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October 2, 2008

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir

Filed under: Toys and Games — Laura Moncur @ 10:34 am

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir at Amazon.comI’ve been enjoying myself playing Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir. Remember when you were a kid and had to wait for the pediatrician to see you? Your mom handed you a copy of Highlights magazine and you spent the twenty minutes in the crying waiting room finding hockey sticks and horseshoes hidden in the photo. Maybe you liked the two pictures that looked almost identical, but there are five things that are different. Could you find all five?

Yeah, that’s what this game is all about.

Click to see full sizeThere is a tenuous and poorly written storyline about a lost millionaire. You’re supposedly finding “clues” to this mystery by finding the hidden objects in a picture. For example, here I need to find a baseball, feather, bread and key. On the lower screen, I have my flashlight showing the key. All I have to do is touch it and it will be checked off the list. I have no idea what a baseball, feather, bread and key could possibly do to help solve the disappearance of the rich dude, but I don’t really care about all that.

There are a few other puzzles that are mixed in with the finding objects games, but mostly it’s looking at pictures and noticing the details.

If this description sounds unappealing to you, then know that it sounded unappealing to me as well. It wasn’t until I played with my sister’s game that I realized the relaxing enjoyment that can be had from a few minutes just looking for hidden things.

By the way, if you’re looking for this game in a video game store, it will be filed under “Mystery Case Files” NOT “Millionheir.” I went looking for it a couple of times and was unable to find it, even though it was filed under M. Of course, it’s always easy to find it at Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir.

If you need a calming and enjoyable time to relax, Millionheir is a great way to get a small sense of achievement in a short amount of time.

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