Hidden object game review

Mystery Solitaire — Secret Island

Something has gone terribly wrong and you awaken on the beach to a mysterious island, stranded with no supplies or tools. You cannot recall how you got there or where you came from, so there’s no way of knowing how you can possibly get off this strange land in the middle of nowhere. That is, unless you can gather enough clues to make sense of it all.

Mystery Solitaire — Secret Island is composed of two parts. In the main part of the game, you are faced with a large field of vibrantly designed playing cards. By quickly scanning this foreign environment, you attempt to find matching pairs. Simply click on one card to highlight it, and then click on another card of the same value (suits don’t matter). In some stages, there will be a draw pile that pulls out three cards at a time. These can also be used in your matching quest, but your ultimate goal is clear the layout of its cards. By uncovering the background, you manage to make some progress on the island until you discover…

Searching for hidden objects — the second part of this adventure. Everything seems so strange, so novel, yet there are several familiar items here. At each checkpoint, you must collect six particular items hidden in the sea, in the jungle, or in a ship wreck. Some items are common, everyday things — like mugs, dice, and spiders — while others are much more frightful — like spears, pistols, and masks. This bonus «hidden object» or «eye-spy» portion of the Mystery Solitaire — Secret Island game is particularly enjoyable (and addictive), adding much value to an already excellent game.

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  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • DirectX 7.0 or higher
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Processor 350 MHz or better

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