Le West writes:
"There is something particularly endearing with the Professor's abstract adventures. I get the feeling that I've stumbled upon a well illustrated children's book where the text has been replaced with that of murder mystery penned by Agatha Christie. It mixes youthful looks with murder mysteries and mind twisting puzzles and succeeds in blending this elements with a stunning result.
For the uninitiated Professor Layton is best described as equal parts crime novel and "a hundred and fifty headaches" (puzzles) spiced up with a charming atmosphere, that reminds this reviewer of the golden age of adventure games."