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Secret Mission - A forgotten classic?

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:27 am
by Trev
Well, maybe not classic, but still this is a darn good game. And Microids is still around, producing similar point n' click games. Amerzone? The Syberia series (w/part 3 due soon hopefully) Yet, this game never gets mentioned w/their other titles.

I just beat this game tonight actually. Yeah, it has its faults ... control was a bit clunky & took some getting used to, the lead character had an awful voice actor, etc... But ...

It looks really good (and no need of a DVC!)
It has a really good atmosphere
It has good puzzles

I was sad when I beat it actually, as I wanted it to go a bit longer ...

I think being a CD-i game, many are unaware of this. (I guess there was a pc version too) It may not rank w/the Revolution or Lucas Arts games as all time greats of the genre, but it is among the more memorable I've played.

Do other CD-i fans hold this game in high regard? I hope so.

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:33 am
by Jimmy
i thought this was a pretty generic game, theme and plot were not very special or engaging, which is part of the reason I never finished it. Adventure fans would probably want to pick this up if they got a CDi, but i'm not really an adventure-game-type fan.

Like some other CDi games (Zenith, Mutant Rampage .etc) this is certainly above average on the system and I wanted to like it, but just not good enough to keep me playing :(

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:10 am
by yokohama

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:18 am
by Shroo-man
It's definitely the best (and the only true) p&c adventure game on CD-i (well close enough to a true point and click). which is a shame because the system is highly suitable for point and clicks. imo it's the best game ever on CD-i apart from Making the Grade

I'm glad someone here has actually played it through. I made a post ages ago asking how to get past that stupid music puzzle at the end. but noone replied probably because noone played it that far. can you tell me the correct combination?

i figured out the whole game up to that point but that puzzle really annoyed me since I'm not good with music/tones. I love figuring out adventure games but hate those crappy puzzle sections. I'm sure that I'm close to finishing it just need to know the answer to that damn puzzle

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:32 am
by Trev
I hate music puzzles also! :twisted:

I don't recall off the top of my head the exact combo (I'd need to be looking at that screen) but here is a walkthrough I found (based on the pc version) Should help I hope. ... mission.1/

Btw, I'm not familiar w/'Making the Grade' ... what kind of game is it?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:01 pm
by Alan_Eng
I actually love the game too, but am SOOOOOO stuck - I've reached the underwater bit and have NO IDEA how to progress from there. There is just a chest, and I quickly run out of air. I hate being told how to proceed (ie. cheat) but could anyone give me a tiny clue as to how to progress, without giving it away???

Thanks, Alan

PS. How are you doing on Making The Grade, Shroo-man?

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:52 am
by Seb
I really enjoyed this game back in the day! It surely hasn't aged to well, especially control wise, but I still regard it as one of the best CD-i games for sure.

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:43 am
by Trev
@Alan_Eng ... sorry, but I'm not sure what clue I could give (maybe if I booted the game back up) I do know for myself that it was frustrating trial & error. If I remember right though the section isn't huge, so w/time & patience you should eventually luck out. If worse comes to worse, check the above link I posted (although it will give it away)

Too bad UHS doesn't have this game ...

@Seb ... I'll keep an eye out for your video review. :wink:

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:34 am
by Shroo-man

thanks for that the walkthrough had the combination.
Making the Grade is a simulation/management game, check out my youtube channel to see a video


haven't played in a while but I've worked out how to make a profit on hard difficulty