The Blue Toad Murder Files is a mystery puzzle digital game that has been developed by the UK based gaming software developer, Relentless Software. The game is episodic which means that each new instalment is a continuation of its predecessor. The complete season of the game has six episodes that immerse players in the crime-solving adventures of a group of heroes. Upon release, the game was made available for the PlayStation 3 console in December 2009 and PC users had download access to the game in November 2010.
Blue Toad Murder Files Gameplay
Blue Toad Murder Files gameplay revolves around the investigation of crimes.Some of the missions that you have to complete are based on TV murder mysteries with the Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie’s Poirot being the most popular ones. The players are taken to the country village of Little Riddle where they have to question the inhabitants. The game features exciting detective work elements such as witnesses, suspect alibis and suspect motives as well.
Blue Toad Murder Files tests the players’ wit and at random points during gameplay, players are asked questions in line with the unfolding story so as to confirm that they are at par with the storyline and whether they are paying attention. The game sets off after you witness the murder of the Mayor and you naturally take up the case instead of leaving it to the nearly competent local authorities. After this, you discover that this was just the tip of the iceberg of the criminal activities that run rampant in the small village.
The Blue Toad Murder Files Characters
The Blue Toad Murder Files gives up to four players the chance of solving the crimes. The player(s) can pick one of the detective characters to solve the mysteries with. The Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle detective characters include Lambert Vanderbosh, Miss Marjorie Maple, Richard “Dick” Dickens and last but not least, Hannah Dakota. The only detective that is not playable is Watson but he will assist you in your mysteries.
All the detective characters are part of the Blue Toad detective agency with Lambert Vanderbosh being the oldest member and Hannah Dakota being the newest addition. Other characters are involved in the gameplay and some of them can be seen recurring in the subsequent episodes. They include the likes of the Station Master, the Mayor, the Town Hall Clerk, the Doctor, the Jeweler, the Miller, Mrs Gossip, Inspector Bragg, the Constable, Lady Snobbish, the Vicar and the Colonel (Bert the Blag) among others.
Blue Toad Murder Files In A Nutshell
If puzzle and mystery games tickle your fancy then Blue Toad Murder Files will definitely interest you. Questioning the village folk, determining whether alibis are true, establishing a motive to commit the crimes and getting to the bottom of them will give you goosebumps. Although the replay value of such games is rather low since you already know the answers to the puzzles after you complete each episode, the game gives you the chance to review the plot without having to replay the whole of it. Also, you could replay the game to improve the time, process and manner you used to solve the crimes. All in all, it is a game that is definitely worth checking out.