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Parents' Guide to

The Nightshift Code

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

An enjoyable puzzle game for armchair sleuths.

Game Windows , Mac 2007
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The puzzles can be tricky at times, but that only enhances the challenge. You'll be tasked to find multiple items such as "Four tapes," and when you comb the screen with your computer mouse to find them all you realize they're not all the same thing. In this scenario, the items are an audiotape, VHS cassette, measuring tape and sticky roll of tape. Likewise, the Story mode also features six tricky mini-games. The first one, for instance, is a "logoscope" puzzle where you must flip through numerous symbols and figure out what word each symbol stands for to decipher a message.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: PlayFirst
  • Release date: December 11, 2007
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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