Crime Lab: Body of Evidence :: DS Game Review
Put on your sleuthing hat and solve the mystery in Crime Lab: Body of Evidence for Nintendo DS. Read Kidzworld’s review here.
Crime Lab: Body of Evidence for the DS is a murder mystery game that allows players to join the world of criminology. Players become Agent Bonnet, an FBI agent who just returned from vacation. Agent Bonnet has been assigned to a case about Walther Kellerman, a man who died accidentally. However, Agent Bonnet believes there may be more to the case than there seems, and players are sent out to solve the mystery.
Crime Lab: Body of Evidence
The player must use the clues that are provided to solve the mystery. This involves visiting different crime scene locations. Each location has a set of items that need to be found by the player. These objects help the player locate evidence and get closer to solving the mystery. In order to successfully log the evidence, the player must win a mini game. If they cannot win the mini game after three attempts they can use points to continue. Each level also has hidden notes that contain information useful to the player.
Solve the Mystery
Players are guided through the game with various tutorials and instructions. However, there are certain times when the player is given options – such as which location they would rather visit – and this is what makes the experience different for each player. There are three different modes to play in. Relaxed mode lets players solve the mystery without the factor of time, Normal mode sets limits on the amount of time players can spend on certain tasks, and Hard mode eliminates the use of hints. While the game is not action-packed or quick moving, the premise of the game is good and players will want to keep playing until they solve the mystery.
ESRB Rating: T for Teen