Prepare for sleuthing excitement with Natalie Brooks - Mystery at Hillcrest High Deluxe, a spectacular new adventure featuring the feisty go-getter! Follow Natalie as she races to save her childhood friend and uncovers the crime of the century! Dig through a tangled web of deceit as you hunt for hidden objects and solve daunting puzzles.
The intrepid Natalie Brooks is back in a fantastic new Hidden Object adventure.
Rescue her childhood friend and uncover the crime of the century.
Find hidden objects to solve daunting puzzles in your way.
Play clever mini-games like steering a boat and catching fish.
This game is an excellent mystery and hidden object game! It wasn't as "clicky" as other games since when you put your mouse over an item it would show what it is, which made it much easier that way you aren't trying to continuously pick up an unnecessary item. It was also challenging enough that you wouldn't breeze right through it and it requires some thought process too! This was a great game :)
welshman | Added on: January 28, 2010
Really enjoyed this; it was hard enough to be very satisfying and kept me out of mischief for a good while. Entertaining story line and good, crisp graphics; even the spelling was correct - which makes a nice change!!
Jem888 | Added on: March 29, 2010
I REALLY enjoyed this one! Nice graphics, good interactive characters, fun puzzles and hidden objects. I love this type of game, where you have to go from one location to another collecting components to assemble something to solve a puzzle. Just great! Ever since I played this I can't find another game that brings me as much enjoyment....but I'll keep looking. ;o)
MirabileDictu | Added on: February 19, 2010
I've trialed the other games in this series, and none enticed me enough to get the full version. This one seemed more interesting, and it started off well. As the story progressed, it became less so. Although not particularly challenging, there are parts that can be very frustrating. If you need a new game, then this is not bad. I wouldn't rush out to get this one.
BoxerLady | Added on: February 8, 2010
I thought this was the best Natalie Brooks Mystery yet! This Natalie game was a lot of fun, and seemed challenging to me. In each “new location” you are given several challenges and have to do some problem-solving. For me this made the game interesting and kept me racing onward toward the next challenge! Not only do you find objects within the scene (and you’re not given a list to draw from, you have to use your brain) but you also get to use those objects to make something happen within the scene. For instance, you have to find the Key to turn on the motor, but only after you find the Gas, or the Starter Cord, etc.. Items are not given to you in a particular order, so you have to use your problem-solving skills to figure out which item to use first. I think this game would be appropriate for “tweens” and children over the age of 10 with assistance from a parent. It could be a bit challenging for children of that age, but as long as a parent is in ear-shot to give some assistance when they get stuck, they should be able to find this a fun and challenging game. To me this type of game has a lot of replay, especially if you purchase a lot of games like I do. I just put the game aside once I finish, and then pick it up again after a few weeks, or months. I know I will have just as much fun playing this game the second or third time as I did the first! The interaction with other characters, to me, seemed unique to this game. You meet a new character and that character helps you in a particular part of the story, then you get on to the next chapter. Sometimes the character travels with you and sometimes they send you on to meet a new character. To me it gave the game more of a personal feel, like I was invested in the character’s within the game.
I really enjoyed this game. It has hog and puzzle as well as problem solving properties. You do have think a lot but you can use clues to get through the more difficult areas. You can rush through but take your time and enjoy the story. As with all Natalie Brooks' adventures the story is half the fun! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Robyn | Added on: January 29, 2010
Good puzzles, seldom obvious but not ridiculously arcane and illogical either.
mesagirl | Added on: February 4, 2010
I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but ended up pleasantly surprised. The puzzles were more challenging than most games offered here, and I enjoyed trying to figure them all out.
LadyMaeden | Added on: January 26, 2010
I love the story and the chase, I was puzzled about the characters and where they fit in. The demo was worth relaxing to and each puzzle was worth putting together.
topmum | Added on: August 27, 2010
Excellent game play in this latest chapter of Natalie Brooks. Glad of the Hint button in some of the scenes but would recommend heartily for Hidden Object fiends. Excellent storyline as well.
Deborah3s | Added on: February 1, 2010
I absolutely loved this game one of the best that I have played in a long time.
MrsMummy | Added on: January 29, 2010
I hated this game. Too much poking around and having to read nonsense. I simply wanted to find hidden objects not read a bloody novel. This game was worthless and so boring! I quit after less than 30 minutes and I was disgusted. If you want a GREAT game try the Agatha Christie games...they have a great story and far better graphics. This was a waste of time. DO NOT BUY IT.
kylakitty | Added on: February 1, 2010
A good mix of HO and puzzles. Some puzzles required thought but others were logical and easy. I'm not into storylines; this one was just okay. Worth the hour trial but not one I'd purchase.
niccam | Added on: July 28, 2010
This was a really great game and not at all what I was expecting. I got it as the free daily game and I'm really happy I gave it a chance. The problem solving was fun, as well as the puzzles and the story kept me interested. I did find the game rather short though as I finished it in just a couple of hours, and at the end of the game (spoiler alert) I thought Natalie was the one Chad should have ended up with since she did all the work and saved him! Haha, but besides that, it was a good game.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of Natalie's adventures and this one is even better than the last. It is an interactive HOG with many kinds of puzzles that are incorporated into the area/location. You can move from one spot to another within the chapter to get the clues you need so you can move on to the next location. Some of the puzzles are thinky at times but hints are plentiful. Two games modes two choose from. Graphic, voice over, story and video are all excellent. This one was worth the wait. Keep these coming!
As the other review mentioned way too much poking around and reading a bunch of nonsense. I just couldn't get into this game AT ALL. About 15 to 20 minutes was all I could tolerate of this game.
Cbrez | Added on: February 1, 2010
The addictive aspect of the game is a personal expression of how I feel about HO games in general. I found the game to be easy, relaxing and original. I rather enjoy the stores that are featured in the HO games as they add to the originality of the game as do the variety of puzzles. I have become spoiled and find I prefer more animation of characters including speaking. Reading becomes intrusive and a distraction unless it is instructional. I found this game rather enjoyable and easy to play with its' fair share of challenges. The biggest problem I have with many HO games is using hints and having the objects pop-in from no where. Try it You might like like!
Great game! I was completely hooked from the first scene, and couldn't tear myself away for almost 3 hours. I really enjoyed the mixture of hidden object finding and puzzles. While there are some scenes where you are given a list of objects to find, the majority of the game is finding certain objects needed to complete a task and continue on in the game. I personally love games like this, because it requires more thought in addition to a sharp eye. I also felt like the game was just challenging enough--it wasn't too easy, but I wasn't frustrated looking for invisible objects. If you need them, there are plenty of hints--the game has a hint button that recharges after use, and the game isn't timed so you don't have to rush. I didn't select kid friendly because Natalie curses every now and then, but it's a great game for older kids and adults. All in all a must-play for all hidden object lovers!