In Forgotten Riddles: The Mayan Princess you’ll be representing a Chief Archaeologist who receives the following letter in the beginning of the game. “It is written in the history book of Mayan civilization that the mysterious demise of the royal family occurred during 1536, a decade after the Spaniards conquered the Yucatan. However in one of our recent archaeological dig sites, we have uncovered artifacts left by a Mayan princess in 1556, twenty years after the supposed tragedy. Among the artifacts are these peculiar runes which have riddles etched on them. I’ve included them and a map in your possession. Your mission is to decrypt the runes and to uncover the real history of the royal family. Good luck on your journey!”
Beyond the story, the game could be categorized into the “seek & find” category. Even when there are lots of games categorized in this category, this game is pretty different from others. The big difference is based on how it is organized. You basically must find hidden objects in messy scenes, but instead of providing you with a list of objects to locate, the game shows riddles. Starting from the riddle you have to guess what object you are looking for and then locate it in the scene. At the end of each scene you must solve a puzzle in order to unlock the next scene.
If you get stuck at any moment you have some hints available to help you to locate the hidden items.
When you first enter the game, you’ll be asked for a player name and then you’ll get to the main menu with the following options on it:
- Player: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different profiles and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Play Game: to start playing the game, after viewing the game introduction.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like sound volume, music volume, and full/windowed screen.
- Help: to view some rules information to help you to get started.
- High Scores: to view the best scores.
- Credits & Exit: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.99 dollars, right from the Sun Bear Games Center, on the Web.
About the system requirements, is not that big computer that you need in order to run this game. Take a look to the list:
• OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
• Memory: 64 MB
• CPU: P733
- It has great graphics and sound effects
- It’s a very interesting game since its complexity
- You can buy it for an affordable price
- The interface is only available in English
- It’s not a multiplayer game
- Use on network is not supported