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Elephant Games brings you the next thrilling chapter in the Royal Detective series. Princess has finally found the happy life that eluded her for so long, so why has she suddenly disappeared? And who is the mysterious figure attacking her statues?

You’ll need all your talents as the royal detective to uncover the mystery and save Princess in this stunning Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure!

  • Play as Prince to save your beloved in the Bonus Game!
  • Enjoy wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, and more!
  • Never get lost with the strategy guide.
  • Replay your favorite mini-games and HOPs.

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1090 MB

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Royal Detective: The Princess Returns Collector's Edition is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from That dog won't keep still! I tried to like this game but the dog moving kept distracting me from the game. I only lasted 15 minutes. The puzzles were interesting and HOs well done. The 'find this to fit in that' same old was also another factor in deciding to quit the game.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Confusion Reigns Supreme Princess, the small girl from the first two Royal Detective series games, is all grown up and wandering in a deserted part of Stone Peaks. She has sent for the Royal Detective because she has had bad dreams that indicated trouble for her on her trip there. The Royal Detective is back-up. To confuse things as much as possible, the game opens with a sequence in which a robed figure vows to capture Princess's magic so his father, the king, will let him rule next. I can tell you it is not Prince, even though his name would imply he is the most likely suspect. Good stuff: The usual game elements, HOPs, mini-games, puzzles, and a bit of story are all present, along with collectible morphing dogs, and morphing objects included with the CE bling. (Yes, both collectibles morph, and yes, it is confusing at times.) Bad stuff: So this robed stranger has a magic staff to help him steal Princess's magic so he can be king. The first question, of course, is: Why does he need her magic if he has the magic staff. During the course of the game, he uses the staff to start fires, imprison living statues, conjure up a wild animal guard, entrance one character and turn another into a statue. All Princess can do is animate statues. Once you get past that problem, you will find glaring translation problems: Princess had a pretty apartment nicely furnished to one side of the gate into Stone Peaks which the game calls, "Building Debris." (!?!) And logic deficiencies: You fish a piece of coal out of a lighted fire in the fireplace of Princess's abode with two knitting needles. You trot into the town to write a combination down with the coal on a strip of paper. You run around to find five blue rosettes to put on the safe door back at Princess's room to use the combination. When you finally open the safe, You plunder a bracelet Princess received from Prince for the jewel set in it. You race back through the deserted streets to a wrecked carriage to place the stone in the front of a wooden box. The box opens and you get - wait for it - a feather! Bottom line: Play the demo. Please play the demo. Make an informed decision before you encourage the Devs to do this again.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Such a dissapointment Such a sad demise to what could have been a great series. The original game in this series, "Royal Detective: Lord of Statues CE", is still one of my all time favourites. The second in the series, "Royal Detective: Queen of Shadows CE" while lacking, was still an OK game. The third insatllment "Royal Detective: The Princess Returns CE" fails miserably. The only entertaining feature, for me, was the Dog "helper" (I know there are others, who find the "helpers" annoying). Perhaps, because I found Princess's voice so irrating, the game was doomed from the very beginning. It was good to see that the Stone Figures were still featured in the game, although, perhaps they should have been featured as the main characters, as having the storyline develop around them may have saved the series! If I ever decide to purchase this at all (to complete my series) it will have to be on a really good sale.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Excitement about a new Elephant game soon turned to deep disappointment! I played exactly 10 minutes of this game and in that time I had to use the hint three times! Now I'm not a newbie at these games and I'm certainly not stupid, but the where and why's didn't make any obvious sense. I also found the game to be boring and the pace was slow as molasses! Nothing to capture you and pull you into the game! I enjoyed the last 3 games in this series but this one is a big fat stinker! I'm normally a great big fan of Elephant games, there Surface games are some of the best games ever produced. I guess everyone has an off day and this is definitely one of Elephant games bad days. A real pity as I was so looking forward to a fun new game by Elephant. Try the demo and see what you think about the game as for me I will not recommend something I know I will not purchase.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT A GIRL NAMED PRINCESS AND A BOY NAMED PRINCE????? Once upon a time, there was a girl named Princess, which in itself isn't all that bad, but Princess meets a boy named Prince, what are the odds of that? Princess has a unique gift, a magical gift, a gift that allows her to turn any statue to life! Stone statues that can walk, talk, think, reason, and yes, they can even fly! These statues are so grateful (implying that they knew about their existence and their circumstance before being brought to life) that they become loyal servants to Princess, who isn't a Princess! One day Princess receives a letter from her secret lover Prince, who isn't a Prince, asking her to meet him in an abandoned part of town called Stone Peaks which we can only assume isn't a Stone Peak. Princess begins to suspect foul play because she has had dreams about Stone Peaks, which gives her an uneasy feeling of doom and gloom. So Princess writes a letter to her good friend Detective, who does indeed appear to be a Detective, asking for help, just in case this rendezvous has dire consequences. Princess doesn't expect you to fly solo, so she has sent along Sheriff, which isn't a Sheriff, the stone dog (shouldn't Sheriff be called Dog?) Together the Detective and the Sheriff begin sniffing out stone clues and chasing stone breadcrumbs, to find the person responsible for the nefarious no good plans, otherwise known as Villain! I'm usually a huge Elephant Games fan, because in my opinion they have some of the most amazing graphics, and they almost always have Morphing Objects which is my favorite feature in a HOPA game. The Lord of Statues was an amazing game, Queen of Shadows wasn't a bad follow-up, but the last 3 games have really flatlined! I know a lot of people hate helpers, and I will admit that Sheriff becomes annoying and distracting when he starts twirling around in place. However, if he didn't twirl, I think it wouldn't be a bad addition, because he is rather adorable, and I would much rather have Sheriff as a helper, than to have to make potions in a Healer's kit, like the last game offered! This Collector's Edition version has 14 Collectible Dog Statues to find as well as a Morphing Object in each scene (the only reason I gave this game 2 stars instead of 1) The Hidden Object Scenes are decent, although a couple of them had objects that stuck out like a sore thumb. There are Interactive List finds, Keywords in Sentence finds, and Silhouetted Shape finds. There are also several smaller Zoom Zone HOP's, but no alternate game is offered. The Mini Games are okay, nothing new, and there are a lot of them, so if you don't like games that are heavy Puzzle games, you're definitely not going to enjoy this game. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Swap tiles correctly based on their images. 2) Select the central clock hand arrows to swap two crown sections to match. 3) Rotate the triangular arrow in the right direction to the correct number according to the clue. 4) Arrange the runes to complete the symbols shown in the center. 5) Move all 4 keys to the slots in the middle of the board, by selecting the buttons on the edge with numbers showing how far it reaches. 6) Drag chains to their matching squares, dragging one chain may affect others. 7) Press the center arrow buttons to rotate triangles to their matching colored slots. 8) Move tokens to its associated picture, selecting one token may affect others. 9) Place bridle sections onto the correct highlighted slots. 10) Repeat the sequence by selecting stones in the correct order shown. 11) Select circle buttons to rotate and change the size of the images and drag the diamond shaped buttons to match the symbols. This Collector's Edition version has 3 Screensavers, 14 Wallpapers, 14 Concept Art pictures, 5 Music Soundtracks (does anyone ever download this music?) 13 re-playable Hidden Object Scenes, 13 re-playable Mini Games, 18 Achievements, 14 Collectible Dog Statues, 30 Morphing Objects, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter. Royal Detective Games Available Title***Collector's Edition Release Date***Average Rating 1-The Lord of Statues (June 14-2012) 4.7 2-Queen of Shadows (May 1-2014) 3.8 3-Legend of The Golem (February 4-2016) 4.2 4-Borrowed Life (February 11-2017) 3.7 5-The Princess Returns (February 24-2018) n/a by: Elephant Games Elephant Games Available: Royal Detective*Grim Tales*Christmas Stories*Surface*Chimeras*Halloween Stories*Haunted Hotel*Midnight Calling*MCF (Dire Grove, Sacred Grove & Fate's Carnival)*Riddles of Fate*Hallowed Legends*Death Pages*Unfinished Tales*Detective Quest*Found*Urban Legends*Lost In The City*Super Granny Run*Quark Attack*Up Balloon Up*Ball Craft*Wise Gal*Love Is*Real Stories*Bloom*RIP Trilogy*Road Rush*Jungle Heart*Avalon*Just Bones*Sir Match A-Lot*Ship of Bones*Masquerade Mysteries*
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What happened to you, Elephant? I've been wishing for Princess to return. After playing this demo, I realized what I really wanted was for 2012 to return. Elephant used to write complex, engaging storylines. This one can be described in one sentence. Princess and Prince are in love, but the heir to the throne (oddly NOT named Prince) has no magic, yet he manages to create a magical staff to steal Princess' powers. Shallow and inane. Gameplay can be summarized: • There are 40 shaped keys in the demo, which is about 5 per game scene. • Every silly task on the usual laundry list is present. • Objects are not hidden in the HO scenes. • Mini-games are overwhelmingly "move tokens to the correct spots." I don't believe I've ever played a more monotonous game than this one. If you open 2 browser tabs, one for The Lord of Statues and one for this episode, you can clearly see how Elephant's graphics have deteriorated. Check out the screenshots for The Lord of Statues. Stunningly gorgeous, right? Now look at the screenshots for this episode. Warning: You may want to don sunglasses first, lest the clashing neon colors sear your retinas. Once your vision clears, note how the first episode's graphics are beautifully integrated. Then, look a the cut-and-paste chaos of this episode's graphics. 'Nuff said. Based on the lack of plot, the monotonous and easy gameplay, and the horrendous graphics, I can't recommend this game. Instead, I recommend you go back and play The Lord of Statues and Queen of Shadows. Both are excellent games. This episode is a hot mess.
Date published: 2018-02-26
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