Professor Layton Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Professor Layton is a puzzle-game series. In different locations, you must solve brainteasers with maths, logic, maze-solving and lateral-thinking skills to move the story on.

The following adventures are available:
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2008) on Nintendo DS.
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box/Pandora's Box (2009) on Nintendo DS.
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future/Lost Future (2010) on Nintendo DS.

Prequel trilogy set before the original games:
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter/Spectre's Call (2011) on Nintendo DS. It includes an RPG called Professor Layton's London Life.
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (2012) on Nintendo 3DS. The game features daily puzzles
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (2013) on Nintendo 3DS.

New series following Katrielle Layton:
  • Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (2017)on Nintendo 3DS

Spin Offs
  • Layton Brothers: Mystery Room (2013) on iOS, Android.
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2012) on Nintendo 3DS a crossover between the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney series.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9-14 year-olds

Release Date: 07/11/2008

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: @LEVEL5_IA

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 30 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Time to complete these games depends on the logic solving skills of the player.

CostsCosts

Professor Layton usually costs £39.99.
 

Professor Layton And The Azran Legacy

2DS|3DS £39.99

Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask

2DS|3DS £39.99

Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

2DS|3DS £39.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Layton's Mystery Journey received a PEGI 7 because it features contains violence against humans that is not shown but is implied. The game contains comprehensive anime cutscenes. Some feature scenes containing implied violence towards human-like characters.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 9-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Although some puzzles are more complicated, players can ask for help from parents and guardians (or siblings sometimes). This and the cartoon story make it a good fit for younger players.

AccessibilityAccessibility


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