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Need recommendation for iPhone games like The Jim and Frank Mysteries

07-29-2010, 09:08 AM
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Need recommendation for iPhone games like The Jim and Frank Mysteries

I have been playing on & off The Jim and Frank Mysteries The Blood River Files on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, and I have found the game to be quite charming.

It is a great Professor Layton clone.

I like to get other games that are like this. Can you please post your recommendations here? I looked through both iTunes and Chillingo catalogs but my search skills are too poor to be useful.
07-29-2010, 09:45 AM
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There really isn't, that's why Jim and Frank's release was such a big deal.

07-29-2010, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
There really isn't, that's why Jim and Frank's release was such a big deal.
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07-29-2010, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will check it out.

Is there some consensus judgment on "how big" a particular game release is? To be honest, I learned about this game from a message on this forum, but I have little knowledge of "how big" this release was supposed to be. What made this such a "big deal"? Is there a list of these most wanted games somewhere? I found the iTunes recommendations to be terrible. It will be great if you can share your list so I can benefit from these recommendations too.
07-29-2010, 05:41 PM
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Try Azada, it has a good story and a lot of puzzles
07-29-2010, 08:18 PM
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There's a game called Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent by Telltale games that is supposed to be released soon for iPhone and iPad. It was supposed to be released by now, but I guess the developers have been taking their time on it.

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07-29-2010, 09:33 PM
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I love Puzzle Agent! I bought it for the PC and finished it. Yes, that is the type of the games I am looking for on the App Store. There are plenty of hidden object games, but they are not the type like The Jim and Frank Mysteries or Professor Layton.
07-30-2010, 12:44 AM
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Mystery Mania and Nick Chase had puzzles and interesting plots, ever tried em?

Edit: Don't bother with Nick Chase, looks like they abandoned updates and it's not compatible with iOS 4. Was a cool adventure though.

I can't wait till Puzzle Agent is out, looks good.

Last edited by Cilo; 07-30-2010 at 12:55 AM.
07-30-2010, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by y2kmp3 View Post
There are plenty of hidden object games, but they are not the type like The Jim and Frank Mysteries or Professor Layton.
I have heard that "Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece, Book I" is a game in the same vein. It has a Lite, too. I didn't try it yet, though - too many games, too little time...

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07-30-2010, 07:06 AM
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There are the two Laura Jones games, in no way they can compare to JFM but their puzzles aren't classical puzzles you could have already played (particularly for those having already played Prof Layton games). Also the story is less kiddish but less developed, it's still a fair part of the enjoyment.

Both aren't pure hidden object games and are much more than that and a lot more fun than pure hidden object adventure game. There's some hidden objects, some search difference, but there's also an inventory with items to pick and make interact with other.

Another difference is that puzzle are really merged in the adventure. And also all puzzles have a logic, for example a search difference has a reason and a thematic, or a find item has some logic and is often merged with inventory and objects interaction mechanism making the puzzle a lot more fun than a pure find item game.