Jane Morion always considered herself an ordinary girl. Except when she slept, she often had the same dream. It’s dark, and she’s wandering along the corridors and huge halls of an ancient castle, searching for someone or something. And then, the castle walls melt away and she is in a meadow covered with moonlight like a fairy snow – and a white unicorn is standing beside her. One morning, Jane found a strange letter pushed under her door. It was an invitation from some Lord Morion, who claimed to be Jane’s related on her father’s side. He was asking her to England to settle the inheritance of a castle. Jane decided to go up there and when she arrived her destination she realized that she was approaching to the castle of her dreams!
That’s the introduction to the game, presented in a comic style and kind of long and boring. That’s not all because when you finally get to start playing once again a long dialogue goes on. It seem that you never will be playing! When you are done will all this introductory information you start playing the actual game. Let’s know what is this about.
Mystery of Unicorn Castle is a seek & find game, which means that you have to search for certain items in different scenes and find them in order to progress in the game. In this case, the scenarios will be represented by different rooms in the castle. You can see your current location at any time in the game map. Some items you need to find could be hidden inside furniture and you will have to open some locks in order to take a look inside them. To open locks you access to some extra minigames. For example, games for creating matches of 3-in-a-row and stuff like that.
When you first enter the game, you’ll be asked for a player name and then you’ll get to the main menu with the following options on it:
- Change Player: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Play: this option leads you to the long game introduction. After that you’ll be reaching the game map screen in which you select the first room to play.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like sound volume, music volume, and full screen.
- Records: a high scores like screen.
- Exit: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the system requirements, is not that big computer that you need to run this game. Take a look to the list:
• Windows XP; Windows Vista
• 600MHZ Processor or better
• 128MB RAM
• 60 MB of Hard Drive Space
• DirectX 7 compatible graphics card
• DirectX 7.0 or higher
- It’s very easy to learn how to play using the on-screen help.
- Good suspense atmosphere.
- Affordable price.
- The interface is only available in English.
- Way too long introduction.
- Use on network is not supported.