by the middle of the game you will be hard pressed to finish each match-three level on the first try. Given that each level can run more than ten minutes you will sometimes want to tear your hair out when you lose. The only negative thing about this game is the story that holds the whole thing together; it was written for six year-olds. Still, I have played far worse games at this price point. If you are looking for a casual game and like the match-three mechanic this is an excellent option. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2014
    7
    A very likable puzzle game. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, since it was a simple match 3 game. You basically match blocks to let the liquid flow from the beginning of the level to the end. It's a very simple concept, with some thrown-in minigames to keep you entertained. It has a few powerups that charge when matching the corresponding colors, which can be very helpful if you get stuck at some point. It gets increasingly difficult and has a very nicely-done difficulty curve. It's a race against time farther on in the game when it starts getting more difficult, which makes it exciting with a sense of urgency. You should get 4 Elements if you like simple match 3 puzzle games, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised! (:

    Though it should be marked down from $9.99 to $4.99, I don't believe a game of this quality is worth $9.99.
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  3. Nov 12, 2012
    7
    Great game! It's a classic match 3 or more casual game with an extensive fantasy storyline, as well as find-it puzzles. It also combines magic powers at the bottom of the screen which change the game play. You build up magic power by completing a certain amount of matches of a specific color. Overall quality is really good for a casual game. It's somewhat aged as far as graphics are concerned and the Steam version has a frame rate counter at the upper right corner of the screen. Why they don't offer the HD version for the PC is frustrating. Sound quality is good. I would think seriously about getting it the next time it goes on sale if you like games such as Bejeweled. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2012
    7
    This is an ok game that will entertain you for a while but it's way too expensive for the value it gives. You should get it at a high discounted price. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2014
    5
    The basic idea of the 64 main levels of this game is to eliminate obstacles to an "energy flow" by finding monochromatic mini-paths of length 3 or more. (There are also 16 untimed and hinted "find the differences" puzzles, one after each 4 main levels, with a picture and text description of some fantasy character as the reward for completing each of these puzzles.) Each main level has a time limit, and the levels get more difficult as you go along, but basically it's a pattern and strategy game where you just can't take too long to implement the strategy. BUT that all changes on the last two levels, and that's why I down-rate the game to neutral. Suddenly it becomes primarily a game of speed, as the field of play scrolls by quickly and if you don't get enough of the right matches made in that brief time, you can't complete the level. I'm older (in my 60s), I like strategy games but I'm not that quick with a mouse and I know it. I would never have gotten into the game had it presented itself early on as requiring very quick action. I enjoyed the first 62 levels but personally I found it was very frustrating to get almost through the game only to have the basic nature of the game change to a form where I couldn't complete the entire game. Maybe if they added an option to control the speed of the scrolling (which was also somewhat jumpy in nature on my PC, making the required rapid mousing even more difficult), it could be a speed challenge to those who want that but remain primarily a strategy game for those of us who prefer that. If you're not fast of finger and really like to finish a game you get involved in, pass on this, but if you don't mind that the last levels require quick eye and hand coordination or you just don't mind getting most of the way through the game and then having it change so you can't finish it, it's pretty good. As to the cost, I got this game as part of the Playrix Platinum pack, which is a much better deal than buying the games individually. Expand