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Secret Files: Tunguska

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
78
...
Wii
75
3.9
Windows
78
3.9
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Description

Nina Kalenkow, a beautiful woman living in Berlin, Germany, reaches her father's workplace at the Museum one night just to find out he has disappeared without a trace. After finding out the carelessness of the police department about the case, she then decides to search for him herself.

From that moment on, and with the help of one of her father's colleagues, the young Max Gruber, Nina is introduced to a conspiracy between governments and secret organizations, related to the vast and unexplained explosion that took place in 1908 in the Tunguska Region in Russia, which her father was investigating. The journey will take them all around the globe in the search for clues that will eventually reveal lots of secrets as they get closer to Nina's father. Nina is the protagonist, but Max can also be controlled during certain parts.

Secret Files: Tunguska is a classic third-person point-and-click adventure game clearly inspired by the old classics, presented against pre-rendered backgrounds with 3D models of the characters, and CGI animations for certain events. While playing, important clues are stored in a journal. The inventory is shown at the bottom of the screen, selecting an item and hovering it over other items or various locations will show if there is a use for the item or not. Additionally, if in-game "Help" is enabled, pressing a button in the bottom right corner reveals the location of all on-screen items Nina can investigate.

Screenshots

Secret Files: Tunguska Windows The Police won't do much for us...
Secret Files: Tunguska Windows The Bad guy
Secret Files: Tunguska Windows Details about the Tunguska explosion
Secret Files: Tunguska Nintendo DS Click on magnifying glass to see all the areas you can interact with (saves you from good old pixel-hunting).

Alternate Titles

  • "秘密檔案" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Тунгуска: Секретные материалы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tunguzka: Přísně Tajné" -- Czech title
  • "Tajne Akta: Tunguska" -- Polish title
  • "Geheimakte Tunguska" -- German title

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User Reviews

Is this what adventure gaming has come to? Windows Joakim Kihlman (270)
Like the real Tunguska incident, this game's a mystery Windows Tom Hell (177)

The Press Says

Play.tm Windows Sep 13, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Windows Aug 28, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Windows Sep 07, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Adventure Gamers Nintendo DS May 13, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo-Online.de Wii Apr 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Nov 24, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Nintendo DS May 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Just Adventure Windows Dec 08, 2006 C 50

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Trivia

Ending

The original game ending was replaced by a new one through the 1.02 patch. An important plot element was removed, but the other events have also been revised and the developers added a run-down of what happened to all characters in the game.

References

In Max' office, on his desk to the right of his computer, you can see a copy of Jamiroquai's album Emergency on Planet Earth.

UK Version

The UK version of the game contains a fold-out poster with the image of the German box' front. The back shows a world map with all the locations pin-pointed that are visited throughout the game, along with a few screenshots.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – Best Adventure of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Best German Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Best Hero of the Year (for Nina)

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