It’s been a while since Gameshastra has graced us with a Mini. Nocturnal, though, is not a new game but a port of one of their PC titles, Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall from a few years ago. It’s a hidden object game, a staple of casual gaming. Basically, you are presented with a scene and given [...]

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Actual Crimes: Jack the Ripper is a Hidden Object Game (HOG) originally called Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper on other platforms, but brought to Minis with the name change by Sanuk Games. Other than the gruesome theme (which is glossed over, there’s no gore or anything), it’s pretty much a standard hidden object game. Basically [...]

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Sanuk Games announced on their Facebook page that their next Mini, Actual Crimes: Jack the Ripper is scheduled to be released on Sept 1st in Europe with a price of €3.99. It’s a hidden object game, and while the PC version got pretty good reviews, it will be interesting to see how they’ve translated it [...]

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The Mystery of the Crystal Portal is the latest game from the G5 stable to be brought to the Minis line. It’s a Hidden Object Game (abreviated HOG), a very popular casual gaming genre on the PC, but only the second on the PSP (the first, Route 66 was also part of the Minis line).  [...]

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Sanuk Games next Mini is Actual Crimes: Jack the Ripper. It appears to be a renamed port of the popular Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper which has appeared on a variety of platforms.
You help out Sir Melville Macnaghten and Sir Francis Galton in an after the fact investigation of the Ripper killings. It’s a hidden [...]

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The ESRB recently rated The Mystery of the Crystal Portal, a hidden object game published by G5 Entertainment, who seem to be in the process of turning most of their catalog into Minis.  It’s been one of the more popular ones on the PC and recently received a sequel (though in a twist, not published [...]

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