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The Secret of Grisly Manor

by Fire Maple Games
Rated: All Ages
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,022 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 2.4
  • All of the art and programming has been updated to support retina devices. Has been localized into multiple languages. A hint guide, journal and map are now built into the game.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004FOA84A
  • Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,022 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #765 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Beautiful hand-painted graphics that draw you into this mesmerizing adventure!
  • Lots of items to collect and puzzles to solve!
  • Original soundtrack and sound effects!
  • A journal that keeps track of all the symbols and clues that you encounter.
  • A dynamic map that shows all of the areas you have explored, as well as your current location.
  • A complete hint system built right into the game.
  • The Secret of Grisly Manor has been translated into many languages.

Product Description

Grandpa always was a little eccentric. A fantastic engineer, he was always buried in his work, always coming up with new ideas and inventions that as a child held you wide-eyed in awe.

Now, after many years, you return to the house that holds so many fond memories for you, with a promise from Grandpa to show you something truly amazing. You can't even begin to imagine what it could be!

It's a dark and stormy night as you arrive at Grisly Manor. The rain beats down hard, lightning flashes in the sky as the sound of thunder fills your ears. You already feel a little creeped out, but when you make your way inside, the house is curiously empty. Grandpa is nowhere to be found!

But his presence is everywhere.

Familiar objects have been re-engineered to create puzzles for you. Clues abound, and as each puzzle is solved, the solution to others present themselves. As well as new puzzles, of course.

Grandpa obviously spent a lot of time making sure that nobody could solve the myriad of puzzles strewn about the house. Nobody but you, his favorite grandchild...

Can you solve the mystery of Grisly Manor?

Technical Details

  • Size: 42.1MB
  • Version: 2.4
  • Developed By: Fire Maple Games (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
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    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

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74 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! May 9, 2012
By j.smith
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I was worried about this game playing on my Kindle Fire but it played beautifully. I see a lot of complaints about it being too short and it is a bit quickly played only if you're familiar with this type of game. Besides the game is only 49¢. I just wish it was longer because it was so fun. I did need online help with some of it. For players new to this type of game, ignore nothing and tap on every inch of the screen because if you don't you will feel like a complete idiot when you get help and realize the answers are staring you in the face. I know I did.
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172 of 198 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun, could be longer. March 23, 2011
Really great game, very fun. Graphics are amazing, fun story line. Would love to see a sequel or possibly a prequel? The only reason I didn't give five stars is that its a little short. Great job guys.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Game. Well worth it. October 8, 2011
This game was perfect for me. It is just the right length for those of us who just don't have hours to spend at games. There are a lot of us in that situation. I wish there were more games like that. The graphics were great.

On a side note. I am a software developer and know how many hundreds of hours can go into making an app and trying to make a living at it. Therefore I am quite bewildered by those reviewers that somehow can afford an Android phone but think that 1.99 is too much.

Thanks Fire Maple!
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142 of 169 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but too short July 29, 2011
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This game was fun. You try to figure out what little objects around the house you can move and pick up objects like keys that are used to unlock new clues and tools.
Sadly it took less than an hour to get though it and finish the game. It may take longer if you are not experienced with this type of game. I got it free so it was a great value, but not sure I would recommend buying it if you want somthing that will last for a while.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this puzzle game! November 22, 2011
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Discovering clues and unlocking secrets is so much fun as you work your way through the old mansion in this app. The graphics and sound effects were incredible on the Kindle Fire. I would love to see more games like this one! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to solve puzzles.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars please help May 7, 2012
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Just like another reviewer, I am also stuck with a pack of matches, a goldfish bowl and a combination! would someone please help..
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Frustratingly fun May 21, 2011
By Nick L.
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I couldn't put this one down until I finished it (which, unfortunately, was only in a few hours). This game is seriously fun and gives a great feeling of satisfaction when you finally beat it. Can't wait for another release!
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104 of 131 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Awfully short with compatibility woes (Fixed) May 3, 2011
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If you like point-and-click adventure games, this may be your cup of tea. The visuals are quite good as well. However the game is not terribly challenging and it can be completed over lunch. There just isn't much content here. The most puzzling thing about this game is why the 16MB app doesn't support moving to SD.

Speaking of support, I encountered much trouble getting this game to run. I originally purchased this game for my Tegra 2 powered Viewsonic gTablet (Froyo, 1.2-4349 stock for those interested), but could not get it to run. The app would simply force close on launch, even after a full reboot and a reinstall. The same thing happened with an ASUS TF-101 (Honeycomb), another Tegra 2 device. It did install and run without a hitch on a Dell Streak (Froyo) which incidentally uses a Qualcomm QSD 8250. After reading reports of issues on the Atrix, also Tegra 2, I am inclined to believe that Nvidia's SoC is not supported. If your Android device uses Tegra 2, I would advise caution before purchasing this app until an update is released that explicitly addresses this issue.

UPDATE 11/17/2011: An update released over the summer has fixed the noted compatibility issues. Score adjusted from 2 stars to 3. Low replay value and short gameplay dictate the score.

Compatibility: Works on Dell Streak. Force closes at start on gTablet and TF-101
Tested Devices (Device - OS version - Chipset):
Nexus One - 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3.3 - Qualcomm SnapDragon 8250
Dell Streak 5 - 1.6 and 2.2 - Qualcomm SnapDragon 8250
Viewsonic gTablet - 2.2 with stock 1.2-4349 and 2.2 with Enhancement Pack - Nvidia Tegra 2
Asus TF-101 - 3.0.1 and 3.2.1 - Nvidia Tegra 2
Samsung Galaxy S II - 2.3.4 - Exynos 4210
Amazon Kindle Fire - Custom 2.3 - OMAP 4430
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I, too, would be interested to hear recommendations for games similar to this for my Kindle Fire.

Man, I wish they would re-do 7th Guest, 11th Hour and the Myst series as apps or do sequels. They were easily my favorite PC games back in high school many years ago.
Jan 9, 2012 by Mat |  See all 31 posts
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Same issue.
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