Can you solve the Mirror Mysteries?
User reviews: Very Positive (117 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014
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About This Game

A young family stops at a mysterious old home for a picnic and as the mother closes her eyes to enjoy the sun, she hears a horrific crash, the kids! As she enters the house, she is confronted by a mystical mirror that’s taken her kids and locks them away in a magical world. A quest is placed upon you to not just save your children but help a unique character in very mystical places. Can you solve the Mirror Mysteries!

Features:
• 7 Enchanted worlds to explore
• Unique hidden object game play
• Can you rescue your kids and fix the broken Mirrors

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio or better
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Very Short point and click hidden object. As in I beat this in under 5 hours and I spent half that time doing real life stuff and not playing short. Simple plot. But the puzzels are good, midlevel difficulty. The voice acting isn't unpleasent. The graphics are good. It's just really short and there's no replayability.

I got it on holiday sale for less than a buck, and that's what it was worth.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Amazing adventure to mirrors world.
Any age children or adult. This game good for any.
This is logic game.
Solve puzzles and be careful/
You need try it. Can you solve the Mirror Mysteries?
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
A decent HOG in my opinion.

I wouldn’t say that this is the most popular of genres when it comes to games and I would say they are usually rated pretty low because of that fact.
The genre within itself is pretty cheesy. The stories are usually quite silly, making excuses as to why you have to find a load of junk amongst more junk and generally being pretty lame. But I amongst a lot of other people actually enjoy these games. They are a guilty pleasure for me I must admit. I used to sit and play them with my mum, seeing as they really are the middle aged woman’s kind of game.

With all that said when it comes to playing and rating hidden object games, I usually tend to just rate them by how bearably cheesy they are. This one being pretty bearable.

The story is interesting and compared to what I have seen of other HOGs, is a bit more logical.
I guess?
Most HOGs, you’re a detective or investigator of some sort looking for clues to solve a case, at least that’s a popular one, but even then in those cases you are just collecting random bits of crap. You know, a tooth brush, some hamster hair, a spade and a packet of hobnobs, calling them “clues” and wah-la! We’ve found the killer!
No, no. In Mirror Mysteries you’re searching for pieces of a mirror, scattered through different worlds and realms. There is of course the obligatory point and click “I’m not going to just straight up give you what you are looking for, first YOU need to do something for ME” so you end up solving a lot of other people’s problems to. But still, as far as HOGs go… at least it makes more sense. Which was nice!

The whole find/place mechanic in this game is something I liked also. You can jump in and out of scenes easily and in some cases need to jump back and forth to proceed. It’s not at all tedious, it’s actually a bit of fresh air. HOGs usually have a set screen, you solve that screen entirely before moving on. This at least gives you a bit of freedom to do more than one thing at once. Or at least, it feels that way. It’s nice this genre of game not being so linear for once! I like it!

Like many HOGs the resolution for this game is a bit low. It’s never been an issue for me, the genre itself just looks old and dated so low res has never bothered me. But I have noticed in reviews that a lot of other people take this very seriously! So just to warn ya!

Apart from that and the game being fairly short (which I sometimes, especially with HOGs, I actually like) all in all I would say this is a decent game. If you are a fan of the genre I would say definitely give this a try. Although I haven’t played the second one yet. Should be interesting!


TL;DR: As far as HOGs go, decent story, nice mechanics, bit short (I completed it in an hour), low res but generally a good game. Go for it.


For anyone interested, My Review for Mirror Mysteries 2:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Stefneh/recommended/291640/
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
This game should be reclassified as a 'tidying up simulator'. The narrative feels as if written by an 8 year old... Lady with two children park outside abandoned house (I don't know why, they just like the look of it). Lady wakes up to find kids have disappeared into house. Turns out a talking mirror has somehow trapped them in his 'mirror world'.

To save your idiot children, you have to visit several different 'mirror worlds' (I don't know the exact terminology) and tidy up random junk. Each room is a still image - most items you can find without even knowing what it is you're looking for because they stand out like a sore testicle. Others are more difficult just because they're in a dark corner on the very edge of the screen. So you'll want to straighten back up to avoid unfavorable glare during your physical slump into boredom.

The 'puzzles' are equally as basic. You just need to click everything the game tells you. Even if you can't find them, the Hint button will glow every now and then, pointing out the exact location of an unfound item. Expect weak dialogue, for example: "I should've been a plumber, these pipes are broken" (even though she fixes several pipes and alike throughout the prior chapters). Most of the 'interactive' parts will be: find a locked box in area 1, you have no key. Go to area 2 - sure enough you will find the key - treat yourself to the previous area's elusive items.

You fix the broken mirror (did I mention the your children broke the mirror?... Mirror's crime was justified) and then (SPOILERS)... In the end, it was all a dream... Honest truth. Shocking.

I've played a few dire creations by this point, but I did complete this one, though I'm not sure why.

3/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Super Easy Hidden Object Game !! Time Played i have on this was from Start to Finish ;) Good if you are new to HO games or a younger player.They would enjoy this game more !
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
It's a fun enough Hidden Object Game, but lasts only two hours. It has a slightly irritating feature of making you traipse around different screens, and even with this time wasting aspect, you can complete it in two hours.

As such I can't really recommend the game, but it does have positives hence the thumbs up, especially if you get it for 39p like I did. Full price it's not worth it, but at a discount it can be put on swiftly for a coffee break. In that respect it's okay.

Reasons for positive vote: it's stable, it doesn't crash at all, saves every time, fun to dip in and out of. Don't expect much from a H.O.G, and there are far better out there. But for the price I paid, I can't complain.

Negatives: the cheesiest intro and story section going. The graphics are grim, and the plot threadbare. Come for the object finding only, and a rather pleasant boogly-eyed goldish in the later worlds.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Short, simplistic, not always intuitive, and has no story as such. Although if you get it at a bargain price, it's still a decent amusement.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Short but fun Hidden Object game. I finished it in about 2 hours in one sitting. It's got surprisingly good voice acting for the most part too.

This is 99% hidden objects with 1 puzzle per world and the puzzles are super easy (and you can even skip them). But the hidden object part was challenging without being frustrating. Fun times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This was a fun way to waste some time, and you can't ask for more than that from a hidden object game. It's short, and easy, so get it cheap. Probably not worth $5 because you can find these kinds of games free all over the net, but it's worth a few coins in the cup of the developer, for sure. I liked it enough to buy the sequel, too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
A sadly short game with nice puzzles, nice animation and a slightly boring story. the game is veeeery easy, in comparison to other point and clicks, but that makes it better in my opinion. Some point and clicks outstay their welcome, but this one doesn't. Short, sweet and interesting the whole way.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
  • This is a good introduction for people looking for: "My first hidden object game"
  • This game is not hard, nor too long; I'd estimate around 2~3 hours using no hints.
  • This game has a horrible story and voice acting; but that's par for the course for hidden object games.
  • Buy this game when it goes on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
A simple search puzzle game with multiple levels. The story was cute.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I will recommend this only with the same caveat that I put on a lot of HO games, which is "get it on sale" and I'm even more emphatic with this one. This game is VERY VERY SHORT and as such, not worth the full price.

That said, the hidden object puzzles are set up in a more unique way than some and I found it pretty engaging. The scenes weren't horrifyingly difficult nor were they very simple. I prefer when these games make me work for it a little bit.

There were some minor annoyances. Plot was flimsy at best, characters were not even remotely fleshed out or interesting, and for some reason all of the cut scene dialog is in capital letters; generally I don't expect really excellent plot or character development from straight HO games, though, so it doesn't faze me overly much. You might have other ideas.

So anyway, this game barely squeaks by with a recommendation from me, and as I already said, get it on sale. I clocked in at a measly 100 minutes and if I hadn't gotten this for a pretty decent discount, I'd be pretty annoyed. But if you DO find a good sale, it's worth a buck or two.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Cute, short find-it, puzzle game. I finished it in, around, 2 hours.
It had a cute story line and characters. I loved the different worlds and how some connected with others.
Get it while it's on sale. I'll definitely be playing it when I want to kill some time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Just finished it on the first go. Less then 2 hours and not very challenging. The plot is a bit thin and I never felt like I had something to gain from completing it. It has nice visuals for the puzzle parts mostly. It was dirt cheap, so I don't feel like I have been cheated, but I would have liked to play a longer game with a more rewarding story.

Only for die-hard fanatics of the HOG type of games.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Only worth it if you get it on sale, as you're only getting 1-2 hours of play time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Fun, short, but well worth it if gotten on sale
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Muito bom, mas tive que jogar bêbado pra deixar o jogo difícil. A história acaba tendo que ser mais interessante que o jogo. Pra quem gosta de fantasia e point and click é de boa.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Kill me. Please. Oh god please kill me.

But really, this game is about you being a mom and learning how to cleanup the house and getting items that you COULD kill your abusive husband with, but you don't. There was a part where I literaly found an item, and put it somewhere else.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
Average "Find the Hidden Objects" game with average story and below the average-looking graphics. Yet a friendly, never-boring game that will help you to kill a couple of hours during an eventful day. 6.5/10. No achievements.
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