Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a whodunnit, murder mystery puzzle game, created by Relentless Software. If you’ve ever played and enjoyed the board game Clue growing up, or even still do, then Blue Toad Murder Files is right up your alley. You are given the choice of 4 different detectives to choose from, only real difference between the 4 is their looks, so it doesn’t really matter who you choose, since your character doesn’t speak or do anything different throughout the game.
You begin in Little Riddle, a quiet, happy little town that is soon to be tainted with a horrible crime, murder! You are given the task of attempting to investigate the murder by interrogating suspects; each suspect will provide you with a puzzle to solve before giving you any information crucial to solving your case. You need to pay very close attention to every detail in Little Riddle; you will be quizzed on your case periodically to see how much you’ve been paying attention. Each episode starts with a new crime committed that needs to be solved so it’s not just murder anymore, it’s theft and arson!
Overall Blue Toad Murder Files is an excellent game and something new and refreshing from the usual shooters and music games. If you purchase all 3 episodes it’s only $14.99 which really isn’t too bad since you’ll easily get 3-4 hours of gameplay out of all 3 (without a guide). I wouldn’t recommend purchasing the episodes individually at $7.50 each you’re much better off buying them in the package deal. Trophy hunters will definitely want to pick Blue Toad Murder Files; the trophies with a guide come extremely easy.
The only issue I have with Blue Toad Murder Files is the fact that the answer never changes, any of the puzzles or even the person who committed the crime is always the same. This really takes a hit on the replayability, the only reason I found to want to play through it again would be to gather the trophies you may have missed, or if you feel like betting your friends some money that you can beat them and pretending you don’t know the answers. Other than that Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is an excellent game the entire family can enjoy.
Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle was provided for review by the publisher.
Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle
Platform: PSN,PC; Rated E10
Developer: Relentless Software
Publisher: Relentless Software
Release: April 29, 2010