Secret Files: Tunguska

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Secret Files: Tunguska
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Developer(s) Fusionsphere Systems
Animation Arts
Kaiko
Publisher(s) Deep Silver
Designer(s) Jörg Beilschmidt
Series Secret Files
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii, iOS, Android, Wii U
Release Microsoft Windows
  • AU: 28 September 2006
  • EU: 29 September 2006
  • NA: 30 October 2006
Nintendo DS & Wii
  • EU: 23 May 2008
  • NA: 22 June 2010[1]
iOS
  • WW: 16 July 2014
Android
  • WW: 19 December 2014
Wii U
Genre(s) Point-and-click adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Secret Files: Tunguska (German: Geheimakte Tunguska), is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Fusionsphere Systems and Animation Arts and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii, iOS, Android and Wii U.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is viewed from a third person perspective and uses a classic point and click interface. The game features a 'snoop key' tool, which highlights all interactive objects on screen and assists in finding small, easily overlooked objects.

Plot[edit]

Nina is torn from her day-to-day routine when she discovers that her father has disappeared without a trace. As the police seem reluctant to help her, Nina sets off to look for clues relating to her father's whereabouts. She joins efforts with Max Gruber, a young colleague of her father who impulsively offers to help the attractive young lady. Together, they quickly determine that Nina's father was involved with a research expedition to Siberia in an attempt to reveal the causes of the mysterious Tunguska catastrophe of 1908. In that mysterious event, a mighty explosion triggered an inferno that decimated the land of Tunguska. Nina and Max soon realize that her father's disappearance is related to the Tunguska event and the search for answers leads Nina and Max to the most remote corners of the world – Berlin, Moscow, Cuba, China, and the Antarctic. Powerful adversaries are also interested in Nina's father's secret. In the end, much more is at stake than just the disappearance of an old man.

Release[edit]

Deep Silver announced in June 2007 that it intended to release the game on both Nintendo DS and Wii stating:

"We chose to do it for a couple of reasons. Firstly to explore the control methods of the Wii and DS, which we find very interesting, and secondly because we feel the platforms deserve this kind of game."

The further game release was developed specifically to the motion controls of the DS and Wii.[3] After a delay, Aeropause Games announced in May 2010 that it intended to release The Secret Files: Tunguska on both Nintendo DS and Wii to North American markets.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (DS) 75.57%[5]
(PC) 73.11%[6]
(iOS) 70.00%[7]
(Wii) 68.06%[8]
Metacritic (DS) 71/100[9]
(iOS) 70/100[10]
(PC) 66/100[11]
(Wii) 65/100[12]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6/10[13]
GameSpot 6.2/10[14]

Secret Files: Tunguska received mixed to positive reviews, with praise given to the game's visuals,[13][15] and criticism given to the script and dialogue.[14] Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the DS version 75.57% based on 7 reviews and 71/100 based on 6 reviews,[5][9] the Microsoft Windows version 73.11% based on 31 reviews and 66/100 based on 26 reviews,[6][11] the iOS version 70.00% based on 5 reviews and 70/100 based on 5 reviews[7][10] and the Wii version 68.06% based on 16 reviews and 65/100 based on 12 reviews.[8][12]

Sequel[edit]

A sequel was announced at the Leipzig Games Convention in 2007 called Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis.[16][17] It was released on 8 May 2009 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS and Wii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Secret Files Tunguska
  2. ^ "Wii U Version of Secret Files: Tunguska Sneaks Out in Germany". nintendolife.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Wii/DS "deserve" adventures". Eurogamer website. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  4. ^ "The Secret Files: Tunguska Hits the Wii and DS in June", Aeropause Games. Retrieved on 2010-05-26
  5. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for iOS". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for iOS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Secret Files: Tunguska for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Whitehead, Dan (28 September 2006). "Secret Files: Tunguska". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Todd, Brett (20 November 2006). "Secret Files: Tunguska Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "Quandary review". quandaryland.com. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  16. ^ "Secret Files: Tunguska News". Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  17. ^ "GC '07: Secret Files 2 First Look". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 

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