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Touch Detective review

Reach out and touch faith


  • Quirky humor
  • Disturbingly cute art design
  • Fun
  • well-written dialogue


  • Getting stuck
  • Getting stuck again
  • The random reason you were stuck

The DS has become the unlikely savior of old-fashioned adventure gaming. While Trace Memory and Sprung were nothing to write home about, the phenomenal success of Phoenix Wright has proven that there's still a lot of potential left for pondering and solving mysteries. The DS is undoubtedly the system best suited for it. Enter Touch Detective, a quirky little point-and-click... er, tap-and-touch adventure from Atlus.

Touch Detective follows the exploits of novice sleuth Mackenzie, her friends (the bratty, bossy Chloe and airheaded Penelope), and the other... uh... things that inhabit the strange world they all live in. Mackenzie's cases are, well, not the sort of things the police would get involved in - like chasing down a thief who steals Penelope's dreams.

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DescriptionCan you solve the mystery of the dream-eating monster? Such cases are the norm in this stylus-driven adventure.
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date24 October 2006 (US), 24 October 2006 (UK)