The Secret of Grisly Manor
By Fire Maple Games
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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!
What's New in Version 1.9.1
All of the art and programming has been updated to support retina devices.
Now supports all iOS devices.
Has been localized into multiple languages.
A hint guide, journal and map are now built into the game.
Decent but short
If you haven't played Fire Maples games, then I suppose this one is a place to start to understand how their games operate and what's involved. Know this, though, it's not "grisly" by any stretch of the imagination. It's not scary, it's not suspenseful, and it's not creepy as the game's name and icon suggest. It's like the other two games in this set, which is casual and pleasant gameplay. Very low key gaming. The Lost City and The Hidden World are both a huge step up from this game in puzzle complexity and visual design. Both of those are well done, where Grisly Manor is only average. The Lost City and The Hidden World are also much longer games with more involved, so check them out for sure. This game is ok, but the visuals are a strange mix of styles. You would think from the game icon that it would take place inside an old run down Victorian manor. Nope. The girl's bedroom is vintage 1970s. So, the visuals are better thought out in the other two games. If I had to do it over, I wouldn't have bought this one at all. Three Stars.
Fun, even though short.
This reminds me of a very stripped-down version of the G5 game apps. It's visually well done, and at times can be genuinely puzzling as to what you should be doing. Once you use a hint, it takes quite a while to be able to use another; but that forced me to just keep searching and exploring on my own in order to get further in the game. As another reviewer stated, it's not "grisly" or necessarily scary in any way. It's got the setting of a somewhat creepy old house, but that's about it (not necessarily a bad thing, but the title does set up an expectation that the game doesn't live up to). It's also a very short game... Also not necessarily a bad thing, but there isn't any replayability factor, so some might feel a bit cheated. Overall a fun & intriguing game.
One of the best!
This app is hands down one of the best apps I've seen on the AppStore! My mom and I played it together all the time. Even though I've already played it, it is still tricky at times and requires some serious thought. That's why it's so great! You can play it then keep it for others or yourself to play later! 11/10 (that's just how awesome it is) :D totally worth buying!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 11, 2014
- Version: 1.9.1
- Size: 38.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Joe Kauffman
- © Joe Kauffman
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.