Can you solve the Mirror Mysteries?
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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!

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

System Requirements

    • 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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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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:
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.

  • 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.

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


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
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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
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).

-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)

-Too short (for a full price)
-Some objects are hidden in a really cheap way
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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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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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 3
If you are looking for a good point and click mystery game with lots of different puzzles, you might be disappointed by this game. I was really disappointed myself, seeing that there were no mini games, no puzzles. To get through the game, you had to go in different world (through different mirrors) to help the people in it. Every mirror had different scenery, but all I had to do was to play the point and click games.

It was repetitive, and kinda boring near the end, since the storyline was a bit poor itself. And it took me less than 2hours to finish. I'm not saying it's a bad game but I was expecting more from it. If you are interested by this game, I recommend getting it when it's on sale.

I also played the second game of the serie and it was way better. More mini games and more puzzles.
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6.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
5hrs. I'm actually going to come back and play this one again. I'm not sure why
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2.4 hrs
Posted: August 14
Misteries about lost kids. ummm, what?
Good point click, hard to write something meaningful about this title.
All is did to player could go throught this exciting adventure!
If you like this genre, you should play!
Great game, enough.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: July 4
Intriguing plot, good game play.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: June 6
I like these types of games for their art and simplicity as well as small, interesting stories. This is a fun and relaxing game to play. I plan on getting more from this franchise
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2.7 hrs
Posted: June 3
This is quite possibly the most generic-y of generic hidden object games out there. You find stuff and that is IT!

It seems like other HoGs throw in other puzzles and games to keep things different, but since this is a pretty early game in the genre.... you follow the "story" and find stuff.

Thankfully the game is short and simple, and when there is nothing else to do on a screen, your are told so, which means no more hanging around and randomly clicking the screen hoping certain objects will work with other items.

Recommended for people who are starting out playing hidden object games, but for people who like a bit more meat on the bones, you should probably skip this one.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: May 27
Loved it, I loved the short story, I loved how it was like an interactive I Spy game, and I also loved how much of a challenge it was, one thing I think I would of liked to see would of been different difficulty settings or different stories with different worlds to chose just to make the game replay a little more better and make the gameplay time a little longer, otherwise amazing and beautiful game!!!!!!
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Obey the Fist!
0.5 hrs
Posted: May 14
While this is a fairly good example of the legacy "point and click" game format, including interesting puzzles (largely, the PC gaming version of the crossword puzzle or colouring book), technical shortcomings prevent recommendation. (specifically due to the age of the game and the way the software is no longer maintained)

Gameplay is simplistic, clicking on various hidden objects to complete other objects which must be then placed back into the environment. If you're in a period of very low brain activity (maybe sedatives?) this is quite relaxing.

Unfortunately two negatives - to stop you just clicking wildly, if you click in the wrong place too many times, they annoyingly clutter your screen with broken glass, making you time out (yes, if people are being annoyed by your ultracasual game, make it more annoying, that'll work).

Secondly the game is in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which makes everything distorted on a modern monitor. It's 2016 - they need to update the graphics with higher resolution assets to make it fit modern PCs - no option to change resolution means it can't take advantage of modern PCs. Until these issues are fixed by the software maintainers, it's unethical to continue to accept money for it - it's best removed from Steam until updated.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: May 7
Iliked this game i end it in 2hours.
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3.3 hrs
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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