Chris Buffa writes:
"Last February, Nintendo channeled our inner detective with Professor Layton and the Curious Village, a wonderful whodunit mystery game featuring numerous and delightful brain teasers. A sequel is on the way, but in the meantime, we have Big Fish Games' Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir, a fun DS game that tests your visual acuity. Instead of solving SAT like puzzles, you use various instruments to locate important clues. Full of imaginative scenery, ambient music and great controls, this stylish and fun offering is less Sherlock Holmes and more Where's Waldo.
Mystery Case Files casts you as an unnamed detective, charged with solving the mystery behind millionaire Phil T. Rich's disappearance. You'll travel to numerous exotic locations and meet eccentric characters, all of which possess clues to cracking the case. There's no world map and you don't actually control your character. Instead, the game presents you with a static image full of items and tasks you with finding specific objects with the help of a checklist. Once you complete the list (items include a baseball bat, crab, tuning fork, elephant and other bizarre things), you feed them to a crime computer that somehow makes a connection between a toilet and a Red Panda and produces a clue."