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iPhone 4 Game of the Week – Puzzle Agent

By on March 25, 2011
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One of the best point & click adventure games on the App Store.

Good: Oldschool "Lucas Art" like point & click adventure, Nice artistic design
Bad: Nothing really.
Price: AED 19
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Agent Nelson Tethers plays the lead is a sole member of an obscure puzzle solving branch of the FBI. Nelson beautifully comes to life on your iPhone/iPad, he’s a bumbling rookie who in appearance is lanky, pale and has bad motor skills. Tethers’ persona is very reminiscent of  Inspector Clouseau’s (Pink Panther) in that he’s both affable and provides many a laughs at his earnest approach to crime solving. Which is no easy feat to accomplish given all the heavy influences mentioned above.

Tethers is thrown into a mystery that challenges every ounce of his expertise, and possibly his very wits too. He must overcome brainteasers at every turn, including mazes, logic puzzles, riddles, secret societies, haunting sounds from the forest are all part of the overarching plot, add to that the mysterious gnomes.

There’s everything to be found here for gamers or people who generally like funky comic book art, good mystery novel or puzzle adventures.

The game has so many layers and polished production it’s hard to fathom why this game wasn’t marketed for a Nintendo DS or a PSP. I guess it shows the wide appeal and install base of the Apple range. If you reckon the asking price of $4.99 is steep compared to the standard $99 cents your used to dishing out, then there is a lite version which comes free to users to experience this rich world of intrigue and artful story telling.

The game is not to be missed any account. So don’t be a fool, play oldschool with a newschool flare.

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