Review Secret Files Tunguska
A historically based search and find game
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: tested on 13 Apr 2017 on
Quality graphics, quality game design, interesting plot
Too easy, animation is a bit laggy
Secret Files Tunguska for Android takes standard hidden objects and escape the room style play and adds a mysterious plot that's actually rooted in history. This one is immersive and fun with lots to see and do.
Secret Files Tunguska is an app inspired by the historical story of Vladimir Kalenkow, a scientist who went mission after studying an unexplained catastrophe in Tunguska Russia in 1908. Help Vladimir's daughter, Nina discover the truth about what happened to her father by searching his office for clues, speaking with colleagues and enlisting the help of Max, her father's assistant. Both characters are playable throughout this game that takes you to an array of international locales. This is a text based game at its heart, with escape the room style elements that have you finding different objects, saving them in an inventory, then using each item to delve deeper into this historical rabbit hole. The play is immersive and engaging, to be sure.
The controls use screen taps to move your characters through each environment; just tap where you'd like them to go, and they're off and running. You can search each environment in your own time by poking various objects in search of clues, or just tap the screen once to reveal all the magnified glass icons denoting where to look. The graphics are of the utmost quality, with a nice dynamic visual range. The animation is smooth and clean throughout, which helps draw you into the story.
Secret Files Tunguska is an immersive gaming experience and I love that it has historical origins. This one makes the most out of the mobile gaming platform and is a pleasure to play.