**Anyone encountering a black screen with this update - sorry about that! I've had to overhaul the game engine over the years to keep up with newer devices. The game is just having trouble reading an old saved file. Simply delete the game from your device and re-download and everything should be a-ok! **
Grandpa always was a little eccentric. A fantastic engineer, he was always buried in his work, always coming up with new ideas and inventions that as a child held you wide-eyed in awe.
Now, after many years, you return to the house that holds so many fond memories for you, with a promise from Grandpa to show you something truly amazing. You can't even begin to imagine what it could be!
It's a dark and stormy night as you arrive at Grisly Manor. The rain beats down hard, lightning flashes in the sky as the sound of thunder fills your ears. You already feel a little creeped out, but when you make your way inside, the house is curiously empty. Grandpa is nowhere to be found!
But his presence is everywhere.
Familiar objects have been re-engineered to create puzzles for you. Clues abound, and as each puzzle is solved, the solution to others present themselves. As well as new puzzles, of course.
Grandpa obviously spent a lot of time making sure that nobody could solve the myriad of puzzles strewn about the house. Nobody but you, his favorite grandchild...
Can you solve the mystery of Grisly Manor?
• Beautiful hand-painted graphics that draw you into this mesmerizing adventure!
• Lots of items to collect and puzzles to solve!
• Original soundtrack and sound effects!
• A journal that keeps track of all the symbols and clues that you encounter.
• A dynamic map that shows all of the areas you have explored, as well as your current location.
• A complete hint system built right into the game.
• The Secret of Grisly Manor has been translated into many languages.
• Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!
Ratings and Reviews
Spoilers for Secret of Grisly Manor
The game started strong, but I had a few issues that piled up to irritation. I do want to say that I greatly enjoyed the game’s atmosphere. That said, I had to use several hints; one on the starting room carpet (it doesn’t look disheveled enough imo), another on the logs (I tried clicking them several times, but never got a log for some reason) and finally one for the “love” poster. I also got a hint for the fish bowl, but I’ll get to that later.
By the time I needed one for the poster, I had to wait several minutes before getting another hint. Annoying, but fine. So I spent those minutes attempting words that would make sense (pets, desk, eggs, etc). The solution didn’t bother me as much as the sheer number of possibilities, which almost felt like red herrings - which brings me to the fish bowl. I got the hint about filling it up long before I actually needed to, which not only used up a precious hint, but also caused me to try brute-forcing the bowl/water into several nonsensical places in hopes of making progress.
And as others have said, the game is both too short and too easy. When I wasn’t needing hints, the solution was VERY obvious. I did have to look up what a tuning fork was, which was actually one of the best bits, since it felt like I had to work for it.
Like my childhood, just a little different
When I was way younger I downloaded this game and the Lost City on onto my nook (I think they were the only ones available at the time). I played them for hours and hours. At the beginning they were difficult for me. But I just kept playing until I could speed run my way through it.
Life happened and I forgot about these games until last week. Since my nook wasn’t working I spent hours on the internet trying to search these games. Eventually I found them and they were as amazing as ever. Although I did notice a few changes. The Easter eggs weren’t there before (and I’m curious as to what they are for. I only have 2/4 games (ran out of money) so I’m presuming you need to find the eggs in all four games).
Also when I played it as a child, grandfather wasn’t in the basement. It was a chalk board or something with a note. (Im only kinda complaining about that bc grandpa does not have the same look as the game)
Short but excellent
Point and click adventure with beautiful graphics and easy puzzles that are fun to solve, hint system incorporated as well as convenient map, journal records clues for you automatically, inventory bag shows items at your disposal, music adds to the experience and is subdued (not intrusive), ending is rewarding. Fair price for well made and fun albeit short game. Leaves you wanting to play their other games...
- Joe Kauffman
- 57.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Joe Kauffman
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