Today starts a new week and another chance to check out all of the awesome games and apps that have just recently launched in the App Store. Every week, Apple gives special recognition to one or more apps that are innovative, unique, and just plain fun. Last week, Apple gave the Editor’s Choice Award to Toca Builders. The colorful and fun game is like Minecraft for kids. Gotta start ‘em young.
This week, Apple has done something unusual in that only one app received the coveted Editor’s Choice spotlight. Either this game is so good that nothing compares, or the editors thought the rest of the games and apps are dumb.
Layton Brother’s Mystery Room is a text-based crime solving game that requires your deductive reasoning and sleuthing skills. It is geared toward middle school aged kids, but is certainly fun for the entire family.
Players are filled in on the story of a crime that recently took place. Players see a conversation that takes place between Detective Constable Lucy Baker and Professor Alfendi Layton. The two go over evidence, suspects, and possibilities of what happened. As the story unfolds, players are asked to examine the crime scene, log the evidence, question suspects, and come to a conclusion based on the available information.
The game is fun and intriguing. Players will be researching all areas of the crime scene to see if they can figure out this confusing whodunit. The first case comes free with the download. Players can purchase additional cases to spend even more time uncovering the truth about the sneaky and clever killers in each case.