The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana

The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana

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WARNING: The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana contains occult images that may not be suitable for younger players.

Can you survive this dark adventure set inside the sinister Arcana Manor? On a dark and stormy Halloween night, you find yourself standing before the manor’s gothic gates. A strange force compels you to find a way in, but as soon as you set foot inside the mansion, the door slams shut behind you, sealing you inside the eerie manor house. A ghostly vision appears before you, presenting you with a challenge: Resolve a maze of riddles and perplexing puzzles, or be doomed to spend eternity locked inside the inescapable mansion. Do you dare accept the deadly challenge and discover the secrets that lie within The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana?

The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana is a throwback to early computer puzzle games. The game was designed to have a very retro look and feel within a simple framework with minimal mouse controls. The end result is an effectively moody and entertaining game that evokes a haunting sense of nostalgia. Players must resolve a variety of devious puzzles to unlock Doctor Arcana's darkest secrets. Players are also subjected to taunting remarks from Doctor Arcana throughout their adventure, and lost souls who consult the in-game walkthrough, aptly named The Cheater's Compendium, will be scolded and ridiculed for doing so. For those seeking something more mentally stimulating than the usual arcade game or hidden object adventure, this is the game for you.

  • A captivating mystery set in the realm of magic and illusion
  • Over 50 perplexing puzzles and mind-bending mazes
  • Original soundtrack by Nox Arcana
  • In-game art gallery featuring eerie works by Joseph Vargo
  • Detailed walkthrough from Doctor Arcana himself

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 582 MB

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The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love puzzles? Then this one is for you I absolutely enjoyed playing this game. If you love going from one puzzles to another without having to spend time on tideous HO scenes, then this game is for you. Having said that, some of the puzzles are repetitive, but I wasn't bored with them. The level of challenge is good, but not frustrating. Also, the game comes with a built-in guide. It reminded of Safe Cracker and if you like that game, then Arcana is definately one you want to look into. I'd advise doing the trial. The games has a warning as the theme is occult, but I didn't find any of that disturbing. I recommend this game to anyone who loves solving puzzles.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real treat for puzzle lovers If you find joy and happiness in solving puzzles - the more challenging the better - this is the game for you. Not much of a storyline here, but it doesn't matter really, because this type of games doesn't require a storyline - think "Safecracker" or even the "Azada" series. The game is a collection of puzzles, some maybe a tad repetitive, but others unique and challenging. I wouldn't give an A to the art, and I mean the numerous portraits here which were painted for the most part without due attention to human anatomy (but at least the interiors were executed well), and that's the only complaint I have about the game. I surely hope there will be Arcana 2 at least - and maybe more.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puzzles galore No hidden object, just puzzles enough to drive you mad!!
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old school puzzles at their best! This game does not hold your hand. The puzzles are deceptively easy at first, and get really super hard later on. The story is simple - you're in a mansion and you have to collect keys to get out. I'm almost done, and stuck, but I'll get it. The best part of this game is the satisfaction of beating each puzzle (and goading a game character into bringing it on - it's ridiculous.) I did skip one puzzle because I'm rubbish at the type of puzzle it was, and the game chided me for it :( Though I deserved it :) I LOVE that it's not the type of game where you run to location 1 to get something to use in location 2, which opens something in location 1, which works with a gadget in location 2, etc. etc. Take a deep breath, don't use any hints, and get those "I did it!" endorphins after each puzzle. And don't try to play this in one setting. Some puzzles need a fresh mind.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Loved this game! I was very proud of myself not skipping any of the puzzles. Some of them were very long to do but I persevered and got them done! I did have to send a question to the website about getting to the last chamber but other than that I was able to find what I needed, navigate all of the rooms and master the puzzles. Hope we can see more of these!
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want a Puzzle Challenge, Here You Go I joined the Doctor Arcana elite and finished the game without any skips. Sound like no big deal, well it is. I'd say over half of the puzzles are standard fare that you may have some experience in. But, there are 3 or 4 that will put your mind and patience to the test. If you're not into challenging puzzles, this may not be for you. It's rather minimal in navigating around and the extra things to do are few and far apart. It's solving the puzzle(s) within each unlocked room that's the main event. There is the 'Skip' button so you're never stuck for long, but that's not the purpose of this game. The purpose is to make it through without skipping and be approved by Doctor Arcana as someone who braved through its sometimes torturous puzzle challenges. I'm serious, there's a circular maze, arrow grid and marble puzzle that to me nearly had me doing the 'Skip', but I didn't. When I finished and the game displayed my certificate, I wished others around me knew of the game so I could boast it proudly. The old-style, kind'a Castlevania looking atmosphere and music was refreshing for old-schoolers like myself.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Very different games, no HOPS, all brain challenging puzzles. Music, artwork and plot and incredible. Best game I've played in years!
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best puzzle games yet! LOVED IT!!! Wow. This game stretched my brain and I loved it! I play games because I love figuring out things, I love to be challenged, I love to think and I love being surprised... this game did it all! Bravo to the team of developers and brainiacs who thought up every part of this game and then put it into a semblance of logical order. Would LOVE to see more of these types on Big Fish
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I say WOW! This is so good. Puzzles to work on, keys to get in a mansion. There is help if needed. Really entertaining.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puzzle galore Wow, puzzle galore nice and hard. There hasn't been a true puzzle game since the Azada's and the Pahelika games. I loved this. More please.
Date published: 2019-04-28
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