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Not many games link to a walkthrough from their own main menu, but Jules Verne’s Secrets Of The Mysterious Island is apparently well aware that players will occasionally want a push in the right direction. The style is cut from the same 1990s point-and-click cloth as The Marionette, with an emphasis on creative uses of your inventory, à la Monkey Island. There are interface annoyances—touches sometimes register where you don’t want them to, and the fingertip-controlled camera is disorienting at first—but overall, this large (704 megabyte) game is a pleasure. The tropical-island setting is rendered in lush, modern visuals that render quickly even on older iPhones. Playing the first game in the series, Return To Mysterious Island, will help players understand the story, but it isn’t necessary for enjoying this more polished sequel…