“Great Secrets Da Vinci” sounds way more promising that it really is. In this game, you are supposedly incarnating the great master itself. Each scene begins showing a different page of what would be the personal diary of Leonardo Da Vinci. This page tells something about that particular day, and creates the environment for the scene of the game. For example, the first scene is on April 15th, 1469 and is about the Da Vinci’s uncle Flavio.
The game itself basically consists on looking and picking items from different locations, following a list provided by the game. You have to look the scenes very carefully, trying to find the items on the list. When you see an item, just click on it to update the list. In order to finish the level you have to find all the items on the list. There are some tips per level available in case you can’t find anymore items.
When you first enter the game, you’ll be asked for a player name and then you’ll get to the main menu with the following options on it:
- Change Player: After you create one or more players, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Play: this option leads you right to the first scene. You will see some hints on your first steps, which is the easiest way to learn how to play the game. If you already know how to play, just turn off the hints and start playing.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like sound volume, music volume, ambient volume, custom cursor, and full screen.
- Exit and Credits: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the system requirements, is not that big computer that you need to run this game. Take a look to the list:
• Windows XP/Vista
• CPU: Pentium II 400 Mhz
• 128 MB RAM
• HDD: 14Mb
• DirectX 7
- Easy to learn how to play the game using the hints
- Affordable price
- Nice interface
- It’s available only in English
- It’s not a multiplayer game
- Use on network not supported