Spot Clues to Find the rightful Heir! It takes a keen set of "private eyes" to identify the heir in this search-and-solve detective story. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir presents a new generation of search-and-solve games for a new generation of Nintendo DS owners. Whether you like to play for minutes at a time or hours a day, Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir has your game experience covered.
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir [Nintendo DS] For the Nintendo DS
I liked the pictures and found the puns in some of the dialogue funny, the help in the games between parts is nicely done. If you try the game do not bother with the Quick Play since you won't be able to do anything except click on pictures. In Story Mode you can interact with objects (busting a drum to find items hidden inside for example). I like that the names used to describe the objects are ambiguous. The secondary scene inside the cuckoo's clock is particularly amusing.
The biggest drawbacks to the game are that:
* it consistently hangs at the start of each Story Mode game (pressing the Start button gets it going again).
* far too many of the searches require the use of X-ray mode; in which a second (and inconsistent) image of the scene is shown. In X-ray mode there is absolutely no use for the second screen. There is very little use for it in the rest of the game either.
* There isn't nearly enough use of the underwater goggles. Some of the X-ray idiocy could have been helpfully replaced with the goggles.
* there are puzzles between some scenes. They are all idiotic. Almost all of them are annoying too. The DNA simulator is nothing but a waste of time. I do however like the implementation of the sliding tiles games because they automatically eliminate useless moves.
* at the end of the easiest level you are told that because you didn't play in a harder mode you cannot play the secret level. I've completed it in all three levels and take it from me that the secret level is effectively nothing: you click randomly on a scene to find objects with random values.
* you cannot replay the various instructions and conversations. This is particularly important since those are amongst the best parts of the game.
* the hints during play are too often of no help. In the easiest level asking for a hint will simply show you the item you are seeking if it is a single object (that's not a hint that's a give away) or show you one of the objects. In the higher levels the hint will outline the portion of the scene that contains the object (using the second screen) but won't show you where the object is exactly. So far there are two objects which I haven't been able to find ever.
* some of the interaction (especially dusting, signing your name, and connecting dots) are no fun at all, and are just hoops for the player to jump through.
The game is not suitable for children --- if the image of a person being eaten alive by a shark is not disturbing enough (and yes, you sometimes have to locate that unlucky person to win the game) players are also required to steal, break character's property, and kill an animal. Why you have to trap pet cats and dogs in cages is beyond my understanding.
This game for the Nintendo DS Light was great, i think it's my favorite since i bought Tiger Woods Golf,,,,, Wish it would have lasted longer, if another version comes out, hope it will be harder and trickier to solve the case!!!!!! Loved it,,,,,