Parents' Guide to

Layton Brothers Mystery Room

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Collar criminals with smarts in fun puzzle/adventure blend.

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The Professor Layton series is a terrifically popular puzzle franchise for the Nintendo DS and 3DS. LAYTON BROTHERS MYSTERY ROOM shares the same name but not the same style of gameplay. A more apt comparison is the Ace Attorney series. That's not to say Layton Brothers Mystery Room is a lesser game. It's not. It is, in fact, a well-paced series of whodunnits filled with mystery, oddball characters, and (quite often) humor. The fact that you're able to make several mistakes along the way makes it accessible to a wider range of players -- and although it's not particularly hard to solve the mysteries, it does take time, making the potential investment in extra cases worthwhile.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : deduction, investigation, logic
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 27, 2013
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2016

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