Excerpt: Return to Mysterious Island 2 is the third in the Mysterious Island series of adventure games based loosely on the novel by Jules Verne. As adventure type games go, this one has some pretty difficult puzzles and mini games, which defy the “Age 7+” on the box, and yet it would appear the developers...
Excerpt: Taking the tried-and-tested game of poker and making it into something completely different may seem like a bit of a gamble [Oh dear – Ed], but this smart and nifty little puzzler is a welcome additon to the range of games available for your Blackberry phone.
Excerpt: I have to say that I didn’t really like the beginning. I mean we all thought that after that long and more or less difficult adventure, Mina and Jep had finally escaped, only to learn that their helicopter was hit by a piece of lava from the island’s volcano…I found it to be a rough idea on how to...
Pros: Good graphics, clever lack of music, quality cinematic sequences, smart gameplay
Excerpt: Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate is the sequel to the original Return to Mysterious Island released by French developer Kheops Studio. The sequel continues the story from where the original game ends. Both games are based on Jules Verne's novel, The Mysterious Island.
Excerpt: Return To Mysterious Island 2 has a rather deceptive name. You see, Mina (the feisty castaway from the first game) never actually made it off her paradise prison. This sequel picks up exactly where the first one ends, with a rescue copter lifting her and her monkey pal Jep to safety - or so you...
Pros: Logical and satisfying, Great atmosphere, Jep now playable
Cons: Not a true 'sequel', No love for dirty monkey
Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate by Looney4Labs
26 August 2009
Excerpt: “What’s happening?” Mina The last I saw of Mina, she was jubilantly watching the arrival of a helicopter to rescue her from the confines of Mysterious Island. A boating accident landed her on this isolated and hidden isle some time ago.
Summary: Where its predecessor was a cute, old-fashioned adventure cut along the same lines as classics from the genre's golden age, Return to Mysterious Island 2 is cliched and annoying. Kheops Studio seems to be trying too hard in every possible way, turning your island environs into one great big pixel...
Conclusion: At the end of the day, Return to Mysterious Island 2 falls a little short of the expectations created by its acclaimed predecessor. For the most part, however, that’s not because of anything the sequel does wrong so much as certain aspects that simply weren’t handled as well as they might.