Letters from Nowhere is the best prove to the well-known truth that the old ox plows a straight furrow. The game is a classic hidden object with rare puzzles involved. There are no character interactions or much of mini-games. And this doesn’t at all affect the general impression of the game that is mainly created by wonderful graphics and perfectly matching music. In our high-tech time of e-mails and skype we hardly can recall the last time we’ve received the letters. And personally I don’t know the person who doesn’t like the messages brought in a paper form. Don’t you agree that receiving a letter became a magical event? Especially when it goes about the letters from… nowhere.
The key feature of Knightfall: Death and Taxes is its genre combination of puzzle, match 3 and RPG. You are supposed to match same-colored blocks, but that’s not your aim, it’s just a method to solve the puzzle. In most of the levels your hero needs to collect all of the keys and get to the exit. It could be an easy thing to do if not some tricky factors. The one is the enemies you meet on your way, and the other is a turn-based RPG – the amount of your Action Points each level is limited. The AP decrease as you remove blocks from your game grid. If you move off the blocks of three and more it costs you a single AP, removing less blocks will squander far more. So be prepared to show your best at block-management. Otherwise you’ll see an unusual for the casual games caption – “Game over”, which justifies the word “death” in the name of the game.
The word “mystery” usually implies the spooky atmosphere and dark colors. That’s definitely not the case. Though the game plot is based on mysterious disappearance of an Earl and all the characters you’ll meet on your way will tell you nothing except the frightened and disjointed account, hardly there is anything enigmatic. But there are lot’s of romantics. If I were asked who’d most probably like Mystery of the Earl I’d suggest the girls who generally enjoy all the wedding rush and know what the garter looks like. This adventure game consists of hidden object scenes and some puzzles. And it will not take much time to solve them for the experienced players. And though Mystery of the Earl might seem a strange option for the Halloween eve, but for those of you who are tired of darkness, vampires, and other sinister stuff might like the game.
You play as a young man named John. Somehow it happened that he'd lost his fiance. That's weird how it could have happened. But, anyways, he comes to Sinister City hoping to find her there. The place is all spooky and strange. John comes to a hotel in search for a room and some information about Nina, his the one and the only. That's where he meets a local who is quite easy-going and ready to help him. He is not only willing, but actually actively helps John taking him to some hypnosis machine. This is the start of the journey for John that eventually takes him to the world of the unknown, to the world of vampires in particular.
You start off with getting a little bit of the story that stands behind the game. The character you play as is a young beautiful lady full of dreams and hopes before her family goes bankrupt. You are now the only hope for your family. How are you going to help everyone out? Oh I didn't tell you that the story takes place when arranged marriages were still practiced. So, yes, you decide to travel to a marquis to marry him. You haven't seen this guy ever in your life, but he is supposed to be rich and able to deal with all your father's debts. The key words in the previous sentece are about him being supposed to do all that since, as it was said before, you find out something about him and that changes things quite a bit. But who knows maybe another truth may change everything upside down once again.
The Institute - A Becky Brogan Adventure is the second hidden object game released by MumboJumbo telling us about adventures of Becky. Becky Brogan is a girl who dreamt to become a detective one day. Being a high school she investigated a supposedly haunted mansion for a school research project, and discovered that Meane Manor didn’t indeed have its share of sinister secrets. These secrets were the ones to discover in Becky Brogan: The Mystery of Meane Manor, the previous game of the series. Now Becky is college student and studies investigative journalism and criminal science. So in The Institute she faces her second case. It is all about a doctor and nurse who have gone missing from a psychological institute.
Though now every child knows that America was firstly visited by Vikings, not Columbus, can you imagine how the history could twist if Christopher had lost on his way back home from Portugal? The storyline of a new hidden object adventure game Columbus: Ghost of the Mystery Stone starts right with the moment of ship’s crash and now it’s up to you to help Columbus to get back home with an extra bonus - the treasures found. Otherwise the colonization of America might be under a question along with tobacco, Aztecs’s culture and both Mac OS and Windows…
The legend of King Arthur his knights and the magician named Merlin is so popular, that it has been already thousands of times interpreted in different games, cartoons and movies. And it is really hard to make a new version at least worth attention based on the old story. On the other hand the legend is so widely adored, that its true fans will be interested in any new form of it. So the plot of a hidden object adventure game King Arthur by MoonCake, the same developer who gave us L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, is not at all a surprise. You’ll follow Arthur’s life from the times he was a Merlin’s pupil being the one who managed to pull out the magic sward up to the moment he became the ruler of the whole England. But the gameplot is not the issue when it goes about the legends you’ve been known since your early childhood.