Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle
Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a one to four player co-operative episodic download game published by Relentless Software. Set in the sleepy village of Little Riddle, the main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer.
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Very Positive (58 reviews) - 82% of the 58 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2010

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“Blue Toad is a detailed pleasure, filled with humour.”
8/10 – EuroGamer

“Murder Files is a constant source of snorts, guffaws, and smart laughs. Listen closely to everything you hear in the game - not only will it help you ace the game's pop quizzes, but because you don't want to miss any of Murder Files' best and most subtle jokes.”
4/5 – Escapist Magazine

About This Game

Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a one to four player co-operative episodic download game published by Relentless Software.
Set in the sleepy village of Little Riddle, the main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer. Along the way you'll also encounter a variety of different and challenging puzzles which help you move through the peaceful world of Little Riddle.
As one of the detectives you move around the village by selecting locations on the map. Visit the doctor at his surgery and hear his flimsy alibi. Meet with the Station Master and learn his motive. Exploring the village and meeting the villages is key to unraveling The Mysteries of Little Riddle. The villagers have information and puzzles to solve that you must complete to reveal the truth!
With each step of the investigation a puzzle is played and further clues about the case are revealed. Pay attention to what transpires – you will regularly be questioned on your knowledge of the case, and only observant detectives will learn the truth behind the events of their day.
Whodunnit? At the end of every episode you will be asked to choose your suspect before the true culprit is revealed and exposed in all their criminal capacities!

Key features:

  • Six separate episodes
  • Thrilling cliff hanger at the end of every episode
  • Over 90 puzzles, Whodunnits and cross-examinations
  • Opportunity to play as one of the four unique members of the Blue Toad Detective Agency
  • 1 – 4 co-operative multiplayer gameplay
  • A story of mystery and intrigue

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.7GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Graphics: 128MB DirectX 9 compatible (Shader Model 2.0 minimum) or better
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 3GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2012
I recommend this for anyone who loves puzzles, mysteries and a good dose of humor. The puzzles are surprisingly varied and test not only your memory and deduction skills but also math skills and the size of your English vocabulary, amongst other skills. While not probably worth the full price, get it when it's on sale and you'll get your money's worth of fun times.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
This is a fun game. The puzzles are very well done and I like how they are all a bit different so you do not get bored. Some are harder then others and takes a bit of thinking. Over all it is a lot of fun. Even though I have beated the game I may play it some more.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
It's not a bad "solve this" game. Just a little symplistic and slow pased. Not a bad game for kids though.

The english cosy setting has a nice apeal.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015
Fun for the whole family.

This game presents a classic British Whodunit. The setting, the investigators, the impeccable slightly over the top British narrator and the characters straight out of any Agatha Christie mystery (if slightly exaggerated) make this a pleasure to watch: this game has got it pinned down perfectly. Sure, you'll be solving casual puzzles (you can pass the controller around round-robin fashion for up to 4 players, the rest'll just have to spectate), but it's the Britishness, the Whodunit-ness, the mayor, the constable, the butcher, the librarian, the doctor, the miller, Lady Snobbish, the gossipy old ladies, the colonel and everyone else who bring this home.

In short, the game is 6 episodes of ~45 minutes each (that somehow add up to 6.9 hours on the account we played it on, but presumably that includes getting everyone settled on the couch etc.). If the trailer appeals to you, the game delivers exactly that in spades, at a bargain price.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
An easier, more entertaining version of Professor Layton games. With some of the funniest characters I have seen in a long time.

Also no one seems to use their arms. 10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Most of the mystery games I've played are 80% find the hidden items and a few memory puzzles or recycled logic problems. Not Blue Toad, however. Although at first glance it seems like a kids game, the puzzles are a lot more advanced (sometimes frustrating). There are good mixes of logic and word problems, a few math puzzles and more as well as deductive reasoning and recall tests.
The only downside was that some of the rules were poorly explained. I was eventually able to figure most of them out.
Great game - looks nice, good variety of puzzles, and fun characters. Worth a play!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
This is a great game, combining the dry, dead-pan humor of the UK with some great animation and (most importantly) a well-designed puzzle game. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
A puzzling Murder Mystery File

A short impression about this game. It is a puzzle game with various puzzles and you could put it to the genre of casual games. The episodes of this game are quite well and eloquently narrated. The narrator really gives the impression of how some stories should be told. Little Riddle is literally riddled with people who use the pastoral and tranquill landscap for their own ... well, you could guess it. You have to solve some murders at hand, so I don't see a need to gloat over the hidden darkness in some quaint (in positive sense) village.

This game is aimed for younger audiences, up to young adolescents... Still it won't hurt you if you play the game at an older stage of life, though. In fact, it is so funny, so full of witty sideways and unexpected turns, that you might grin and play on. The graphical artwork shines at some scenes so incredibly, that I have to say it is very well designed for an casual game.

It's so full of humor, that some games of this genre lack bitterly I have to recomend the game alone on this virtue, plus the price/value ratio is quite good, you won't find so much fun for such a low price elsewhere. The characters and jokes are really good, can sometimes catch you off guard ... and take you to a merry roll around in one of the cutest villages you'll ever find in a murder mystery.

Thumbs Up for this game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2014
Highly enjoyable murder mystery game with great characters.
Think Clue*CIty
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
I got this game in a bundle and tried it on a whim, the narration is humourous and fun, the puzzles range in difficulty and sometimes can trick you. It's a nice easy paced game which you can play with up to 4 people on one computer making it fun to compete and solve the mystery correctly and get a better score than your friends. Totally worth the £2.99 price tag!
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 24
It's a kids game.

Don't get me wrong - it's well made and somewhat fun, but I'd only recommend it to kids under 18 and under.
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13.5 hrs
Posted: March 26
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0.8 hrs
Posted: February 7

I was given a copy for review before this was on Steam, but I lost my key code and could not use the install package anymore. Seeing this on sale for under a dollar, I was more than happy to scoop it up for my Steam library.

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1.4 hrs
Posted: December 28, 2015
I remember when I got it on softonic program when it was still available and finished it and it was my favorite childhood game at the time.
Now when I saw it on steam and got it cheap its so nice to remember memories.

Totally a must-have!
Its fun for the whole family!
Many don't know about this game, or havent played it as much as I have. (As I said I played it off-steam, I should have like 15-20 hours on it.)
The actor voices are very believable and its interesting story.
Though I recommend this for families speaking english cause its not fun to translate it to country language like mine (Latvian) all the time. xDDDD

10/10 "Basicly Life is strange with 4 akward detectives."
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Scott Alan Miller
8.6 hrs
Posted: December 24, 2015
Fun, casual, entertaining. I love mystery games and this one is very well done. Funny and quirky, puzzles and not too hard. Very family friendly. My family loves to gather around the TV and play an episode for Family Game Night. I really hope that there is a sequel forthcoming for this one.
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Lone Digger
3.2 hrs
Posted: November 7, 2015
I like it. Felt like Puzzle Agent; however, I prefer puzzle agent at how their jokes were better. Still, this game is very good and worth it.
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17.2 hrs
Posted: November 5, 2015
This -could- be so much fun without the pointless delays and with some options.

As it is, no way to turn the music off, which means I have to mute it in windoze Volume Mixer, and in turn I only have the chopped up subtitles for the dialogue, hard to follow when you only get one line of it at a time, sentences broken up at nonsensical points (when I'm not forced to un-mute it because some riddle demands to listen to some person rambling on).

There's no way to skip the dialogue, clicking actually REPEATS it. Would it be so much to ask to give me the info in a journal and let me skip those ugly animated figures?

I really can't stand it when games let me wait instead of letting me PLAY the freaking game. Animations in the background are ok when they don't hold me up. Anything I have to watch through before I can actually do something is bad. If I want to just watch, I turn on the TV.

Which is actually recommended with this game. Find something else to do while the game slogs through those endless pointless delays. Not just the dialogue, but also before and after actual riddles. Imminent riddle? Oh, great. Let's wait before you can click to start it. You solved it? Oh, let's wait before you get told whether it's correct. You're done with the riddle? Let's wait before you get back to the game. Bah.

The actual puzzles are nice, but I guess without the forced lengthening of game time by all the delays, the game itself would be quite short. There isn't an overwhelming number of puzzles/riddles. Not that any amount of interesting puzzles would make up for that, as every single one just adds waiting time.

But if I didn't have to sit through all those delays and just get to freaking play the damn game, I'd actually recommend it. Better short than wasting time with being held up.

This game is only for people who like watching while not getting to do anything.

Oh, and to get it to run in a window I had to find some config file of the game on c: and edit that.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: November 3, 2015
It's all just so...awwww so cute^^. And lots of good british humor too. It also looks and plays wonderfully on my tablet, which just has the regular IntelHD thing going on. I'm not even through the first chapter yet, but it is just wonderful and i'm excited to enjoy it some more tonight, before going to bed!
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11.0 hrs
Posted: August 25, 2015
Filled with puzzles and humor.
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