The famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne has died during a freak snow storm, and his ghost has come to you, asking for help. There’s more to this case than first appears, and only you can help free his spirit. Why was it snowing in May?
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Mixed (47 reviews) - 68% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 28, 2012

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Includes 4 items: Midnight Mysteries, Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi, Midnight Mysteries 4: Haunted Houdini, Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials

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About This Game

The famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne has died during a freak snow storm, and his ghost has come to you, asking for help. There’s more to this case than first appears, and only you can help free his spirit. Why was it snowing in May? Could Hawthorne’s powerful friends and the Oval Office have something to do with the author’s untimely death? How do legends of witchcraft play into the death of a writer 170 years later?
Travel back and forth in time from the scene of the author’s demise to the 17th century, where a town is going mad with rumors of witchcraft and a woman is facing accusations and the gallows. Unravel the secrets of Salem’s accused witches and solve the mysterious death of Hawthorne in this Midnight Mystery!

Key Features:

  • Complete 10 Adventure Missions
  • Explore the spooky terrain and structures of Salem village inside and out, interview apparitions, solve brain-teasing puzzles, and collect hidden objects
  • Unravel the conspiracy of the Salem Witch Trials
  • Collectible clovers let you unlock an unlimited hidden object mode!
  • Hawthorne guides you through time to unravel his mysterious death
  • Sequel to the hit Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

Collector’s Edition Features:

  • Collector’s Edition includes detailed, illustrated Strategy Guide
  • Find two hidden Easter Eggs to play special hidden object modes
  • Artful character sketch index to explore

***Please note, to use Achievements you must select the Achievements tab under beta. This version is not compatible with all Win7/8 machines.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:480 MB HD space
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
The developers are too lazy to fix their game and would rather ♥♥♥♥ off customers by deleting features from the game than do any work to actually fix the problem. Avoid Mumbo Jumbo and play one of the many other HOGs out there.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
This might be an excellent game. I couldn't tell. Because even in full screen mode, the resolution is set. It doesn't stretch or scale to the size of the screen. My monitor has a high resolution, so I COULDN'T SEE WHAT I WAS DOING. How a game created in 2012 could fail to accomodate people with even mid-range monitors and screen resolutions baffles me. I solved the very first level and then gave up, because it was giving me a headache. Don't get this game unless you either have a 1024x768 resolution, or don't mind manually switching to that every single time you play the game.

Not worth the effort, from what I can see. The last thing I want to do when I'm in the mood for a casual game is mess around with my screen settings.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2015
EDIT: As of Feburary 18, 2015, GamerByDay has managed to restore the achievements the game had to begin with, but I still cannot recommend that you buy this game or support Mumbo Jumbo until the issue is fully fixed.

Frankly, the fact that it took almost a whole year - from March 2014 when people began reporting issues about the broken achievements to February 2015 - for this issue to be fixed is rather baffling, to say the least. Not helping Mumbo Jumbo's case is their lack of action to fix the problem when it first came up, and things only went downhill after they deleted the achievements and (initially) refused to restore them. It should also be noted that two other Midnight Mystery games (Devil on the Mississippi, Haunted Houdini) had the same update process as Salem at the same time, so why Salem was broken and why Mumbo Jumbo didn't bother to fix it before things got out of hand is, again, baffling.

I'd keep a wary eye on Mumbo Jumbo and their games and check the forums to see what's going on before you give them any money. You are free to read the original review below.

I cannot, under any circumstances, recommend this game. Additionally, I cannot recommend purchasing any games from Mumbo Jumbo. I'd advise to stay FAR away from Mumbo Jumbo after they removed the achievements from this game, a feature that was the incentive for me to purchase via Steam rather than, say, Amazon or some other digital storefront.

MumboJumbo is too lazy to fix this game, in particular, and rather than put in the effort to listen to customer feedback and implement fixes for what they broke to begin with, they would rather REMOVE features and further break their games. I have noticed whenever they updated their games on Steam, there are no notes or documentations on what was done to warrant the update.

I would only follow Mumbo Jumbo just to make sure if they bring any more games to Steam I can be sure to avoid Mumbo Jumbo's games like the plague.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
This game is basicaly a hidden object game. Nothing to rant about.

But what is really bad, is that the support for this game is below any measure.

The achievements are broken. So you can play this game through, but you'll never see the achievements on Steam.

I downvote this game because of the nonexistent support. The publisher should now wear the hat and shirt of shame.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
So... you don't fix your game, but instead remove achievements and screw everyone over that ever achieved at least one in this game. If this is your way to deal with problems you should really just stop selling games anywhere. Steam doesn't fix their problems either, but you should just have just fixed your damn game instead of removing a feature completely and pulling people's average completion ratio down to zero.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Short version: 70%
It may be a hidden object game, but the obscurity of some puzzles, especially related to the inventory, puts Salem Witch Trials on the difficulty range of some old point ‘n’ click adventure games. If you expect an easy HOG, buckle up.

Long version:
Midnight Mysteries 2: The Salem Witch Trials was the game that introduced the plot-driven lightweight adventure game format to this franchise of hidden object games. It did so with a unique approach, so there are many differences compared to other similar games on today's market.

For one, the plot is thick and difficult to follow: the author we met in the first game is contacted by another ghost, the spectre of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who asks him to get to the bottom of the mystery of the titular witch trials. This task quickly gets a lot more complicated after we get entangled in family dramas, feuds, and even a legal dispute with the local Indian tribe.

Gameplay mirrors this complexity. Hidden object scenes take a secondary role to classic point ‘n’ click game elements, including item combinations within the inventory. Progress requires the player to listen to the story to decipher where to go next. So, in short, it isn’t meant for the HOG rookies, and even veterans may find a decent challenge in it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Not nearly as good as the Edgar Allen Poe mystery. The puzzles didn't feel as connected, and the hidden objects were completely uninvolved with the story. In the EAP one, they felt meaningful to the story, and you would use objects found, to find other objects. it was cool. This one has you find a bunch of objects, and then seemingly unrelated, find one more object that was there the whole time -- you just couldn't click on it. The game was more complex, and the puzzles were obtuse -- I even was forced to use a walkthrough for a couple parts, as the hint system is insane. You have like thirty objects in your inventory, and the hint system demands you get a hint on one object....

I come down on it, because I really liked the first one, and hoped they would continue with that style. Maybe the next one will be better.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
This is an ancient Hidden Object Game, and it shows in some of its inefficiencies (no easy travel, illogical directions, excess objects, a tendency to put vital information in the journal and not present it to the player, etc.). And the story, which ties Nathaniel Hawthorne to some blood curse from the Salem Witch Trials and a Native American land treaty seems pretty incomprehensible - maybe it's because I'm not as familiar with Hawthorne as I was with Poe (the first author in the series). The hidden object scenes are decent, and some of the other puzzles are okay, but the wide amount of travelling back and forth and the lack of guidance at several points make me not recommend it unless you're interested in seeing the evolution of the game genre.
Also, the Achievements don't work. I should have earned most if not all of them (they even show within the game), but they don't appear in the Steam Achievements system.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
This would have been a perfectly good HO/puzzle title if some of the progression requirements were clearer. Of course, you can always use the hints you've accumulated, but overreliance on these defeats the purpose. As it was, I had to fall back on them more than once after bouncing futilely back and forth between every area of the game trying to figure out what I was supposed to do next. Still, if you get it cheap, it's a decent experience.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
was a fun game but the Steam Achievements are broken, played game all the way throught got about 6 or 7 achievements (showes up in game) but nothing comes up on steam, even after uninstalling and reinstalling :( and that is why I'm ging it a thumb down, If this get's fixed then and only then shall I change it.
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12.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
I enjoyed it until I decided to get all the achievements. If you buy this game for another quick 100% game then be warned. You have to go into beta mode and have to rename a file before steam achievements even work. I did eventually do it but after going into beta mode and altering the file I had some issues with the chat logs and my inventory button which got really annoying really fast.

Other than that it's good for a casual game.
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V. De Luca
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
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Himalayan Snow Cock
13.9 hrs
Posted: August 8
Warning: achievements don't work in the default Steam version, you must get a beta, this post shows you how to make most of them function:

But there are still 3 that didn't work for me:
Black Hole, for not using hints in HOS
HOG Wild, for completing a HOS in 1m
Irish Rover, for collecting all the clovers hidden throughout the game
(assuming this walkthrough lists them all: )

I played through the game twice, which MAY not have actually been required for the Easter Egg areas (unsure), but I also ensured I got all the clovers on the 2nd playthrough.

Now on to the actual review points for this Hidden Object / Adventure-lite game:
-pain in the butt to try to get achievements, and you still can't get 100%
-extensive, difficult HOSs, with a nice silhouette-revealing function.
-The story is dumb, as you should expect from these games.

Otherwise, it's pretty good, I enjoyed it well enough. If you can get it under $5, go for it.
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6.1 hrs
Posted: June 29
NOTICE: Achievements will only work if you:
1. opt into the games achievement beta
2. change the games exe file name (midnightmysteries2.exe) to (MidnightMysteriesSalemWitchTrials.exe)

bit of a pain, but this will make it work.

Besides that, the game is actually really good. The puzzles arent too hard or boring easy, theres ravens and clovers to hunt in different areas, and 2 special combine bonus games.
It also has a coin hunt and hog unlimited scenes after you complete the game.
the special room is also a nice touch.

Overall, if you can look past the weird way they set up achievements, its a pretty good HOG worth the time to play.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: May 23
I cant in good conscience give a thumbs up for this game since it still seems to be broken and buggy in regards to the achievements they seem to work fine ingame but they dont register properly on your steam page and this seems to have been an issue since 2014 so that indicates that the developer has no interest in fixing the bugs in this game, the game itself is fun to play and if you dont really care about the achievement part of it then buy all means buy the game but wait until it is on sale for super cheap.
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Helline 🎃
6.5 hrs
Posted: December 12, 2015
I could have been very pleased with this game even if I didn't undersand all the story.
But there is a well known bug with the achievements. The devs don't seem to want to do anything about it.
That's too bad and extremely frustrating.
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Obey the Fist!
0.4 hrs
Posted: November 7, 2015
While the artwork is nice, and it's a typical point and click/hidden object adventure with (presumably) a decent and interesting storyline, the game engine and game assets aren't suited for modern PCs. So I can't get too far into the game to find out.

Game options don't allow resolution to be changed, aspect ratio is limited to 4:3 (meaning everything is stretched on a monitor from this decade). In general the game options are very limited and well below par for a PC game.

As such the game isn't really playable on a modern PC and therefore I can't recommend you buy this game. If you want a more modern point and click game, there's newer alternatives with better support for PCs.
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