The “Mystery Museum” game, is oriented to people who love art and specially, Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings. Of course, you also must enjoy solving puzzles, because that’s exactly what is this game about. This clever game starts with the following introduction: “Yesterday night, a mysterious burglar got inside Le Louvre Museum in Paris to steal a master-piece: The famous Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. In a provocative delirium, he challenged everyone: The master piece has been concealed in a place known by him only. The rooms of the museum are marked out by riddles supposed to lead to the master-piece. Time is running out, find it or Mona Lisa will be gone forever!”
The game itself, basically consists on completing Da Vinci’s paintings as they were a puzzle. When you look at them, you’ll detect some erroneous sections and you’ll have available the correct sections on a side. So you have to pick the correct pieces and place them in the correct spot on the paintings. Each riddle shows you new paintings and an increasing amount of pieces to place. When you complete a painting correctly you pass to the next riddle. You can see your progress in the mission by looking at the museum map.
When you first enter the game, you’ll see the newspaper headlines telling about the robbery at Le Louvre. Right after that, you’ll see the welcome screen with the following options:
-Change User: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Start: this option leads you to the first riddle. You’ll be guided through the first steps to help you learn how to play.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like: sound effects volume, music volume, and full screen.
- Quit: no further explanation required.
Once you are playing, you can press the MENU button to go back to the main menu.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the system requirements, is not that big computer that you need to run this game. Take a look to the list:
• Windows 2000/XP/Vista
• Processor speed: 600 MHz or faster processor
• RAM: 128 MB or more
• Hard drive space (uncompressed): 20 MB
• Graphics Card: 800x600 display resolution at 16-bit color