The heist of the century has just happened! You've been hired by the casino to find & return the stolen money before its grand opening in 16 hours. Search for over 2300 cleverly hidden objects in 25 intriguing locations to solve the Vegas Heist. Two addictive ways to play: Vegas Heist mode and Unlimited Seek & Find mode.
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Mostly Positive (9 reviews) - 77% of the 9 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 4, 2008

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About This Game

The heist of the century has just happened! You've been hired by the casino to find & return the stolen money before its grand opening in 16 hours. Search for over 2300 cleverly hidden objects in 25 intriguing locations to solve the Vegas Heist.

Two addictive ways to play: Vegas Heist mode and Unlimited Seek & Find mode. Collect all the hidden Keys and Poker Chips to unlock the bonus mode. Find the clues, solve the Vegas Heist!

  • Find over 2300 cleverly hidden objects
  • Investigate 25 intriguing Vegas locations to locate the stolen money
  • Two fun game modes: 'Solve the Vegas Heist' and 'Unlimited Seek & Find'
  • Play 5 unique mini-games: Word Search, Tile Rotation, Tile Swap, Jigsaw and a unique crime solving puzzle

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/2000
    • Processor: 350Mhz Pentium or greater
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM or greater
    • Graphics: 16-bit Graphics card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX7 or later
    • Sound: 16-bit Sound card
    • Hard Drive: 34MB
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Mostly Positive (9 reviews)
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bbarker57
17.2 hrs
Posted: July 2
There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said. The Mystery P.I. series is among the earliest and more popular Hidden Object Only games. This particular edition asks the player to find 25 keys and casino chips in order to unlock "bonus" gameplay material. What the game doesn't tell you is that you score a million point bonus if you also manage to locate 25 fingerprints sprinkled about the game as well. All of this uber-casual gaming fun is, of course, in addition to the hidden objects in each area. One negative reviewer mentioned that the same areas are repeated several times as you play the game. While this is true, the list of objects does randomly change so you can't just zip through by remembering the first batch of object you found in the earlier scene.

HOG have become much more sophisticated over the years, with the Mystery Case Files franchise pioneering woven story threads and sometimes maddening puzzles that must be solved in order to complete the game. Fans of these "deeper" games number in the millions and sometimes it seems as if they could each play different games without any two folks playing the same one. There's a saying in the Southern United States... you can't swing a dead cat around without hitting a few of them. It definitely applies to this genre of casual games. BUT... if you have children that are just honing their nascent gaming skills and observational abilities, or older relatives that are new to computing (I know they're out there because I have several relatives that are just learning how to use computers) this series is the perfect introduction. Each of the Mystery P.I. games is educational, entertaining, and is an excellent tool to assist elderly folk beginning to deal with the onset of Alzheimers or any of the vile diseases that plague us in our golden years. I still drag these out of my "completed games" folders every now and again and tear through them just for the nostalgia value, so I definitely got my money's worth out of them!
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Tikka
0.8 hrs
Posted: January 4
It`s a nice casual game. I prefer it more than rosecliff island and amazing adventures.
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Vic=HKC=
3.1 hrs
Posted: November 8, 2015
Poop, it's working! Someone found a workaround for the missing executable by trying to download the demo and the game will update and works! Yay!

But I can already tell you what it's in Mystery PI - The Vegas Heist... I played a retail version years ago :).

Your role is to find the loot from an heist and who did it. Yeah, the plot isn't revelant here.

Mystery PI: The Vegas Heist is in reality a fine example of pure Hidden Objects game: list of items to find in a scene with many of them, a puzzle, a list of items, etc... In other words, you don't have the adventure side included.

If you find special objects, you'll unlock the mode Unlimited Seek and Find - clean the scene!

The score determine your rank. How is it possible? Each object found is worth of 5000 points. If you're being fast to find them in row, you have a bonus. Special objects (fingerprints, keys, poker chips) are also adding a high bonus to your score. And if you're clearing the level of all objects (instead of choosing to solve the puzzle when you have between two and four items still in the scenes), you can score a 25 000 bonus points for a perfect investigation.

Anyway, the scenes are correct, I love the music there and it's a nice improvement from the Lottery Ticket. Yet, if you're used to HO games like Artifex Mundi's, you'll be disappointed in that plain game. You're always seeing the same scenes, the same puzzles, well, you're going to be bored if you need action.

But given the fact that I've appreciated this game a long time ago, I would say: buy this classic, not a full price though. And don't forget the workaround!
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Marlie2U
28.6 hrs
Posted: May 29, 2015
I love the Mystery P.I. games. They are faithful to HOG fans, the artwork is wonderful, and the game is very engaging. I enjoyed the puzzles. This is very well done. I wish they offered more in this series. I would snap up all of them.
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|MG| erik
6.1 hrs
Posted: February 24, 2015
One of Popcap's classic titles, Mystery P.I. - The Vegas Heist is a must-have for Hidden Object Game lovers. There are cool mini-games, and additional challenges. The hint system is fair. It's worth playing over, also. If you love this as much as I do, check out The Lottery TIcket, also.
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Tentacle-Kitty the Farmgrinder
18.7 hrs
Posted: January 26, 2015
Alright. Finally, the fourth of the Mystery P.I. Games I got in the Popcap bundle is played through completely.

To summarize: we have the same game mechanics (search for hidden objects as the main part of the level, then solve a puzzle or search for words at the end of each level). We have the same flavor of story (private investigator, money at stake, limited time - though this can be eliminated with the relaxed mode, which I did, since I don't like being rushed). We have the same objects for the most part.

Six hours of gaming time logged on this game were the game running on idle in the background. Other than that, I took it pretty slow and relaxed for my standards.

Like the other Mystery P.I. games, and the hidden object game Escape Rosecliff Island, I do not recommend this game unless you really really like this type of game, or you can get it cheaper in a bundle or with one of Steam's offers.

Also, I think I might just have lost my sane mind by playing all five hidden object games in less than one month. I must have. I'm seeing hidden objects in real life already. Time to put it to an end and focus on other enjoyable games. FINALLY.
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yegods
7.1 hrs
Posted: December 3, 2014
Plenty of gameplay and the art and objects are fairly well done. Little to no story to link it all together. Reused environments, make it all a little boring after a while. I would have enjoyed it at half the length and a bit more sleuthing.
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Llyndwyn
10.2 hrs
Posted: April 16, 2014
3/5 Stars. A standard hidden object game with excellent images and art to make seeking a challenge. The "between seeks" puzzles are very straightforward and simple. However, the game suffers from drawn-out repetitive over-use of the same locations. In my opinion, the final conclusion to the game should occur after 20 rounds of seeking, not 25.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Poop, it's working! Someone found a workaround for the missing executable by trying to download the demo and the game will update and works! Yay!

But I can already tell you what it's in Mystery PI - The Vegas Heist... I played a retail version years ago :).

Your role is to find the loot from an heist and who did it. Yeah, the plot isn't revelant here.

Mystery PI: The Vegas Heist is in reality a fine example of pure Hidden Objects game: list of items to find in a scene with many of them, a puzzle, a list of items, etc... In other words, you don't have the adventure side included.

If you find special objects, you'll unlock the mode Unlimited Seek and Find - clean the scene!

The score determine your rank. How is it possible? Each object found is worth of 5000 points. If you're being fast to find them in row, you have a bonus. Special objects (fingerprints, keys, poker chips) are also adding a high bonus to your score. And if you're clearing the level of all objects (instead of choosing to solve the puzzle when you have between two and four items still in the scenes), you can score a 25 000 bonus points for a perfect investigation.

Anyway, the scenes are correct, I love the music there and it's a nice improvement from the Lottery Ticket. Yet, if you're used to HO games like Artifex Mundi's, you'll be disappointed in that plain game. You're always seeing the same scenes, the same puzzles, well, you're going to be bored if you need action.

But given the fact that I've appreciated this game a long time ago, I would say: buy this classic, not a full price though. And don't forget the workaround!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
One of Popcap's classic titles, Mystery P.I. - The Vegas Heist is a must-have for Hidden Object Game lovers. There are cool mini-games, and additional challenges. The hint system is fair. It's worth playing over, also. If you love this as much as I do, check out The Lottery TIcket, also.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
Alright. Finally, the fourth of the Mystery P.I. Games I got in the Popcap bundle is played through completely.

To summarize: we have the same game mechanics (search for hidden objects as the main part of the level, then solve a puzzle or search for words at the end of each level). We have the same flavor of story (private investigator, money at stake, limited time - though this can be eliminated with the relaxed mode, which I did, since I don't like being rushed). We have the same objects for the most part.

Six hours of gaming time logged on this game were the game running on idle in the background. Other than that, I took it pretty slow and relaxed for my standards.

Like the other Mystery P.I. games, and the hidden object game Escape Rosecliff Island, I do not recommend this game unless you really really like this type of game, or you can get it cheaper in a bundle or with one of Steam's offers.

Also, I think I might just have lost my sane mind by playing all five hidden object games in less than one month. I must have. I'm seeing hidden objects in real life already. Time to put it to an end and focus on other enjoyable games. FINALLY.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Plenty of gameplay and the art and objects are fairly well done. Little to no story to link it all together. Reused environments, make it all a little boring after a while. I would have enjoyed it at half the length and a bit more sleuthing.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
3/5 Stars. A standard hidden object game with excellent images and art to make seeking a challenge. The "between seeks" puzzles are very straightforward and simple. However, the game suffers from drawn-out repetitive over-use of the same locations. In my opinion, the final conclusion to the game should occur after 20 rounds of seeking, not 25.
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Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
I love the Mystery P.I. games. They are faithful to HOG fans, the artwork is wonderful, and the game is very engaging. I enjoyed the puzzles. This is very well done. I wish they offered more in this series. I would snap up all of them.
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Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
It`s a nice casual game. I prefer it more than rosecliff island and amazing adventures.
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Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said. The Mystery P.I. series is among the earliest and more popular Hidden Object Only games. This particular edition asks the player to find 25 keys and casino chips in order to unlock "bonus" gameplay material. What the game doesn't tell you is that you score a million point bonus if you also manage to locate 25 fingerprints sprinkled about the game as well. All of this uber-casual gaming fun is, of course, in addition to the hidden objects in each area. One negative reviewer mentioned that the same areas are repeated several times as you play the game. While this is true, the list of objects does randomly change so you can't just zip through by remembering the first batch of object you found in the earlier scene.

HOG have become much more sophisticated over the years, with the Mystery Case Files franchise pioneering woven story threads and sometimes maddening puzzles that must be solved in order to complete the game. Fans of these "deeper" games number in the millions and sometimes it seems as if they could each play different games without any two folks playing the same one. There's a saying in the Southern United States... you can't swing a dead cat around without hitting a few of them. It definitely applies to this genre of casual games. BUT... if you have children that are just honing their nascent gaming skills and observational abilities, or older relatives that are new to computing (I know they're out there because I have several relatives that are just learning how to use computers) this series is the perfect introduction. Each of the Mystery P.I. games is educational, entertaining, and is an excellent tool to assist elderly folk beginning to deal with the onset of Alzheimers or any of the vile diseases that plague us in our golden years. I still drag these out of my "completed games" folders every now and again and tear through them just for the nostalgia value, so I definitely got my money's worth out of them!
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