Awarded Best Handheld Game of 2008. Discover the title that launched a legacy!
With over 17 million units sold worldwide, discover the original title that shaped the puzzle-adventure genre and launched a legacy. Digitally remastered in HD for mobile devices and with new, never-before-seen animated cutscenes, it’s time to run the cerebral marathon with Professor Layton and the Curious Village.
The tale begins as Professor Layton, a true English gentleman and famous archeologist, drives to the remote settlement of St. Mystere with his apprentice, Luke, in response to a request from the widow of a wealthy baron. The baron’s will indicates that the family treasure, the Golden Apple, is hidden somewhere within the village, and whoever finds it will inherit the whole of the Reinhold Estate. The Professor and Luke must search the town for clues leading to the precious heirloom.
Featuring a distinctive artistic style that oozes old-world charm, the game’s quirky cast of characters instantly comes to life. The animated cutscenes, remastered in HD, tell key parts of the tale in gorgeous detail. And ever-present in the background, the original soundtrack, beloved by many players, keenly captures the mood of the Layton universe.
Based on the "Atama no Taisou" (lit. "Head Gymnastics") books by Akira Tago, Professor Layton and the Curious Village brings together more than 100 brain teasers including slide puzzles, matchstick puzzles, and even trick questions to flex players’ observation, logic, and critical thinking skills. In addition, rather than just selecting challenges from a list, players uncover puzzles through conversations with the villagers or by investigating their surroundings.
If you are obsessed with mind-bending puzzles, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is for you!
• 1st installment of the Layton Series
• Over 100 puzzles, designed by Akira Tago, that can be tackled on the way to solving the case
• New! Exclusive, never-before-seen animation footage
• Beautifully remastered in HD for mobile devices
• Engaging mini-games that include collecting gizmos and pieces of a mysterious painting, as well as pursuing side characters
• Offline play after initial download
This game can be played in English and French only.
* Requires OS 8.0 or higher (iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or newer)
Ratings and Reviews
My favorite game on mobile!
I loved this game when it came out on DS, and i’ve been waiting for so long for it to come out on mobile. Finally that day has come! This game may seem pretty expensive at $10, but if your a puzzle fan like myself then its well worth the money. The game is almost identical to how I remember it on the DS, aside from a few additions from the developers (all good btw). I only have two requests to make. 1) That after finishing the story, the remaining puzzles be moved the house; i’ve finished the story but am missing a few of the puzzles and don't know where to find them. 2) I’ve collected several (not all) of the puzzle solving charms, but i’m still not sure what they do, or if there just a new collectable thing for fun, which is fine if they are. Could there be some more description for them? Aside from that the game is awesome and I love playing it. Also, I don't recall if the weakly puzzles section was on the DS or not but I also really like that and if its new then I think its a great addition to the game (but save some puzzles for the next game 😉). Again, great game and well worth it!!!
Not a good first impression
This is a tentative review since I just started playing yesterday; if I get a significantly different impression with more play I’ll update again later. Lovely graphics, pretty slow-paced so far (story-based, which is fine, but I’m not finding the story all that interesting yet and I think the player is supposed to identify with the assistant but I’m just not feeling it), puzzles not that good so far, maybe better for children than adults. I’m extremely annoyed that the game doesn’t automatically save progress unless you click on the suitcase, when I opened the game today I’d lost all my progress from yesterday and had to start over. Overall plays more like a gaming station video game than a mobile app — i get the impression it’s intended for longer sessions, and again it doesn’t automatically save progress.
Alright I’m gonna be real - Professor Layton is one of the best video games ever for those that love brain teasers and FANTASTIC plot and storyline. Sometimes the riddles are easy af and sometimes I’m stuck for three days. The music is wonderful - MUST BE LISTENED WITH EARBUDS OR YOU WONT HEAR IT - but once you pop those earbuds in it takes me back.
I really enjoy the way the game has been adapted to fit the iPhone screen. They stayed true to the original for graphics, storyline, play, and the split screen divider.
Absolutely worth the 10 bucks and I will love this game forever. Thank you for making it into an app! Should you do more I will 100% buy all the installments. Thanks for creating this!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.