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Mysteries of the Past Cheats: Tips & Strategy Guide

Mysteries of the Past Cheats: Tips & Strategy Guide

Venture back in time to solve the Mysteries of the Past! Mysteries of the Past is a hidden object adventure game set in the 19th century. A bizarre string of murders are happening, and it’s up to you and your trusty sidekick Madeline to find the killers before tragedy strikes again! Our Mysteries of the Past cheats and tips will show you how to get to the killers quickly!

Mysteries of the Past is a fun and unique blend of mystery adventure and hidden object games, and there’s lots of crimes to solve, so let’s get cracking with our Mysteries of the Past cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide!

Locate the clues before you start collecting!

Every time you collect a clue, your score multiplier at the top of the screen will go up by one. Here’s a neat little trick to give yourself an easy x4 multiplier: before you start collecting clues, locate the four you’re given with your eyes first.

Then, once you know where they all are, tap them all in quick succession to immediately build up your multiplier. This will help you get high scores during the crime scenes!

Save your hint partners for tough crime scenes!

Upon entering an crime scene, you’ll be prompted to choose a partner to assist you with the investigation. If you haven’t connected your Facebook account to the game, it’ll automatically let you choose from six different preset partners. Madeline will always be available since she’s your go-to partner, but she can only give you one hint.

This might not be enough for you during the tougher crime scenes, so try out one of the other partners. They can have up to five hints which can really come in handy! Another important thing to consider is that each unused hint is worth 20,000 points at the end of the investigation.

If you choose Madeline and don’t use a hint, you’ll only get 20,000 bonus points. But if you choose someone with the max of 5, you’ll get a whopping 100,000 bonus points!

Start analyzing before anything else!

During a chapter, you’ll need to send something to the doctors for forensic work. These tasks don’t require stars or anything, but they do need time to complete. The time for these tasks can take up to hours, so before you jump into anything else, it’s best if you start your analysis tasks first and foremost.

Play the newer crime scenes for easier stars!

If you’re looking to grab a quick star to start up an analysis or forensic task, you may have begun to notice that getting stars on the older levels is getting harder. The more stars you earn on a crime scene, the tougher it gets! You’ll need to find more items, and the game will start to even impose time limits on you.

With that said, you’ll also start to unlock new crime scenes as you collect stars. If you want an easier time, it’s best to go to the new scenes because they’re fresh and you haven’t collected any stars on them.

That’s all for Mysteries of the Past! If you’ve got any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!

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Jeremy is a Content Writer for Touch, Tap, Play, and has been writing in the games journalism industry for almost a decade now. With a degree in English and a passion for games, he loves to talk and write about all kinds of games. While you can find him covering the latest and greatest games, there is a special place in his heart for RPGs, action-adventure games, fighting games, and anything Nintendo related.


Mysteries of the Past Cheats: Tips & Strategy Guide


  1. Sometimes, when I click on a clue, it doesn’t disappear from the scene, it’s still there, I find this a bit frustrating, especially if I’ve been extra quick on finding them.


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