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The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (iPhone)

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Description

Journalist Nicole Rankvist receives a letter from Robert, her archaeologist father, describing the discovery of the key for a powerful artifact called the Crystal Portal. When he goes missing, Nicole must find the scattered pieces of the key around the world.

The Mystery of the Crystal Portal is a hidden object that replaces the traditional list of objects names with a different gameplay mechanic. The player has to click on certain objects in the scenery that open a circle around it with photographs of items that must be found and dragged to it. After picking all the required stuff, some of these container objects disappear to reveal a key item underneath them.

Some of the objects have to be collected in one screen to be used in another place (for example, finding matches outside the house to light a fireplace inside). At the end of each stage/location there's a unique logic puzzle game to be solved, involving some of the objects that the player picked up.

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The Mystery of the Crystal Portal iPhone Help
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal iPhone Main menu (free edition)
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal iPhone Intro cutscene
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal iPhone Office - face appears in the smoke

Alternate Titles

  • "The Mystery of the Crystal Portal HD" -- Mobile title

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AppSafari Apr 27, 2010 3.5 out of 5 70
App Spy Dec 23, 2009 3 out of 5 60

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Kabushi (121564) added The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (iPhone) on Mar 10, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (248675), Kabushi (121564) and Macs Black (77794)