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  • Summary: After Lord Montcalfe's death, his daughter Elisabeth turns to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery that surrounds her father's death. As Holmes' trusted assistant Doctor Watson is having a well deserved holiday with his family, Holmes decides to go to the manor on hisAfter Lord Montcalfe's death, his daughter Elisabeth turns to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery that surrounds her father's death. As Holmes' trusted assistant Doctor Watson is having a well deserved holiday with his family, Holmes decides to go to the manor on his own. He will have to use all of his considerable skills to solve all the manor's riddles. Only then will he discover that behind this mysterious case lies a dreadful secret. In The Mystery of the Mummy, you're immersed in an incredible adventure full of mysteries and with many twisting plot developments. Take on the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and get ready to avoid numerous diabolical traps while solving a variety of clever riddles. A mysterious murder, numerous suspects, and the famous mummy makes for a case that appears most challenging. [Focus Home Interactive] Expand
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  • Developer: Frogwares, Mistic Software
  • Genre(s): Adventure, 3D, Point-and-Click, First-Person, Modern, Modern
  • # of players: 1 Player
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 72
    Sherlock Holmes DS is an excellent option for those Nintendo DS adventure lovers, specially the followers of this British hero.
  2. Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy is an adventure port from the PC version, but the adaptation is not good because of the control scheme. The static visuals, the disappointing puzzles, the strange voice actors and the poor sound, make the experience not so funny. The Egyptian theme and the principal character are the only good points in this title.
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    60
    Appalling voice acting makes this feel very shoddy, though with the sound turned down it's a passable 'entry level' point 'n' clicker if you can find it cheap. [July 2009, p.77]
  4. For Sherlock fans, I’d rank this as more of a Basil Rathbone than a Jeremy Brett on the Holmes-o-meter; somewhat enjoyable but wildly inaccurate. And for DS fans simply looking for a good adventure, I’d largely recommend holding out for better mysteries than this.
  5. If you're planning a road trip and have always loved the dry tales of this particular mystery-solving savant, then perhaps it's worth a rent. For everyone else, hang tight until the release of the next Professor Layton.
  6. Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy is a simple and short adventure, that could be fun for people who never played games like this before. The Egyptian theme works, but a bad presentation and disappointing puzzles prevent this game from being more than forgettable.
  7. The game is a simple port of the PC-version, without a good control scheme. There are some fun puzzles, but there are too little to entertain you for hours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 14, 2013
    10
    The game begins with puzzles. takes a little time to solve them, but when you begin to understand them, the game starts to get extremelyThe game begins with puzzles. takes a little time to solve them, but when you begin to understand them, the game starts to get extremely amazing.takes a while for it resets because the puzzles are incredible like Professor Layton Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    0
    What started as a pleasant enough puzzler (if a bit dated) turned into an abysmal mess of illogical puzzles, impossible to find items andWhat started as a pleasant enough puzzler (if a bit dated) turned into an abysmal mess of illogical puzzles, impossible to find items and pitiful crashes.

    Disastrously conceived with terrible voice acting... this is perfect example of why we almost lost the "point and click" adventure altogether.

    I recommend that any one who likes "point and click" puzzle games AVOIDS this pile of binary excrement like the plague. Play something like "The Longest Journey" instead... and have fun! :0)
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#66 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009