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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS
 Ages 7 and Over
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
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  • New ways to explore, lively characters and captivating puzzles all enhanced in 3D
  • 150 puzzles and 365 daily puzzles to download
  • Suitable for 7+ age group
  • Compatible only with Nintendo 3DS
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo 3DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B004JHY40C
  • Release Date: 26 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 599 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed renovation 27 Oct 2012
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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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5 of 5 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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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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PROFESSOR LAYTON & THE MIRACLE MASK 3DS 30 Oct 2012
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Fantastic game - It seems that every time Professor Layton is realised the game just gets better and beter - The graphics are spectacular and the puzzles do give your brain cells a good workout - I will be buying another copy and the 3DS XL for my retied mother for Christmas - BEST GIFT TO GIVE SOMEONE FOR CHRISTMAS
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Bought for a friend, great price, the delivery was fast, it was well packaged, great game, but you need to have the previous ones for it to make sense. Very addictive!
Published 4 days ago by Kimberley
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Came in very quickly and is just like new. absolutely no problems with it at all. it is good quality
Published 10 days ago by kazelliec
4.0 out of 5 stars Professor Layton part 5/2
This is the 2nd game in the prequel series and the 5th game overall.
I didn't enjoy this game as much as Azran Legacy although I enjoyed the bit where you have to guide Layton... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Disney Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars My missus loves it
I bought this for my other half and she can't seem to put it down. It's not often she talks to me about her games but she was very vocal on the improvements to the series.
Published 29 days ago by Mr Damian Pelham
4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging game
Challenging puzzles which appeal to a wide range of players. Rather too much dialogue which can be a bit tedious but overall an enjoyable and engaging game.
Published 1 month ago by Frankie boy
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip off 3d nintendo
Had to sell this game i am quite annoyed that they only do this game in 3d. Another rip off by this company forcing you do throw away your console to upgrade to a 3d model. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Terry P
4.0 out of 5 stars First 3D Layton game
Lots of puzzles, a thrilling story, fun minigames. Nothing changed to the concept of the Layton-games, with the exception of the 3D. Some puzzles now have 3D elements. Read more
Published 1 month ago by preske
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent as always. If you are into Professor Layton series you have to get it. Love the puzzles and love playing it again and again.
Published 1 month ago by June57
5.0 out of 5 stars chrissie presant
i bought the game for my Grandaughter she solved it very quickly she loves Proffesor layton, she also likes manga
Published 1 month ago by rambler03
5.0 out of 5 stars Fanstastic
Love all the Professor Layton this one did not disappoint great puzzles easy and hard, liked the graphics as well.
Published 1 month ago by julia g
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