Search an ancient castle for long lost secrets in The Mystery of Unicorn Castle, an engaging hidden object game. As long as she can remember, Jane Morian has had the same re-occurring dream: she's searching a castle for someone or something when suddenly the walls melt away and she's in a meadow with a white unicorn. When a mysterious letter tells her she may be eligible to inherit an ancient castle, Jane jumps at the chance to fly to England. When her family's castle turns out to be the same one in her dreams, Jane begins a journey she'll never forget. Search the rooms of Unicorn Castle for loads of hidden objects and learn the secrets of Jane, her extended family, and a legendary curse. More than just a hidden object game, The Mystery of Unicorn Castle also features perplexing puzzles, mind-bending mini-games, and much more. Follow your dreams today.
this was the best game i had ever played in my life! While playing this game I felt like I was nancy drew playing the game.
Tayotae | Added on: January 10, 2012
This not a bad game at all. There is guite a bit of reading, yet not a novel or anything. Lots of people come together to search their rishes in and of this castle. Not a bad storyline. Lots of mini games to find objects. Good graphics and art and the music is not half bad. Relaxing. Oh yes, the castle like most is haunted by deceased relatives. Bad storm and the power goes out, so you will be searching by candle light. Kind of fun.
I love hidden object games. this one was very good, loved the story as well
Debonair | Added on: March 21, 2011
The highlight of this game is by far the storyline, which is quite involving and interesting. I kept playing simply because I wanted to see how it ended. That said, the graphics and games are repetitive. A picture of whoever is speaking flashes, followed by whoever is next in the narration. I did like the idea of touring the mansion rooms. The gameplay is easy to follow and you know where you are always supposed to be going, which I suppose is good or bad depending on your perspective. The mini games are the same three ones over and over, which got old quickly. Kids would do well at this game as long as they can read, since the gameplay is simple. However, there are ghosts and spirits, and a witch.
I have yet to finish this game but wanted to write a review.The storyline is interesting but there is alot of dialogue.The story seems slow going.The graphics are decent but the mini puzzles are very repetitive.
miller51 | Added on: January 17, 2014
I have been a member of Gamehouse for quite some time and I'm currently going through some of the older games (even the ones with low ratings) to see what I can find. I thought this game was a delight to play after some of the newer HO games. There was no going back and forth to find things you needed or retracing your steps from place to place. The HO scenes swapped between looking for actual objects and silhouettes which was a nice change. When something was locked, instead of looking for a key, there were simple mini -games to play to unlock them. I also enjoyed the dialogue that explained the story. And you were even given a choice at how to end the story. Like some people, I don't have time to sit and play a whole game at one sitting, so I play it over time. I would recommend this game; for me it was relaxing and enjoyable.
I've never written a review of a game before, but I had to do one for this game. I really enjoyed playing this. It's not just a great just hidden object game, it also had enough different mini games to keep it interesting. The graphics were good. I never listen to sound when playing, so I cannot judge that. I finished the game and have started it again. The objects to find are mostly the same, but in a different order so the game doesn't get stale.
I played this game when it first came out and remembered that I enjoyed it, but had forgotten why, so I played it again, and I'm glad I did. True, the graphics don't compare with some of the really high end HOGs that are available today, but they are still pretty good in comparison to some. More importantly, the game is well engineered so that game play is smooth and when you click something it actually does it instantly, with some neat little animation thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed the mini games, although there could possibly have been another couple thrown in for a bit more variety. The Match 3 was nice to play though, and I liked the picture puzzles. The other thing I liked was the 'swat a fairy' feature to get hints, rather than just sitting there waiting for a bar to fill up. Not sure what they had to do with the story line, but still fun. Actually, the storyline did make sense for once, and I even read through it, which is unusual for me. It was a well thought out plot with a satisfying conclusion. The characters were static on screen -- it would have been nice to have a couple of variations of the characters as it went through, rather than the same cut outs, but that's my only gripe really. The other feature I really liked (even though I found it quite challenging) was the darkened screen levels, where you had to find candles and matches to give you a light. Not easy, but a bit different. As another reviewer said, the 'cleaning up the rooms' and the 'find 30 objects' levels were a nice little twist to keep it fresh. All in all, I'd certainly recommend it.
There were a lot of 'off' things about this game: - poor graphics: some of the objects were blurry & the characters were always in one position that never changed. - the hint system was odd, you had to catch fairies to recharge it. Since fairies seem to have nothing to do with hauntings or ancient curses (as far as I can see) it just seemed weird. - the minigames are boring. From time to time you must unlock a door or cabinet or such. Usually, the minigame is that one where there is one moving gear, and you must connect it to another gear by arranging spare gears. That would be great once or twice, but after the fourth time in a row, it's old. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline is great and some of the hidden object puzzles are well thought out. For instance, in order to find a hidden switch, you must play find-the-difference - the idea is the switch was added later. Another is that you clean up a room, not by collecting from a list, but you are simply told, 'Choose what doesn't belong in this room' and since we all know, for instance, that a pineapple doesn't belong in a library we get to clear out a room in a fashion different from other hidden object games.
I did not think the graphics were good at all. I could not even play the entire free trial.
PipCat | Added on: June 27, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would have rated it 5* except for 2 items. #1: The puzzles are repeated over and over again. There's really no variety and having to place gears over and over again to unlock doors became old very fast. #2: There's no option to skip any of the puzzles. Sometimes you just want to move forward with the story and can replay the game to pick up those puzzles you may have skipped. The storyline was very good and kept my interest throughout the game. It compelled me to keep moving forward to see how it ended. The graphics were fairly good although there were some very dark areas that made finding HOs somewhat challenging. Even though the puzzles were repeated, they were relatively easy to solve and I did enjoy the new twist on the Match 3 puzzles. The game was a decent length so I'd have to say it has good value but I don't see much replay value unless you want to go back and try to beat your time. Up until the endgame I would have rated this kid friendly but it does involve demons and a witch so parents should make their own determination. I would recommend you take a look at this one and wouldn't mind seeing more of this story in a sequel (since it was never explained why she had those particular nightmares....).