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Game du Jour Deals: May 5-11, 2008

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Game du Jour is a "One Deal a Day" website for casual PC games. Every day of the week, GameDuJour.com sells one downloadable game at a steep discount.

Every week Blogcritics Magazine will bring you a look of those games, so you know what to expect when the featured game gets its 24 hours in the spotlight.

This Week's Deals

May 5th: 60% off on The Butler Did It!
May 6th: 40% off on Build-a-lot 2: Town of the Year
May 7th: 60% off on SnakeTris
May 8th: 60% off on Frutti Freak
May 9th: 50% off on 5 Star Mahjongg
May 10th: 50% off on First Star Software's Greatest Hits
May 11th: 50% off on Towers

The Butler Did It!

The Butler Did It! is a short, dynamic mystery adventure game inspired by the famous board game Cluedo. This means that virtually every game will be different from the others. In a luxury hotel on the Swiss Alps, a murder has just been committed. Unfortunately for the murderer, Jacques-Louis Barajean, France’s best detective, is there.

A perfect coffee break game in which your deductive skills will be tested. Look for clues and evidence, question the suspects, and when you’re sure about the culprit’s identity, point your finger at him or her, just like in an Agatha Christie novel. This is The Butler Did It! No walkthrough needed; just your wits!

Build-a-lot 2: Town of the Year

It’s time to get busy again building, buying and selling houses in this exciting sequel! There are new towns to explore, new mayors to meet, and lots of money to be made. Use your keen eye to pick the right locations to build parks and shops. Pick your paint colors, upgrades, and landscaping to create the ultimate curb appeal and earn outstanding profits. How about a latte from the new coffee shop? Some new flower boxes from the garden center? It’s all waiting for you in Build-a-lot 2: Town of the Year!

SnakeTris

SnakeTris from Dyvision Works is like nothing you have played before. Yes, it is a ‘block game’, but it boasts graphics, sound, and playability far beyond any rival. This is no re-make. It is an entirely new concept that takes over where many old-school arcade games left off. You won’t believe how SnakeTris keeps you coming back for more… and more.. and more!

Frutti Freak

Frutti Freak is a jump 'n' run game for experienced players. Collect fruit and clean up the jungle by eliminating unhealthy food and stuff. You’ll meet the most extraordinary opponents: target-tracking fried chicken, roast suckling pigs run wild, and fire-summoning shamans will try to stop you.

Explore complex levels and collect many bonus items in hidden areas. The full version of Frutti Freak offers 16 large scrolling levels with an overall size of more than 200 single screens!

5 Star Mahjongg

5 Star Mahjongg is a wildly popular, contemporary version of the classic Eastern game, suitable for both kids and adults. The attractive and intuitive interface makes the game very simple to learn and play within a few minutes, but as mahjongg players around the world know, gameplay can be extremely challenging and addictive!

5 Star Mahjongg takes this game favorite to a new level with spectacular original and classic tile graphics, unlimited game capacity, innovative scoring options, and complete control over game behavior and appearance. You’ll never be bored.

First Star Software’s Greatest Hits

Now, for the first time ever, 14 of First Star’s early releases have been compiled together. All games are their original versions, launched automatically by emulation software enabling players to enjoy Commodore 64; Atari 8 bit and 16 bit; as well as DOS versions of these retro-gaming masterpieces on their Windows computers. The compilation also includes one game never released before; the never-before-released Commodore 64 version of a game originally licensed to Radio Shack; and, the sorts of ‘extras’ collectors value and enjoy such as boxes, memorabilia, original instruction sheet scans; prototype art; even video clips of interviews with the company’s founders.

Towers

Discover and pass through the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, China and Medieval Europe in this super-addictive solitaire card game. Enjoy superior graphics, music and sound effects that’ll transport you to another world!

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