Down by the deep and muddy Mississippi, something’s not right. A ghostly riverboat brings to light a new conspiracy for players to unravel in this all-new Midnight Mystery. Mark Twain’s ghost has come to you seeking help from an evil that has been stalking him in the afterlife.
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Positive (39 reviews) - 84% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 28, 2012

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About This Game

Down by the deep and muddy Mississippi, something’s not right. A ghostly riverboat brings to light a new conspiracy for players to unravel in this all-new Midnight Mystery.

Mark Twain’s ghost has come to you seeking help from an evil that has been stalking him in the afterlife. Trace the steps in Twain’s past that led to a lifetime of anguish. Twain’s passion for literary history reignites a controversial debate about the true identity of Shakespeare; the age-old question resurrects a series of malevolent characters. After waking an unexpected evil, Twain sets about to rid his time of the darkness, but the plot only thickens. With Twain’s help, you have to unravel the connections to try and set history straight while dangerous forces loom.

Who wrote the works of Shakespeare? And just how did Mark Twain get caught up in a strange Elizabethan rivalry all those years later? Find out in this Midnight Mystery!

Key Features:

  • Complete all-new adventure missions by searching through hidden objects for tools, collecting additional tools to solve brain-teasing puzzles and interviewing apparitions from the past
  • Figure out the connection between humorist Twain and the Elizabethan Shakespeare
  • Detailed hint system to help you at any step along the way

Collector’s Edition Includes:

  • Exclusive Bonus Mission! Explore all of Twain’s secrets
  • Helpful fully-integrated Strategy Guide
  • Peek behind the scenes with a treasure of Concept Art
  • 12 Beautifully illustrated Wallpapers
  • Bonus “Dem Bones” Game Mode
  • Explore the Panic Room to relive all the special effects

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:442 MB HD space
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Overall:
Positive (39 reviews)
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talgaby
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Short version: 74%
Devil on the Mississippi is the first game in the series which is more open to casual hidden object game players, but it didn’t forget its roots and presents yet another great mystery story.

Long version:
The third entry in the Midnight Mysteries series, Devil on the Mississippi, takes us to the world of Mark Twain (referred by his real name, Samuel Clemens), the next deceased writer who contacts our protagonist from beyond the grave.

Just like in Salem Witch Trials, the plot jumps all over time and space, yet it is easier to follow, despite featuring two distinct cases. It starts with an investigation into the death of Samuel’s brother, which eventually leads us to England to prove that the plays of Shakespeare were written by Christopher Marlowe, the author of ‘The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus’.

Gameplay still has a large emphasis on point ‘n’ click style inventory management and item combinations over hidden object scenes. Still, difficulty dropped a lot thanks to the better hint system, straightforward progression, and just the overall polishing the entire game received. Put together, they form probably the best entry in the Midnight Mysteries series.
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hermetico
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
Not bad at all.
Mechanics are a bit confussing.
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Tsuki❤
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22, 2015
If you like point-and-click style and hidden object games, go for it if you can find it on discount. If you don't like casual I,Spy games, then you won't like this. The other Midnight Mysteries are worth it, too.
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lex
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14, 2015
Nice puzzer game with a just as nice story plot, there are several achievements to be hunted with this game. Rcommended for puzzlers!
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Krozair
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25, 2015
Devil on the MIssissippi is a relatively easy yet entertaining point and click/hidden object game. The artwork and the presentation is better than the first two titles in the MIdnight Mysteries seris. Overall if you just want to click and enjoy a good story this title works. The collectors edition has an additional chapter which was done pretty well. The puzzles in this game ranged from idiot level to moderatly difficult. Fortunately if you get bored with a puzzle it comes with an in game guide, so you don't find yourself stuck on some hairbrained puzzle too long.
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greytrek19
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15, 2015
Not the best puzzle/hidden object game in the world, but it's got some good atmosphere and offers a decent run if you get it at a bargain price.
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Serieus
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2014
Yet another good hidden object adventure game in the Midnight Mysteries series. Great graphics, perfect level of difficulty in hidding objects in the screen. This time we follow a storyline about Mark Twain and his characters from his novels. This places us in the South near the Mississippi River. Lots of collections and extras to keep you playing for achievements and 100% completion. Pick it up cheap and it's worth it.
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goldenradish
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2014
As a Hidden Object Game, this is rather frustrating. The animations take ages to complete, and whilst happening, you can't do anything. In each room you'll be asked to collect about 18 things, but after that, one more item. You may already sense what the object is, but for some reason, until the others are gathered you are barred from collecting it!

Could be more streamlined, especially without the tedious and poorly explained "puzzles" between the hidden object areas. Unless this is in a bundle and you can't avoid, pass this title. The plot is also rather poor, to the point where I began wondering why it was even included in the game. Another issue is having to go through several rooms because an item was left behind. An item you had no idea you needed, like "coal bombs". What the heck are those? They're lumps of coal with a fuse hanging out of it.

Much better out there, and because of the slow and burgeoning animated segments, I can't recommend this. However, it doesn't crash, so it's technically functional. It's just not a lot of fun.
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sara_bear
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2014
Good point and click hidden object. The Midnight mystery series are on a follow the ghost style plots and this is one of the best in the series.
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chryghton
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 16, 2014
I play Midnight Mysteries since I was a little boy, and I always loved this series.
Now I got it in the holiday auctions and I'm actually really surprised that I never played this one before.
Now that I played this one, I have to say that I love it even more. It is searching, thinking, ...
I just love it ^^
8/10
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wastelanderone
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2014
This is a Hidden Object/puzzle game and it's pretty fun. The puzzles are a good balance between easy and hard (though I did get stumped a couple times) and the Hidden Object scenes are quite detailed. The story took me about 2 and a half hours but once you finish it, a bunch more stuff unlocks to keep you going for a long time to come!
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SpOOka
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 21, 2014
great game, a lot a fun a scarry moments. Very interesting and its definately something what will move Youre brain cells to teh edge!!:)
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notepad
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12, 2014
The Midnight Mysteries series contains some of my favorite hidden object games. These are the more typical hybrid type games, that have some adventure elements (puzzles, moving between locations, talking to people) as opposed to the find-objects-only style.

Midnight Mysteries are interesting in that they are based on real historical events, then add some fictional what-ifs to fill in blanks or give alternate explanations for known events. As a result, not only are the fun as a game but they spark some interest in reading about the real events on Wikipedia.

MM3 goes into Mark Twain's past and the story of what happened to his brother. Very interesting stuff.
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Flying Omelette
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29, 2014
Just like Salem Witch Trials, this one is definitely more involved than the Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy with the puzzle-solving aspect, but has some *seriously* revisionist history going on in the story. Only recommended if you like hidden object games and if you buy it in a bundle with the other three Midnight Mysteries.
Rating: 3/5
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netsentry
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6, 2014
Fun way to spend 5 hours. 3 has substantially more scene "scavenger hunts" (not sure what they're actually called) which are my personal favorite part. These scenes also have started to include more crossword-type puzzles than the earlier games did. The story of Mark Twain and his fictional characters was equally good. The cutscene graphics are good enough here. It's still very linear, but it's worth a few bucks -- as long as you aren't an achievement hunter.
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kazz
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24, 2014
Hidden objects plus a basic point and click type thing with a nice and spooky theme. And the achievements work on this one. Yay! It all works together reasonably well although at some points as you move through environments which can be completed with only a couple of clicks you do start to wonder why they bothered carefully drawing so many locations. The puzzles are mostly quite simple and if you get stuck you do have the option to skip them, The stacking puzzles were the least fun to play as the physics are a bit wonky and you couldn't rotate the stones but this was a minor annoyance.

By the end of the game I was starting to miss the hidden object side of the game but not to worry as completing the game unlocks a bonus chapter very light on plot and heavy on hidden objects as well as a nice game mode that allows you to find *every* object in the game.

The collectibles are well hidden and there is no freeplay option available so you do need to collect them all as you progress through the game, meaning that you will likely have to play through several times to spot them all.

All in all it's a very nicely put together game and well worth it if you like this genre or fancy something casual to play that doesn't feel cheap.
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Tyf
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24, 2014
Fun once through, and then never again. Don't pay more than $2 for this game.
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russonc
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22, 2014
I have been playing these in order...this one was the best for me so far, 4 hrs playing through with the bonus chapter as well. Fun hidden puzzle game, this one has a few more puzzles of other types for a little variety. Graphics in the "cut scenes" have improved some otherwise very similar style to #2. If you liked Midnight Mysteries 1 and 2 then I would think you would like this one. (If you didn't like the first 2, then this one will not change your mind). There is probably a couple more hours if you try to complete everything (finding all the clovers and then the unlimited hidden object puzzles). On to # 4 now... :)
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GIANT
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3, 2014
kinda spooky hidden object
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angeleyes
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2013
Grahics and imaging was brilliant. I enjoyed playing the game, it was just too short
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Short version: 74%
Devil on the Mississippi is the first game in the series which is more open to casual hidden object game players, but it didn’t forget its roots and presents yet another great mystery story.

Long version:
The third entry in the Midnight Mysteries series, Devil on the Mississippi, takes us to the world of Mark Twain (referred by his real name, Samuel Clemens), the next deceased writer who contacts our protagonist from beyond the grave.

Just like in Salem Witch Trials, the plot jumps all over time and space, yet it is easier to follow, despite featuring two distinct cases. It starts with an investigation into the death of Samuel’s brother, which eventually leads us to England to prove that the plays of Shakespeare were written by Christopher Marlowe, the author of ‘The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus’.

Gameplay still has a large emphasis on point ‘n’ click style inventory management and item combinations over hidden object scenes. Still, difficulty dropped a lot thanks to the better hint system, straightforward progression, and just the overall polishing the entire game received. Put together, they form probably the best entry in the Midnight Mysteries series.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Yet another good hidden object adventure game in the Midnight Mysteries series. Great graphics, perfect level of difficulty in hidding objects in the screen. This time we follow a storyline about Mark Twain and his characters from his novels. This places us in the South near the Mississippi River. Lots of collections and extras to keep you playing for achievements and 100% completion. Pick it up cheap and it's worth it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Hidden objects plus a basic point and click type thing with a nice and spooky theme. And the achievements work on this one. Yay! It all works together reasonably well although at some points as you move through environments which can be completed with only a couple of clicks you do start to wonder why they bothered carefully drawing so many locations. The puzzles are mostly quite simple and if you get stuck you do have the option to skip them, The stacking puzzles were the least fun to play as the physics are a bit wonky and you couldn't rotate the stones but this was a minor annoyance.

By the end of the game I was starting to miss the hidden object side of the game but not to worry as completing the game unlocks a bonus chapter very light on plot and heavy on hidden objects as well as a nice game mode that allows you to find *every* object in the game.

The collectibles are well hidden and there is no freeplay option available so you do need to collect them all as you progress through the game, meaning that you will likely have to play through several times to spot them all.

All in all it's a very nicely put together game and well worth it if you like this genre or fancy something casual to play that doesn't feel cheap.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Just like Salem Witch Trials, this one is definitely more involved than the Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy with the puzzle-solving aspect, but has some *seriously* revisionist history going on in the story. Only recommended if you like hidden object games and if you buy it in a bundle with the other three Midnight Mysteries.
Rating: 3/5
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Good point and click hidden object. The Midnight mystery series are on a follow the ghost style plots and this is one of the best in the series.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
I have been playing these in order...this one was the best for me so far, 4 hrs playing through with the bonus chapter as well. Fun hidden puzzle game, this one has a few more puzzles of other types for a little variety. Graphics in the "cut scenes" have improved some otherwise very similar style to #2. If you liked Midnight Mysteries 1 and 2 then I would think you would like this one. (If you didn't like the first 2, then this one will not change your mind). There is probably a couple more hours if you try to complete everything (finding all the clovers and then the unlimited hidden object puzzles). On to # 4 now... :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2012
Nice click-and-point mystery.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2012
Le meilleur et le plus abouti de la série, je recommande de commencer par le 1 et le 2 histoire d'être bien dans l'ambiance (et d'oublier que le 4 existe!!!).
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
Fun once through, and then never again. Don't pay more than $2 for this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Fun way to spend 5 hours. 3 has substantially more scene "scavenger hunts" (not sure what they're actually called) which are my personal favorite part. These scenes also have started to include more crossword-type puzzles than the earlier games did. The story of Mark Twain and his fictional characters was equally good. The cutscene graphics are good enough here. It's still very linear, but it's worth a few bucks -- as long as you aren't an achievement hunter.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
The Midnight Mysteries series contains some of my favorite hidden object games. These are the more typical hybrid type games, that have some adventure elements (puzzles, moving between locations, talking to people) as opposed to the find-objects-only style.

Midnight Mysteries are interesting in that they are based on real historical events, then add some fictional what-ifs to fill in blanks or give alternate explanations for known events. As a result, not only are the fun as a game but they spark some interest in reading about the real events on Wikipedia.

MM3 goes into Mark Twain's past and the story of what happened to his brother. Very interesting stuff.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2012
Gameplay is identical to the 2nd one--just a different story and maybe a little more of it. It is as good as the 2nd one and maintains interest throughout, but doesn't offer anything unique that makes it stand apart from its predecessors.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I play Midnight Mysteries since I was a little boy, and I always loved this series.
Now I got it in the holiday auctions and I'm actually really surprised that I never played this one before.
Now that I played this one, I have to say that I love it even more. It is searching, thinking, ...
I just love it ^^
8/10
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10 of 21 people (48%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2013
This spooky game is perfect for any dark and mysterious night. This game has a guide if you get stuck built into the game, plus a hint raven that gives you hints on where to go if you leave the game and pick it up later. Great imagry used with tons of scary effects as you follow the twisted life of Mark Twain as you uncover Shakespeares most dark secrets.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $9.99

Bridgets historical background on Mark Twain and Shakespeare:

Mark twain was born the day Haleys comet flew over head and as his father said of his newborn son, "He will usher in a new era of peace". Little did he know lurking in the shadows was Shakespeare twiddling his mustache waiting to thwart the plans of Mark Twain. Mark Twain trained for decades honing his martial arts doing menial chores to enhance his KungFu, such as painting fences, as Mr.Hukkleberry would say "PAINT UP, PAINT DOWN!". Twain found Shakespeare on skull island in the Globe theater contemplating his plans for world domination. As Twain approached Shakespeare who was a master witch, he found him leaning over a cauldron saying, "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble." Before Shakespeare could complete the spell to take over the world, Mark Twain lept across the room jump kicking Shakespeare in the face. Lying on the ground Shakespeare looked over at Twain saying, "Hey Twain have a taste of my Shake-spear!!!" Shakespeare yelled at Twain, "COME HERE!", whereupon from Shakespeares wrist, came a spear attached to a rope. Twain dodged the Shakes-spear using his cat like reflexes to grab it out of mid air. Seeing the rope attached to Shakespeare's wrist, Twain pulled the rope so hard it flung Shakespeare through two walls! Dust filled the air as bricks and boards fell all around them. What Twain didnt know is Shakespeare had rigged the Globe Theater to explode. Shakespeare stood up, "You think you can stop my evil plans to take over the world, you'll never escape Mark Twain!". Shakespeare pulled a blanket off the wall revealing a pile of explosives. Twain turned towards the door running as he heard the maniacal laughter of Shakespeare breathing down the back of his neck.

Shakespeare rushed to the balcony of the Globe Theater standing with a knife in his hand, when he spotted Mark Twain running. Shakespeare lept off the balcony as the globe theater exploded into flames behind him screaming "I'LL CUT YOU EAR TO EAR MARK TWAIN!". Mark Twain proclaimed, "Its never too late for the light of liberty to shine Shakespeare!". As Shakespeare hurtled towards him, Mark Twain did a combat roll grabbing an American Flag impaling Shakespeare killing him instantly. Twain looked down at Shakespeares dead body saying, "Sic Semper Tyrannis". Shakespeare uttered his dying words to Twain, "You can strike me down, but my theatrical literary works will become more powerful then you can possibly imagine!". Shakespeare's diabolical plot to invent "Homework" had succeeded. Children all over the world were forced to read the works of Shakespeare instilling hatred for generations to come.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
kinda spooky hidden object
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Grahics and imaging was brilliant. I enjoyed playing the game, it was just too short
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
great game, a lot a fun a scarry moments. Very interesting and its definately something what will move Youre brain cells to teh edge!!:)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
This is a Hidden Object/puzzle game and it's pretty fun. The puzzles are a good balance between easy and hard (though I did get stumped a couple times) and the Hidden Object scenes are quite detailed. The story took me about 2 and a half hours but once you finish it, a bunch more stuff unlocks to keep you going for a long time to come!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Not the best puzzle/hidden object game in the world, but it's got some good atmosphere and offers a decent run if you get it at a bargain price.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
Devil on the MIssissippi is a relatively easy yet entertaining point and click/hidden object game. The artwork and the presentation is better than the first two titles in the MIdnight Mysteries seris. Overall if you just want to click and enjoy a good story this title works. The collectors edition has an additional chapter which was done pretty well. The puzzles in this game ranged from idiot level to moderatly difficult. Fortunately if you get bored with a puzzle it comes with an in game guide, so you don't find yourself stuck on some hairbrained puzzle too long.
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