Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is a handheld game for the Nintendo 3DS system where you must solve puzzles to advance the story. Using touch screen controls, you'll need to perform a wide variety of actions to tackle hundreds of engaging puzzles. From logic dilemmas to riddles, visual brain teasers and more, you'll find something new and delightful at every turn.
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is filled to the brim with puzzles, but what sets the game apart is the way they weave their way into the story. As you scour the town of Monte d'Or looking for clues, you'll come across many puzzles that must be solved to advance. Here's how it all works.
Explore, chat, and solve
When exploring the various locales in the game, you'll come across a wide range of characters. Talk to everyone, and use your touch screen to search every window, door, or alleyway in the scene. Often you'll find a puzzle waiting for you. Look out for problems that the townsfolk need your help with, hidden riddles to unlock secret locations, and more.
Use the tools, and your talent
Once you're presented with a puzzle, the scenario will be laid out on the top screen. Below that, you'll need to use your stylus to solve it. Write, draw, or drag and drop objects as needed, and always be prepared to use your mental muscle. Keep an eye out for these features as you play.
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