A mind-bending puzzle adventure
Travel back in time to Blackthorn Castle in this much larger game sequel. Break the dark wizard's spells and make deals with a bridge troll!
Embark on your own quest in this beautifully designed classic point and click adventure puzzle game. Explore an all but forgotten 14th century Blackthorn Castle, surrounding dark forest and structures. Discover hidden passageways, clues and puzzles along the way!
Uncle Henry has been hunting lost treasures for as long as you can remember. His legendary stories of adventure excited your imagination as you were a child growing up. Now with your newly acquired archeology skills, he has been reaching out from time to time for your help in tracking down some of these difficult to find treasures.
You must hurry and help him on this amazing adventure before anyone else finds the mysterious artifact!
This captivating adventure game has:
- Custom designed beautiful HD graphics!
- Custom composed soundtrack and sound effects!
- A dynamic map to show the screens you have visited and current location
- A camera that takes photos of clues and symbols as you discover them
- Dozens of puzzles, clues, and items
- Auto saves your progress
- Available for phones and tablets!
- Instantly move around the map reducing travel time with Fast-travel
- Get helpful text hints that nudge you in the right direction and complete walkthrough videos for each hint and puzzle
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Puzzle bug fix.
Ratings and Reviews
Solid point and click adventure
Just like the other Syntaxity games, this one provides a few hours of hunting, searching, and puzzle solving. Nothing annoyingly tricky here puzzle-wise, but enough to scratch that puzzle solving itch. I like that the Syntaxity games make an effort to have the game tell a story, even if they are a tad silly. I also really appreciate that the games don’t revolve around darkness, psychological scariness, blood, and gloom as seems to be the trend with some in this genre. This is just me, but I prefer to solve puzzles without the lurking threat of zombies, mutants, monsters, and evil cabals (which is why I’m such a fan of the House of DaVinci games).
Longer and more complex than the original Blackthorn Castle (which I also liked), if you enjoyed others in this series, you’ll get your money’s worth on this one. The Enchanted Worlds and Rescue the Enchanter are my other faves from Syntaxity.
As with all of their games, this one does offer hints, but you shouldn’t need them, if you’re patient. This game, like all the others, also offers an ability to zip around the expansive map (over 100 different locations in this one), if you want to spend an extra $.99 for that feature (I don’t particularly mind tromping back and forth, since a second, third, or fourth look at a location often reveals something I missed the first time).
Good addition to the lineup.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for you review! In the latest release of all our games the hints and fast-travel are included!
Updating from my previous review - thanks to the developer for the speedy fix to the hints bug; the hints now work perfectly again. You’re awesome!
But it appears that the hints - which I *paid* for - are now gone. The “link” to a video, which is offered instead, doesn’t even go to a video for this game - the video appears to be for Blackthorn Castle, not Blackthorn Castle 2. And even if it was for the correct game, sending the player outside the game, rather than within, is *not* an improvement - it’s an annoying distraction. If this is the change intended to make the hints free, then I want the extra money I paid for hints *back.*
However, what I’d really prefer is to have the in-games hints I paid for, back. Help me with that and I’ll bump my rating up to 5 stars. :-)
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for letting us know. There was a bug in the game and it has been fixed. The hints will now work as expected with the text hint and video link. Thanks for playing!
A pleasant distraction
Most everything relevant has already been noted by previous reviews, and evidently the annoyances have already been addressed or fixed accordingly.
What I enjoy the most is the fact that nearly all the puzzles demand your attention and a pleasing amount of thought, without becoming overburdened or impossible to complete. I would note that one or two “puzzles” did seem to be absent any discernible logic (but it be fair, it might just be me), but all were eventually solvable.
Thank you to all devs involved for crafting a series(?) of light games that are fun and ultimately enjoyable, absent any lasting frustrations. There’s always room to pick nits, but overall a fair investment for the enjoyment afforded.
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- Syntaxity Inc.
- 265.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Syntaxity Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Hints $1.99
- Unlock Fast Travel $0.99