Last Thursday, I-play launched yet another hit seek-and-find PC download with the help of one of their long-term partners, Interactive Rights Management.
Derived from the Agatha Christie crime novels, this new title, Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington, is the fourth game in a series of Agatha Christie murder-solving mysteries for the PC. However, this title marks the gaming debut of one of Christie’s favorite characters, Ms. Jane Marple.
“We’re thrilled to be launching the first Miss Marple mystery in the Agatha Christie series and look forward to fans exploring this latest adventure with Agatha Christie’s other famous detective!” said Megan Goodwin-Patel, Joint Managing Director of IRM and Mathew Prichard, Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd and Agatha Christie’s grandson.
As always, I had the exclusive privilege of taking a first look at the game a couple of days ago just so I could provide all of you KC gamers with the official lowdown.
For my first trip into the world of Agatha Christie, I must admit that the experience wasn’t half bad. The game is set-up very similarly to most of I-play’s other seek-and-find adventures but there are some sheer differences as well.
For one, I found the hidden objects to be significantly more difficult to find than in some of the other titles of this genre that I have had the pleasure of playing. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it extends the length of the game overall so that you can enjoy even more hours of mysterious fun.
Speaking of the length of the game, it seems to be fairly substantial. You’ll definitely feel that you get your money’s worth with this download.
Beyond searching for various objects throughout the quaint countryside of England, AC 4:50 to Paddington also includes several challenging mini-games for players to enjoy as well. And each time you finish a chapter, a ever-so-fun, shiny graphic pops up to recognize your achievement.
This game is unique in that Miss Marple gives you three opportunities to guess who the murderer is, a facet that was some what reminiscent of the ever-popular Clue. I can proudly say that my own last guess was correct.
Although the seek-and-finds were sometimes almost too challenging, that would be about the game’s biggest drawback.
So if you call yourself a true KC gamer, I encourage you to try out your wits on this new murder-mystery. See whether you can maintain the right murder suspect throughout the game and beat my record.
AC 4:50 to Paddington is available for download now from I-play’s website.
Already done with this title? Don’t miss out on some of I-play’s other novel-inspired games including hit downloads derived from Nora Roberts and James Patterson titles.