Treasure Hunt — The Game
Platform: iPhone, iPod, iPad
Description: An immersive 3D underwater adventure, you’re a diver exploring modern and ancient shipwrecks in search of lost treasure. Treasure Hunt is a journey of becoming a scuba diver, and the fortunes that can be made as a search and recovery diver looking for sunken treasure.
Pros: Smooth graphics, and this game has intuitive game play for all ages.
Cons: Takes a while to get accustomed to the controls. Sharks and barracuda get a bad name (what’s new?). It’s also not a universal application.
Bottom Line: Unfortunately, like most divers I have a day job and many other obligations that keep me out of the water more often than I’d like. Treasure Hunt — The Game puts me back in the water any time I want via my iPhone or iPad. The only downfall is I can’t play it full screen on my iPad, and after three weeks of playing the game, I’m still not accustomed to using the controls. The upside, though, is a fun, whimsical way of playing search and recovery diver from a land-locked location. We’ve all “played pirate,” searching for lost treasure, and every time I dive a wreck there’s that glimmer of hope in finding Black Beard’s lost gold. The first level in this game is earning your C-card. This game also mimics a lot of standard diver practices, like using a compass, monitoring your air supply, and not forgetting your fins on the boat. Get too close to a shark or other dangerous animal, and you’ll be in trouble. It’s not Angry Birds, but for $2.99, it’s a fun game for all ages and it might scratch that diving itch in the middle of a snowstorm or board meeting.
To download this app, go to Treasure Hunt — The Game.