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Amax Interactive is proud to bring you the newest chilling mystery in the Dark Tales series!

When a series of strange deaths occur in the town of Morden, an old friend jumps on the case. But it’s not long before he goes missing himself! You and Dupin quickly arrive to find a town in panic. Each night, someone dies after the 13th chime of the bell tower. And to top things off, no one can be seen ringing the bell itself! Is a sinister specter to blame, or are illusions wreaking havoc on reality? Find out in this stirring Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Help Louise Wheeler’s clever children free their mother from jail, and save their Illusion Theater from criminal Benjamin Barlow. Join their quest for their father’s will and an ancient hidden treasure!
  • Find magic cards and puzzle pieces throughout the game – and access an extra puzzle and stories.
  • Replay your favorite HOPs and mini-games - and add to your achievement awards!
  • Save your favorite Tale in the Belfry twists with screensavers, wallpapers, concept art, and music.
  • Keep your adventure on track with the strategy guide!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: 10.14
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1147 MB

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Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Devil in the Belfry Collector's Edition is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging and supernaturally realistic I enjoyed playing this game. The main reason is this game shows that often things seeming inexplicable get a common and logical explanation which makes the world closer to you in the end. And the end of the investigation, although being bright on the whole, leaves a flavour of sadness (shrewd players will understand why). It gives a more realistic picture of the world. Secondly, I was absorbed in this game by the opportunity to feel oneself a real detective. It is hard to explain, but this very chapter in the Dark Tales series helped me to feel it strongly. I think this feeling was encouraged by the variety of puzzles and doing a lot of elaborate investigation, especially in the morgue and laboratory. Finally, I really appreciate the idea of hiding information cards in different locations. I got a big pleasure from reading about the secrets of famous tricks after collecting all the cards. To conclude, the game includes a lot of interaction, twists and content. I thank the whole team of people working on the game and I am looking forward to new exciting games from the Dark Tales series!
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stuff! I totally love the series of Dark Tales with the Edgar Allan Poe stories, they are good fun for me, i enjoy the stories and the art work is excellent and as long as they keep making these, i will keep buying, and Dupin character is great, and i just love the characters voice. WELL DONE .
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great 5-Star Game Full Game on casual level. Nice pace, well written, and great graphics. The puzzles were well done, including several which were unique. Really enjoyed the game.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good game - Did anyone catch this? I only played the trial but really enjoyed it. I'll wait for the regular version. I'm really writing this review to see if anyone else caught what I would call a "blooper". The young man that comes out and says he has to go protect his fiance then gets in what sounds like a car, starts it up and speeds away. Considering this in the late-1800's or early-1900's when they drove a horse and buggy, how could he speed away in a car? Listen and see if I'm not right. I know I am. Funny!
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Devil in the Belfry I am actually not a fan of the dark tales games. but I found this one very well done, exciting with some surprise moments. bought after the trial period, I can only recommend it
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game! Now this game deserving of 5 stars. Clever storyline and very good addition to the Poe series. Good work.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DON’T ASK FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS IN THIS TOWN REVIEW BASED UPON THE ENTIRE GAME 4 Chapters Plus a Bonus Chapter – Strategy Guide: 39 pages You are off with Detective Dupin to the town of Morden to investigate the disappearance of your friend, Constable Simon Loyalle. Something is amiss in this town. An old curse appears to have been resurrected! A bell tolls thirteen (13) times at midnight, with a person dying after the tolling ceases. A mysterious cloaked phantom figure is seen while the bell is pealing, disappearing in front of those who spot him. Can a ghost be responsible for these deaths? Does the blame rest with two siblings who are illusionists, or is there someone or something else behind these deaths? OPINION: Ring-a-ding-ding! What a fantastic game! I found this game a vast improvement from recent ones in this series. A lot of work went into the game and it shows. The story is superb with a few surprises along with way. Amax Interactive has returned to producing a quality game and this one is a perfect example of that excellence. The game has a good pace and is filled with a lot of activities. The graphics are beautiful as always with this developer’s games. Unfortunately, I do not feel the demo does this game justice. The game is better after the demo. One of the elements I enjoyed about this game is the puzzle-like nature of some of the activities within some scenes. There are several instances in which the player interacts with the scene searching for items by trial and error which are then returned and used within the scene. This interactive process continues until a final inventory item is located. I found this a nice touch. Another puzzle-like element consists of choosing from a series of actions which are to be performed in a certain sequence such as opening a door to a house or punching out an evildoer. There are two collectibles, morphing jigsaw puzzle pieces and cards. The puzzle pieces are used to create a jigsaw puzzle at the end of the game. I found both collectibles easy to locate. If did feel the jigsaw pieces were too large. They practically jump out at you from the screen. This is probably the only complaint I have about this game. MECHANICS: • Four (4) levels of play including a customized version. • 12 achievements. • Collect 60 jigsaw pieces and 12 morphing objects • 7 wallpapers, 8 screensavers along with concept art, music, and video sequences • Replay 16 HOP scenes and 18 Mini-games BONUS CHAPTER: Play George Wheeler, the illusionist, as a child. Along with your sister, Anna, save your mother from being imprisoned for fraud. Your father left a will naming your mother along with you and your sister as heirs to the Wheeler Theater of Illusions. However, a banker has accused your mother of fraud and claims the theater as his own. Find documentation to prove your lawful inheritance. I found the chapter a nice addition to the game. There are eight (8) puzzles and three (3) HOP scenes with three (3) mini-HOP scenes. This chapter has one puzzle which can be played in either a hard or casual mode and a very creatively designed 3-part Rube-Goldberg escape puzzle. This chapter is worth the extra price of a collector’s edition. HOP SCENES: There are few HOP scenes in this game. I counted only sixteen (16) HOP scenes in the entire game. All can be replayed at the end of the game. There are ten (10) mini-HOP scenes in which the player locates six (6) to eight (8) items. Some are extremely interactive. Most are lists of items but there are some matching and one silhouette scene.There are also several storybook scenes to provide background information about the story behind the game. MINI-GAMES: There are forty-one (41) mini-games within this game. Only eighteen (18) can be replayed. They vary in style and difficulty. Most of the puzzles I found easy or of average difficulty. I found most them creatively designed. My favorite was a Rube-Goldberg escape puzzle in which the player escapes prison by playing three (3) life or death puzzles. There are some puzzles within the HOP scenes which I found a creative touch. My only complaint is that I do wish more of the mini-games could be replayed. SPOILERS: HERE ARE SOME OF THE MINI-GAMES AFTER THE DEMO: A. Switch puzzle. Switch 9 stamps so that no two are in the same row or column B. Ride that horse! Ride a horse down a trail using arrows to avoid obstacles, including snakes, along the pathway C. Removing bars puzzle. Create a path for a skeleton to reach its destination by rotating bars to create the path. D. Switch puzzle. Switch books on two shelves so each book is situated in the proper location based upon clues surrounding them E. Switch puzzle. Switch statues so that each one is in the proper position according to clues along the sides of the shelves. BONUS CHAPTER: F. Connection puzzle. On a frame for a net, connect each of two nodes around the net with yarn so that all intersect at the same place within the middle of the frame. G. Rube-Goldberg Escape puzzle. (1) Run through swinging axes (2) Choose the proper squares to step on to avoid spikes (3) Run through swinging sabers without getting killed.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another page from Poe with a plethora of puzzles! I am usually very picky (if not snarky) about tasks being too far out there. This game has so many puzzles and searches that pop out of nowhere, I am willing to not over think the story. Plus the game is adds suspense when it puts a time consuming puzzle between you and saving a life. I really tried to hurry. The puzzles, games and searches are not run of the mill, and the are truly puzzles and games. Most are not unique, but they are fun and very well done. I am pleased that most of the games do not require the same task over and over. I have yet to solve a puzzle to gain a key that opens a door for half of another key, etc. The artwork is lovely. Not as dark as most games have become but not muddy at all. I was able to leave the music volume up. It did not become irritating. I do wish (AGAIN) that this game would not refer to disappearing puzzle pieces as "morphing objects". It is misleading. I really enjoy truly morphing objects. This is an enjoyable game that will keep you moving. It is not full of busy work and the tasks really do move the story along.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too much dialog makes it that you want to keep skipping it! I found Dupin a bit so dramatic in his exclamation about things..... There seems to be quite a bit of dialog which does get quite monotonous after after awhile and the SKIP dialog button is getting hit a bit too much... PET PEEVE...... A lot of scenes by this developer you can not ARROW BACK out of... you have to go up to X and get out... ANNOYING when you keep clicking and one scene you can back out and the next you can't ... Some will enjoy this more than others.... a sale may be the best way to get and play this game.. I would NOT pay full price on it, but buying on sale
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OTHER THAN A TITLE WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH EAP'S DEVIL IN THE BELFRY? Completed Game approximately 4.5 hours (including completion of all mini-games & CE Bonus Chapter) 17 Main Game Scene Locations +8 Bonus Chapter Difficulty Range: Beginner-Intermediate Hey, I'm not a novelist, but I have played Detective Dupin's character and/or sidekick 18 games in a row, but as far as I can remember, this game has absolutely nothing to do with EAP's Devil in the Belfry. Sure, they mentioned a bell ringing in the first scene, but I didn't hear said bell, I didn't see said bell, I didn't even get the pleasure of seeing a recap or watch someone dream about this Devil ringing said bell in the belfry. After the first chapter, the Devil is out of the picture, (technically) so my point is if you are going to honor Edgar Allan Poe with a series dedicated to his books, shouldn't you at least attempt to base the story around the actual events? This has absolutely nothing to do with the book, the title is the only thing that hints to Poe! (why not just make a new series if you ran out of Poe ideas?) ??Collectibles? CE Version Only Looks like Amax got the memo about skimping on the CE Bling on recent games. They have added some decent Morphs & Collectibles to this game! There are 12 Zoom-Zone Magic Cards that have illusions or magic trick descriptions which I found to be pretty interesting! There are 60 Morphing Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, usually, 2-3 per scene and they morph at a perfect speed so they aren't super obvious, but they aren't super difficult to find either. The puzzle pieces can be assembled to complete a 60 piece picture as well. ?Hidden Object Scenes? There are 20 Hidden Object Scenes 6 in the CE Bonus Chapter, including several smaller Zoom-Zone Hidden Object Scenes which usually preceded the larger main HO scenes. I'm not usually a fan of HO's so I'm already biased, but I didn't think they put forth much effort in most of the HO scenes which were mostly Interactive List Finds. I really wish developers would add a Skip option to the HOP's because most of the time the alternate Match 3 games some of them offer they offer are just as boring so they are both just a complete waste of time for most seasoned players. As I said, most of the HO's are Interactive List Finds but there are also a couple of Silhouetted Shape Finds, Multiples of the Same Object Finds, Fragmented Item Finds, a Progressive-Interactive Zoom Zone HO, a couple of Keyword in Sentence Finds, and my personal favorite, a fairly interactive Swatch Find where you find objects that match the colors shown on swatch samples. There are no alternate Puzzles available. ?Mini-Games? There are 36 Mini-Games +8 in the CE Bonus Chapter, and most of them are the easy, relaxing kind of puzzles. Here are some of my personal favorites: 1-Untangle Ropes. 2-Rotate & Swap parts between plates ??? 3-Use mechanical hand to grab items in a specified order. ?? 4-Use directional arrows to go fishing while avoiding air bubbles. ??? 5-Several matching pair variations.?? 6-Navigate maze variations (some while avoiding dangerous obstacles by timing) ??? ?Bonus Chapter (Collector's Edition version only)? George and Anna must save their mother when she is accused of fraud and imprisoned shortly after the death of their father. The children have everything to lose, they have just lost their beloved father and now the family business is a stake as well, The Wheeler Theater of Illusion. This chapter unfolds over 8 scenes with an additional 8 mini-games and 6 hidden object scenes (including smaller zoom-zones) You will complete the final 2 Magic Card Tricks Collection and find the final 16 Morphing Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces that will allow you to complete the Jigsaw Puzzle of Dupin's Office. ?Collector's Edition Extra's? 7 Wallpapers, 7 Concept Art Pictures, 8 Screensavers, 16 Movie Cutscene Videos, 4 Music Soundtracks, 12 Achievements, 18 Replayable Mini-Games, 16 Replayable Hidden Object Scenes,12 Zoom Zone Magic Card Tricks, 60 Morphing Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces (assemble a Jigsaw of Dubin's Office) 4 Main Chapters +Bonus Chapter and a Built-In Strategy Guide. DARK TALES SERIES LIST Title***Collector's Edition Release Date***Average Rating 1-Murder's In The Rue Morgue (December 17-2009) 3.7 2-The Black Cat (September 9-2010) 4.4 3-The Premature Burial (October 6-2011) 4.5 4-The Gold Bug (January 10-2013) 3.8 5-The Masque Of The Red Death (April 25-2013) 4.4 6-The Fall Of The House Of Usher (March 20-2014) 4.0 7-The Mystery of Marie Roget (February 19-2015) 4.1 8-The Tell-Tale Heart (November 14-2015) 2.7 9-Metzengerstein (July 21-2016) 3.5 10-The Raven (December 29-2016) 3.2 11-Lenore (August 10-2017) 2.9 12-Morella (December 16-2017) 3.7 13-The Pit and the Pendulum (April 5-2018) 3.2 14-The Oval Portrait (August 30-2018) 3.0 15-Speaking With The Dead (March 23-2019) 2.9 16-Ligeia (July 25-2019) 3.8 17-The Bells (May 14-2020) 3.1 18-The Devil in the Belfry (August 6-2020) n/a by: Amax Interactive
Date published: 2020-08-06
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