Adventures of Laura Jones HD: the hidden invention of Nikola Tesla review (iPad)

May 9, 2012

“I’ve been changing the scene, if you know what I mean”

Note – the in-game name is not the same as the name in the app store description

10 word description: Hidden object, riddles, logic puzzles, mini-games. Discover Tesla’s secret.

10 word review: Quite easy and entertaining, particularly if you enjoy exploring handbags.

You will like this if you enjoy: Hidden object games.

The good news: Graphics are pretty good, at least average or above for this type of game. Decent mix of puzzles and object hunts. Laura’s interactions with the other characters are mildly amusing, if not always laugh-out-loud funny.

The bad news: Previous purchasers of Laura Jones and the Secret Legacy of Nikola Tesla be warned – this is the same game, although not as far as the app store is concerned. Hardcore hidden object fans may find this too easy, although I don’t personally see that as a problem.

Arcadelife verdict: Apart from the rather weird re-release issue, where the game (under a slightly different name) has previously been available on the app store, this is a colourful, amusing and fairly long HO/puzzle game. There’s a good variety of locations, characters and puzzle types. If you find the clutter of a woman’s handbag to be a source of humour, this is definitely the game for you as Laura has to repeatedly search through the junk in there during several linked puzzles. I laughed, but then I’m easily amused.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 8/10
Audio – 7.5/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 8.5/10
Fun – 7/10
Final rating – 76/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.1
iTunes link

Nevosoft / Laura Jones website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
iPad (iOS 5.1)

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