The Jim and Frank Mysteries – The Blood River Files ($0.99) by Chillingo Ltd It’s time to begin an adventure where you will face tons of puzzles and meet an odd cast of characters. Jim’s uncle has given him an adventure for his birthday that leads him to Tinyville and beyond as he and his pal Frank try to uncover the Blood River files.
The Jim and Frank Mysteries – The Blood River Files is a puzzle adventure game where the overarching theme is a puzzle, and you progress with a string of little mini game type puzzles. There are over 60 puzzles included, and there is a deluxe storyline that includes meeting a cast of over 30 characters.
The puzzles are extremely challenging and engaging that will keep you thinking for a long time to come. Playing through the entire game is a wonderful experience rather than a hassle or chore, and there are hours upon hours of gameplay. The small puzzles progress the action forward, but you’re in one grand scheme of a puzzle in discovering the blood river files.
Each and every puzzle is unique, and they each require a different thought pattern to figure out so everyone will find some easy and some stump worthy. If you’re ever stuck you can use Eureka bucks to unlock hints, and you’ll desperately want to have some for certain puzzles. Luckily there are two hidden Eureka bills in every scene which gives you a hidden object type game in every artwork in the game.
The artwork is fantastic to say the least with so much detail paled in every aspect of every scene. It’s as though a beautiful picture book has come to life on your idevice and is coupled with interactive puzzles. Whether you’re on the iPhone or iPad the game looks amazing, and there is a great soundtrack included as well.
The Jim and Frank Mysteries – The Blood River Files is a must buy for $0.99 on the iPhone that will challenge and entertain you equally and which will last longer than most other games. It’s a must buy for the iPad as well for $2.99 if you only own an iPad, but the games don’t offer much difference to pick them up on both platforms. The game plays great on either device, though it looks amazing on the iPad, but plays a bit easier on the iPhone.