Overall, Jules Verne's Secrets of the Mysterious Island is a great throwback to a genre that's been largely forgotten in recent years. Although the control scheme is not ideal, the game uses the strengths and weaknesses of the iPhone to create an enjoyable experience for the gamer. The main downside is that it's too tough to figure out how items can or can't be used. You would have to have a great deal of patience to avoid using an online walkthrough for help. At the end of the day, though, the game is still fun, even if you have to cheat a little.