Hidden Object Game with Puzzles harder 89 MB
Untimed Option PC & Mac Walkthrough is needed
Laura Jones and the Secret Legacy of Nikola Tesla Walkthrough
Premise: Laura is given the opportunity to find the famous (and rather odd) inventor Nikola Tesla’s last invention. Because her Gramma knew Tesla (and had a crush on him, back in the day), Laura uses Gramma’s cottage as her home base. (By the way, that mean man pictured on the game’s icon is Laura’s adversary — not Tesla, who was a handsome Victorian gentleman.) Apparently Tesla gave pieces of the machine to various people in town, and Laura must locate and convince each of them to relinquish the object in their care. To get them to trust her, she helps them with whatever problems they are currently having.
Hints: The hint button takes a long time to replenish, so, when you have several items you can’t find, start using it before you’re ready to give up or you’ll be wasting a lot of time. ~ For the puzzles there is a skip button if you wish to give up, at which time you’ll be given the option to look for stuff in what looks like a messy cellar (a punishment?). ~ Best not to skip a puzzle if you can help it because the messy cellar hidden object scene is very difficult, with lots of miniscule things to find. ~ In the messy cellar, a “tube” was really a tuba, and a “web” was a ball of string. ~ Also, in the maddening 3rd round of the string puzzle, the hint button will reveal the solution for you to try to follow. ~ When you’ve completed the game, be sure to go back and replay the puzzles — they are different than when you did them in the game, and they have a few extra levels to them.
My Review: There is a lot to praise about this game — it’s full of enjoyable tasks like picking flowers for a bouquet, playing hide & seek in a rose garden with Laura’s pet ferret, catching brightly colored beetles & butterflies (again for her pet ferret, who, by the way, plays an active role in the game), catching chickens (and their eggs as they roll off the roof) in Chinatown, making tea and later making supper for Gramma. Also in its favor is the fact that the all the puzzles are important to the plot, and that the items you search for in the Hidden Object scenes are all relevant and — even more impressive — all necessary to the story. These factors (which, sadly, are all too rare in computer games) keep you in the story and make it seem real, thus adding to your enjoyment.
Unfortunately, the Puzzles are quite difficult, and mentally challenging, and sometimes require fast mouse movement. The Hidden Object scenes are also difficult, often with objects that are very faint or are set against a background of the same color. I don’t know why the game designer made them so hard, considering that so much of the story’s activities would appeal to children. Then again, children who like puzzles often are willing to put time and effort into solving them, and these puzzles are fair and ultimately solvable.
My Recommendation: I really wish the puzzles weren’t so hard because there is so much to do in this game that is really fun — so enjoyable, in fact, that I’m recommending it for anyone, adult or child, who enjoys puzzles and challenges and is willing to work at them.
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