SECRET MISSION – THE FORGOTTEN ISLAND

by FROGWARES; BIGFISH GAMES

Jud’s Game Rating:

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

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

This is a great game!  As the game is set on a new island in the Bermuda Triangle, the graphics are those of gorgeous island scapes, clear and colourful on the whole.  There are Easy and Hard gameplay modes, and you can adjust the Gamma setting to the degree of light and clarity that you want.  Hooray!  The Strategy Guide can be bought through BigFish Link in Main Menu.

You have to find 2 blue quartz crystals in each Hidden Object site to add to the rescue beacon.  But your main goal is to locate and use coloured crystals to release the crystallised lovers imprisoned by the crystal tree.  The story unfolds via these crystals at each placement, and is an important part of the game.

NB:  The puzzles are okay on the whole, but the wire puzzle and the slide button puzzles are time-consuming and a bit of a pain.  The positioning of your cursor is vital in the wasp nest problem – it’s obvious what you must do, but the game doesn’t seem to want to let you do it.  Persevere.

I really liked this game and bought it.  Thus I recommend it.

(C) Copyright  Jud House  23/02/2012

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