Victorian Mysteries: The Yellow Room

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Solve a perplexing conundrum in Victorian Mysteries: The Yellow Room! A young woman is attacked in the middle of the night inside a locked room. There are only two ways out: a dead- bolted door and a single window blocked by iron bars. How did the murderer escape?

  • Interact with a host of characters
  • Unravel a Victorian mystery
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.7/10.6/10.5
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 527 MB
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Victorian Mysteries: The Yellow Room 3.4 5 109 109
Ah, Ze Pain! Non, I meant it hurts me, not bread! The game is based on the book The Mystery of the Yellow Room written by Gaston Laroux in 1908, which was one of the first locked room mystery novels. According to Wikipedia, the reader was supplied by Laroux with detailed, precise diagrams and floorplans illustrating the scene of the crime: "The emphasis of the story is firmly on the intellectual challenge to the reader, who will almost certainly be hard pressed to unravel every detail of the situation." I was immediately pleased that I would have to solve an actual mystery, not just play a series of hidden object scenes masquerading as a game. This game had full screen/wide screen and custom cursor options, a choice between casual and expert play, and sliders for music and effects volumes. There is a skip button for minigames and a hint button *in the hidden object scenes only*. Casual play included vivid purple sparkles for hidden object scenes or areas that needed to be investigated, and faster recharge for the hint and skip buttons. There is NO HINT button except in hidden object scenes! However, if you desperately click on an area several times you will be given a hint at the top of the screen, as I discovered at one puzzle. Reason and logic are required, so keep your thinking caps on! Having said that, once I figured out what was required of me, I found most of the puzzles fairly easy. There is a photo-journal on the bottom left of the screen which you, the detective's photographer (so far as I know, not a character from the novel), carry with you. You can take photos of the characters, which are then put into your photo journal so you can keep track of them. The photo-journal also includes a map of each place you are in, showing where you are, where you can go, and what you need to do (investigate, etc.). There is also a list of tasks you need to accomplish on the bottom right hand of the screen. Between the two is your inventory. The visuals were well-drawn though cartoonish, with rich colors, and care was taken with period detail, the story taking place in Victorian era France. The characters' faces were not so well-done, and the movement of lips to speech was confusing to me, but probably will not bother anyone else. The music was appropriate for the time and place, and there were different themes for different locations, but it seemed to me the change from theme to theme as I moved from one location to another was rather abrupt. The game ran smoothly on my computer; I had no difficulty with the custom cursor. One thing that did help was a notice at the top of the screen that told me there was nothing left to do in a location if that were the case. My ONLY problem with this game was that because the mystery occurs in France, all the characters speak with French accents. I have learned Spanish, Russian, and German and have no problems with foreign languages, but in this game the accents were so distracting that I had to stop a half an hour into the demo to take a break. After a few minutes, I went back in, turned off the sound, and finished the demo. All in all, this promises to be a great game, well worth the $6.99 members will pay for it. If you are a fan of the closed-room mystery, you will love the work involved in solving this one! April 20, 2012
good old fasioned murder mystery Just finished & was surprised at how much i enjoyed this game. It's a really fun, old fashioned (ok, Victorian) murder mystery that reminds me of the Poirot/Agatha Christie genre, but so much better than the casual Poirot/Christie games, imho. Nope, there's no hint button except in the HOscenes, so you must resort to the useful map that indicates areas to investigate & gather evidence, which essentially supplies all the hints you'll need, and your wits. That's what keeps this game interesting and utilizes the little gray cells enough to keep you motivated to move foreward. And soon, voila, you weel solve ze mystery of ze yellow room. This isn't razzle dazzle edge-of-your-seat gaming, but it's a well done story with very nice graphix, fine voice overs, and made me want to wear my master detective badge again:) Have fun with this one! And I'll have another, please. April 22, 2012
Enjoyable diversion This game was not excessively challenging, but not so easy that I lost interest. I love the storylines based on literature - especially those that aren't supernatural or of the paranormal. The only time you choose the dialogue was in the very beginning; after that, the dialogue flowed of its own accord and the scenes weren't too long and drawn out. It was quite short, as some games go, but was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. My only complaints are that you can't jump to locations on the map and that when finding multiples of the same item, (for example, pieces of a letter), while the inventory tells how many you HAVE it doesn't specify how many you NEED so I found myself running back and forth a lot. April 18, 2012
I love mysteries! Not a bad game, very short demo. I have the first VM game and really liked it. This one is interesting and I do love a good mystery. Nice graphics, music okay, game play a bit choppy. I much prefer an actual "hint" button for a little help when needed and this one doesn't have one. Yes, you can look at the map to see where you need to go, but that really isn't a hint as to what to do next (good thing there is a WT). HOGs fairly simple, as were the games. Odd that the voice-overs are only one sided, but voices very well done and appropriate for the setting. As I said, I do love a good mystery, so I will use a credit and get this one too. Thanks for the reviews. April 16, 2012
Enjoyable Game I also played VM Woman in White and found them similar. A good game to use credits on. The games were easy, but enjoyable. January 12, 2014
very fun whodunnit story just finished playing this game. It's a nice murder mystery. There are VOS for everyone but yourself, and nicely done, all with a 'french' accent, which made it kind of fun. This is obviously an older game, as you can see by the graphics and the HOS style. but the HOS are still quite challenging, as well as some of the puzzles. Nice variation in puzzles too. HOS not too many. Beautiful classic music. The game flows really good and is very intuitive. Some, but not too much back and forth. There is a map that shows where there is something to do, but it does not teleport. I had a lot of fun playing this game and trying to determine who was the bad guy. Great game for a lazy afternoon! Hope you'll enjoy it too! September 8, 2013
A Fun Game! I was suprised by the number of reviews giving this poorer marks. I found it really fun and a good storyline. The only part that was not so hot was the ending. Too abrupt and also as though they ran out of time and wound it up without a convincing conclusion. However, it piqued my curiosity enough to try the previous Victorian Mystery game....going to play it now and see what I think. April 25, 2013
+Victorian Mysteries: The Yellow Room The plot was good. The puzzles were varied and challenging. Overall, it was a fun and interesting game. April 21, 2013
Definately under-rated. Challenging! A short, but challenging game. You have to figure out who attacked a woman locked inside a yellow room. The guilty party was a surprise and I still can?t figure out how they reached such a conclusion, but it?s based on a novel so perhaps a clue was in the book and forgotten in the game. I thought it was someone completely different simply because one of the many letters you must piece together. Hint works only on hidden object scenes, you get no idea of what to really do next. The hint recharges slowly. Use the map, it at least gives you a clue, although it doesn?t always show hidden object scenes. In one of the beginning scenes, you have to put together something long enough to reach the box on the right path, you must use the carriage in front of the gate. That took me a while to figure out. The voices aren?t very loud, so you?ll probably have to use headphones, speakers or just read quickly (the accents are pretty strong at times so reading helps anyway). I liked it and would recommend it. August 18, 2012
Very fun game! I played this game on expert mode, and found it to be fun and challenging. I estimate that I played for 8-10 hours, so I thought it was a good value. The hidden object scenes were well done, not too difficult but enough of a challenge to be interesting. The clues and items were straightforward and the graphics were great. I used hints a few times to help me find the last item. The puzzles were fun and a good challenge-I only skipped one that I couldn't figure out. The story was good, although a glitch towards the end skipped all but the first line of dialogue, so I had trouble a few times figuring out what to do next. While the map feature was quite helpful for the most part, at times I had trouble figuring out where to go. For instance, the map showed that I had found all of the clues in an area, but the walkthrough (on big fish games website) showed me where I had missed breaking open a barrel for a clue. This is one of the better HOG that I have played with Big Fish Games, and I definitely recommend it! May 27, 2012
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