Can you solve the Mirror Mysteries?
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Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio or better
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petporcupine
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is a nice, relaxing HOG. I don't usually pay too much attention to plots in these types of games, but there is a strange disparity in tone. A woman's children are stolen away by a well-voiced and sinister antagonist. However, the mother does not seem to be too upset about having to earn her kids back. Then there's a goofy mouse inside a clockwork; he sounds like a character from a fun children's story but is a little out of place here. And this is just in the beginning. However, if you enjoy fairly basic HOGs, I would recommend purchasing this one at a sale price as I did. The art and music are nice.
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Vic=HKC=
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
You're passing time with your children when a strange thing happened: they've broken a magical mirror and the only way to free them is to restore it by travelling to other worlds through mirrors to track down all of the shards...

Mirror Mysteries is a hidden object game mainly, meaning that each scene you'll visit will have a list of items to find. Some of them can't be obtained before gathering other items in other locations. And that's what you will do everytime: find objects, place some on the scene because they're missing, head to another location, repeat the same thing and solve one or two puzzles thrown at you.

While this gameplay is interesting, I had a major problem: some items are so hard to find because they're partially hidden by the end of the screen or they're so well matched with the background that you don't see them. However, you have a visual indicating that it can be found as they're not in grey and as the game doesn't tell you that you're done with the location. And sometimes, some of the active areas aren't really highlighted, meaning that you don't know what to do in the scene. After a while, it's boring and frustrating.

Even if the plot makes sense, I would have expected more background on the mirror or on the worlds you're travelling to. You end up running from the mansion with the kids, which is expected but you don't know nothing about the mirror.

The graphics are acceptable though I found them a little too... dead. I mean that I was under the impression that there was like a grey filter on nearly each location and I find that it was adding frustration to find items. The soundtrack and voice acting is ok, particularly the voice of the mirror.

I know that Mirror Mysteries isn't a recent hidden object game, however, I feel like that there are better out there. I didn't really enjoy this one and I'm wondering how the sequel will be, if there is any improvement. Anyway, sadly, for Mirror Mysteries, it's a big no from me. I suggest you to look at other games, like Mystery P.I. or Mystery Case Files.
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LinustheBold
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Mirror Mysteries is a brief, diverting Hidden Object Game (HOG) with a pleasant string of scenes hung lightly on a threadbare plot: just the thing for two+ hours of easy action without too much fretting.

You're a mom (of course) on a road trip with your two kids. You pull off the highway to rest and eat in front of an oddly-shaped house - NOT A SMART MOVE - and wake from your after-picnic nap to find the kids gone. Inside the house is some sort of humorless spirit who has trapped little Tommy and Sophia (or whatever their names are, this is not a character piece) in a magic mirror, after they went and broke the other mirrors set around the room. Why are your kids breaking into empty houses and smashing the mirrors in there, anyway? This is a question for other games.

Seven mirrors need to be entered and fixed, seven short adventures unfold in the magic worlds within. Mirror Mysteries' puzzles interact with the environments in a comfortable way. You'll have a scene and some sets of things to find, and completing each set gives you an object to either place back in the scene or to stash for use in another location inside that mirror. I got stuck a few times with cunningly-hidden items, mostly things stuck behind other things, but for the most part the finding is easy and linear. This is not really a challenging game, and it hits a happy groove of clicking things along and moving the action forward.

Good art, made in medium-res. Very good voicing, much less bland than the HOG usual. Simply framed, and executed properly. I was a little amused and a little put off to note that much of what your character does is housework - tidying up, sewing buttons on a leprechaun's vest, this sort of thing - but really that's what a lot of adventure-lite plots boil down to in the end. "I am a fearsome spirit from beyond, poised to destroy your family unless you can complete these terrible tasks." "OK, but this place is a mess. How can you even FIND anything in here?" I chose to read it as a tongue-in-cheek thing, though that probably wasn't the intent.
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Schareazar
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
6/10

Very naive, simple story. Short string of well executed and logical HO/P&C scenes. For a fan of the genre.
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Bassem
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
A short and alright hidden object game (HOG).
Some cheap hiding tricks (obstructed objects) and some minor bugs but none that got in the way of playing it.
Story is barebones and is just a framework for the gameplay.
Voice acting is not bad.
Music is very pleasant (the main menu music not so much).
Finished it in one sitting of a little less than 3 hours.
It's okay, nothing special.
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Fosilia
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
Bought this game for dad to play it, new he is so happy about this game. Recomended to pople who like searching items in a mess. And i dont think this game is so expensive for my dads hapyness
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thecreide
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
This game was mildy entertaining, nothing too difficult. The story isn't anything worth talking about. There are a couple of mini games that don't seem to have any real rhyme or reason, but clicking eventually solves them. This is yet another time when it's not truly bad, but isn't actually good either. I can recommend it if you catch it on sale, like I did.
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bunnymoon
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Not much of a story, but I did find the puzzles and HOG elements challenging, the tutorial or what seemed like the tutorial was very helpful. The Art seemed very good, and the voice acting was decent given what I felt was a lack of a really solid story. I found the whole premise that a family on a road trip to somewhere to out of the blue decide to take a picnic at a spooky abandoned house really far fetched. Mostly between a banter between the psuedo badguy and the heroine there is not much dialogue. Overall I enjoyed the game. Would I reccomend this game? Certainly If like me you like Hidden Object games. There is little to no replay value and you could probably burn through it in 2 hours depending. I wish for achievements and trading cards which this title is lacking but not a reason to not buy this game. Based on my impression of this game I may plan on playing the sequel to this title.
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ReMiX | Haeder Bazooka
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
one of the best HOGs i have ever played...

pros.
it has its own unique game style...
great dialogue..
very good story compared to other HOGs..

cons.
the resolution..... many HOGs has this low resolution...
short...
no cards....


8/10 recommend it

p.s. pls add cards
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Hestert
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 16, 2015
Nice, albeit short, point-and-click hidden objects game. On the whole it's fairly easy to go through and the puzzels become somewhat repetetive after a while, but that's more of a problem of the genre that this particular game. Fun way to spend two hours if you get this in a sale.
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Legacy
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
Your kids are trapped inside a magical sentient mirror and will not release them until you travel into worlds to retrieve the missing mirror pieces.

So you are on vacation or something and you decided to rest at some random abandoned house (the worst decision shes ever made, she should not have children) and falls asleep, when she awakes, she finds that her kids are stupid and shattered a bunch of magical mirror leading to different dimensions and the ruler of these worlds has has her children locked inside him.

There are 9 worlds to travel into, each being different in nature and items, giving some personality to the game.

The game primarily consists of finding items and placing them into different areas inside the individual worlds, so in summary this is an advanced version of the old I-Spy books. You will get about 2 hours of gameplay.

I found it slightly grinding after the first couple levels, as its the same thing over and over. I was hoping for more puzzles and different games to be played to mix up the constant looking for things. The tutorial does a good job teaching you what to do and how to do it, and if your ever frustrated at not finding certain well hidden items, there is a hint button you can press to reveal the next item.

The main reason I am not recommending this game is that the price is much too high for so little content, 12$ is incredibly high for only 2 hours of gameplay, and holds zero replay value (this changes if you have kids or other friends and family members who like these games and can play them on your account) for most people. Its worth 5$ for what you get, the price tag is just too high. Thankfully I got the game for 1$ on a mega sale last summer, so it was worth the 2 hours.

Personal Rating: 2.5/5
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NS Plover
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2015
It was OK, rather dated and I had issues with my computer after running it to the point I had to do a hard reboot.
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misslegolaslover
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 7, 2015
If you are looking for a game to just mindlesly click and not think then this is the game for you!
But if you want a game with a decent story and a challange this is not the game for you...
Got it on sale but honestly it wasnt worth the buck 50 I paid for it.
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tobybear
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
pretty short hidden object game, but well made. i just wish there would have been more puzzles.
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SupaMario81
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
Good game to play while at work on my low end laptop. I enjoy it!
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Trashware
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2015
+ The locations are enjoyable
+ The graphics are nice
- But also in a very low resolution. Disappointing.
- Easy, repetitive, no clever puzzles. Might not be a bad thing for some but I prefer to be challenged.
- It's short.
- Bad voice acting, weak storyline

Verdict: With its low resolution, short length and weak story I wouldn't recommended this one, there are much better HO games out there. But it's not a terribly bad game to kill an hour or so of your time. Just wait for a sale.
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Nite Lyt
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 29, 2015
Definitely not worth the £3.99 but I caught it in a sale for about 50p, and for that price it's a fun little finder/puzzle game which only takes about an hour if you don't amble, but hey, 50p. At any higher I really wouldn't suggest it.
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ValkyrieMorrigu
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 27, 2015
I expected a bit more, honestly. It was enjoyable but it ended a bit bluntly and I wanted more story, I guess. Also the voiceovers seemed pretty pointless.
Only took me as long as it did because I got distracted and wadered off for an hour, so it was shorter than expected too.
Nice little time waster though.
I'd reccmmend it because it is a good HOG, and the scenes were good. Bt some things felt impssible to find, as the scenes had a very limited colour palette.
Other than that, nice game.
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SevernFyre
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 22, 2015
This is not among the worst I have played. I will say some of the better parts of the game are..... that it was incredibly easy, and short and in each map you are told when you are finished with an area, so you need not bother going back. On the other hand, in some cases the objects stayed in the hot bar and didn’t allow you to put them down until you came back with something else, for little or no reason. Some objects you could not pick up, even though they were obvious until you did another action for little or no reason. Perhaps I needed a reboot, perhaps I was too quick to click. There could in fact be other reasons this was not working for me. If you read that others have enjoyed it and you enjoy some of the more positive aspects I mentioned first, then this could be a game you like.
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Dragonbait
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 2, 2015
An ok, low resolution, hidden object game, very short.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
You're passing time with your children when a strange thing happened: they've broken a magical mirror and the only way to free them is to restore it by travelling to other worlds through mirrors to track down all of the shards...

Mirror Mysteries is a hidden object game mainly, meaning that each scene you'll visit will have a list of items to find. Some of them can't be obtained before gathering other items in other locations. And that's what you will do everytime: find objects, place some on the scene because they're missing, head to another location, repeat the same thing and solve one or two puzzles thrown at you.

While this gameplay is interesting, I had a major problem: some items are so hard to find because they're partially hidden by the end of the screen or they're so well matched with the background that you don't see them. However, you have a visual indicating that it can be found as they're not in grey and as the game doesn't tell you that you're done with the location. And sometimes, some of the active areas aren't really highlighted, meaning that you don't know what to do in the scene. After a while, it's boring and frustrating.

Even if the plot makes sense, I would have expected more background on the mirror or on the worlds you're travelling to. You end up running from the mansion with the kids, which is expected but you don't know nothing about the mirror.

The graphics are acceptable though I found them a little too... dead. I mean that I was under the impression that there was like a grey filter on nearly each location and I find that it was adding frustration to find items. The soundtrack and voice acting is ok, particularly the voice of the mirror.

I know that Mirror Mysteries isn't a recent hidden object game, however, I feel like that there are better out there. I didn't really enjoy this one and I'm wondering how the sequel will be, if there is any improvement. Anyway, sadly, for Mirror Mysteries, it's a big no from me. I suggest you to look at other games, like Mystery P.I. or Mystery Case Files.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Mirror Mysteries is a brief, diverting Hidden Object Game (HOG) with a pleasant string of scenes hung lightly on a threadbare plot: just the thing for two+ hours of easy action without too much fretting.

You're a mom (of course) on a road trip with your two kids. You pull off the highway to rest and eat in front of an oddly-shaped house - NOT A SMART MOVE - and wake from your after-picnic nap to find the kids gone. Inside the house is some sort of humorless spirit who has trapped little Tommy and Sophia (or whatever their names are, this is not a character piece) in a magic mirror, after they went and broke the other mirrors set around the room. Why are your kids breaking into empty houses and smashing the mirrors in there, anyway? This is a question for other games.

Seven mirrors need to be entered and fixed, seven short adventures unfold in the magic worlds within. Mirror Mysteries' puzzles interact with the environments in a comfortable way. You'll have a scene and some sets of things to find, and completing each set gives you an object to either place back in the scene or to stash for use in another location inside that mirror. I got stuck a few times with cunningly-hidden items, mostly things stuck behind other things, but for the most part the finding is easy and linear. This is not really a challenging game, and it hits a happy groove of clicking things along and moving the action forward.

Good art, made in medium-res. Very good voicing, much less bland than the HOG usual. Simply framed, and executed properly. I was a little amused and a little put off to note that much of what your character does is housework - tidying up, sewing buttons on a leprechaun's vest, this sort of thing - but really that's what a lot of adventure-lite plots boil down to in the end. "I am a fearsome spirit from beyond, poised to destroy your family unless you can complete these terrible tasks." "OK, but this place is a mess. How can you even FIND anything in here?" I chose to read it as a tongue-in-cheek thing, though that probably wasn't the intent.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Your kids are trapped inside a magical sentient mirror and will not release them until you travel into worlds to retrieve the missing mirror pieces.

So you are on vacation or something and you decided to rest at some random abandoned house (the worst decision shes ever made, she should not have children) and falls asleep, when she awakes, she finds that her kids are stupid and shattered a bunch of magical mirror leading to different dimensions and the ruler of these worlds has has her children locked inside him.

There are 9 worlds to travel into, each being different in nature and items, giving some personality to the game.

The game primarily consists of finding items and placing them into different areas inside the individual worlds, so in summary this is an advanced version of the old I-Spy books. You will get about 2 hours of gameplay.

I found it slightly grinding after the first couple levels, as its the same thing over and over. I was hoping for more puzzles and different games to be played to mix up the constant looking for things. The tutorial does a good job teaching you what to do and how to do it, and if your ever frustrated at not finding certain well hidden items, there is a hint button you can press to reveal the next item.

The main reason I am not recommending this game is that the price is much too high for so little content, 12$ is incredibly high for only 2 hours of gameplay, and holds zero replay value (this changes if you have kids or other friends and family members who like these games and can play them on your account) for most people. Its worth 5$ for what you get, the price tag is just too high. Thankfully I got the game for 1$ on a mega sale last summer, so it was worth the 2 hours.

Personal Rating: 2.5/5
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
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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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
Fairly straight forward game. Around two hours of content. Fun enough but not a deep experience.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
Do you like forced labour?

I actually don't like forced labour, especially not when you are threatened with loss or something even more depressing. And this mirror is doing it to you, yes, your kids played a bit rough and made the mirror fall on the ground. But why is this mirror actually treating you like...

Well, no - I am all right, but this ramblings are probably the kind of self-entertainment that the protagonist of this game is commencing during the story.

The game is actually not bad, If you like light and casual adventures, then this game will be the right stuff. Take your time with it, and you really might enjoy a short little game.

Pros:
  • Nice Idea to split the story over several "worlds" or "Dimensions" which have legends and fairy tales as a backdrop.
  • The game has voiceacting. Sorry to say so, but I encountered some games recently that were self proclaimed state of the art games... and then not even the slightest hint of voiceacting.
  • You have to assemble stuff with the HOS part... Which actually is more fun than normal HOG's.

Cons:
  • Short playtime even for a HOG. It's about 2.5 Hours and the game is finished...

Recommended

If you can get this game cheap, get it - especially if you are a HOG fan. If you are new to the genre this game would be a nice start. Ok, the story is a bit... well, too far fetched... even for a fairy tale... but, you should read the stories of Muenchhausen... if you like them, you'll also like this. And this game is very, very short. The fun will last only for two and a half hour.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
I liked the game and wanted more of it, but completed it in 116 minutes. That isn't even a full two hours of gameplay. The first three tasks were original, the others felt ripped off from a certain book series involving Lions, Witches and Wardrobes.
This is a tough one to review, can't recommend it to adult friends as they would also be aggravated that it was so short. Maybe for young children....
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Simple hidden object game with a little bit of story. If it's on sale and you like those types of games it's well worth the price. But for a full price I think it's too short (about two hours without even using a hints). Overall the game is fun and sometimes even pretty challenging but don't be afraid you'll never get frustrated because of the hint system and ability to skip puzzles (even thought there are only a few of them).

Pros:
-Fun and relaxing
-A few challenging objects (but if you don't want a challenge you can always use a hint)
-Nice and simple story that ties the game together
-Cheesy voice acting (I think it fits into this type of game)

Cons:
-Too short (for a full price)
-Some objects are hidden in a really cheap way
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
It's a basic hidden object game from what I play. Find stuff place it in the right spots, average.

The problem I have is I play these games mostly for the stories of sorts. If I wanted a regular hidden object game without substance I'm sure I could find a lot of free ones online.

The set up has you thinking it's going to be a great story, a mom's journey to find and save her two children . . . so far playing the first level I feel more like a house cleaner, finding items to straighten up stuff when her main goal is suppose to be fixing a clock. You're children are being held captive until you fix a mirror and you're going to go about calmly sorting things instead of sticking to the task that will most likely free them? I guess it has a hard time drawling me in and instead of feeling like something fun which the hidden object/point and click games I have played before managed it feels more like a chore.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Well, not bad at all. Still, it would be nice to get an idea, or some background story to be revealed about the mirror itself when you complete the game. Oh, well. Won't know until I play the sequel of the game. So far, so good for a hidden object game. Yeah, I do recommend for people who like the genre and wanna kill some time :)
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
It's purely Hidden Object game, no other puzzles.

Pro:
No running around scenes.

Con:
Repetitive, bland (brown and gray) HO scenes.
Without lip-sync, the voice-overs are just silly.
The scenes in between are more an interruption than anything else.
You have to be very exact to click.

I bought this on sale because I like the 2nd one (which I got first). While the 2nd one is shorter, it was fun.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2014
Quite dumb and easy, but still fun and nice-looking. For short time relax: perfect. But... if you are searching for something with good story/atmosphere, stay away. 5/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
Short version: 72%
A very short, but nice fragmented hidden object game with a pleasant design and minimal plot. Definitely recommended, but only at a discount price.

Long version:
The premise of Mirror Mysteries is fairly simple: the main protagonist’s children get trapped in a mirror and she has to visit seven fairytale-like worlds to get them back. The small stories featured in the levels are simple but charming, which is also reflected in the clear and friendly visual design.

The game is part of the fragmented object sub-genre, so expect a lot of tiny and well-hidden parts– luckily there is a built-in magnifying glass and the game does not resort to cheap tricks. The constructed items need to be placed in various scenes, but this is just a way to prolong game time, not a new puzzle element.
Still, the game is incredibly short, probably under two hours even for an inexperienced player, therefore it is only recommended to buy if you find it in a bundle or on sale (which happens frequently).
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