MYSTERY PI – THE CURIOUS CASE OF COUNTERFEIT COVE


by POPCAP; SPINTOP; GAMEHOUSE; BIG FISH GAMES

Jud’s Game Rating:

Graphics: ****  Player participation (PP) *****  Satisfaction Factor (SF) ****

Frustration Factor (FF)  Nil  Fair Play (FP) *****   Tedium Factor *

NOTHING NEW!

This game is more of the same MYSTERY PI formula.  This time you have to find the source of the counterfeit bills that are appearing in a New England village.  After each level you collect an item which will no doubt be added to the other 25 to solve the problem in a final puzzle screen.

It has a Basic Options, Relaxed and Timed modes, and sites to choose from on the main screen.  The Graphics are fairly clear, though a little dark at times, in the main screen but many of the Hidden Object sites are less so.  This is inexcusable nowadays.  It’s a shame as it creates TF, and made me Exit the game well before my free trial period was up.

There are the usual HOs to find, plus a Key and a Lobster to find in each site – when all 50 (25 of each) are found this unlocks the Unlimited Seek and Find games which are the whole reason for playing these games.  There are Mini Games of Puzzles, Match 3, Jigsaws, Find Differences, etc

For relaxed play, which allows you the satisfaction of clearing the entire HO sites, these games are cool.  I just wish they had upped the ante a little, and added better graphics and different updated HOs, and mixed them up every screen change.  Recommended.

(C)  Copyright  Jud House 9/05/2012

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About judsartwork

I write reviews of Adventure and Hidden Object games that are Crime, Fantasy, SciFi, Renovation, Travel, Quest and/or Mystery by genre. I have a Masters in Writing (2006) and have been writing novels, both crime and fantasy for many years; plus Haiku, verse, and prose both fictional and literary. I am also an artist of modern, Acrylic, textural and hard edge work, underwater, fantasy, expressionist, and Cosmos paintings. I use mixed media (Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastels) in textural Monoprints, finding surprises to expose within each work. Having both an analytical and creative mind has meant that I have strong powers of observation, and the persistence required to follow computer problems through till I solve them. Of course I am not always successful, but am willing to ask for a little help in order to then unlock the main problem myself. My Troubleshooting Blog, 'Problems and Solutions', was the result of my tenacity.
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