||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (SAFECRPR)
Publisher: Daydream Software / DreamCatcher
B+ from Just
4/5 from AdventureGamer
The Ultimate Puzzle Challenge!
Your resume as an elite security expert is flawless. And now, you have a
once-in-lifetime opportunity to land the job of your dreams: as the head of
security development at the world famous firm of Crabb & Sons Safe and
Security Systems. To prove you have what it takes, you first must pass a test.
You must break into your eccentric employer's heavily secured headquarters and
crack the numerous puzzle-based combinations on over 35 safes. Each safe holds
a clue to the combination of your ultimate goal, the Master Safe. Crack all the
safes and the job is yours.
Between you and your goal lie a labyrinth of elegantly appointed rooms,
filled with hidden clues, an exquisitely detailed collection of art and
antiques - and most importantly - the many unique and challenging puzzles.
You think you can do it ... now your challenge is to prove it!
Intuitive interface and addictive gameplay
Beautifully rendered 3D environments
Complete 360 degree camera movement
Discover subtly hidden clues in every room
Explore a massive 50 room mansion as you attempt to crack puzzle
An array of tantalizing & complex puzzles that will challenge
your skills to the limit
Windows 95/98/ME/XP: Pentium 100MHz, 16MB RAM (24MB recommended), 15MB hard
disk space, 4x CD-ROM drive or faster.
Adventure, by Randy Sluganski
"If ever the title of a game so succinctly described the scintilla of the
plot, then it surely is Safecracker by Daydream Software. The entire framework
of the game is comprised around your ability to break into or "crack" one safe
after another. Over 35 different types of safes must be cracked. If you live
for games of the delicious gonad-busting, sweat-dripping-down-your-brow,
kick-your-computer-in-sweet-frustration variety, then Safecracker will be your
salvation in these lean times for adventure gamers. It is nirvana for
"Thirty-five safes are spread over 50 rooms of the mansion. Big safes and
little safes. Red safes and blue safes. Piano safes and pyramid safes (this is
starting to sound like a Dr. Seuss book). Of course, every single safe must be
opened, not in any particular order, mind you, but you will soon discover there
is a method to the madness. Inside the safes reside clues and inventory items
that will allow you to--you guessed it--open another safe. Now, clues are
always welcome in any game, even more so in a logic-driven game of this type,
but the developers of Safecracker are a seemingly devious, if not deviant,
bunch as they decided to throw a monkey wrench into the game and include a lot
of red herrings..."
"Safecracker is a game that will be treasured by the devotees of
Jewels of the Oracle and Myst. It is not for everyone, but I guarantee
that if you are enamored of puzzle/adventure games, then Safecracker will not
Gamer by Ray Ivey
here I go again giving a big fat thumbs up to an adventure game that has
virtually no story! Its Safecracker from Daydream Software, a Swedish
company whos also developing the upcoming Traitor's Gate."
" So sue me. Safecracker provided me with about sixteen hours of the most
pure delightful pleasure Ive had since I began playing these strange and
"The puzzles are simply a delight. Everything from the above-mentioned
slider and logic combos to anagrams, circular jigsaws, math problems, and
symbol translation. There are dozens of puzzles to solve and their great
variety kept me playing well past my bedtime for several nights."
"Heres how playable this game is. I finished it over a five day period
in which I had a houseguest. I theoretically had no time to play games during
those days, and yet found myself in front of my computer late at night, saying
to myself, 'Just one more safe . . . okay, just one more safe . . '"
Review by Rosemary Young
"SafeCracker is a tricky title to categorise as it fits somewhere in between
the adventure and puzzle categories. Though at first glance it might seem to be
purely based on solving logic puzzles to open safes, this is not strictly the
case as there's a lot of diligent searching to be done to find many safe keys
and combinations as well."
"There's a lot of searching to do and the gameworld is detailed and
interesting as Crabb & Sons occupy a fascinating old home decked out in
splendid furniture and with copious works of art..."
"SafeCracker really is quite an enjoyable game and there is some challenge
in accessing and opening every single safe. It kept me entertained and I had
lots of fun exploring as there are secret passageways to find as well as many
clues and items to discover."
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