Save the Prince from the wiles of a wicked enchantress in Mystery Legends - Beauty and the Beast Deluxe, a remarkable encounter based on the classic fairytale. A long time ago in a kingdom far away, a charming prince was cursed by a scorned enchantress. Entangled within her wicked spell, he had all but given up, laid dying until a fair maiden's love revealed the beauty within him.
Join Belle in this magnificent Hidden Object adventure game.
Journey across magical lands to break the curse that binds the Prince.
Seek the help of many fantastical and wonderful friends.
Search through beautiful, richly animated scenes and solve original puzzles.
Absolutely loved this game. Graphic scenery was spectacular. Storyline spin was great. Good mixture of HO, snooping around for clues, and reasoning. Thank goodness it had a map as there are many portals in this adventure. A definite game to play. I highly recommend.
heitz77 | Added on: December 8, 2011
I actually had a really hard time figuring this game out- AT FIRST- because there are so many places to go and it seemed to take a long time to be able to even complete one segment within a level. Then I realized that the map is the key. If you use it, it will show you where you need to go to complete a section or where your next clue is. If you don't want that level of help, just don't bother with the map. The story line and graphics are always important to me, as well, and this one scored well in my book on both. All in all, I'd recommend this game.
I'm a huge fan of the story so I was super excited to try this game. I was really hoping for something like the Princess Isabella games, where they have great graphics and interesting and challenging-enough-to-keep-you-interested, but still very clear HOGs. Unfortunately Beauty and the Beast's hidden objects were really tiny and the scenes were cluttered, imo. The graphics were amazing though, and I liked the alternate ending of the classic story told in the game, but ultimately the HOG scenes just didn't do it for me. :(
Enjoyed the game immensely. Have played it 3 times now. Just wish my scores could be reflected. I don't really care about other peoples' scores. Maybe one score could be reflected so you know what to shoot for.
PopcornLover | Added on: November 28, 2011
DISCLAIMER: I just played the free demo. I really enjoyed playing Mystery Legends: Phantom of the Opera, so I had high expectations for this game. Graphically, I think this game is close to POTO, but it doesn't quite match it. The visuals are stunning, but it doesn't give the dark, foreboding atmosphere that POTO had. Since this is essentially a fairy tale, maybe they weren't going for that feeling in this game. If they were, they missed the mark. The voice acting was OK. I wasn't too keen on the enchantress because she was somewhat overdone, but villains are often over the top, so that was a minor problem. The strategy guide was probably the best thing about the game after the graphics. It gave you the option to look at just the information you wanted; you didn't need to flip through several pages to find the answer you needed. Where this game was really disappointing was the gameplay. I didn't find it very challenging. The hidden object scenes and the mini-games were rather easy. You got items immediately before you used them. You don't have to give much thought to your next actions. For an experienced player like myself, this wasn't very gripping. While this is a good game, it lacks the atmosphere and challenge of it's predecessor.
Really loved playing this game. It was quite challenging and, as others have said, without the map would probably have been almost impossible. I loved moving backwards and forwards between areas and solving the puzzles which weren't too easy. When I completed the main game I was really looking forward to the bonus round, but I found this quite disappointing....hence only 4 stars. This felt like an add-on which had not been given much thought to and it was far too easy for my liking. Don't let that put you off though because, overall, this game is great value.
Story is uninspired and unoriginal, hidden object graphics are only adequate, graphics are only adequate.
pattypaws | Added on: November 30, 2011
This was really fun - I actually played it again after finishing which I hardley ever do. It's nice to have a lot of light and fun screens rather then all dark and ugly. Please more games like this
S_p_l | Added on: November 26, 2011
I’m a huge fan of the Mystery Legends games, this one included. I truly enjoyed all aspects of it, and felt it was a worthy homage to the Beauty and the Beast fable. The graphics are beautifully done, and the music and ambiance are lovely and poignant. There’s a very whimsical feel to the game, as several other fictional characters and elements are incorporated into the Beauty and the Beast tale. As your character, Belle, you must break the spell of the evil enchantress and free the Beast. To do this, items known as "Soul Shards" are collected throughout the game and used in various ways. As you progress, you'll encounter a few interesting characters, and remove the enchantress' growing curse on the Beast, as well as the town, by collecting items and solving puzzles. To be honest, I have no significant complaints regarding this game. Only that seasoned HOG players, however, may find most scenes and puzzles fairly simplistic. Nevertheless, there are three modes of difficulty. If you're an expert at these types of games, I would suggest "hard." Otherwise, this was a lovely form of escapism and made me feel like I was part of the story. I loved the interactiveness of it, which a lot of HOGs seem to lack. The puzzles and actions also made sense logically, despite the fact it was all purely fictional. It not once felt tedious, which I thoroughly appreciated. All in all, it was worth the money, and I would certainly recommend this game.
The game had really great graphics, but when you went from one scene to another, the screen went blank for a couple of minutes. Of the one hour free trial, you get about a half hour of actual play. If the actual game is this slow after you pay for it, I would ask for my money back. I don't intend on paying for a game with this kind of flaw, it was very frustrating to wait for the black screen to resolve into a picture and game to continue. If you get it with fun tickets or something where you don't have to pay for it, maybe it might be worth the aggravation of waiting for each scene to start playing, but even then I would get bored and quit playing it. It is a platinum game which means it costs twice a regular game, so all I can say is buyer beware. Maybe someone should fix this flaw before they sell it, or there will be a lot of unhappy gamers out there.
I would of loved for it to be more challenging, I felt the HO's were quite easy, puzzles were not challenging enough, and I felt like I could easily walk through it without much effort-like the developers didn't give me much of a choice. Graphics were great, loved the detail and colors. Interesting take on the original story. Fun defeating the huge spider! Too short for me for a premium game, but you can play more afterwards so worth it. Overall it was a fun game!
I enjoyed this and found it quite enjoyable to play! I loved the journal, the hidden object puzzles...as well as the other puzzles were challenging. And, I thought the graphics weren't "top notch"...but was still well done. I played this game twice and will probably play it again in the future!
1toomany | Added on: December 8, 2011
Unlike most HOG, in this game, you don't finish one area - it is open for the entire game. You have to go back and forth. Checking the map is the key to helping you know where you're suppose to go. I did find it to be an engaging story and a very good value.
cps108 | Added on: December 19, 2011
Lots and lots and lots of running around. It is a really good game in the overall. Good HOG's, very nice graphics. As others have said, you would be lost without the world map.
CarolAnnLove | Added on: December 1, 2012
I really don't know what to say. The art, story line and programming were all outstanding.
Pia_Peppia | Added on: December 16, 2011
First off, the artists who worked on this game are amazing. As an artist myself, I am very envious of the skills they have in digital painting. Secondly, this was my very first game that has this style of play (Phantom of the Opera being my second), and I became quite addicted to them after playing my third (Lost Souls). The reason I got this one was because I love the story of beauty and the beast, and it's been my favourite fairy tail since I was little. This is such a curious and beautiful aftermath story. I recommend the platinum / premium edition with the extra mission at the end for the ultimate revenge. Bwuahaha! I will admit, it took me a while to get used to the style of this game. The map helps a lot when you're unsure of what to do ... but some may choose not to use it, for it may make the play a little too easy. On some games you may need to think a little, and others not so much. I didn't need to use a walkthrough until I got stuck on the extra mission and I realized if I paid closer attention I wouldn't have needed it at all. I'd probably recommend it to those who was 14 years of age and older.
I have only one word for this game...MAGNIFICENT! I’ve been waiting in anticipation for this game, ever since I first saw it listed in the Gamehouse ‘Upcoming Games’ section, and I am so glad it didn’t disappoint. The story of the game takes place as a sort of sequel to the well known and much loved story, ‘Beauty and the Beast’. You play as the main character ‘Belle’ and you must travel across the land to solve a mystery, save the kingdom and your love, the noble and princely ‘Beast’. The graphics are stunning. Beautiful, sometimes startlingly realistic animations augment rich backdrops which are highly imaginative and look just like a fairy-tale come to life (I loved the cute bit with the little birds!). The music is haunting, the perfect accompaniment to this dark, gothic and sometimes quite scary story.The game play is absolutely perfect with a nice easy to use interface. There are three modes of difficulty; ‘easy’, ‘normal’ and ‘difficult’ which makes it more accessible to most players, no matter what level of ‘Hogger’ you are. Despite this, the game can be quite challenging in places, even if you’re playing on ‘normal’ like I did. There are different types of hints to suit the three main types of situation. One helps you find a random object in a Hidden Object Scene, another gives you helpful instructions for a puzzle and the last type gives you a push in the right direction if you’re stuck while wandering around the land. If you really are super-stuck, then there is an integrated strategy guide as well. The game itself isn’t a pure HOG and is actually a seamless blend of adventure, puzzles and HO scenes. I’d say about 30 percent HOG, 65 percent adventure and 15 percent puzzling fun. At $19.99 for this premium version of the game, the price may be a wee bit steep but all in all, I’d say it’s definitely worth buying. Have fun and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Well I was and am a great fan of this story, so I thought I would give this trial a shot. To my dismay I was saddened. The hour trial did not give enough time to sort out if you want to purchase it or pass it over. You really need a bit more time to get hooked on purchasing the game. The graphics were well done, but you have few instructions on what to do next, other than your journal and your hint mirror. The voice over was ok as was the music. At this point not sure what to say, other than you five it a try and see what you think.
I played the standard version of this game before I purchased the platinum edition. This game is beautifully drawn with excellent graphics. The music is lovely and fits the different scenes and actions, and the voice-overs are also well done. The hidden object scenes are not difficult, and the games are fairly easy, but there is a wide range of games, including an arcade-style shooting galley where you shoot at spiders, and a slashing game with a sword. What held my interest besides the beautifully drawn scenes were the special effects. These were very well done and made the game so believeable--no cut scenes necessary. Additionally, if you weren't sure what to do next, the map showed you where there were still actions to be accomplished, although it would not take you there automatically. But nothing was really that far away. And if you were really stuck, the addition of a strategy guide was always available. This was not a blow-by-blow guide like some, but told you what to do to accomplish certain tasks. This was helpful when I wasn't sure if I had everything I needed. The extra game play after the main story was finished was also extremely well done and completed the story. This platinum edition also allows you to read the whole story, albeit in a very condensed form, which I really enjoyed. This one is a keeper and one that I will play several times.