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.
Mixture of genres is a popular way to make the game more interesting and addicting. Heroes of Kalevala from MythPeople is an example of this. In this newly released game you are to play match-three levels with some sim-like parts here and there. As it often happens some kind of world is in some kind of danger, and there is some kind of solving this problem. Your people are struggling with the results of a drought. You go to a shaman for help, and what he tells you to do is to go to the land of Kaleva and build a totally new place for your people to live. The story's roots go back to Finnish mythology. The building of the settlements you do by playing a series of match-three levels.
The White Lady legends are found around the world. According to some of them everything is about a woman that lost her beloved or was betrayed by a husband or fiancé, due to the others she is supposed to have died or suffered trauma in life. In any case the woman in white is cloaked in mystery. She knows about countless riches and mostly is of ill omen. The legend goes back to the Victorian times, that is why there is no surprise that a new hidden object game Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White offers you to explore the Victorian mansions to reveal the secrets of an enigmatic Lady.