Secret Files Tunguska
Embark on a globe-trotting adventure with Nina and Max in search for Nina’s father, a scientist gone missing mysteriously. Solve tons of riddles along the way to unveil the truth of a conspiracy around the Tunguska catastrophe back in 1908.
Over 100 locations to travel and explore
Tons of puzzles to solve and quests to complete
An adventure story to unravel
Great and detailed graphics
July 16, 2014
As the mobile gaming expands, an influx of new titles built from the ground up for the touch-screen constantly comes, but there are also re-make of some popular old faces to this platform. Secret Files Tunguska, a memorable PC adventure game, certainly belongs to the latter type.
Secret Files Tunguska is an adventure story of Nina and Max in search for Nina’s father, a high-ranking scientist named Vladimir Kalenkow who was mysteriously missing during his investigation of the Tunguska explosion of 1908. Unable to get any help, Nina and Max set off alone only to find themselves drawn into a big conspiracy and chased by both the Russian intelligence apparatus and a secret society.
The heart of Secret Files Tunguska is the multitude of puzzles and missions in every locale. In the globe-trotting journey, Nina and Max will explore and interact with more than 120 unique locations. From the dino museum to the shabby asylum, from an ancient castle to the icy lands, the two adventurers will follow the clues traveling to multiple countries including Russia, Ireland, Antarctica and more.
Solve puzzles to advance. Every place has its own mystery to lift and barriers to overcome. Players need to control Nina and sometimes Max to find solutions to puzzles. And that is primarily based on logic thinking and the interaction with environments – gather and store tools and items, write down clues and apply the very object to solve riddles. But when facing some bizarre puzzles, players can sift out logics and simply follow the tips on the scene.
As with most puzzle-adventure titles, a storyline is there to thread all puzzle scenes and add a drive and a motive to the adventure. Secret Files Tunguska’s story has the usual intriguing elements like conspiracy and mystery but is just make-do with the generic storytelling and bland dialogues. The game has professional voice acting and takes effort to show subtitles of the full story. It’s just that they do not match up sometimes.
Secret Files Tunguska is on the whole a good adventure title with solid puzzle scenes depicted with details and rendered with high-end graphics. But this iOS version is not as impressive and great as its PC original. What’s fresh turns to be generic in time lapse or the story is retold half-heartedly or something else – for certain reasons, the port of Secret Files Tunguska does not bring back the old glory. [App Link]