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Mystery Stories (DS)
Member Name: Crystabel
Mystery Stories (DS)
Advantages: Appeals to spot the object enthusiasts
Disadvantages: A bit dull and uninspiring
This DS game recommends age 3 plus and in my opinion it fails to appeal to young children and adults alike. The object of the game is to find clues and solve a mystery, and this is a reason I bought it. I love solving mysteries, but I was disappointed with the format of the game.
You are acting the part of a New York Journalist who has earned herself a holiday on a Caribbean Island. Upon arrival at your hotel you are led into difference locations in and around the hotel. The top screen lists hidden objects you need to find in the picture on the lower screen. A total of 36 locations are in the game, and you work your way into the next level by finding all the objects in the location picture. There is a choice of two modes Relaxed Mode, play without a time limit; the Normal Mode introduces a time limit in which to find the objects.
The background story warns Mayan spirits are up to mischief and as you solve the mystery you uncover a key to a great treasure. The mystery leads you off the Caribbean Island to Berlin in Germany.
Although the pictures, in which the objects are hidden, are attractive in appearance I found to keep just looking for objects in pictures did not hold my interest for very long. Also young children, who, I asked to try it, found the objects hard to find and lost interest too.
My conclusion is that this game does not quiet come up to expectation of its title Mystery Stories
Summary: There are better mysteries to solve and puzzles games on the market
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