Great Adventures: Lost in the Mountains

 
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Explore a snowed-in hotel in this charming mystery sim.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

In spite of having to juggle two characters, the game is very easy to control. Players simply tap the screen to tell the character where to go or what to pick up. Players can also drag-and-drop characters around the environment to save time.

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Consumerism

If logged into Crystal, users can browse and purchase other Crystal-enabled games.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can opt in to Crystal, an interactive
network, which allows users to upload real avatar photos and connect with
friends through their Facebook, Twitter, or mobile device’s contact list to
exchange messages or offer game challenges. Users can also send/accept friend
requests, though they cannot send direct messages to non-friends. Once
connected to Facebook or Twitter, game results, etc. are published
automatically.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Great Adventures: Lost in the Mountains is a casual adventure game where players alternate between two characters (a nimble scientist and a strong mechanic) to explore a deserted hotel in search of a brilliant inventor who's gone missing. Players can log onto Chillingo's Crystal social network to upload high scores and achievements online.

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LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS is a charming top-down adventure game well-suited to players who like to stop and smell the roses. The game is relaxed and non-violent, and players tap the screen to explore the environment, pick up items to use, and play mini-games while alternating between two characters with different skills. (The female scientist, for example, can tinker with high-tech gadgets and crawl through small spaces, while the male mechanic an lift heavy objects and fix things.) Players should be careful not to ruin the sense of accomplishment by using too many hints, of which there's an overabundance. All-in-all, this is a game that's a little short on challenge, but engaging nonetheless.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$1.99
Release date:September 9, 2010
Category:Adventure Games
Publisher:Chillingo Ltd.
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.2 or later

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