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Release year: 2008 | Players: 1 players | Developed by Level-5
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (NDS) Game
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (AKA レイトン教授と最後の時間旅行 Reiton-kyōju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokō in Japan) is a puzzle adventure video game developed by Level-5 for the Nintendo DS (NDS) console in 2008. It is the third installment of the Professor Layton series.
The game follows the Curious Village and the Diabolical / Pandora’s Box which are both released on the Nintendo DS. As the name suggests, it involves time travel element between Professor Hershel Layton and Luke Triton.
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is presented in a European themed storybook design. It utilizes the touchscreen capability of the NDS with the exploration of the environment using the map. The music of the game blends well with the art style and theme of the game and is also composed by the same composer of the previous Professor Layton games.
Unwound Future is ridden with brain-teasing puzzles that are given by conversing with the people in the game. The game has more than 150 solvable puzzles scattered throughout the game. The puzzles are plot related and answering it will provide you with items needed for the main puzzle.
There are different puzzle types in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future with four hint options. There are mazes, logic puzzles, memory games, and visual test among others, and the template puzzles are rarely repeated. Hints can be traded for coins, which can be gathered throughout the town.
In addition to the main puzzles, there are also three mini-game selections within the games. There are interesting character designs for the people from the future who give the puzzles.
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future for the NDS is great for puzzle geeks that look for gray matter teasing games. It has a good settings, well-made puzzles, memorable characters and seamless storyline. It is playable for both Professor Layton veterans and newcomers in the brain-teasing classic. In our opinion it’s one of the best NDS games ever!