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Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery (Hidden Object)

Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery (Hidden Object)

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Solve the Horror Mystery of Harrowstead in this Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure!

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  • Terrific but a bit short? Sep 29, 2020

    By moxie ruby
    My real rating is 4 and 1/2 stars since the game seemed short, but it was a marvelous play—with all the bells and whistles. It was a real connection to the games from Mad Head a few years ago—the Nevertales and Rite of Passage. Even the HOGs were innovative and engaging. It all worked, but it was over so quickly. The bonus game was especially great. With Mad Head’s marvelous return to our gaming world with the last two games— both long and challenging, I simply cheered and was cheered! Even with its brevity, I loved it—just creepy enough with great puzzles and great characters. Many thanks to Mad Head for these last 3 creations and to Lynx minx and others for keeping us in the know, especially when we need short escapes good for our brains. Buy it and support this terrific company’s return to the stage. Keep them coming please! Moxieruby
  • May 21, 2021

    By Ellie
    Love your games but disappointed that I couldn't purchase full game. I have no problem purchasing from other sites. I see that I am not the only one having issues. So glad to see that issue was resolved. I bought the game!
  • Smooth gameplay but not one of their best Sep 27, 2020

    By Izzyoc
    I’m always happy when Mad Head Games releases something new for iOS, although this was not one of their best games. Somehow it lacked the creepiness of the previous Shadowplay games, and whereas their earlier games would wow me with either the story, gameplay, puzzles or HOGs, this was average. However, even an average game from Mad Head is better than some of the other games we get, and although I found (and lost) more cutting tools than I should have, at least some of them I got to use twice (sorry but my pet peeve is when developers waste our time by having us find a knife, sharp rock or shell, piece of glass wrapped with a hankie over and over again ad nauseum). There were no glitches in game play at all, all the way through the bonus game. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t an “ultimate HOG” game in the extras, but at least we did have morphing objects in each scene as well as their HOGs, and the map was handily located in the main screen, instead of buried in the menu. My true rating is 3.5 stars but bumped up to 4 stars because of fantastic early discount Mad Head is giving to their games.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Myrna Carroll
    Enjoy this game. Keeps you on your toes. Only thing is now with covid the price is more than most people can afford.
  • Top Game Feb 9, 2021

    By Polandexpat
    This developer is by far the most creative and innovative games maker on the planet. The puzzles are fresh (which then makes some players complain they’re “not from the States - lol) and intriguing. The storylines are new as well (maybe not for people who never leave their houses and play/eat 24 hrs a day) and present a more realistic story than fairy princesses and dragons. Those of you whose only lives are playing these games nonstop, should start reconsidering their whiny reviews or you’ll be left with nothing if you continually provide negative incentive to purchase.
  • Love some Mad head games Oct 11, 2020

    By dval4200
    I look forward to seeing your games. Well thought out and fast paced just how I like it. Nice length to. Thank you
  • May 29, 2021

    By Debra Bishop
    Great game. I love mad head games. I WILL purchase another one after this. I think the enjoyment I get is worth paying for.
  • Enjoyable Sep 28, 2020

    By Drosietwo
    This game was enjoyable, but not as good as the Nevertales series, which is a favorite of mine. However, the gameplay was glitch-free but could have been enhanced with better touch sensitivity. Although it was not as annoying as what I experienced in Wanderlust, it was still bothersome. Could have been a 5 if not for that.
  • Enjoyed this game Sep 26, 2020

    By Ihpsann
    Fun game and very creative. Just the right balance of difficulty for mini games. Keep up the good work!
  • May 22, 2021

    By Marykay Austin
    Not one of your better games. Short and kind of boring. Print too small to read well on a phone.
  • Terrific but a bit short? Sep 29, 2020

    By moxie ruby
    My real rating is 4 and 1/2 stars since the game seemed short, but it was a marvelous play—with all the bells and whistles. It was a real connection to the games from Mad Head a few years ago—the Nevertales and Rite of Passage. Even the HOGs were innovative and engaging. It all worked, but it was over so quickly. The bonus game was especially great. With Mad Head’s marvelous return to our gaming world with the last two games— both long and challenging, I simply cheered and was cheered! Even with its brevity, I loved it—just creepy enough with great puzzles and great characters. Many thanks to Mad Head for these last 3 creations and to Lynx minx and others for keeping us in the know, especially when we need short escapes good for our brains. Buy it and support this terrific company’s return to the stage. Keep them coming please! Moxieruby
  • May 21, 2021

    By Ellie
    Love your games but disappointed that I couldn't purchase full game. I have no problem purchasing from other sites. I see that I am not the only one having issues. So glad to see that issue was resolved. I bought the game!
  • Smooth gameplay but not one of their best Sep 27, 2020

    By Izzyoc
    I’m always happy when Mad Head Games releases something new for iOS, although this was not one of their best games. Somehow it lacked the creepiness of the previous Shadowplay games, and whereas their earlier games would wow me with either the story, gameplay, puzzles or HOGs, this was average. However, even an average game from Mad Head is better than some of the other games we get, and although I found (and lost) more cutting tools than I should have, at least some of them I got to use twice (sorry but my pet peeve is when developers waste our time by having us find a knife, sharp rock or shell, piece of glass wrapped with a hankie over and over again ad nauseum). There were no glitches in game play at all, all the way through the bonus game. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t an “ultimate HOG” game in the extras, but at least we did have morphing objects in each scene as well as their HOGs, and the map was handily located in the main screen, instead of buried in the menu. My true rating is 3.5 stars but bumped up to 4 stars because of fantastic early discount Mad Head is giving to their games.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Myrna Carroll
    Enjoy this game. Keeps you on your toes. Only thing is now with covid the price is more than most people can afford.
  • Top Game Feb 9, 2021

    By Polandexpat
    This developer is by far the most creative and innovative games maker on the planet. The puzzles are fresh (which then makes some players complain they’re “not from the States - lol) and intriguing. The storylines are new as well (maybe not for people who never leave their houses and play/eat 24 hrs a day) and present a more realistic story than fairy princesses and dragons. Those of you whose only lives are playing these games nonstop, should start reconsidering their whiny reviews or you’ll be left with nothing if you continually provide negative incentive to purchase.
  • Love some Mad head games Oct 11, 2020

    By dval4200
    I look forward to seeing your games. Well thought out and fast paced just how I like it. Nice length to. Thank you
  • May 29, 2021

    By Debra Bishop
    Great game. I love mad head games. I WILL purchase another one after this. I think the enjoyment I get is worth paying for.
  • Enjoyable Sep 28, 2020

    By Drosietwo
    This game was enjoyable, but not as good as the Nevertales series, which is a favorite of mine. However, the gameplay was glitch-free but could have been enhanced with better touch sensitivity. Although it was not as annoying as what I experienced in Wanderlust, it was still bothersome. Could have been a 5 if not for that.
  • Enjoyed this game Sep 26, 2020

    By Ihpsann
    Fun game and very creative. Just the right balance of difficulty for mini games. Keep up the good work!
  • May 22, 2021

    By Marykay Austin
    Not one of your better games. Short and kind of boring. Print too small to read well on a phone.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Audrey Adams
    I enjoyed up to paying for the full game but won't let me pay. Keeps saying declined. I have paid for other games so no issue with my payment method.
  • Not worth the money Oct 3, 2020

    By sadlypissed
    Game is too short and not well done
  • Mar 7, 2021

    By B. Snyder
    Wish the description had said something about try, then buy and not just listed it as free with in app purchases... writing is WAY TOO SMALL. Seems like a decent story though...
  • May 29, 2021

    By Kylie Szorad
    I paid so much for this game and was finished with it in 4 hours. Waste of money.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By sandra menzie
    Game freezes and doesn't allow u to pick up items. Stuck in same spot for 2 days.

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  • Terrific but a bit short? Sep 29, 2020

    By moxie ruby
    My real rating is 4 and 1/2 stars since the game seemed short, but it was a marvelous play—with all the bells and whistles. It was a real connection to the games from Mad Head a few years ago—the Nevertales and Rite of Passage. Even the HOGs were innovative and engaging. It all worked, but it was over so quickly. The bonus game was especially great. With Mad Head’s marvelous return to our gaming world with the last two games— both long and challenging, I simply cheered and was cheered! Even with its brevity, I loved it—just creepy enough with great puzzles and great characters. Many thanks to Mad Head for these last 3 creations and to Lynx minx and others for keeping us in the know, especially when we need short escapes good for our brains. Buy it and support this terrific company’s return to the stage. Keep them coming please! Moxieruby
  • May 21, 2021

    By Ellie
    Love your games but disappointed that I couldn't purchase full game. I have no problem purchasing from other sites. I see that I am not the only one having issues. So glad to see that issue was resolved. I bought the game!
  • May 24, 2021

    By Myrna Carroll
    Enjoy this game. Keeps you on your toes. Only thing is now with covid the price is more than most people can afford.
  • Top Game Feb 9, 2021

    By Polandexpat
    This developer is by far the most creative and innovative games maker on the planet. The puzzles are fresh (which then makes some players complain they’re “not from the States - lol) and intriguing. The storylines are new as well (maybe not for people who never leave their houses and play/eat 24 hrs a day) and present a more realistic story than fairy princesses and dragons. Those of you whose only lives are playing these games nonstop, should start reconsidering their whiny reviews or you’ll be left with nothing if you continually provide negative incentive to purchase.
  • Love some Mad head games Oct 11, 2020

    By dval4200
    I look forward to seeing your games. Well thought out and fast paced just how I like it. Nice length to. Thank you
  • May 29, 2021

    By Debra Bishop
    Great game. I love mad head games. I WILL purchase another one after this. I think the enjoyment I get is worth paying for.
  • Enjoyed this game Sep 26, 2020

    By Ihpsann
    Fun game and very creative. Just the right balance of difficulty for mini games. Keep up the good work!
  • LOVE Mad Head Games Sep 25, 2020

    By taxnat9716
    And this is no exception. Feels like Xmas every time there is a new release on the apple play store. Keep them coming!!!!
  • Harrowstead Mystery Sep 29, 2020

    By I'm an awesome person22
    Long, fun game with collectible and hidden objects throughout. I enjoyed the pace, scenes, and puzzles. Keep up the work.😀
  • Bravo Mad Head! Nov 20, 2020

    By FlyingVGuitarist
    Mad Head is a leader in HO game development and this game rises to that quality. Bravo Mad Head Games!
  • Smooth gameplay but not one of their best Sep 27, 2020

    By Izzyoc
    I’m always happy when Mad Head Games releases something new for iOS, although this was not one of their best games. Somehow it lacked the creepiness of the previous Shadowplay games, and whereas their earlier games would wow me with either the story, gameplay, puzzles or HOGs, this was average. However, even an average game from Mad Head is better than some of the other games we get, and although I found (and lost) more cutting tools than I should have, at least some of them I got to use twice (sorry but my pet peeve is when developers waste our time by having us find a knife, sharp rock or shell, piece of glass wrapped with a hankie over and over again ad nauseum). There were no glitches in game play at all, all the way through the bonus game. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t an “ultimate HOG” game in the extras, but at least we did have morphing objects in each scene as well as their HOGs, and the map was handily located in the main screen, instead of buried in the menu. My true rating is 3.5 stars but bumped up to 4 stars because of fantastic early discount Mad Head is giving to their games.
  • Enjoyable Sep 28, 2020

    By Drosietwo
    This game was enjoyable, but not as good as the Nevertales series, which is a favorite of mine. However, the gameplay was glitch-free but could have been enhanced with better touch sensitivity. Although it was not as annoying as what I experienced in Wanderlust, it was still bothersome. Could have been a 5 if not for that.
  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Jan Tweety
    While the graphics, and music were spot on there is work that needs to be done. All written communication is so small you need a magnifier to read it. It would be nice if you could use a magnifier to read the small print. It would make the game more fun. Who knows you might sell more games if people could see it to play.
  • Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery by LynxMinx Sep 28, 2020

    By lynx minx
    Congratulations to me! I finally could play Mad Head. The game was fast-paced and enjoyable, but also had some issues. The storyline was one we have seen many times: evil entity stealing souls in return for immortality. That’s basically the domain of Domini, lol! However the gameplay mechanics are totally different with Mad Head. At each location you must collect a morphing object and a Mad Head icon. There are morphing objects in the HO scenes as well. The graphics were decent, but could use a bit more acuity. The special effects were dazzling; however I would say to players with migraines, seizure disorders or motion sickness to be careful. The gimmick is a magic lamp, but I won’t go into details to spoil it for you. The HOP were mainly word lists; I prefer more variety and innovation. The touchscreen sensitivity was finicky and it was difficult at times to acquire items. I actually had to use a hint because I could not pick up an arrow in a HOP and I never use hints! Mad Head needs to make the gameplay interface a bit more sensitive. This can make the difference between night and day while playing a game. As far as the mini-games went, there weren’t that many and most were of the rotational genre. The instructions were at times way more confusing than the puzzles. Let’s have some more labyrinths and mazes and variety. I do love that you can examine certain objects from different perspectives by turning them around or rotating them to acquire items, and I love sliding zoom zones. We could have used more of these. As for the strategy guide, it was not an in-game strategy guide; it takes you to a mobile hub, similar to being brought to the BF website many years ago, but it’s easy to look at. This game was not very lengthy, but it was priced well at $3.99 and definitely worth the quirky thrill ride. My true rating is 3.5 stars. I deducted stars for lack of originality in both the storyline, the HO scenes and the mini-games, as well as for length and most of all for poor touchscreen sensitivity. However I did find the game entertaining and am looking forward to more from Mad Head! Happy gaming to everyone!
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Shuffling the Quad Squad
    Good game with a good storyline. Concept art is really good. Fun mini games and HOPs. Good length with bonus chapter. Okay map. Good collectibles in each scene. Overall, a great game.
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Milica Cvetkovic
    Quite interesting, but sometimes game reacts slowly so I have to click the same task multiple times. Other than that I enjoy it ☺️
  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Amy Griego
    Entertaining! I wish the print wasn't so small, but the game itself is great!
  • May 22, 2021

    By Marykay Austin
    Not one of your better games. Short and kind of boring. Print too small to read well on a phone.
  • May 18, 2021

    By Limdsey Madedldy
    Love the game so far but I'm unable to purchase the full game, the transaction keeps on failing and I've tried various methods to pay but nothing works. I'd love to finish the game
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By William Foreman
    Pretty good but somewhat simplistic and too short for the money.
  • Meh. Jan 2, 2021

    By KulturVulture
    Too short, too obvious, not very interesting story. I wish I hadn’t spent the money.
  • Good graphics but odd puzzles Dec 10, 2020

    By Jr And Alex mom
    A lot of the puzzles make no sense. I don’t know if it’s games played in another country that are known there and just not known in the states. But a lot of them make absolutely no sense what or why you’re doing. There’s no rhyme or reason.Also the skips do not work well enough. You have to click it a million times before it actually allows you to skip a dialogue scene. And then there are too many places where there isn’t a skip for a dialogue scene.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Ruth Adkins
    I try to buy it but it won't let me, I like the game but I can not play it. It would be nice if it was free to play. Because I am on disability.
  • Not worth the money Oct 3, 2020

    By sadlypissed
    Game is too short and not well done
  • Mar 7, 2021

    By B. Snyder
    Wish the description had said something about try, then buy and not just listed it as free with in app purchases... writing is WAY TOO SMALL. Seems like a decent story though...
  • May 4, 2021

    By Audrey Adams
    I enjoyed up to paying for the full game but won't let me pay. Keeps saying declined. I have paid for other games so no issue with my payment method.
  • May 29, 2021

    By Kylie Szorad
    I paid so much for this game and was finished with it in 4 hours. Waste of money.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By sandra menzie
    Game freezes and doesn't allow u to pick up items. Stuck in same spot for 2 days.

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Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery (Hidden Object)

Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery (Hidden Object)