Haunted Manor – Lord of Mirrors HD is a puzzle game by Big Fish Games Inc.
The story behind the game is that you have taken a beat to stay in a haunted manor, as you start your bet the lord of mirrors pulls you into the mirror world and the mirror is shattered. To escape the manor house you will need to rebuild the mirror for shards with the help of the ghosts that are trapped in the house.
The idea behind the game is to enter the rooms in turn and solve the puzzles within, to gather the mirror shards. The puzzles range from spot the hidden items, spot the difference and some picture puzzles.
The application is controlled by tapping on the items in the rooms or puzzle, often if an item is of interest some light sparkles will appear above it for a moment.
The game is downloaded for free, and you are able to play the first three rooms, you will then need to unlock the game to play all twenty rooms. This allows you to get a pretty good idea of if you will like the game or not, and more than likely if you are a puzzle fan you will be hooked.
The graphics and sound are both good. The rooms in the game are beautifully drawn.
On the upside:
- Excellent puzzle and spot game
- Great user interface.
On the downside:
- Some of the puzzles are not clear, even with a hint (example was putting the fuses in the right place, one of the “unplaced fuse” was automatically placed on the wires and looked like it was already in place.)
Overall, there are hundreds of spot the hidden objects games on the iPad, and this is one of the best. There are puzzles mixed in with the spotting of objects, the hint system does not publish you for using it. The horror side is well done without being too overplayed. Being able to play the first three rooms for free gives you a good idea if you want to buy the full version. My advice is if you like puzzle games, download it and take a look, you should not be disappointed.
Size: 310 MB
Price (at time of review): Free (£2.99 to download the full game)