I Spy Spooky Mansion

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This article is about the original I Spy Spooky Mansion. For the deluxe version, see I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe

I Spy Spooky Mansion
Developer(s) ScholasticGusto Games
Publisher(s) Scholastic
Series I Spy
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, iPhone OS, Wii
Release Windows
1999
Mac OS
1999
iPhone OS
September 3, 2009
Wii
October 2010
Genre(s) Puzzle

I Spy Spooky Mansion is a "search-and-find" PC game created in 1999 by Scholastic based on the I Spy children's books. In the game, The player starts off at the entrance of a haunted house. The player enters and is locked inside. The "Guide" (aka Skeleton) informs the player that they must earn puzzle pieces to escape the house. They search the various rooms of the mansion for the objects specified on the bottom of the screen. Once all of the objects in an area have been found, Skeleton appears and awards the player with a puzzle piece. Once the player has collected all of the puzzle pieces, they may combine them inside the message frame to obtain instructions leading to the final game, which is a matching game. Once the matching game is complete, the player must ask the "Get-Out Ghost", a large transparent skeleton, for assistance. The "Get-Out Ghost" propels the player out the chimney of the mansion, and the main part of the game is over and the players are allowed to re-enter the haunted mansion.

On September 3, 2009, Scholastic re-released a version of the game on the iPhone and re-release on the Wii in October 2010. The re-releases expand on the original game in many ways, by adding additional story after the secret message is uncovered, and adding additional rooms. They boast over 30 I Spy riddles, however many of these riddles have the player revisiting previous stages multiple times.