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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS)
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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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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
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.
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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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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
It is indeed an exquisitely well-polished game. But it's not really what I was looking for. I'll write down the reasons, in case you are like me and you don't exactly fit within the target audience.
1. The story has some interesting twists, but unfortunately takes itself a bit too seriously. I felt that it is drawn for too long. While moderately interesting in the beginning, the story throws rather irrelevant details at you, which are not very fun on their own and do not help move the story forward. I wish that the puzzles appeared faster.
2. The puzzles themselves are okay, but not very exciting. They are too easy, for the most part. And when they are difficult, they are not difficult in a "hard, but fun" way.
I am especially disappointed by the large number of puzzles that rely on "thinking out of the box", rather than straight logic. For example, one later puzzle asks you how many packages of a given size can be fit in two wooden crates. The obvious answer is wrong. The final unlockable hint tells you: if you were to break open the two wooden boxes... and join them together into one larger box... then you could fit two more packages. Honestly, I don't enjoy it when a puzzle depends on misinterpreting the rules!
Of course, not all puzzles are like that. You can add your favorite puzzles to a special list, and I added there about four genuinely good puzzles - out of 80 puzzles completed.
My "Activity Log" on the Nintendo 3DS shows that I have played the game for 19 hours. Mind you, much of this was reading the story. It's good that the game kept my attention long enough. But, to tell you the truth, I did hope that the puzzles got better later on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game! Though I didn't enjoy the 3D effect on the game and played the whole game without it. Pointless feature in my opinion. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jay
Honestly, this game is amazing. I have loved the previous Professor Layton installations for the normal DS dearly, and I was sad to hear that I wouldn't be able to play this one... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Victoria Hill
A very good game, had lots of fun figuring out the puzzles, .Excellent service from Chillout Games , arrived quickly and well packaged.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer