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Previously tremendously popular on the PC and Mac, the Midnight Mysteries series of hidden object games have transferred across to the iPad well with the likes of Salem Witch Trials and Devil on the Mississippi proving successful, amongst others.
Hidden Object puzzle fans now have a new delight to enjoy in the form of Haunted Houdini. The title focuses on the mystery of Harry Houdini and his determination that if there is anything after death, that he would let his wife know of this. Haunted Houdini focuses on his wife’s quest and the unravelling of the illusionist’s past.
Fans will love the plethora of puzzle based missions and questioning of various apparitions along the way. Haunted Houdini looks to be an ideal intelligent yet casual hidden object gaming experience that will enthral fans of the genre for many hours to come.
Haunted Houdini is out now, priced at $6.99. Avid players can opt to pay $2.99 extra for an additional bonus chapter and game mode.
Hidden object games are always popular with kids and adults alike. Sprill: The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is a hidden object and mini-game app with a ocean theme.
Players help Sprill, a fox-looking creature with that’s trying to save its planet by finding a pearl hidden somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle. Sprill will stumble through shipwrecks in the ocean trying to find the pearl. Players try to find objects on various screens to progress through levels and find clues as to the whereabouts of the much-needed pearl.
The game includes mechanical puzzles, cute characters, and clever mini-games.
Sprill: The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is developed by Big Fish Games. Big Fish Games is a developer and publisher of casual games. They’re popular for offering a new game everyday on their website for Mac and PC gamers. Other popular iOS games from Big Fish including Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock and Sleepy Hollow: Mystery Legends.
Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games
Though you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s still alive from the day the Titanic sank, the public’s fascination with the doomed ocean liner has only grown over the years. The Titanic has been the subject of countless books, movies, TV specials and documentaries, and now you can add a new iOS game to the mix. National Geographic and PlayWay have officially announced Titanic: Unsolved Mystery, which will provide the most interactive experience with the famed ship yet.
The game is divided between present and past as heroine Lillian explores the wreckage of the Titanic, which is now an underwater museum. Lillian’s quest is a bit of a tragic one, as her great-grandmother died when the boat sank and she would like to know more about the woman she never knew. The hidden-object gameplay is set in historically accurate recreations of the ship’s interior just as it appeared 100 years ago.
Titanic: Unsolved Mystery is slated to launch sometime in the second quarter of 2012.
Regular Facebook gamers may recognize the name Gardens of Time. Recently named as the Best Social Network Game at GDC Online 2011, it’s an immensely popular Hidden Object game via the social network. Now it’s the turn of iPad gamers to see exactly what all the fuss is about.
In the game, players join the Time Society, a group of time-traveling detectives who must explore numerous scenes in order to solve the mysteries of time. Such scenes include the likes of the Egyptian Pyramids, Westminster Abbey and The Great Wall of China amongst others.
Besides exploring the 36 different scenes, the player can decorate their Garden with many fascinating structures from different points in history, plus visit their friends’ Gardens to decide who has the best example.
A free to download game, plenty of in-app purchases are available for those who wish to pursue the option.
Gardens of Time is out now for the iPad.
Those players of Say What You See: The Collection who downloaded the in-app collection of puzzles, Grace’s Toons, should feel very proud of themselves having raised over £21,000 to help disabled British child Grace Windram.
For the uninformed, Say What You See: The Collection is a game that’s exactly as the title suggests. A hidden object game quite like Where’s Waldo with a hint of Dingbats, players must search each picture for objects while also unraveling their meanings too.
Say What You See: The Collection offers plenty of different in-app themed packages with Grace’s Toons, launched in September, involving 50 well-known cartoon names amongst a Road-runner-esque backdrop. In the 8 weeks since release, £21,000 was raised through the in-app package enabling Grace Windram to have a much happier life.
Little Grace suffers from Spastic Dyplegic Cerebral Palsy, affecting the tone in her legs and arms as well as core muscles across her body. The money raised means she can have a life changing operation in the USA called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, which will remove the tightness in her legs and will eventually enable her to learn to walk.
A fantastic effort indeed!
The money might have been raised but why not give Say What You See: The Collection a try now? It’s free to download with plenty of in-app packs available to extend the fun.
Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi offers a challenging but enjoyably spooky gaming experience.
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Coming soon to the iPad is Emma and the Inventor, a new hidden object game from Big Fish Games and Tricky Software.
We all should know by now that Big Fish Games are the gods of hidden object games but Tricky Software might not be so well known just yet. They previously developed Spore Origins and Spore Creatures as well as more recently Crayola ColorStudio. Now they’ve taken their skills and applied them to Emma and the Inventor.
Looking at the few screenshots we’ve been given and the previous information from the PC/Mac release of the title, it’s looking pretty intriguing. It’s a hidden object title but one that promises to offer some challenging puzzles too, presumably as part of the inventing side of the game. Hopefully this will mean a deeper casual gaming experience.
No release date has been announced yet but we’ll ensure we have more details to offer soon!
Special Enquiry Detail might suffer a little due to the small screen, but it's an enjoyable romp of a hidden object game.
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G5 Entertainment have been pretty consistent with their releases of casual gaming experiences like Mahjongg Artifacts, Virtual City and my personal favorite Supermarket Mania, ensuring that casual gaming doesn’t mean poor gaming. There’s a new title on the way in the form of Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds.
Special Enquiry Detail is a hidden object game focusing on the first case of a new investigative unit of the same name. Detectives Turino and Lamonte must solve the mysterious death of a wealthy benefactor’s daughter. Gameplay consists of 12 different chapters with 25 exciting mini-games to hopefully enthral players. 30 realistic locations to explore and find objects within are also promised.
Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds is set to be released for all iOS devices on July 14th. It’ll be a free app to try with the full version unlocked with an in-app purchase of $4.99 for the iPhone/iPod touch or $6.99 for the iPad version. Check out the video and screenshots below while you wait for its release.
Natalie Brooks: The Treasures of the Lost Kingdom HD is casual mystery that will engage your brain just a bit, though its simple premise and play may make it most appealing to kids.
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Cassandra's Journey does quite a bit right for the genre, while not going out of its way to revolutionize games on the iPad. This is a great "out of the gate" title for the iPad and worth a look for those into hidden object games.
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Developer Avallon Alliance is bringing its hit hidden object game to the iPad with hi-res graphics. The Stone of Destiny was one of the first, if not the first, hidden object game to hit the pocket sized iDevice. Since then, it has continued to entertain players, based on it’s overly positive reviews on the app store.
The increased real-estate of the iPad lends itself well to a more complete experience for this genre of game. Instead of being shown a portion of an image at any given time, the larger screen allows players to utilize much more of the screen, and provides a more seamless transition from the PC version of this game.
The Stone of Destiny HD is currently available in the iPad section of the app store.