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Secret Mission: The Forgotten Island

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World-famous scientist Chanel Flores has crash landed on a mysterious island in the Bermuda Triangle. Help her find a way off the island--and uncover its supernatural secrets.

Secret Mission: The Forgotten Island initially appears to be straightforward: Collect the tools you need and employ them to find your airplane and escape the island. Quickly, however, a mystery unfolds: Spirits trapped on the island by an ancient curse need your help. As you explore the island finding the hidden objects you need to complete your dual tasks, you learn more about the ghosts' tragic past and how you can release them.

This beautifully crafted game blends challenging puzzles with hidden object scenes to create a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Secret Mission: The Forgotten Island is from the same developer as Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, and like that game, it features lovely graphics, smooth animation, and a compelling story line.

If you enjoy hidden-object games, do yourself a favor and download this one-hour demo. You'll probably find yourself shelling out the $7 license fee to continue playing.

Note: This download includes the Big Fish Games installer, which is required to access the Secret Mission demo. This software can easily be uninstalled if you decide not to keep Secret Mission.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

Technical Note: In late April antivirus apps such as IOBIT and AVG began generating false positives on this demo. The vendor reports that the problem has been resolved as of mid May.

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At a Glance
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