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Professor Layton and the Curious Village is now available to play on Android and iOS. The puzzle game, the first in the Professor Layton series, features a fun storyline, an interesting cast of characters, and well over 100 fiendish puzzles.
Puzzle Your Way to the Golden Apple
In Professor Layton and the Curious Village, you control the titular professor Layton and his young sidekick Luke as they try to locate the “Golden Apple” that is central to the plot. But to do so, they, or rather you, need to solve lots of puzzles.
The puzzles cover the full gamut, from brainteasers to mazes, from word games to sliding tiles. They range in difficulty from childishly easy to devilishly difficult. And while you have unlimited time to solve them, helpful hints come at a premium.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village was first released on the Nintendo DS in 2007. Its developer, Level-5, then released the game on Android and iOS in Japan earlier this year. And now, finally, the Curious Village is available worldwide.
For its mobile release the game has been given an HD makeover, and optimized for smartphones. The graphics have never looked better, there are some new animations to watch, and the DS experience is replicated perfectly on your humble smartphone.
Own a Piece of Puzzle Gaming History
Unfortunately, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is not free. Instead, it’s priced at $9.99 in the U.S., and the equivalent elsewhere. Still, there is a lot of game here, and as the first Professor Layton title ever released this is a piece of gaming history.
If Professor Layton isn’t your thing, don’t worry, as there are other options available. Why not try one of these free puzzle games you can play in your browser? Or perhaps these brain exercise games for Android and iOS are more up your street.