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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS
 Ages 7 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
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  • Enjoy new visual depths with Professor Layton for the first time in 3D
  • Explore Layton's past as you attempt to solve the mysteries of the present
  • New story, new puzzles and a new mystery to solve with the help of Luke and Emmy
  • New mini-games including The Toy Robot challenge, One-Stop Shop and Rabbit Show!
  • Download a puzzle every day for a year via the Nintendo Network
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo 3DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B004JHY40C
  • Release Date: 1 Dec 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description



The beloved puzzle franchise arrives on Nintendo 3DS for the first time!

Join Professor Layton in his latest adventure as he uncovers the mystery of the Miracle Mask! Attempt to solve over 150 new puzzles to help the professor stop the Masked Gentleman from terrorising Monte d'Or. Follow Layton as he delves deeper into his past to help unlock the mysteries of the present, now beautifully animated in 3D.







Attempt to solve 150 brand new brainteasers and a new set of three mini-games courtesy of the Professor's Trunk. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask also boasts additional Daily Puzzles distributed via the Nintendo Network - one puzzle a day for a whole year from the day of the game's launch.

•  Enjoy new visual depths with Professor Layton for the first time in 3D

•  Explore Layton's past as you attempt to solve the mysteries of the present

•  New story, new puzzles and a new mystery to solve with the help of Luke and Emmy

•  New mini-games including The Toy Robot challenge, One-Stop Shop and Rabbit Show!

•  Download a puzzle every day for a year via the Nintendo Network


Story

Join the famous Professor Layton and his faithful friends, Luke and Emmy, in his latest adventure. The intrepid trio is called upon to stop the mysterious Masked Gentleman from terrorising the city of Monte d'Or with magically dark miracles, such as turning citizens to stone. The professor suspects the involvement of the Mask of Chaos, a mask rumoured to bestow great power upon whoever wears it. The revelation takes Layton back to a dark episode of his past, which may hold the solution to the problems of the present. These flashbacks introduce Layton's parents and childhood friend Randall, and allow you to play as the 17 year-old Layton, who pays a high price for discovering his passion for archaeology.

While being presented in the charming hand-drawn style of previous games in the series, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask on the Nintendo 3DS system uses 3D animations and character models to bring depth to the visuals. Whether you are a dedicated fan of the series or a first time player, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask provides an enchanting tale crammed with tantalising puzzles that will have you entertained for hours.


Hundreds of puzzles to solve in 3D

Solve over 150 puzzles as you aid Layton in his quest to solve the mystery of the Miracle Mask. Expect the same brain teasing fun you've come to expect from the Layton series as you travel with Layton and his friends to uncover this new mystery. Now for the first time ever you can experience brand-new puzzle dynamics thanks to the 3D capability of the Nintendo 3DS consoles.

Solve a new puzzle everyday for a year with daily downloadable brainteasers from the Nintendo Network. You will never have a dull moment with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.



Mini Games

Enjoy three new mini-games available from the Professor's Trunk.

The Toy Robot challenges you to control a wind-up toy robot that always moves three steps at a time. Navigating a series of contraptions along the way, can you guide it to the goal safely?

One-Stop Shop is where your skills of stocking shelves in an appealing way are put to the test - you'll only succeed if you manage to entice customers to buy everything off the shelves in one go.

Rabbit Show is where you'll help Luke train a circus rabbit that has been deemed unfit to perform by its angry ringmaster. Chat with and train the rabbit to teach it new tricks and perform in plays that will persuade its master to accept it back into the circus.


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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed renovation 27 Oct 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As a fan of Professor Layton I know I wasn't alone in worrying about where the series could go once I'd completed "Spectre's Call." Though the game was still entertaining to a point, it was obvious that the games' formulaic approach was wearing thin. The series needed a little change in direction and thankfully that is provided in the Professor's first outing on the 3DS.

The main core of the game hasn't changed. The Professor receives another letter from another old friend describing another strange set of events at another odd little town. He sets off to investigate, with Luke and assistant Emmy in tow, to find a town full of odd people who converse and live their lives providing puzzles to strangers. It's everything you've come to enjoy from Layton.

The big changes attribute greatly to the 3D factor. Conversations, navigation and a lot of puzzle solving now takes place using the 3D screen. No more prodding around every inch of the environment looking for hint coins, as the new magnifying glass search reveals areas worth investigating for you. No more flat, gestureless dialogues with the townsfolk, as the more rotund, 3D characters gesticulate greatly whilst speaking on the top screen. It takes a little getting used to seeing the characters in a more polygon model, but it succeeds in giving extra life to them. The anime cutscenes are even more impressive in 3D and the carnival like town of Monte D'or provides a stunning backdrop.

Of course, once past the visuals, it is the gameplay that is of most importance. The puzzles here are as entertaining and head scratching as they've always been, with a steady difficulty curve but a good mixture as well.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all, after scrolling down, most of the one or two star reviews are from people who bought the game thinking it would run on their old DS (DSi, DS lite etc.) and whilst a few of them are jokes, these should all be ignored because these people aren't reviewing the game, they're reviewing amazon's inability to make 3DS games run on their DS, Gameboy, or PS3. This is not a valid criticism of any in game mechanic or feature.

I just want to say that I'm about an hour into it and the worst I can say about it is that the puzzles seem a little bit easier. The puzzles are still hard enough to be entertaining, but everything else has been done just as good as the last game, if not then better. The visuals are impressive, the game runs smoothly and has excellent storytelling.

I have to say that Professor Layton games are easy to get into if you haven't played any of the games before any specific entry, but this one won't disappoint for old fans like me. Definitely worth picking up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laytons First 3DS Adventure 24 July 2014
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Professor Layton & The Miracle Mask.
3DS Game.

Game Synopsis.
Join the famous Professor Layton & his faithful friends, Luke & Emmy, in his latest adventure. The intrepid trio is called upon to stop the mysterious Masked Gentleman from terrorising the city of Monte d'Or with magically dark miracles, such as turning citizens to stone.

The professor suspects the involvement of the Mask of Chaos, a mask rumoured to bestow great power upon whoever wears it, The revelation takes Layton back to a dark episode of his past, which may hold the solution to the problems of the present, These flashbacks introduce Layton's parents and childhood friend Randall, & allow you to play as the 17 year-old Layton, who pays a high price for discovering his passion for archaeology.

Timelord Thoughts.
Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask on the Nintendo 3DS combines 3D animations & character models to bring in depth visuals & very addictive gameplay & a brand new intriguing storyline with a varied range of brain teasing puzzles that vary in difficulty which at times made this gamer scratch his head in complete confusion.

A excellent feature in Miracle Mask is playing as a 17yr old Layton which is a great addition & adds a certain dramtic depth to the Layton character plus you can download additional puzzles that extends the game's longevity.

I love the Professor Layton games & this is his first adventurous experience on the 3DS & delivers a excellent upgrade graphically from the previous DS titles but also features a wide variety of tantalising puzzles & contains a huge adventure to explore that adds up to many hours of addictive gameplay & wholesome fun for the whole family.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I chose this game as I am an avid fan of the the Professor Layton Series, this game did not disappoint me it was well worth the money and the wait following The great Layton on his investigation into the mysterious mask
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Game play 12 Jan 2013
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The 3d effects are truly remarkable and the game is the best in the Professor Layton series. Role on the next one.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the series yet 6 Nov 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
To the people giving it one star, video games consoles have a life span of 5-6 years, and have done for the last 25 years. The fact that this game is on a new console after 4 DS games shouldn't be surprising, or a reason to mark it down. I suspect this is down to the DS being some reviewers' first games console. Welcome to a fantastic pastime, all, but yes, you do need to upgrade the hardware if you want to play the latest games. This is in no way unusual, it's absolutely standard for all computer games, and it is clearly marked on the box and in the Amazon entry when you bought it. Like any media product, check it runs on your hardware before buying!

Onto the game itself. It uses the new 3DS features to good effect- better graphics, cut scenes and one of the better uses of 3D so far on the system- the gentle pace of Layton and static backgrounds work well with it. I found the main story lacking, but the characterisation of Layton's childhood friends and their place in the mystery makes up for it. Music is as good as ever, gentle accordions in full effect.

Some puzzles repeat several times (getting slightly harder variations) but this is no different to any previous entry, and the extra puzzles more than make up for it. An extra puzzle is available every day for a year after the original release date, and you only need to tap one button to download all that have been released so far- easy to use and packed with value for Layton fans.

A walking robot minigame is good fun, along with a shelf stacking game and a horse riding one that becomes available about halfway through. The last minigame is a rabbit training game- perhaps it might be fun for anyone that likes nintendogs, but I found it a bit tedious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great game enjoying playing it
arrived in plenty of time and was brand new still it was still in the packaging, great game enjoying playing it
Published 2 days ago by cathy burke
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Published 4 days ago by emmamccready
5.0 out of 5 stars but as thye previous Professor Layton were very good I am sure this...
Was given as a present and the last I heard was that the recipient had only just started it, but as thye previous Professor Layton were very good I am sure this one will be too
Published 5 days ago by sheila
5.0 out of 5 stars and my grandson loved it.
Arrived earlier than stated, well packaged, and my grandson loved it.
Published 6 days ago by Mrs C Lockwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Professor layton Review.
Story doesn't really get that interesting until around halfway but other than that the puzzles are pretty fun. (Excluding the first few because they're waay too easy. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Aaron Kirk
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't use the 3d as it makes me feel sick but otherwise the game is...
Got this to accompany a 3ds for my mother, we had a normal ds but the latest professor laytons are 3d so I had to upgrade. Read more
Published 7 days ago by stephie
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect at perfect price
fantastic just what I wanted for my daughter for xmas - dont know what the game is like but competitive price
Published 9 days ago by Charis Finan
5.0 out of 5 stars 3Dsxl game.
This game is a Christmas present so haven't played it yet. But I have played previous Professor Leyton games and really enjoyed them. Thank you.
Published 21 days ago by Happy lady
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Published 27 days ago by jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I LOVE these P/Layton Games work just get's in the way of playing them
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