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Touch Detective - Game Review

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by Serena (subscribe)
Just a girl spreading the word about all the fun (and probably nerdy) things to do!
Published March 6th 2013
The real mystery is how the time flew by so fast
If you're looking for a interesting new game to play on your daily commute on the train or bus, this is definitely something to spark your interest. Now, just because I say this is a game good for travel doesn't mean that you can't also sit at home curled up in a comfortable chair and play along too.

So let me introduce you to a mystery detective game called "Touch Detective". This name is mainly due to its interactive nature encouraging players to touch all objects they can find to complete the sideline task of filling up a 'Touch List' (a list filled with specific items you have tapped while playing the game).

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Touch Detective DS cover
The gameplay puts you in the position of rookie detective Mackenzie, as she solves cases using touch and solve techniques. As you play you will find that this game actually requires you to solve problems using the items that you find, which is a refreshing change to other "detective games" which consist solely of finding hidden objects and are no different to a Where's Wally.

The characters and storylines are all PG, so it's suitable for children as well as teenagers and adults, albeit being a bit zany and child-like.

Originally designed for the Nintendo DS, the game includes segments that were originally placed on the top screen making the dialogue seem long at times, but Mackenzie's thought bubbles are usually worth the interruptions in dialogue.
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Screenshot of the DS version of Touch Detective 2 1/2

One of the downsides of playing the game is that although intended for DS, the game and its sequel have stopped being produced as DS games and are now only available online. A further downside is that on iTunes only the first one and a half cases within the game are free, afterwards it does cost money to buy the 'episodes' and play the rest of the cases. This is same for the sequel "Touch Detective 2 1/2".

But do not let the dollar sign (that is probably now flashing in your mind) prevent you from playing this game. Touch Detective is a whole lot of fun and will probably keep you playing right until the end of the game. Soon you'll be ready to go super sleuthing out and about in the real world.

The Touch Detective game is available on iTunes and android and it is highly addictive.
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