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The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths
Pricey artifact
by Jon Mundy 7/1/2014
Product: The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths
Publisher: Ynnis Interactive
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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I absolutely loved The Mysterious Cities of Gold when it aired in the UK towards the end of the '80s.

There was a slightly off-kilter and, yes, mysterious air to it, partly born of its joint French and Japanese conception. It felt alluringly exotic to a curious seven-year-old more accustomed to American cartoons.

It also has to be in contention for the 'best cartoon theme tune ever' award. It was even catchier than Thundercats.

Now the series has been belatedly renewed, and there's a brand new iOS game tie-in to accompany it. Will this new format inspire a new generation of adventure-loving kids? ...
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Summary
An attractive and fun adventure-puzzler that simply doesn’t justify the high price of its levels with its generic gameplay, even if you're a fan of the cartoon
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 4
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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