Nelly and her brother Tom return on yet another adventure. This time, they’re on a quest to release ghosts trapped by an evil alchemist and become the world’s top paranormal experts. Like the other games in the series, G5 Entertainment’s Treasure Seekers 3: Follow The Ghosts is a fun object-finding game that provides you with simple puzzles, beautifully rendered graphics, and a relaxing experience on your iOS device.
Each level you encounter will require you to find objects hidden in your surroundings and drag them to the appropriate key object that opens up the way forward. You can touch the screen to look around and pinch it to zoom in and out. When you click on a key object, you’ll see a list of other objects you’ll need to complete it. For example, in one location you’ll have to find pieces of a broken wheelbarrow to then be able to use it to reach a ledge. When solved or assembled, some items will also be placed into Nelly’s bag which you can take to other locations to use on other objects. The game encourages exploration as some objects won’t simply belong in the room in which you’ve found them.
One of my favorite parts about Follow the Ghosts is its puzzles, mostly because they’re a good distraction from the repetitive object-finding main game, but also because they’re unique and fun to solve. These come in the form of shape puzzles, logic games, and jigsaws. Most of these are simple, but some do require thinking. You can also choose to skip these puzzles altogether, but if you do, you’ll be missing out on a fun experience.
Follow the Ghosts also offers areas where you are given a list of items to find. These areas reminded me of the more traditional object-finding books I would solve as a kid and really require you to keep your eyes peeled to find them all. The game is definitely for casual players, and always lets you use a hint button if you get stuck. There are some instances that have you guessing what you need to do next, so the hint button is helpful even if you don’t think you’ll ever need it.
Like its prequel, the game’s overall presentation is excellent. The different environments Nelly travels to are very alive and change as you gather more items and solve their puzzles. The meticulous detail that went into these locations is very impressive since every item that is laying around has its own distinct features. The game’s sounds also help these environments come alive with great background noise and music that plays during scene transitions between the different game chapters.
Treasure Seekers 3: Follow the Ghosts is a great casual game for anyone that likes puzzles. It will constantly have you looking around for objects, and while this may get repetitive, the puzzles and locations will keep the game fresh and worth playing. The game is a bit pricey for its length, so that’s its only drawback. But, if you’re up for it, Follow the Ghosts will definitely entertain you during those rainy commutes to work or school.
A review code for the iPhone game was provided to me by G5 Entertainment. I played the game to completion.
A copy of Treasure Seekers 3: Follow the Ghosts for iOS was provided to us for this review.