Popcorn, Soda ... Murder?
By Hosted Games LLC
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Introducing our newest writer: Pauzle! "Popcorn, Soda ... Murder?" is a thrilling text-based multiple-choice murder mystery. Can you find all the clues at the murder scene and piece together who must have done it and how?
This game is a simple yet challenging detective game in my perspective. It is understandable that people would say it is a guess and check. The reason being it (the game) requires a specific answer out of many and if you don't choose that answer there is a possibility that you will be sent back to the beginning. Although there are many choices that you could choose that would make sense but the game doesn't count it as true. I believe that the game could have had more choices such as a lie detector test (it would have assisted in the case possibly), lifting fingerprints off of the marker (or explaining why you couldn't), comparing the handwriting (victim's to the writing on the cloth unless it was washed off), autopsy (in the beginning), accessing criminal records of the suspects, and you should have been able to create a motive for all of the suspects or spoke to relatives of the victim.
Good plot, painfully long and time wasting.
The plot and backstory to this mystery is well-detailed and thorough, and lets the player have a chance at cracking the case. Unfortunately, some key elements of the the game's execution are flawed. I felt that it was important to allow the player to have many chances to change their answers throughout the story, which this game did for the MOST part. By the time I was near the end, I correctly selected the murderer- but during the final accusation I accidentally hit one wrong button, letting the killer roam free (I only learned I was right after scouring walk-throughs to make this review justified). I would understand if I guessed the killer wrong, needing to start the game over... But I didn't. How is that fair?
One of the better murder mystery apps
Out there. Actually challenging, opposed to most of the other games I've played. Very time consuming. Not very replayable, but it's been a while since I've played it and it's just as enjoyable as it was the first time. It's more of a puzzle, as there isn't any real gameplay. Try it, there's no harm in playing a good game. Although, like the game says, you really should write down all of the clues as you go.
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 08, 2011
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 3.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hosted Games LLC
- © 2010-2011 Pauzle
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.