Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff is a hidden object and logic puzzles game with a colorful Asian twist and a refeshing change to may of the dark hidden object games that fill up the listings on the Casual Games sites. Yu has learned that her childhood friend, Zihao has been kidnapped by the Emperor’s forces, but it turns out that Zihao is the true emperor, and his evil uncle is an usurper and is wanting to be rid of Zihao to claim the throne. Even though Yu has half of the Imperial Seal to prove Zihao’s claim, she must go in search of the Jade Dragon Staff, because the seal itself is not enough.
The graphics are crisp and clear, the maps are easy to navigate, and even though I found myself clicking on the Hint icon a few times when looking for items to place in my inventory, this was a very enjoyable mystery game. The journey starts in the city streets and takes Yu to a Shaolin monestary in the mountains, into an undersea kingdom, and into a fantasy realm beyond her imagining. If you like hidden object games, and want a change from the darker titles, I highly recommend Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff.
To play this amazing game, download it at Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff at Big Fish Games.