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Mystery Stories

by Avanquest Software
 Ages 3 and Over
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Platform: Nintendo DS
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  • Features 180+ exciting puzzles and tasks and bonus mini-games to unlock
  • Over 1150 hidden-objects to be found!
  • 40 stunning locations to explore with superb graphics
  • 10 unique search modes – search by sound, torchlight, object outline plus many more
  • Travel the world and take part in an enthralling mystery adventure
  • Search for hidden objects amongst Berlin's famous landmarks – Checkpoint Charlie and The Brandenburg Gate
  • Intuitive Touch Screen controls
  • Innovative game play
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: Nintendo DS
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  • ASIN: B00260G3KS
  • Release Date: 29 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,805 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo DS

Manufacturer's Description

Find the Clues, Solve the Crime and Unravel the Mystery!

The biggest adventure of all time is about to begin...

Whilst on holiday on a remote ancient Caribbean island there is a kidnapping. The renowned professor of Mayan artefacts goes missing along with a precious Maya casket stolen from the local museum. Only you, top New York journalist, can piece together the clues and solve the kidnap mystery. Was the professor close to finding the largest treasure trove known to man? Are the Mayan spirits causing mischief as the natives believe or is there something more sinister behind it? Crack the case, find the hidden treasure and unravel the Mayan mysteries!

No sooner have you caught your breath, your journey points you 10,000km further east, to Berlin. Whilst in this historical city, archeologists uncover a mysterious machine hidden in the depths of abandoned war bunkers and tunnels. Find the clues hidden amongst historical parts of the city and piece together parts of the machine to find out why it was developed and what for. Defend your findings from mysterious sects and ruthless ex-secret agents from former communist East Germany who want hold of this marvel of a machine. Nothing will get in their way... including you! It is up to you to solve the mystery amidst all the lies, intrigue and secrets in this one-of-a kind hidden-object adventure game!

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MYSTERY STORIES

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Find the hidden objects!!! 9 Jun 2009
By Neil
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is my first hidden object game for DS so cannot give you a comparison against others games on the market BUT suffice to say this is great.

There are two different ways to play the game either Adventure, takes you through all levels or Free Play, allows you to access already played locations from the adventure mode.

Concentration is required as some objects are quite well hidden and not easy to spot but you do find a great sense of satisfaction when you complete a level.

As you move through various levels you can gain extra time and hints so if you really are struggling with an object you can get a pointer as to it's hiding place.

Great fun for kids and adults alike, my 8 year old daughter thinks it's fantastic.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT MIND GAME 16 July 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is hours of mind stimulation,i would highly recommend cannot put it down once i started playing.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok. 9 July 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
As hidden object games go, this one for the D S works well. The storylines are really thin, but just about hold the individual puzzles together. Most scenes are clear enough to see all the objects, though I did find I had to put the D S brightness up to max to stand the best chance. Some objects and one or two screens were extremely hard to work with though.

Interspersed with the hidden object scenes are other puzzles such as spot the differences, basic jigsaw puzzles, traffic-jam-type puzzles where you have to move blocks in order to get a specific item from one side of the screen to another. These could be frustrating as sometimes objects still moved even though the stylus was pointing at a new object - I suspect this may be due to the (in)sensitivity of my rather old d s screen. But even with the screen cleaned and buffed, it was quite hard to pick items up first time, and I often lost time through the number of attempts it took to pick up certain objects. Frustrating. And the chances are that when you return to a given scene, you will also be looking for a high proportion of the same items within that scene that you looked for on your previous visit - if you see what I mean.

Another thing I particularly didn't like was that unlike most p c-based games, once an object was found, it just dimmed, it didn't disappear from the screen.

Also on my minus list, are the way the mini-games are presented. Make one mistake, or have one spot on the D S where your stylus isn't picked up correctly, and you get a game over. Having said that, you can immediately return to the mini-game without a penalty. And if you don't like the mini-game, you can just click forward to skip it - but you can't return to it to complete it later.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My eyes hurt!!!! 8 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have been playing this for just over a week now, and have only just got to the Berlin levels of the game. For the size of the DS screen, it is a pretty good attempt at hidden object games, something I didn't think would be possible on the handheld device.

Seeing the other reviews where they commented on it being a female lead - I don't have to dress up in skirts to play it, so it doesn't matter! :0)

And for the one who said it was just clicking around, they obviously didn't play it very much, as after the first couple of levels, you lose time if you click randomly around the screen!

The hidden object levels do get a little repetitive after a while, but my old eyes can't handle playing for too long, and the different modes give more variety than similar PC games.:0)

Highly recommended!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB!!!!!!! 3 July 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've played this game previously as a 1 hour download, and i enjoyed it very much then.
Even better, you can play it on your DS/DSi, easy to play and very enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mystery 24 Sep 2009
By Gem
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
pretty easy game of finding hidden objects in different places. based on an island where mayan background story and then in berlin with a big energy producing machine. i found it very easy, hardly using hints and was a disappointed in the very abrupt ending. i would of expected more storieds than just the two and maybe a few harder levels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mystery stories 7 Aug 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
great game for people that like to go on the hunt for things and really addictive.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good game 6 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I played Nintendo's "Mystery Case Files" before and I must say: That one is good as well. Like the different game modes and the big number of levels (180). The graphics are good, music is okay.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars review
I have not really got into this Mystery Stories Nintendo DS yet.
I have looked at it, but not really used it to its full potential.
Published 25 days ago by Roy Barlow
3.0 out of 5 stars ?
Strange game really, played it then sold it on. Daughter didn't enjoy it either, she got bored quickly. ? ?
Published 3 months ago by Kazzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery stories
Good game I enjoyed this, it gave me lots of pleasure....would recommend it to all who has a DS. Thank you.
Published 4 months ago by Rosieanna
1.0 out of 5 stars Its a no-no!
I really don't like this game at all. As as avid player of the Professor Layton series I bought this game a few years back thinking that it would be something similar, the title... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Books & Crafts
1.0 out of 5 stars Still not here
Couldn't give it less than one star, but it's not here yet!! I don't know what the games like but the service is aweful
Published 7 months ago by CT
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy play
Only just started this game but it`s one that is very easy to pick up and pass an hour or so.

We shall se howit progresses
Published 8 months ago by S. Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
enjoyed it very much. completed the game once and i am re-doing it which is not taking me so long
Published 8 months ago by pauline gibb
5.0 out of 5 stars good game
again this was good game all my family have plyed it well worth gettingwould buy more of these game in this collection
Published 11 months ago by N. D. Finney
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Great purchase, came quicker then I thought. Although it was just the game it came in very good condition and plays extremely well without any trouble.
Published 11 months ago by Kay
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
LOVE THESE GAMES ARRIVED ON TIME PACKAGED WELL WILL PLAY AGAIN AND THE KIDS ARE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE GAME
Published 14 months ago by sharon Allen
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