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  • Summary: Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust brings the intrigue and sleuthing of Big Fish Games’ Mystery Case Files series to the Wii system for the first time. The game transports players to the enigmatic Malgrave Island, where they must hunt for hidden objects and solve puzzles to collect a magically powerful dust scattered across the island. Anyone can delve quickly and easily into the game’s rich seek-and-solve action, using the Wii Remote controller to examine multi-layered hidden-object scenes, locate cleverly concealed items and obtain inventory items that will help to overcome brain-teasing obstacles. Multiplayer features allow players to team up and crack the case together or face off in a competitive hunt for hidden objects. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer features and are sold separately.) No matter who’s playing, it’ll take sharp eyes and a keen mind to get to the bottom of Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    90
    The Malgrave Incident is not only the best in the seek-and-find genre on Wii, but one of the best on the market in general.
  2. Oct 9, 2011
    70
    The Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is a fun game for those players who enjoy hidden object games and considering that most games are alike on the Wii of late, this game does offer players something unique and fun.
  3. 70
    Has enough content to be worthwhile for crime fans or those who enjoy the hidden object genre. Just don't expect unlimited amounts of entertainment.
  4. Oct 28, 2011
    68
    The Mystery Case Files series on PC is pretty cool and a really good choice for hidden object fans, but the genre's debut on home consoles somewhat disappoints: not enough mini games, a lacking atmosphere and the Wii's control possibilities largely untapped. Casual fans will want more hidden object games on the Nitendo Wii, but they must be better and cheaper.
  5. Aug 1, 2011
    64
    Not too taxing, but well made. [Aug 2011, p.73]
  6. Jul 1, 2011
    60
    Despite a few high points, you can safely file this game under "not bad, but entirely skippable." [July 2011, p.88]
  7. Sep 16, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.

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  1. Jul 25, 2011
    10
    At only $30 this is a great game if you enjoy the traditional PC based hidden object games. The hand crafted environments are beautiful. The Malgrave adventure has a great story and other clever puzzle games which are seamlessly bound together with Myst style point and click exploration. Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2011
    7
    The Malgrave Incident looks and sounds great. The puzzles are repetitive but decent enough. Basically this is a really amazing example of a substandard genre. Worth a rent if you like puzzles or mysteries. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    7
    Even tough it's a simple concept. It's a very polished game with great interface, visuals, story, sound and music. Not for everyone but a real time consumer! Expand