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The Game is Afoot - Hidden Object Puzzles

By Mobile Deluxe

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Join the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and solve mysteries with Dr. Watson at your side!

Hidden object puzzles weave into the original stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and challenge your own skills of observation as you witness the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes himself!

Every game you solve also unlocks the original eBook stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! “It’s elementary, my dear!”

Hidden object puzzle scenes based on Sherlock Holmes mysteries
Spot the difference puzzle scenes from the Late Victorian era
Available e-Book stories from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Thousands of objects to search through
Hint function for difficult puzzle scenes
Time penalty for guessing
Tracking for best completion times

"Great stories taken from Doyle's works; more puzzles to download to keep the game fresher longer." – SlideToPlay
"The neat thing is that the scenarios are based off of actual Sherlock Holmes stories, instead of just being made to feel like them." – iPhoneLife

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From the folks who brought you Solitaire Deluxe®, we’re bringing fun puzzles into classic literature through The Game is Afoot HD!

What's New in Version 3.0.1

Improved customer support functionality.
Players with the egg issue can do a quick reinstall for the final fix!

Thanks again to all of our fans who shared their thoughts. Your feedback has always helped us make 5-star games.


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Customer Reviews

Needs Improvement

The game does take a condensed version of actual stories as he background. The player either has to find objects or find the differences in two copies of the same pictures. In general I liked the first game well enough that I purchased the whole series. The problem was that in the later games the hides got really complicated because they under drew them against like backgrounds that made some nearly impossible to find. The find the difference scenes were terrible pictures sometimes that had a lot of blurred sections or written pages in script that had differences in some script and some minute parts of the picture.

I love a good challenge, but some of these tricks were just that......Tricks designed to make it nearly impossible to complete. What made them worse was that if you use the hint it will give you a circle over a lot of area that really doesn't nail it down if you still can't find it. A few times I just wanted an out option on something I'd been starring at for a long time, but there was no option available.....Oh......If you tap too many misses you also get a penalty.....I ended up with three penalties on one item before I accidentally tapped the right place.

It is fun if they just do a better job in some of the later versions and also provide an out if you're helplessly stuck.

Needs Work.

This game has potential. The stories behind the puzzles are interesting...and that's about as good as it gets. First, sometimes you have to spot differences between 2 pictures. That's fine, I actually like doing that. However, some of them are extremely difficult to spot. You can't find some even after getting a hint, and there is no way to skip it and move on. You end up having to just tap and tap hoping to finally hit it. The worst part is not even being able to finish because on the episode called The Musgrave Ritual, one of the items to find is an egg, and it's not there!! This is a known issue! I read somewhere it was fixed and you just needed to uninstall/reinstall. I did that, and it is not fixed. I am stuck there, so the game is just sitting there until hopefully, one day, it is fixed. Until then, 1 star.

Not a good hidden object game

If you are new to the genre, be aware that there are some very good ones out that give you 60 or so levels with good replayability for a one time purchase of around $4-5. This one gives you the first episode (with ads) then offers each episode after for $6.99...apiece. Please. But even if you are a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, this is not a great HO game. The scenes are sloppily put together, the sound effects are annoying, action upon clicking is slow, and it is entirely too easy to be penalized for mis-clicking when in fact you are simply trying to navigate around the screen. The spot-the-difference scenes are too difficult and parts of the pictures are blurred which is annoying. They are trying to make a ton of money off of something that very little effort went into.

The Game is Afoot - Hidden Object Puzzles
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Size: 24.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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