Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi

  • Spooky atmosphere
  • Incredible puzzles
  • For a more in-depth experience, check out the Collector's Edition!
Min System request
  • OS : Windows XP/Vista/8
  • CPU : 1.6 GHz
  • Memory : 512
  • DiretX : 9.0
  • Hard driver (MB) : 442

Review for game Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi

Mark Twain’s ghost has come to you seeking help. When Twain’s passion for literary history reignites a controversial debate about the true identity of Shakespeare, the age-old question resurrects one of the most evil interested parties. After waking the evil spirit, Twain sets about to rid his time of the darkness, but the plot only thickens. With Twain’s help, you have to unravel the connections to try to set history straight in Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi!

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Genre : Puzzle

Find your A-HA! moment with mind-bending puzzles and jigsaw games.

Date release

June 26, 2011

Game Rank

1677 points

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as you like it: gorgeous graphics and ghostly writers
June 15, 2012

in this hidden object puzzle mystery, Mark Twain?s ghost has come to you seeking help. a wise choice, seeing as how you are an accomplished investigator with a passion for the paranormal. Mark Twain is asking your help discovering the true identity of Shakespeare -- a question that grips the literary world to this very day and that has awakened the interest of an evil spirit. this evil spirit (a disgruntled literary critic?) will do what he can to keep you and Mark Twain from accomplishing this task -- which becomes more complicated the further you pursue this investigation. graphics: like all the games in this series, the graphics are absolutely gorgeous; wonderfully detailed, crisp, carefully presented and designed. the art is lovely, if a bit foreboding, and made me want to simply look around. the hidden objects scenes are so refreshingly tidy; i am pleased that i didn't run across the usual junk piles. however, if you think a tidy scene makes it easier to find hidden objects, well ... think again! some of these items are very cleverly hidden ?in plain sight?! further, hidden object scenes included mini-games where you combined two objects to create one hidden object on your search list. there is a nice combination of hidden objects scenes and puzzles. puzzles include memory, spatial and matching mini-games, some of which i've not seen before in the many games i've played. music and sound effects: music is appropriate and the sound effects were quite nice, setting the mood well. i was a bit confused at first when i heard a recording of baby birds (sounded like chickadees to me) begging for food -- then i realised the game developers were using that sound whenever bats were flying about. uh, ok! storyline: interesting, became progressively more convoluted (perhaps a tad *too* convoluted for a strong video game storyline?). included historical (educational) details. conversations with various ghosts indicated what you were supposed to do next, provided context and moved the story along.

January 22, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this game and it was educational as well. I had no idea Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Clemens. The story was great, the way it was tied into both fact and fantasy. The puzzels aren't hard at all, but it is fun and thoroughly entertaining and having only paid $3.99 for it a bargain to boot. While it is educational it is not for the kiddies does contain dark themes and not just the Faustain ones.

Fantastic game!
January 18, 2012

I did not think I would find a HOG game to replace my favorite but this one does. The graphics are amazing. The story line keeps you fully engaged and wanting to keep going. And the game is educational without being preachy. This game gets an A+ from me. I'm going to look into the previous releases of the series as well.

first game EVER to have enough fun to finish!!
December 5, 2011

The sights, the sounds, the element of surprise...,this game HAD me!! My daughter and I were playing and when we finished a task all of a sudden this "BAM!" and lighting flashed, a "spirit" flashed across the screen and we were both "eeeeeck!!" what was that!!??? scared the pants off of us!! we need more games with this kind of surprise!!!

First Game I've WANTED to Review
January 25, 2012

What delicious ambience this game has! A bit of Pirates of the Caribbean ride feel to it, right down to the fireflies, eerie cloudy skies, and misty waterways. Nearly had me smelling the river water, feeling the cold fog shrouding graveyards, and shivering 'neath skeletal trees that creaked in the wind. Level of difficulty wasn't so difficult that it discouraged me from playing. A great deal of fun navigating through the scenes and game play. Delightfully spooky, intriguing, spell-binding. The references to Mark Twain, Shakespeare, and other noted literary icons added flavor to the entire adventure and had you wondering what might be truth and what may be fiction. The graphics were, to my mind's eye, top-notch for the storyline. It didn't bog down in a specific setting as it took the player all over the globe, through time, with gameplay that I found engaging, enlightening, entertaining, and ever-changing. This was a fun ride! Cheers

Great Game!
February 11, 2012

I have almost NO idea what the story was about. I really couldn't follow it. I think it was about Mark Twain trying to get his soul back or something...I'm not sure. Somehow Shakespeare is involved. Who knows...it's kind of convoluted...BUT....this game was great! The scenes were gorgeous, the puzzles were just challenging enough. The game even startled me a few times, which was fun! I definitely recommend this one!

I love these games!
November 15, 2011

Midnight Mysteries is quickly becoming my favorite casual game series. Every game I have played has been worth downloading. I love that they've added awards, it gives the game even more replayability (is that a word? lol# than before. This one was creepier than previous games in the series, in my opinion #which I like). It ran beautifully on my computer- no glitches, no stutters. It had just enough of a challenge- not frustratingly difficult, not boringly easy. Even writing this review I'm thinking about playing it again when I get some free time! I highly recommend all of the Midnight Mysteries games!

Intriguing Mystery
January 17, 2012

I also love this literature themed series. The story kept me interested until the very end. The game reminded me more of the larger adventure games that involve dialog with the characters, but it?s only a limited amount per character (some games can get pretty gabby). I really enjoyed all the ghostly characters that you bump into. I thought the game was on the easier side, but I like that occasionally. Not a lot of running around or backtracking, the hidden objects were easy to find and I didn?t need to skip any puzzles. The hint button pretty much told you what to do and where to go next. Overall I thought it was a nice relaxing, creepy game with an intriguing storyline.

February 20, 2012

Definitely! Lengthy play, Game has phenomenal artwork and very exciting scenes where you're mostly "transported"--not running to and fro. The best and most enjoyable puzzles I'ver ever played. Most HO scenes are at the beginning and thins out to puzzles, mini-games and finding objects to progress. Locating a target range of 70 "shamrocks" and "ravens" unlock hidden object mode with 100 achieving the"perfect" awards. Not an easy task and will replay to try for that 100 mark! Enjoy! -Mama Mia-

Really like this series
January 1, 2012

I very much enjoy this literature based series. I have played this and the Nathiel Hawethorne one and found both intriguing. I wish the Edgar Allen Poe game was available for Mac. (Hint, hint.)

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