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7.7 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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Overall 7

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

12 December 2009
  • Excerpt: does enough of the important things right to deliver a unique and slightly nostalgic experience, and is sufficiently different from its older sibling to justify its place on the fence between Sequel and Expansion.
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Review: Return to Mysterious Island 2 (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
14 November 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. While the gameplay is more or less competent, there are little flaws such as the lack of challenge and some puzzles’ monotony which drain any enjoyment which could have been had from the game.
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Overall 4

Return to Mysterious Island 2

13 November 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 are targeting a younger audience with this game where you get to play as a monkey.  That’s right, a monkey! Ook ook!
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Overall 6

Poker Blast Blackberry

12 November 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. It takes a cue from the hundreds of similar block-based titles out there, yet does things slightly different. Instead of bright-coloured blocks you have cards cascading down the screen.
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Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Graphics 9
Sound 9
Storyline 8

Expert Review

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 make a sequel. A plus might be that the island has changed a little bit due to the eruption in order not to explore the same areas once again.
  • 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

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. The game is also part of the Jules Verne Collection (also known as Jules Verne Collector's Edition, previously released by The Adventure Company) that includes Return to Mysterious Island and...
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Overall 9

... 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 think. Mere seconds later, a fiery missile brings the copter crashing down into the foamy seas.
  • 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

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. Cut off from all communication with the outside world, she survived using her wits and benefited from the friendship of a monkey named Jep. But now, finally, she is able to go home.
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Overall 5

Return to Mysterious Island 2 Review

21 August 2009
  • Summary: Slavish devotion to an old-fashioned adventure formula makes Return to Mysterious Island 2 hard to take.
  • Pros: Jep the monkey is kind of cute
  • Cons: Routine inventory puzzles, Absurd monkey situations, Numerous tech glitches
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Overall 7

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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