What happens when you cross werewolves, puzzles, and adventures? You get MacGuffin’s Curse, which we’ve been following for over a year now. It’s finally available, and it really is unlike anything else in the App Store because of the sheer depth, style, and intricate gameplay. You play as Lucas MacGuffin, a small time thief, who steals an ancient amulet, and places it around his neck. He can’t get it off, and the amulet can transfer him into a Werewolf in the moonlight. Now you need to help Lucas get the amulet off, and take down a criminal mastermind in the process while using the abilities of man and werewolf.
The game is composed of a series of rooms, and each room takes a bit of logic to get out of. There are 150 rooms overall, and you’ll need to transform between man and werewolf multiple times to solve the given puzzle layout. Each room is full of switches, laser guarded fences, battery packs, concrete, boxes, and floor triggers and some aspects can only be handled by either man or werewolf. For instance, you can hop through a window as a man, and use a button array. Then you need to switch to werewolf to break through concrete and move the boxes and battery packs.
The gameplay is simply superb to keep you thoroughly engaged so that you want to move on to the next room. The difficulty curve increases perfectly for everyone to be challenged, but never overwhelmed. There’s also an optional hint system just in case you get stuck, but also can be ignored for extra challenge. MacGuffin’s Curse also features an excellent hand drawn art design across each room, character, and comic strip of the story. Speaking of the story, it’s superbly written to provide comedy, and unveil the intricate storyline with multiple personalities. The touch based control system is also excellent, you tap on objects, drag one finger to move, and drag with two fingers to push an object.
MacGuffin’s Curse ($1.99, Universal) is the total package with each element working together so well to provide a throughly enjoyable iOS experience that you’ll want to complete. Once you begin, you’ll be hooked to the end, and there’s such an intricate journey to interact with. MacGuffin’s Curse is a must buy that is one of the best adventure games in the App Store, and a howling good time.