Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor first showed up a few years ago as a downloadable game on your PC. It's a family friendly "find the hidden object" game where players go from room to room searching for pieces of items. When they get the items together, they put some of them back in their appropriate places (soap on a soap dish, chess pieces onto a chess board and so on). Other objects are used to solve simple puzzles (open a lock, turn on a fan, oil a sharpening wheel and so on). Problem with the PC and Wii versions is they have a very short shelf life. Many players will polish off Spooky Manor in less than two hours. With Co-Op play, the game will fly by much faster. Also, the story is bland with boring characters and lacks in presentation. The plot's just an excuse to go scavenger hunting. To try to overcome these problems, the Wii version of Spooky Manor has two mini games. The first, Scavenger, is a simplified version of the main game; it has three rounds - each round has you searching through one room for pieces of objects. There's a time limit of one minute per round. The second game, Ghost World, has you and up to three other players looking through a pile of moving objects to find certain ones. It's a best of five with each round lasting thirty seconds. But these mini games aren't enough; Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor just doesn't have enough content to justify a purchase - or rental. SKIP IT.
posted by Bearcatgal (EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO) Jan 17, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
I was not able to play this game. It would not work in my wii. After trying about 3 times it finally worked and I was able to play about 5 mins before it said there was an error again. Tried a few more time, same message. Tried another games just to make sure it was not my wii messing up and that game worked perfectly. Tried the GF game again and what do you know, same message. I like these kind of games and was very disappointed that it would not work. I can't say whether or not the game in general is a good game since I was not able to play.