Nintendo Co.’s Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident for the Wii is a decent hidden object puzzler for casual super sleuths. The title allows users to cooperate to find hidden objects and solve a broader mystery.
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incidentincludes an Adventure Mode and Multiplayer Mode.
Adventure Mode includes a story that takes place on Malgrave Island in which Mr. Malgrave prompts the user to help him find a mysterious substance to help cure a loved one.
The point-and-click adventure allows users to partially navigate the world with the ability to investigate, solve puzzles, and collect items to venture further.
Users will come across hidden object puzzles throughout the adventure, where they must find 12 objects in the static scene. Objects like a clock, seahorse, beard, broom, toy car, and book will be hidden with complimentary shades to obscure their presence.
In addition, users can click on the magnifying glass icon to pinpoint a hidden object’s area.
Some objects, while cleverly hidden, don’t really resemble the object which can cause some frustration.
The title includes several multiplayer modes to test the investigation skills of each player, including Swift Pick to see who can find hidden objects first, Tick Tick Pick to find objects and pass a bomb before it explodes, and Classic Pick to race to find the greatest number of hidden objects.
The graphics engine is standard at 30 frames-per-second. The title includes adequate 3D builds, though the hand-drawn puzzles are more impressive.
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is a decent puzzle-solving challenge with co-op and competitive modes for the whole family. Those with a sharp eye need apply.