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#1154644 - 06/21/18 09:17 AM Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish
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Today's game for Club Members, tomorrow's game for all.

You can download Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition here.

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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was selected for its exceptional quality and overwhelmingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

Eipix Entertainment presents a new kind of case in the latest installment of the Mystery Case Files series!

Strange reports have come in regarding the abandoned Victory Hotel. When you arrive to investigate, you find people from your past cases lost in time and trapped inside! It’s up to you to find where they belong and uncover why one of the Dalimars is meddling with the past. It’s a race against the clock to solve more challenging puzzles than ever before! Do you have what it takes to fix the timelines before it’s too late? Find out in this exhilarating Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure!

See what our Beta testers had to say:

“WOW!!! Great graphics, storyline and challenging puzzles galore. Five PLUS stars, all the way” - Tristan, beta tester

“The characters made this game an absolute delight! And what a fantastic storyline, plus very clever referencing the other games! I had so much fun with every part of Rewind. I loved the very challenging puzzles and the HOGs were terrific with their variety of style. The graphics and hidden object scenes were amazing. Extremely well done everyone, I had the best time playing this jewel of a game!” - Sofie, beta tester

Protect all the timelines in the bonus chapter!
Challenge yourself with replayable HOPs and mini-games!
Never get lost with the helpful strategy guide!
Enjoy exclusive art, music, videos, and more!


As always, please remember to come back and tell us what you think.

Happy gaming! sherlock

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#1154648 - 06/21/18 09:40 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Hi, Marian!

I beta-tested this game a few months ago and what a wonderful blast from the past. Unfortunately, yesterday's discount code no longer works (I guess they realized how much money they were losing by allowing customers to still use it the next day <G>) so, if there isn't a good sale this weekend, I'll use 2 Game Club credits to pick it up. Since there is no rush to buy, I'll have time to play the demo and see if it differs from the beta.

Susan

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#1154649 - 06/21/18 09:46 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Thanks, Marian!

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#1154650 - 06/21/18 09:47 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Susie07]
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Susan, I've played some of the demo and I like the game very much! wave

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#1154653 - 06/21/18 10:28 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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I also beta-tested this game and was quite taken aback by how different it was from the previous MCF games. I strongly recommend playing the demo before purchasing. Some may find this game a refreshing change. Just be aware that the gameplay is completely different from previous games and relies heavily on HOS. The graphics are comic book style. There's a weak connection to the Dalamar's saga. Don't buy this game without trying the demo first. It may not live up to expectations.

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#1154656 - 06/21/18 10:34 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Sparkle]
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Thank you very much for your comments, Sparkle. It's good for people to know these things, and I do agree that trying the demo is a must. wave

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#1154657 - 06/21/18 10:45 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Hi, Marian!

I'm downloading the demo right now. I noticed they changed the title from "MCF: Victory Hotel" to "MCF: Rewind", but I really enjoyed the throwback to the original MCF games and it's a definite buy for me. I've been replaying some of my games because none of the new releases appeal to me. I'm getting tired of the "monster with red/green/yellow eyes kidnaps relative" games so this was released at the perfect time.

Susan

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#1154662 - 06/21/18 11:32 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Susie07]
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That's what I thought too, Susan - it's a nice change of pace. smile

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#1154666 - 06/21/18 12:05 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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this one what little i have played reminds me of huntsville and prime suspects

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#1154672 - 06/21/18 01:06 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: my10rugrats]
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Originally Posted By: my10rugrats
this one what little i have played reminds me of huntsville and prime suspects


Yes, that's the idea - it has a big nostalgia factor. smile

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#1154675 - 06/21/18 01:16 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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may have to see about trying to buy it and another mystery case files game i don't have . but got to wait to see where i am at after paying bills and buying groceries. ss doesn't go very far any more. haven't boughten any games in quite a few years so got a lot building up

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#1154677 - 06/21/18 01:23 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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A throwback to the older MCF games sound good to me!

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#1154687 - 06/21/18 02:55 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Thanks Marian. Just bought it and off to play. wavegirl
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#1154692 - 06/21/18 03:44 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: TLC]
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Have fun, TLC! joy2

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#1154693 - 06/21/18 03:48 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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I did the beta test on this game and COULD NOT WAIT for it to become available for purchase. I've played every single Mystery Case Files game starting with Huntsville. How far MCF has come! I was so excited to see this retro version of MCF ... they've seemed to have gotten further and further away from what captivated me from the beginning. Just finished chapter 1 and cannot wait to continue playing. This is what MCF should always look like as far as I'm concerned. I've played several of the older games many times over.

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#1154694 - 06/21/18 04:13 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: bootskitty]
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Thanks so much for taking the time to post, bootskitty, and letting us know how you feel about this game. I really thought that this retro perspective was going to appeal to a lot of people and also bring back some very good memories. I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying it. Have fun! smile

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#1154697 - 06/21/18 05:04 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Sends me back to the 1st Ravenhurst game. I love it
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#1154699 - 06/21/18 05:31 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: exalthim2]
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Originally Posted By: exalthim2
Sends me back to the 1st Ravenhurst game. I love it


Great! wave

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#1154906 - 06/24/18 03:03 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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have a question, after playing the bonus chapter and at the end is that all there is? if i remember right it said something about something extra. my mind is drawing a blank on what it said

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#1154907 - 06/24/18 03:11 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Hi, everyone!

I just finished the game and, even though I initially enjoyed the retro feel and references to past games, the novelty eventually wore off. Most of the puzzles were fun, but one HO list after another in different rooms became rather tiresome after awhile. I don't regret buying it, but we've come a long way from the original HO games and I've become rather spoiled.

Susan

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#1154908 - 06/24/18 03:13 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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i really enjoyed this game since it took me back to the first ones of mystery case file games

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#1154911 - 06/24/18 03:34 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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I'm disappointed with the game, its just one HO after another, if there's any kind of story to it, I don't see it. cry
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#1154912 - 06/24/18 03:40 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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TLC, did you play hunsville or prime suspects? this took me back to when mystery case files first came out

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#1154913 - 06/24/18 04:01 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Sometimes I LOOK for games that are mostly HO's so I think I'll like it.

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#1154914 - 06/24/18 04:02 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Yes, I did play those games, I enjoyed them at the time but I'd rather MCF go forward, not back. wavegirl
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#1154921 - 06/24/18 06:17 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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It definitely is modeled after the original Ravenhearst. I'm enjoying it; I have always reveled in the "super puzzles", and since I was forewarned that it is what it is, am definitely not going to complain that it is 'all HOPs' or anything else. MCF makes quality games, and I just hope this doesn't supplant their usual Biggie at Thanksgiving time. Looking for a story? It's just that the Dalimars haven't stopped messing with us (and the timeline) and be ready for them to give us another evil shot in the future. Mwahahah



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Edit Reason: removed the silly link
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#1155274 - 06/27/18 09:59 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: oldbroad]
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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
A throwback to the older MCF games sound good to me!


I agree! The newer games were getting too much like any other casual game. I like the older Mystery Case Files format. This was a pleasant surprise! bravo
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#1157052 - 07/16/18 03:45 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Can anyone comment on the *quality* of the hidden object segments in this new game? I remember the thing I liked about the old MCF games were that the hidden object scenes were HARD and challenging, not to mentioned *timed*. I get that some people don't like the "new formula" in MCF games and welcome a throwback. My view is that you can have great quality in either the old or new style; it all comes down to designs and content. In the older MCF games, not only were there one HOS after another, but they were often set in the same rooms! Is "Rewind" like this too? I don't mind the repetition if there is challenge and great design.

In the older games, some objects were really tiny and virtually hidden, and they were hard to see in 800x600 resolution. Today's games have higher resolutions, and yet hidden objects are bigger and easier to find.

Also, did Big Fish Games remove its forum for this game?

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#1157056 - 07/16/18 04:31 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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I agree with others re: Too many HOs and not crazy about the throw back style screens. But there seems to be more HO lovers out there than not since I have been noticing more and more games the HOs are Increasing, or is it my Patience that is Decreasing?

Thank God for my collection of favorite games that I kept on my hard drive, over 75 games that I can replay down the road, I have a feeling that my game purchases might slow down because the increase of HOs... Were are these Adv. Lite games, they seem to be far and few apart...


Edited by Starcom (07/16/18 04:36 PM)

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#1157058 - 07/16/18 04:36 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Starcom]
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GamingPhreak, Big Fish removed their forums completely a while ago; about 2 weeks before they were removed, they announced in the forums that this was going to happen and on what date.

Hopefully someone else will be able to comment on your questions about Rewind. You can always check out the demo, too.

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#1157135 - 07/17/18 02:41 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Starcom]
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I agree with your disappointment at the resurgence of so many HO scenes in the Casual Adventure genre, Starcom. Maybe there will be a divergence in the future, and there will arise one line of casual games that has gone back exclusively to HO and another that will forge on into Adventure Lite territory without that make-work scene interrupting the adventure. That would be a solution more appealing than the current approach of trying to be all things to all players. We can always hope. happydance

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#1157149 - 07/17/18 05:13 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Reenie]
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Thanks for your valuable input Reenie and I could not agree more with your last statement
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That would be a solution more appealing than the current approach of trying to be all things to all players. We can always hope.


Yes, we can always hope....

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#1157151 - 07/17/18 06:56 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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I enjoy hidden object scenes, though not those that are one-at-a time and you can't even see the listed object because it is in a box or under something or you have to smash through a stone wall first and you can't do anything at all until you find that special one listed object that gets things started. I like all the objects to be visible, not depending on a series of other objects to be uncovered first -- at least enough of the object visible that you aren't clicking on every smudge trying to find something.

However my favorite Ravenhearst game was the 2nd one, not the 1st one. Though the 1st one had the best door puzzles -- better than any later game -- the rest of it was boring jigsaws. Not all jigsaws are boring, but the ones in the 1st Ravenhearst game were.

And I liked the 2nd Madame Fate game, Fate's Carnival, because of the variety of puzzles.

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Originally Posted By: GamingPhreak
Also, did Big Fish Games remove its forum for this game?

Big Fish closed their forums on April 30, 2018 and one of
the moderators posted this message on April 27, 2018
http://forums.bigfishgames.com/posts/list/1092089.page
Originally Posted By: bfgMurrumbidgee
Hi everyone,

Over the years, our forums have played a huge role in how we communicate with and receive feedback from you, our players. They have also been an important source for game-play help.

You may be aware that our forums have been fragile for quite some time, and it has been determined that we are unable to sustain them while also maintaining the first-rate customer experience via this and other channels that our players have come to expect.

Beginning April 30,2018, creating new posts and private messaging will be disabled on the Big Fish Games forums. All existing content will remain and be viewable, ensuring that there is continued access to the wealth of knowledge created and shared by you and our moderation team.

There’s no change in our commitment to bringing the best content to our customers. You’ll continue to receive notification of update to games in the Big Fish Games App (Game Manager) as they’re made available.

This was an extremely difficult decision to make, and on behalf of the moderation team, we thank you all for your dedication to our community.

bfgMurrumbidgee

So though they're keeping archived forums for the older games, they will be closed and there will be no further discussion in those forums at Big Fish. Any games released by Big Fish after April 30, 2018 won't have a discussion forum at Big Fish at all.

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#1157353 - 07/19/18 09:28 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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can anyone tell me what is the club members price for this game

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#1157354 - 07/19/18 09:36 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: plumgas]
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Originally Posted By: plumgas
can anyone tell me what is the club members price for this game


Unless there's a sale going on specific to Collector's Editions, the price would be $13.99.

I wait until there's a good sale where Collector's Editions are priced anywhere from $6.99 to $8.99 and then purchase one of them.

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#1157364 - 07/19/18 10:20 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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thanks I cancelled my club membership a while back and this game is showing $16.00 so not worth renewing just to buy this game

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#1157367 - 07/19/18 10:44 PM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: plumgas]
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I would wait for a sale; you could then pick it up pretty cheaply if you are interested. Most of the sales now are for non-club members as well.

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#1157377 - 07/20/18 01:13 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Good advice. I gave up my Club membership more than 10 years ago, I think. I didn't like the idea of them charging me every month, whether or not I bought and played any of their games (I played a lot less back then). But as it is now, I am free to buy games any time, including the sales, and I enjoy BF that way, without feeling like I have to buy games to make a paid membership "Worthwhile."

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#1157399 - 07/20/18 10:21 AM Re: Mystery Case Files: Rewind Collector's Edition - New HOPA on Big Fish [Re: Marian]
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Do the door puzzles get more complicated and amusing as the game progresses? I've gotten to the room with the snake oil salesman and thus far it seems to me that the super puzzles are neither challenging nor visually entrancing. If they improve in terms of challenge and cleverness, I may buy Rewind just for those.

The HOs I saw are all ho-hum graphics of ho-hum objects, the kind of screens I despise.

I liked the characterization of Charlotte a lot and even her brother sort of, then I talked to the swindler and lost interest when presented with another dull HO. Still if the super puzzles get good, I could be tempted.

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