This is the second Shaolin Mystery game I have tested, and I really liked Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff far more than this sequel. This story takes us into something similar to the cartoon Xiaolin Showdown , with mystical dragons protecting valley villages from earthly forces and the supernatural. Not only are we having to deal with highly active volcanoes, but ghostly terracotta warriors that are overrunning the village a certain celestial dragon has been protecting. How many Chinese legends can get packed into one game? I was sort of expecting The Monkey King to show up, but maybe they are saving him for another Shaolin Mystery game.
This game has all the basic hidden object mystery elements. The logic puzzles and the themed search puzzles. There’s lots of running back and forth to find objects to make things work, and a journal to help you keep track of your progress, but many of these types of games are cluttering up the casual games market. The fact that this one has a Chinese-culture theme is a plus in its favour. This way, we don’t have to see the same types of object over and over, but it still is not quite as compelling as its prequel. If you enjoy hidden object mysteries with an exotic twist, Shaolin Mystery: Revenge of the Terracotta Warriors is worth a look, but you would be far more satisfied with the other Shaolin Mystery game instead.