Unravel a frightening conspiracy brought on by a ghostly riverboat in Midnight Mysteries - Devil on the Mississippi Deluxe. Mark Twain's passion for literary history reignited a debate about the identity of Shakespeare. Unfortunately, that question also resurrected a series of malevolent characters. Now, Twain's ghost is calling for help after waking an unexpected devil that's out to get him.
save Mark Twain's spirit from a chasing demon in this chilling hidden object tale
investigate the past and search for clues while dangerous forces lurk
unravel his connection with Shakespeare and set history straight
enjoy many extras, such as wallpapers, a bonus game mode, an exclusive bonus mission, and more
This is my second most favorite of the Midnight Mysteries series. There are a lot of different elements in this game to hold your interest. The story line is good, but you do have to read all the dialogue to keep up. The HO scenes are a bit on the difficult side, and the minigames are a mix of different difficulties. The story is just creepy enough to be fun, although I wouldn't recommend it for younger children. There is enough challenge here to keep most HO enthusiasts happy.
Just an all around great game. Excellent graphics, involved story, wonderful hidden objects and great game flow. I didn't find anything I didn't like. I will actually keep this one around for a replay.
margie77072 | Added on: August 8, 2011
I really liked this one. It's based on a controversy that is entertaining. I especially liked that the stratgey guide was easily gotten to. I'm recommending it to my family.
Debonair | Added on: August 10, 2011
I'm starting to really look forward to new games in this miniseries. I love games that have a storyline, great graphics, and a good combination of HOG and mini-games. Devil on the Mississippi is all of the above. The storyline does get a bit confusing at times, but is still interesting enough to make you want to keep going to find out how it ends. The games all have to do with the story, and it's a "thinking" game, where you have to reason out where to go next and what to do. Other than my preference for an "all clear" when you're finished with a particular area, this game gets a two thumbs up. Be aware that things jump out at you and there are several "scary" images, so it's not for the faint of heart. But if you can handle it, go for it!
I was hooked from the very first screen! No time limits and no click penalties were a plus for me although I'm left wondering what the "black cat scares" are all about (perhaps that was the wrong click penalty?). You get an award for that at the end so somehow I managed to avoid them but I have no idea how I did that. The graphics are beautiful and make finding the HOs fairly easy. Very little traveling back and forth between locations was a nice change. The length of the game was good so it does have good value associated with it. To a certain extent it has good replay value if you didn't find all the ravens and shamrocks or if you skipped some puzzles. The puzzles were a nice mix of "easy-peasy" to "what the heck do I do with this?!". I would NOT recommend this one for children - too many scary images popping up. One thing that I didn't like about this one is the storyline. Perhaps I read through the dialogue too quickly but I found the story a little disjointed. Maybe it will make more sense when I go back to try and find the boatload of ravens and shamrocks that I missed the first time around. This is a really great game and well worth the time and effort it takes to solve it. Highly recommend you give it a try!
After playing a number of pleasant but average games the last few weeks, it’s been great to be reminded what a really good HO game is all about. “Devil on the Mississippi” has a first rate story, wonderful graphics and interesting mini games. Everything is well done and carefully crafted. I appreciate the effort of the developers to create a well paced game that builds on the strength of the previous titles and then tries to make it even better. It’s a quality effort and I enjoyed every minute.
best game i played in a long time.I still cant find 8 bones though lol
jkjennings | Added on: July 29, 2011
This is one of the best HOG games I've played. Good story line, great graphics and new pages appear all the time. Lasts a long time too. The objects weren't too hard to find and the extra puzzles only stumped me a couple of times but you can skip them. Play this one!
Rianna | Added on: August 8, 2011
This game is not for the faint hearted as there are a few scary moments to make you jump back in your seat. It's a brilliant HOG with more historical storyline than HO and I liked that very much. If you don't like graveyards then its not for you but they do add to the excitement. Clever and well thought out puzzles which are varied and there's an ingame help book. I enjoyed the previous Midnight Mysteries HOG so I just had to take up this latest challenge.
Midnight Mysteries continues to impress me as a series. The graphics, length of gameplay, variety of puzzles and historical references all add to its value. I didn't love this story as much as some of the others, frankly I found it confusing and convoluted at times. But in all honesty it didn't detract from my enjoyment. The bonus chapter was surprisingly long and I also liked the unlimited HO that you can unlock at the end. Recommend for HO fanatics!
Overall Impression: a fun, well-constructed game Media Description: The graphics are a bit dark at times, but overall they're pretty crisp and clear. It's been a few days since I played the game, but I don't remember the music standing out so it must have fit the atmosphere pretty well. I don't remember there being any voiceovers. Storyline: The storyline was developed through a journal, interaction with various ghosts, and narrator comments on the screen. I believe all could be skipped simply by clicking on the screen if you didn't want to read them. The ending felt a bit muddled to me, but it wasn't too bad. Gameplay: This was an iHOG/Adventure blend which, of course, meant there was a bit of going back and forth. Thankfully the amount of to-ing and fro-ing was minimized by keeping each section to just a handful of screens. HOG Scenes: The HOG scenes were your typical junkpiles. The scenes were pretty crisp though, and most of the objects weren't extremely difficult to find. [b]Minigames/puzzles:[/b] The minigames made an effort to fit into the storyline. I found a couple of them to be very difficult, but that wasn't a problem since you could skip any of the games you wanted. Hints: The hint system was not unlimited since you had to find ravens in the different scenes in order to fill it. Luckily, I didn't have to use all the ravens so that didn't pose a problem for me. (This, along with the slightly muddled ending, are why I gave the game four stars instead of five.) Will Probably Appeal to: those who like iHOG/Adventures and dark-and-eerie games Will Probably Not Appeal to: those who prefer straight HOG's or like to avoid occult themes in their games
This was a great addition to the Midnight Mysteries series, great game play, and lots of additional puzzles in the game. I actually had to use hints a couple of times-challenging, but also a good play.
1toomany | Added on: July 29, 2011
This series is wonderful, and this installment has lived up to what I've come to expect! I have both versions - the Platinum Edition and the standard definition. They are very similar. I have not had an opportunity to check out all of the "extras" but what I have seen they are great. I did only give the game 4 stars because unlike previous games in this series, the hints are much more detailed, and you're not thinking as much. I look forward to future games in this series!
This is definitely the best of the Midnight Mysteries games. I really enjoyed this one a lot. There isn't one thing about it that I could complain about. And the bonus game was really great too, much longer than I expected. If you have children, be aware that there are some scenes and sound effects that could be quite disturbing to young children. Even I jumped once late at night. Although I'm sure teenagers would enjoy that factor.
It has great graphics, jumpy music and sound, eerie atmosphere, good storyline, nice HOG and puzzles. The unlimited HOG (unlocked when 80 clovers found), additional episode, and bones finding (I still need 2 more, grr) provide extra play time. It is highly recommended, though not for kids considering the scary material.
mimi2010 | Added on: July 29, 2011
WARNING! Not For young Children! From the very start, you're taken into a nightmare world of the most evil, ghoulish representation of the devil that's been screened for a long time. It had me gripped from the word go, and although the "ask a question" bits are a bit tame, they are relevant and fun - and you get something out of it. The story flows really well, and it takes you to different times in history - I won't give anything away here, I hate it when people do that! But suffice to say, it gives food for thought, even to the most sceptical. The graphics are very good, if a bit dark at times - I had my screen turned up full brightness but still missed a load of the crows! Finding things is quite easy as the hand open and you do get that little glitter, and besides, you have the crows to show you where. It's not the usual junk pile either - and no butterflies (yey!). You do get given things too, which is handy, and the guide is very useful. All in all I think this will appeal to hard-worn HOGers, as it has a certain charm of its own, and if you play the bonus game, it's well worth it. Great fun, and I think, a keeper! ;-þ ~M~
Loved it, was relaxing and had fabulous graphics, surprises and wonderful animations, Looking forward to the next one!
annalyst | Added on: July 29, 2011
I wasn't really thrilled about this one. I did like the storyline but the function of the game was a little slow, especially picking up items.
silkbunnygrad | Added on: August 1, 2011
It was a good game it was challenging and thinky. It was a bit fast paced, however I prefer them that way I don't like when they take forever and drag on. It had an original story line and was fun. I didn't so much like the mini game challenges you had to do at times, would've liked them more if there were some sort of direction on what you were supposed to be doing with them.
GroomerGirl | Added on: August 2, 2011
I enjoy the hidden object games SO much more when there are challenging puzzles and interactions with objects you find and your surroundings. This game has quite a good variety of those. Some of the objects are quite well hidden, but not impossible to find. The artwork is very good, you can click quite quickly through cut scenes, which I appreciate; and there are enough locations so that you don't get bored. Very enjoyable.