The Jim and Frank Mysteries – The Blood River Files Review
- Incredible variety of puzzles.
- Action sequences to break up gameplay.
- Additional puzzles that add to the main story.
- Odd character artwork.
- Weak voice-acting.
Fans of classic puzzle-adventure and recent titles like Professor Layton will love The Jim and Frank Mysteries and this is easily recommended for gamers of all walks after a lighthearted challenge.
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'The Jim and Frank Mysteries - The Blood River Files' is one of Chillingo's latest releases and draws an easy comparison to the Professor Layton series on the Nintendo DS. You follow the adventures of Jim and Frank as they take part in a puzzle-filled mystery spurred on by Jim's Grandfather.
The game's basic controls are varied, with different gestures being required for each puzzle you encounter. While adventuring you can take part in a small hidden object game to earn Eureka points that can be exchanged for hints or to bypass puzzles altogether. Those familiar with puzzle-adventures will find a lot of the usual brain-teasers included in the mix, while some surprisingly fresh puzzles sourced from recent App Store titles have also been included. Action-oriented sequences also make a showing now and then, breaking up the heavy puzzle gameplay.
The characters of Jim and Frank aren't visually exciting, but the background work is simply amazing and creeps its way in to the puzzles too. Additional jigsaw pieces and word puzzles are awarded as you progress for an extra challenge, while completing the game also opens up a Puzzle Den to explore.
Fans of adventure games and the occasional brain-teaser will be delighted with the content in The Jim and Frank Mysteries and can expect the main story to take around 7 hours depending on their skill level. This is extraordinary value while it remains on sale and is definitely recommended for all gamers after a lighthearted brain-twisting new game.
DescriptionLIMITED SALE PRICE TO CELEBRATE THE 1.3 UPDATE!!! This entrancing puzzle-solving game follows the adventures of two friends: Jim and Frank. Jim’s a kind-hearted guy who hides his keen intelligence beneath a shy exterior, whereas Frank is a mischievous joker whose love of pranks is matched only by his fearlessness. Help them in their quest to uncover the mystery behind the Blood River Files!
Join our heroes in “The Jim and Frank Mysteries – The Blood River Files”, as they set out from the picturesque town of Tinyville for an adventure they could never have imagined. Be a part of their story, meet the strange and fascinating characters they encounter on their travels, and most importantly, help them to solve the fantastic puzzles that will lead them to the answer they need – the Secret of the Blood River.
ENTER THEIR WORLD
Unlock the gates to this epic story, with dozens of interesting characters and scores of beautiful hand-drawn scenes. Featuring a mesmerising original soundtrack, professional voice acting, and over 20 hours of gameplay, “The Jim and Frank Mysteries” is your key to a captivating new world.
A ‘EUREKA’ MOMENT
Like Jim and Frank, you have to use your wits if you want to survive! Play over 60 unique types of puzzle, ranging from word games to logical tricks; from mathematical quandaries to visual challenges. If you get stuck, you might need a ‘Eureka’ moment – but with Jim and Frank around, you’re bound to find a way forward!
UNIQUE, ADDICTIVE PUZZLES
Master an extraordinary variety of brand-new, addictive mini-games, like Flower Picking, Pathfinding, Potion Brewing, and the Bat Hunt.
DISCOVER, COMPETE, AND COLLECT
As you explore the world and unravel its mysteries, earn achievements and compete on the Crystal Leaderboard, and unlock new bonus scenes, puzzles and characters!
“The Jim and Frank Mysteries – The Blood River Files” is a high-quality gaming experience with intuitive controls, beautiful visuals, and a thrilling, unpredictable story. Take the first step of your adventure today – investigate the Mystery of the Blood River!
*** Runner-up, AppStar Awards 2010 ***
“I can’t wait to get my hands on this game” – 148Apps
“the world of gaming hasn’t seen anything like it in the last two years ... until now” – Gamezebo
“With hours and hours of gameplay, 60 puzzles, 8 mini games, and a cast of
nearly 30 characters, this isn't a game you should miss.” - Touch Arcade
“If you’re new to the narrative puzzler scene, Jim and Frank is a huge
bargain and some good fun.” - IGN
“The Jim & Frank Mysteries: The Blood River Files may very well be THE
puzzle adventure game that people have been looking for on the iPhone.” -
“With the addition of voice acting, small animated cutscenes with the
combination of brilliant and humorous writing makes the game very intriguing
and engaging." –Capsule computers