Mystery of the Mummy
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (MYSMUMMYPR)
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Paper Jewel Case) (MYSMUMMYPJ)
Publisher: Frogwares /
B- from Just Adventure
from Four Fat Chicks
Elementary..... I Think
Inspired by the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle .
Become Sherlock Holmes as you embark on a remarkable
adventure. Investigate a mysterious case, full of suspense, of the
disappearance of a famous archaeologist and a valuable Egyptian Mummy, in
turn-of-the-century England. What begins as a simple case quickly becomes a web
of intrigue, robbery, priceless artifacts, and potentially, a murder. Prepare
yourself for a great adventure. Elementary... I think not.
Your skills as an investigative sleuth will be tested as you
attempt to uncover the truth behind the mystery, exploring the many rooms of a
large Victorian mansion, solving the many puzzles and riddles that you will
encounter. Uncertain leads, an illusive saboteur, the disappearance of an
ancient mummy, a strange murder, the plot thickens.
An involving storyline in true Sherlock Holmes
A wonderfully appointed, atmospheric and graphically
Numerous interesting objects to search for, collect and
use during gameplay
Exceptional puzzles of differing complexity
Interesting characters to interact with.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP: PentiumII 350 MHz or
Equivalent Processor 64MB RAM 16MB DirectX Compatible Video Card DirectX
Compatible Sound Card
Before starting play you should apply the patch available
Adventure by Robert Freese
"This is a very challenging game! Its the
traditional pixel hunt with a morphing cursor. The game allows for large,
medium, and small installations. I played the large and my CD
hardly spun at all. The graphics are average, cut scenes quite good, and the
music and SFX are excellent. The Mystery of The Mummy has no NPCs at all. The
only conversation youll hear is Sherlock talking to himself and talk
during the cut scenes. So if youre a dialog junkie, this game may not be
your cup of tea. However, if you enjoy the challenge of puzzles (ranging from
easy to extraordinarily difficult), this is your game! Should I use the dreaded
S word? Okay there are two slider puzzles in the game
(gulp). One is fairly easy, the other, ahem, challenging. The game is played in
first-person mode and is very linear. Frogwares has done a great job of
presenting plot relevant puzzles. I enjoy puzzles I enjoyed the game.
Towards the end of the game youll encounter the mother of all
"The game interface is a snap a satchel for your
inventory and a notebook for saves, loads, etc. One problematic
area for me, however, was that there are slots for only six saves. There are
some timed sequences in the game and youll definitely want to save, but
you shouldnt do it too often since you may not be able to get
back to where you want without starting a new game. Other than the
save issue, I found this to be a very professionally produced and
enjoyable game. If you enjoy puzzles, this game is for you..."
Four Fat Chicks by Skinny
"As the dozens of puzzles and escalating story cohesively
and collectively progress, the lines between right and wrong begin to blur.
However, one thing becomes certain: Sherlock is not alone in the mansion. I am
a people person. I like character interaction in games. However, every stinking
time I started to get lonely in Mummy, some dastardly character came along and
made me live to regret it. On a side note, you can save your game anywhere, in
any of the six save game slots. Consider yourself warned."
"Graphics can be blurry at times, although they are colorful
and richly detailed nonetheless. Although not a game of cutting-edge visuals,
it is apparent by the level of detail and amount of accessories in any given
scene that much care went into the creation of every backdrop, and character
models themselves look quite good."
"However, the story is stronger than in most first-person
puzzle games and has brief cutscenes showing Sherlock at various stages during
the game, both of which help to hold interest. This game also ran flawlessly
under Windows XP, with very quick load times and smooth scene transitions."
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