Detective Conan: Tsuioku no Gensou [Import] review

A teen's powers of deduction in the boy of a six-year-old genius

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Static artwork is ok

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    Reading is good for you

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    Some charm in there


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    No Wii-mote innovation

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    Gameplay is dull

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    Not even for fans of the show

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Professor Plum in the kitchen with the candlestick? Or the black-painted men in the park with the poison that turns 17-year-old amateur sleuths into ankle-biting miniature detectives?

This is the story of Shinichi Kudo, a boy whose natural curiosity leads to him being shrunk by mysterious criminals. Rather than cry about his fate, or even enjoy the chance of acing his exams and generally being the smartest kid in primary school (which he probably was anyway), Shinichi devotes his newly reset life to helping his former girlfriend’s father - himself a professional detective, albeit a bad one - get the credit for solving crimes and, maybe, exposing the culprits.

Above: It always starts with a body

That the anime series is still going, almost 500 episodes later, is a strong clue that Shinichi - or Conan, as he calls himself to hide his true identity - will be no closer to finding the truth at the end of this game.

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DescriptionDetective Conan - better known as "Case Closed" - gets his Wii debut in this mediocre mystery import.
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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