John from We Got This Covered wrote:
"With four entries under its belt, the Professor Layton series has grown into one of the Nintendo DS’ flagship exclusives. Now, the series makes its transition to Nintendo’s next-gen handheld with the fifth game, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. While it does give the art style and certain interface elements a makeover, it doesn’t stray from the style that the series previously established. However, challenging puzzles, an engaging story, and plenty of gameplay make it a no-brainer for those already invested in the franchise."