In this hidden object game, Elizabeth Find (yes a bit corny even for a hidden object game) gets sick patients that she must cure. With the help of other hospital staff, she searches for clues to why the patient is sick. To solve each case, Dr. Elizabeth Find must do your classic hidden object search. Once Dr. Find has uncovered all the clues, analyzed the data, and discovered what is wrong, the patient recovers from the mysterious illness.
Elizabeth Find MD: Diagnosis Mystery uses classic techniques of searching for items on a list. The items do disappear once found, clearing up the screen to find other items. The game is very sensitive to where you click. This can be quite annoying as if you miss click enough the game takes away your time. I found it very frustrating having to click 3 or 4 times to hit the right spot to select an item. This was a major two thumbs down for me.
On a brighter note, during the game, you are asked to do mini-games. The game does give you the option of skipping the games if you so choose. The mini-games involve some medical testing. When you arrive at a mini-game screen, there is a brief explanation of the test you are performing and how to perform the test. Some of them, like blood testing, are simple enough. However, I found the MRI testing was very difficult. Maybe I just don’t have a good memory. An organ lights up and you have to choose which of the eight places to inject dye in a very limited amount of time. Mess up three times and you start over. I ended up skipping it because I stunk at finding the injection site. You will have to try to see how you like it. You should get to it in the free trial period as it is the first mini-game you play.
Overall, Elizabeth Find MD: Diagnosis Mystery delivers what you would expect from a medical hidden object game. The game uses medical tools, like a stethoscope, to find some of the hidden items. Unlike some games, the tools are already in your medical bag, so no need to search for the tools. Items needing the medical tools are found in red. I liked this particular feature. I find the red lets me know right off to get into the medical bag. Otherwise, I might have been looking around for a stomach pump instead of doing a stomach pump. The story line has just enough medical terminology for those of us familiar with medicine but not so much that an average person would not understand. For a challenge, you are given the option to play in timed mode. If it is your first time playing, I would suggest relax mode to get used to the feel of the game.
You can find Elizabeth Find MD: Diagnosis Mystery and many other hidden object games at Marco Polo Games. There you can download the game for a free trial and see what you think. If you like the game, then you have the option of purchasing it after your free trial.