What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that CLUE: Secrets & Spies - A Hidden Object Game has no relation to the Clue board game. It is a hidden object game in which players choose one of seven mysteries to solve (an additional seven are available as in-app purchases). Each mystery presents a text-based story about a crime or unusual activity, all of which are tame in nature and not associated with violent, sexual, or drug activity. In between pieces of the story, players have to solve puzzle rounds in which they look for objects hidden in a huge jumbled picture. At the end of each mystery, the puzzles become harder as a fog effect distorts part of the screen, and in the last round, the format changes. The final puzzle involves looking at two pictures that appear to be the same but have minor discrepancies. In this puzzle, players have to find all the differences between the pictures.
Is it any good?
CLUE: SECRETS & SPIES - A HIDDEN OBJECT GAME may appear to be misleading to some, because it actually has nothing to do with the Clue board game. It is just a basic hidden object game with a few stories thrown in. However, unlike in similar apps, the puzzles are not related to the stories in any way; there is no attempt at tying in the gameplay to the story here. The puzzles themselves are decent and challenging. The app does mix things up a bit with a screen distortion effect in the later levels, which adds a twist but does not compensate for the relatively few number of puzzles in the game. In other words, there is nothing exceedingly special about this game, and it is disappointing that there is no real use of the Clue franchise.