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The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate

When the Gates of Fate send Alex and Lisa back in time, each to a different decade, they must figure out how to return to the present, and each other, before a rumbling volcano spews its contents!
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The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate was available as a giveaway on May 4, 2014!

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When the Gates of Fate send Alex and Lisa back in time, each to a different decade, they must figure out how to return to the present, and each other, before a rumbling volcano spews its contents. Guide Lisa as she befriends a local girl, searches for the magic tiles that can send her home, and leaves clues for Alex to find in the future. Then help Alex save himself before it's too late. With double the hidden objects, double the puzzles, and double the gameplay, The Treasures of Mystery Island 2 more than lives up to its name!

  • 14 chapters;
  • 56 locations;
  • 50 mini-games;
  • 256 quest items;
  • 15 animated cutscenes.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 256 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 494 MB


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File Size:

207 MB



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i am sooooooo stuck at getting the clamps from the left cave. all i got was the torch and lit it . i cant lift the stone gate. what am i doing wrong? is there any way i can go back to the previous chapter?

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Reply   |   Comment by guys hoodies  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What a wonderful game - just finished it over the week!

For the developers, some issues to mention:

1. Game starts very slowly (Win 7 64-bit), but runs very smoothly

2. A mistake in room 26: Couldn't collect the piece of glowing coal from the armchair on the left side. 1 piece was always missing in the "find" section, but however the game coould be terminated.

3. Would be a great option to select and play the little games (puzzles etc) once the game is finished.


Reply   |   Comment by cornelia  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This one of the best games I played. Excellent graphics, nice story, good puzzles.
However the story part in between could have been faster.

Reply   |   Comment by DG  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Enjoyed this one. This is a pleasant hidden object game, with sufficient variety to keep you going for the four or so hours it takes. The characters are spooky, but this has zero impact on the game. It gets a little repetitive, but not too badly before it all finishes. Zero replay value, so in a way that's an encouragement to complete the game and delete it to free up space.

Will probably check out the others in the series, so thanks for pointing them out Stephen.

I did manage to break the game logic at one point, when I had one more coal to find, and yet had the coals in my 'Use' list.

Another good game from dependable Alawar.

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Thanks for your feedback Stephen

Reply   |   Comment by Another Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great game !
I played the first one, then this one and the Ghost Ship one, and I really enjoy them, I like the gameplay, graphics, what could I say ? I can't wait for a new episode ! Maybe a spin-off about Nicky's adventure to find her familly?

Two suggestions:
- maybe sometimes (not always) hide parts of one object in different screen,
- same idea about minigames, begin a minigame in screen 1, continue it in screen 2, come back in screen 1, and an ending in screen 3 ? (just for 1 minigame), but not for all minigames, only a few ^^

Maybe you shouldn't follow these ideas, your work is great :p

I'll continue to follow you.

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Thank you for your feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Kaeleak  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was hesitant to download due to the size of the game, but took a risk. I'm glad I did! I'm not a fan of purely HOG, but enjoy ones that have a puzzle aspect, as this one does. I really enjoyed the gameplay and was pleased with the length of the game itself. The one thing I would have liked to have seen is better hints of what needs to be done, especially later in the game. By the last part, there were 4+ locations and I was going back and forth, trying to find the one thing I could click on to make something happen. That went beyond challenging into the realm of frustration.

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Thank you for your feedback Leslie.

Reply   |   Comment by Leslie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well done Alawar.

Thank you as always WhiterabbitUK. Your review is spot on. The story is a bit, hmmmm, but everything else makes up for that. Actually, it's better than any current programmes on USA telly. Thinking about that, when you yesterday mentioned the download speeds, and said "US is starting to wake up" ... well .... you don't know how true that is. But, only just. ~Paul~

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Reply   |   Comment by Paul Bartel  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This game has great graphics and a nice variety of hidden object puzzles with other challenging puzzles. The only improvement would be the lack of clarity on what needs to be accomplished next. On the lighthouse scenes I could see the last of the items I needed to collect but could not click on it until the lamp was cleaned but it kept indicating that I needed to do something other than clean the lamp. It also wasn't terribly clear on the story-line as far as how the indian girl played into it and the shaman and who was the villain and everything. Not at all bad though everything considered.

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Thanks for your feedback Jeff.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Game installed fine on Win 8 laptop. Was able to install on D: drive and stay off C: (SSD). Game does not know how to work with dual monitor system, can't move the window, requires I set screens to clone mode. The mouse locked up a couple times during game play, but unstuck when I launched task mgr, and stayed working when I closed task mgr. So far the game is amusing and easy to play. Now at the point of ironing the papers dry, and feel like it is getting a little too repetitive.
Thank you.

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Thanks for your feedback Bobby.


Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If like me you enjoy HOGs, then get this game!

The objects are not impossible to find, hints are readily available, puzzles are just annoying enough to still be fun, and the storyline and characters are not too annoying either.

Personally I think this one is right up there with Mystery of Mortlake Mansion as a cracking little HOG/adventure game. I've just played getting on for three hours solid and have only JUST found the first of the four Big Items!

I thoroughly recommend this one: I haven't needed any walkthroughs (yet!) to get me out of being stuck, and I'm really enjoying it AND looking forward to finishing it. Definite 9 out of 10 from me!

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Thanks for your feedback Cad.


Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth CEng MBCS CITP  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded easy and opened 1,2, 3! Runs smoothly. The games itself is somewhat easy play. Parts of it are too easy and other parts have slight difficulty locating. Since not hard that just wastes time to me.
Thanks for another good game and have a good week all!

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Thanks for your feedback Lee.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee C.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded game. Really enjoying it as I do all alawar games. There is a glitch everytime I download and play it.. I haven't been able to get past chapter 2. The game just freezes. Has anyone else experienced this? I have windows 7 64 bit.

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Hi Sandy, haven't played past Chapter 2 yet. Been too busy today. It's late in the giveaway. I'd post a request for help over in the forums.

i.e. http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/187284#post-291367

Reply   |   Comment by Sandy mason  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Give Away Period Over?????

4 hours early!!!

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Hi Mark,

I'm still able to download the game. Check your computer clock. Maybe that is causing the problem

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Van  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WOT: thank you!
Also I'd like to thank GOTD for this game. Apparently at night the connection is a bit faster here. Here the mountains create problems for the signal and slow down the connection drastically at times. But with a good download manager it works better. EagleGet is quite good and clean too. Lovely games with gorgeous graphics.

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Hi Sandra,

The speed increases progressively from about 9 hours after the giveaway starts to the end of the giveaway because fewer community members are downloading; so there's little or no bottleneck. When a large number of community members download at the same time, the download servers try to apportion bandwidth to each downloader, so the download speed becomes slower. As more people join the download, the speed gets proportionally slower. Todays download was quite large, so greater numbers of community members would have been present at any one time during at least the first several hours.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

NOTE PUT LINKS TO 3 GAMES IN POST 12 - THE LINKS FOR MAC VERSIONS - IF LOOK LEFT LOWER WEB PAGE YOU WILL SE - Also available on: iPad, iPhone, PC. Push the link you need for right computer you have. Gotd is cool place to come, I.E. he best - Phantasmat for PC or Mac. Puppetshow Mystery of Joyville for PC or Mac and Puppetshow Return to Joyville for PC or Mac = the games listed for dial up users who can't get gotsd offering due large file and activation time limit,

Reply   |   Comment by wot  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

OK, finally got it to install. New version of Comodo Internet Security installed yesterday after MSIE update broke the old one and it is awful. Blocks EVERYTHING and doesn't tell you squat! Had to dig into its menus to find what it has been blocking and everything else it messed up. I will have to think over whether or not to renew it again or get another one that is not so "hidden". (Obviously made for PC newbies.)

Great game!
Thank you for another great game, Alawar and Game GAOTD!

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Hi Mahaal, glad you got it sorted.

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded, installed and starting to play without problems - a bit slow right now but as I was curious about the Big Fish Giveaways mentionned above I installed everything together which explains the slowness


soon I'll get a new laptop with Win8 and SSD hard disc - hoping everything will be fast like crazy!

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been trying to download this game since 8am this morning and it keeps timing out on me. I really would love to have it, any suggestions?

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Hi Cindy, try using a free download manager. These keep track of where the download is, so, if it times out, it will still have saved your progress. Hopemit's not too late. Download speeds jave improved since earlier today. If you fail to get the giveaway; try downloading from Jenkat Games, which is active 24/7. I've linked to the game in my review at comment number 1

Reply   |   Comment by Cindy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed on Win7 home edition with no problems. Took about 9 min to download with my cable hookup but busied myself while I waited. :) Very nice game! Graphics are very good, and story-line is interesting (I usually skip the story but this one is interesting.) Found 2 tiles so far. Taking a break but will be back! Thanks for the game!!

Reply   |   Comment by jbdean  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can't get the lighthouse fixed. I am assembling the valves and can see the last one sitting on the lantern, but when I try to click it - It just Clean the Lantern. I can't do that until I get the last valve and turn on the poswer. Did anyone else have this problem?

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Hi Alberty, post the problem in the firums. I've created a thread specially for problems. It's more likely to be answered there than in this comments section as most community members have been and gone.

Reply   |   Comment by alberty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I do not have a program to unzip the game do you have a link to a free program for this or do you have access to give away the free unzip program? If you have one you should include the link on your site with the free games.

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Hi Ileane, You'll find links to several free file archivers in the FAQ's I've linked to in my review at comment number 1. Click on the link below then look for the unzipping the download file section:


Reply   |   Comment by Ileane  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloads without problems, just need a fast connection. Mine is probably 100 Mbit/s. On slower ones, just be patient, it's worth the wait. Don't have time to play the entire game, but the graphics is very good. I like hogs, so thumbs up from me. Oh, and it works (so far) on XP SP3.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeJ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Huge file but downloaded fine. As usual, Alawar does it right! Everything extracts into one folder, nice and clean. I wish all programs did that. The graphics look beautiful, even in windowed mode as I like to often play but full screen seems to serve this game much better. Not a lot of time to play today but really looking forward to dive into this game.

Thank you Alawar, the GG team and, as always, Stephen for your efforts.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Free HOG? Sign me up. Hope it can be played without walk-throughs.

Reply   |   Comment by kvn  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Checked "FAQs" and nothing there helped me get the game installed. I guess I will have to pass on today's offering if my last try tonight fails.

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

would prefer to get game from gotd but large file and have dialup prevent enough time to get game1! Thanks to the rabbit option listed for download from free sites!
For other dial - up users - stuck by gotd limited time to download - FREE GAMES ONLY FOR DIAL UP USERS - Free Phantasmat and Puppetshow game downloads from Big Fish Games
May 4 5:08 am

Phantasmat for PC or Mac
Puppetshow Mystery of Joyville for PC or Mac

Puppetshow Return to Joyville for PC or Mac

Click buy now, then enter code: BIGFISHCASINO to make each of these games free. Remove the game club trial at checkout so you don’t have to enter payment information.

Free Blackthorne, The Lost Vikings, and Rock N’ Roll Racing PC game downloads

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The above free game links are provided for dial up users only - becus you are cool and should be able to ge a game too and not limited to deadline!

Too bad gotd can't give longer activation time for big file download files - thanks anyway!

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Thanks wot

Reply   |   Comment by wot  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

On attempt to install, getting an error that it can not connect. ?? First ever seen that here.

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Try clearing out your internet cache then try again.

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have now tried four times to download this, each failing. The first time I only got a partial file. I attempted to resume download but again only got a partial file. I tried a third time and it appeared I got the whole thing, but when I tried to extract I was told it was damaged. I tried a fourth time with similar results. Giving up.

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Sorry to hear you are having trouble. Maybe try Jenkats version. There's no download time limit. You could also try one of those free download managers that keep your progress if the connection gets broken?

Reply   |   Comment by Crueltyfre  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed fine on Win 7 64, runs fine. Good game, I like these find parts of an object hidden object games.


Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I downloaded this from JenKat a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed playing it. I thought it was a more challenging game than the earlier Treasures of Mystery Island and I couldn't understand why that one had a higher starred review on Gamezebo than this. The graphics are excellent and some of the puzzles genuinely puzzling (!). I suppose if there is a criticism it's that it isn't all that easy to identify with the characters (they are a bit two-dimensional to say the least), but I normally play these sorts of games for the fun of playing rather than to get too involved with the characters - there are notable exceptions, but in this case I think the game is well worth putting up with the characters.

All in all, I think it's a great game and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys puzzles and HOGs in all their various forms.

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Thank you for your feedback Margaret

Reply   |   Comment by Margaret  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"A new game is fascinating gamers around the world"

In the same episode check out the Digital Flip Book, too. Don't watch the first topic...

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher1924  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Unable to open the compressed folder is invalid

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check the FAQ's I've linked to in my review (comment number 1)

Reply   |   Comment by ernesto  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is this game in French too?

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Hi Angelaure, I'm sure alawar sell this game with a French language pack; unfortunately we don't get the French version with this freebie.

You could try downloading the French version from a French game site and by trial and error swapping files between the two to see if you can get the language pack included. you do that at your own risk.

Reply   |   Comment by Angelaure  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

First of all, good news: it's a self-extracting archive of a totally portable game (Thanks Alawar and GAOTD!). Less good news is, after unpacking you have about 7500 files in the game directory. The rest hopefully will be described by WhiteRabbit-UK, peace and health and our huge gratefulness be upon him - always

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Hi Deen, loads of image files, animations, sound files fill this games folders. Once installed it's almost half a gigabyte in size.

Reply   |   Comment by Deen Read  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Why is the download so ridiculously slow ? Cancelled it, started again - even SLOWER than before

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Hi Phil,

It's a large file with community members downloading every minute. The larger the file, the longer it takes to download, the more community members are downloading.

They only have a certain amount of bandwidth, so the download slows down as more people start to download. The U.S. is starting to wake up, so download numbers are increasing rapidly at the moment.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've played others in this series, and I remember liking them. It's been a few years since I've played the prequel, but I'm looking forward to jogging my memory with this one. Thanks, Alawar!

Reply   |   Comment by laurelnev  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In Brief:

The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate is a time travelling adventure HOG/puzzle game with excellent graphics and easy to medium hard puzzles to solve.


The download size is 207 MB and once installed is 492 Mb. (The reason it's so large {for an arcade game} is because of the textures used within the game plus several video sequences). The downloaded zip file unpacks to a read me that states the terms and conditions as well as a dual activation and set up file, plus a security file (setup.gcd), Clicking on the orange set up file will automatically register the game. By default the game installs to:


There is no shortcut installed to the desktop or Start menu. Make sure you make a note of where the game installs to so that you can create a shortcut once the game has installed. You can choose to install it anywhere by changing the install path during the installation wizards progress.

I've tested the game on Vista, Win 7 and Win 8.1.

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When the Gates of Fate send Alex and Lisa back in time, each to a different decade, they must figure out how to return to the present, and each other, before a rumbling volcano spews its contents! Guide Lisa as she befriends a local girl, searches for the magic tiles that can send her home, and leaves clues for Alex to find in the future. Discover The Treasures of Mystery Island 2, and use your Hidden Object skills to save the day!

Reference accessed HERE 5th Dec 08

The Game:

Alex and Lisa pick up where they left off in the first game: collecting objects and solving puzzles on a mysterious island.

Some people just seem to attract trouble. Take Alex and Lisa, a young couple who have stumbled from one mysterious island adventure (2008’s The Treasures of Mystery Island) to another. To reveal the main plot device that drives the action here would be to spoil an early twist, so all you really need to know is that The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate offers more of the same accomplished hidden object game play.

This time Alex and Lisa find themselves separated on the aforementioned mysterious island after the intervention of a tricksy shaman. This sets about a fine (if nonsensical) cooperative adventure as our heroes bid to reunite and return home.

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It isn’t spoiling too much to reveal that your quest involves the collection of four tiles from the magical gateway that got you into this mess. These are spread throughout the island, but the bulk of your time will be spent carrying out relatively mundane – if ingenious - tasks such as repairing bridges, drying out papers and chopping fire wood.

As this suggests, The Gates of Fate adopts the same approach to the HOG genre as its predecessor – that is that each bout of locating scattered objects contributes more to the game than just ticking off an arbitrary list. Rather, you’ll be collecting each of the components and tools for the aforementioned bridge repair, and you’ll need to recall where in an earlier scene you saw the chunks of wood for the chopping task.

This highlights to another of the features that has been carried over from the previous game. Your hand is held a lot less than in others games of this type, as you’re often expected to use your initiative and powers of recollection to determine where to go next. If you like your HOGs to wrap everything up in tidy, level-based solutions then this isn’t the game for you. There’s a lot of toing and froing just to solve the simplest of puzzles.

As you’d expect from a modern hidden object game, there’s also a fair smattering of mini-games to keep things fresh. While these prove to be the downfall of many, in The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate the hits manage to outnumber the misses. From lining up map templates to a fiendish rotation-based puzzle there’s commendable imagination on show in many of the game’s diversions. The ones that stump you (or annoy you) too much can be skipped at no penalty, other than to your completion rating.

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Some of the irritations on show here are tougher to overlook. Quite a few of the puzzles go that little bit too far with their demands on you, sending you wandering through previous scenes with scant direction or justification. In a similar way, many of the puzzles contain unnecessary extra steps that just serve to frustrate, such as having to find something to pin back a tree branch in order to allow the sun’s rays through.

As hinted at before, the story is fairly ridiculous, with many of the puzzle setups clunkily handled and ineffectually justified. This isn’t helped by the two bland lead characters, with the spud-headed Alex and the Barbie doll-meets-extra-terrestrial Lisa wholly failing to engage. You’ll want to see the next puzzle, but you won’t care if the two protagonists ever see each other again.

Despite these shortcomings though, The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate is another enjoyable slice of HOG adventure. Like the prequel, it manages to lend purpose to finding and collecting a bunch of discarded stuff. By incorporating elements of the classic point ‘n’ click adventure genre, it extends its challenge and appeal considerably.

Reference accessed HERE. 4th May 2014

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You'll find information about playing the game plus a written walkthrough with images showing you where items can be found HERE.

System Requirements:

• Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

• CPU: 1.6 GHz

• System RAM: 256 MB

• DirectX: 9.0

• Hard Drive: 494 MB

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Images & Reviews:

You can see a slideshow of almost 50 images of The Treasures of Mystery Island HERE.
You can see a video of game play HERE, HERE, HERE.


If you don't like the music you can find the games music files in the Data/sounds folder.


All files are Windows Media files so you may have to use an audio converter to change any music files you wish to exchange the default music with. Make sure if you do this that you back up the original files and rename the replacements to the name of the files you are replacing (e.g. Music_Game_1. You can get freeware audio converters online. Just Google free audio converters. If you visit the main site regularily, you'll probably already have installed an audio converter through various giveaways. The following files are music files:


You can probably change the music for the animation/cut scenes music as well, these are labelled VIDEO_02 to VIDEO_14 (there's no VIDEO_13)

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The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate is a well constructed Hidden Object game with gorgeous graphics and puzzles. The average arcade lover should be able to solve these puzzles fairly easily.

As mentioned in the main review, some of the puzzles can get frustrating, but these are minor irritations. I'm not a particular lover of HOG games, but enjoyed playing this for an hour earlier this morning. I will be keeping it for later. I've scored the game an average of 7.6 out of 10 taking several parameters into consideration. For pure gameplay I gave it a score of 8. :)


Game play: 8
Graphics: 9
Audio: 7
Re-playability: 7
Originality: 7

38 out of 50 = 7.6 out of 10

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Problems with the game?:

If you have any problems installing or playing today's game please go to the game discussion forums where you'll find a FAQ's section HERE. It may also be a good idea to post details of any problems you have over in the game discussion forums. You can find the The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate thread HERE

If you see someone's query and are able to answer them, would you please post a comment here and if it's late in the day (i.e. 8+ hours past the giveaway start) also post in the thread I've linked to HERE. I ask this because fewer community members visit the site later in the day, so questions are less likely to be answered satisfactorily; also, my moderation is likely to be very sporadic today so answers to queries may not appear for many hours.

Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to help. It's very much appreciated :)


If today's game doesn't take your fancy then check out the game discussion forums and the free games synopsis. We’ve posted a couple of thousand free games over the last four years, many of which are excellent alternatives to their commercial cousins. You'll also find loads of sale items via the didimatic site HERE, (though there are a couple more sites that list even more games but I've lost the links):

If you miss todays game, or, have problems getting it to work, you can download The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate 24/7 from MyPlayCity or Jenkat Games. you can also get the first in the series from Jenkat Games HERE or from MyPlayCity HERE. You can also get the third in the series The Treasures of Mystery Island: Ghost Ships from Jenkat games HERE and from MyPlayCity HERE. If todays Hidden Object game isn't enough, both these sites have loads more Hidden Object games to download for free.

There's over 100 games on sale via Valves Steam client. The weekend deals include 66% off the Star Wars franchise and 66% off Shadowrun Returns. There's 75% off the brilliant Empire Total War (only £4.99 for the game plus all dlc). 75% off Tranformers Fall of Cybertron, 75% off Transformers War for Cybertron, up to 7%% off Activision titles (most of the Call of Duty titles have 255 to 33% off), 66% off The Amazing Spiderman, 75% off Need for speed: hot Persuit, 75% of Singularity, 75% off Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, 50% off Tony Hawk's Pro skater HD, 50% off Cabela's Big Game Hunter Pro Hunts, 75% off Cabela's African Adventures, 75% off Cabela's Dangerous Hunts75% off Gun, 75% off family guy Back to the Multiverse, 75% off Burnout Paradise: The ultimate Box, 75% off Shift 2 Unleashed, 75% off worms: Clan Wars, 50% off Geometry wars: Retro Evolved, 75% off Eve Online, 75% off Serious Sam complete pack. The latest 48hr deal is 75% off Return to Castle Wolfenstein (only £1.49/$2.49/€ 2.49)

For more deals check out the latest game available on IndieGameStand HERE. You can pay as much as you want but no less than $1. The present game is called Fatal Theory, an over-the-top, side scrolling beat-'em-up like the ones from the late 1980's and 1990's, but infinitely better. If you pay more than the average which stands at £1.53, you also get the music and a comic related to the game. This deal ends Wednesday morning 5am (GMT)

There's also quite a few decent deals over on Desura, Greenman Gaming as well as other game distributors such as Gamersgate and Gamefly. Finally, you'll also find over 20 indie bundles still live. You'll find details of these over in the Game discussion forums HERE

These bundles are the best way to get unbeatable bargains, with most games averaging out at less than a dollar each. You can often get hundreds of dollars worth of games for around $5 or less. (e.g. November/December 2012 THQ sold their entire recent catalogue worth almost $500 for less than $6 and last Spring there was a Humble Bundle Origin bundle that included premium games like Battlefield 3 and other top EA games such as Medal of Honor, Dead Space, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, The Sims 3 etc for around $5). Codemasters joined the bundle scene last year as well. I recommend the Bundle Stars bundles which you'll find HERE. The following bundles are still available and cost between £2.19 to £3.59 per bundle:

Mumbo Jumbo Bundle (arcade games), {Luxor 5th Passage, Luxor 2 HD, Pickers, Midnight Mysteries, Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi, 7 Wonders: Ancient Alien Makeover, Discovery! A Seek and Find Adventure, Little Farm, Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials, Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini}

The Conquest Bundle, {Call of Juarez, A Game of Dwarves: Gold Edition (Inc 3 DLC), King Arthur II: The Role Playing Wargame, American Conquest, Incoming Forces, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, Cossacks: European Wars, 99 Levels to Hell, Xpand Rally Xtreme, Ballpoint Universe - Infinite, Hyper Fighters, Lucius}

The Toxic Bundle, {S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky, The 7th Guest, The 11th Hour, Shadow Man, Xotic Complete (inc. 3 DLC), Darkout, Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge, Tribloos 2, Runespell: Overture, Heroes of Annihilated Empires}

Battlegrounds Bundle, {Commandos 3: Destination Berlin, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, American Conquest: Fight Back, Cossacks: Art of War, Cossacks: Back to War, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe - this is quite an old set of game, but are still fantastic value for money. I played all of these for hundreds of hours back in the early 2000's}

Reboot 2.0 Bundle, {Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, Afterfall Insanity Extended Edition, Disciples III: Renaissance, Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Gold Edition, Tower Wars}

RPG Champions Bundle, {Two Worlds II, Pirates of the Flying Fortress DLC, Two Worlds Epic Edition, Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator, Enclave, Gorky 17}

The Hacker Bundle, {Hacker Evolution, Hacker Evolution: Untold, Hacker Evolution Duality, plus all dlc}.

Reboot 3.0 Bundle, {Rune Classic, X-Blades, Hoard Complete Pack, Ion Assault, Knights & Merchants, Planets Under Attack} .

Reboot 1.0 Bundle, {Dark Sector, GTR Evolution, Space Pirates and Zombies, Dino D-Day, Dream Pinball 3D, SpaceChem, SpaceChem: 63 Corvi DLC}

I'm sure most community members will find some games amongst the above that they would enjoy.

Please note that if you download any games from the free games sites Gametop, Jenkat Games, FreeGamePick and MyPlayCity you need to watch out for toolbar installations, weird installation configurations, browser changes and home page hijacks. Just un-check the check boxes during installation to avoid these, though sometimes they change their policies and you may still find stuff installed. Download from these sites at your own risk.


A Request for help:

Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

Please leave some feedback once you've checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.


Whiterabbit aka Stephen


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