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Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate
7.4 out of 10

Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate

Help Mina and her monkey, Jep, escape a Mysterious Island! After Read more

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Review: Return to Mysterious Island 2 (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
21 December 2009
  • Summary: I know I said a lot of negative things about this game, and I stand by them, but the problem with Return to Mysterious Island 2 is not that it is completely awful. It’s simply bland and dull.
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Overall 4
4.0

Return to Mysterious Island 2

Square-Go
17 December 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Poker Blast Blackberry

Square-Go
17 December 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate review (PC)

HonestGamers
12 December 2009
  • Excerpt: What do a haphazardly-made clay vase, a handful of palm seeds, and a recently caught crustacean have in common? They can all be used to make a tasty pie.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 8
8.2

Expert Review

EGC GAMES
31 October 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: Underwhelming plot, gameplay issues, in-game advertisements.
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Overall 8
8.0

Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate

Adventure Classic Gaming
26 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5

... but I never left!

Game Debate
2 September 2009
  • 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
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Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate by Looney4Labs

GameBoomers
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.
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Overall 5
4.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
21 August 2009
  • 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...
  • Pros: Jep the monkey is kind of cute
  • Cons: Routine inventory puzzles, Absurd monkey situations, Numerous tech glitches
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
3 August 2009
  • 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.
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