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Genre: Quiz/Puzzle/Strategy :: Players: 1 :: Released: 16/8/05

Mystery Castle Review

Developer: Runestone Games


Game Features


Challenging gameplay


Not ken on the 3D view

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Review Details
Handset Nokia 6600

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 16/8/05

Where did I leave the key to the front door?

Mystery Castle is one of an increasing number of puzzle games set in a castle/dungeon. The aim is to get all the amulets from inside the castle. As in the Scooby Doo games, the castle is set up of a number of rooms that you have to complete in turn.

The graphics are not bad. There is a kind of 3D effect going on but its not isometric; overall it doesn't matter too much. In some of the later levels you have to push a number of boxes around and these do look pretty poor in this '3D' view. Other than that the sprites and the background are drawn well and there is a cute cartoony feel to the game.

Not much to say about the sound. There's a nice little tune when you complete a level but nothing during the game. But hey, at least it allows you to concentrate on the levels. The controls are straight forward, simply use the D-pad to move in the desired direction.

The game starts off at an easy pace. You should soon be whizzing through the first few levels. Don't forget to chat to the green wizard for some handy hints. After a few levels you will no doubt start feeling quite cocky. It wont be long before you realise your IQ is not that of a genius. The game gets quite hard, quite quickly.

Each room has its own set of puzzles. These range from locked doors that are opened by collecting corresponding spell books to dodging evil knights. All in all there is a good mix of puzzles and is overall fun to play.

A number of rooms are inaccessible until you have collected a set number of amulets. This does force you play the game in a fairly rigid order. If you find yourself stuck on a level then I'm afraid you are going to have to figure it out before you can try another level.

Mystery Castle is much more of a pure logic game than Scooby Doo and should appeal to older puzzle maniacs.