Trilobyte's The 7th Guest [iPhone / iPad] is a game with a ton of history that is near and dear to our hearts here at TouchArcade. With that being said, it is an incredibly difficult game. When it was first released, in an era without instant access to sites like GameFAQs I remember being stumped on puzzles for days, or even weeks. Trilobyte decided to make things a little easier for gamers who find themselves stuck while playing 7th Guest by releasing The 7th Guest: Book of Secrets [99¢] a companion app which offers hints, solutions, and a full walkthrough of the puzzles in the game.

Now, I'm not entirely sure why you'd flip out a buck for this considering there are numerous free walkthroughs online. I suppose maybe if you mainly use your iPod touch and/or iPad offline, or you were roaming internationally with your iPhone and didn't want to pay international data rates... But regardless the release of this companion app has given me a good reason to say check out our 7th Guest review, and consider giving the game a shot if you want to see what the CD-ROM glory days were all about. It has even been updated since then to fix some issues mentioned in the review.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZIZ6NLYZDGC52DL4QEVBIALMU Hackmodford

    Should've been built in...

  • Ezekiel

    It's a book for god's sake! where does the iPhone market will end up if you cheap gamers keep holding ON A BUCK! a single buck! that's 99 cents! just 60c for the developer, isn't that what you'll pay for a book that give you the walkthrough on the good old days?

    Now I can hear the "NO but my money is worth / MY time is / I would pay IF / That's just LAZY developers / they don't deserve my gratitude" flowing like crazy.

    Where those days are, where people was actually grateful for playing games. Now it comes down to "it's worth a buck? no I won't buy it. It has to be COD 9 for me to waste one buck on that".

    You treat your developers bad, they will treat you the same way. They seat on a table and discuss their project by starting with the phrase "no matter what we do, they just want COD 8 so, why give a rat ass? let's just make something silly and over used by dozen of developers already. Maybe one will buy. Maybe not. Who cares. They will pirate it anyway."

    And I applaud them for doing so. I'll buy this, just to give the developers one more coin to buy a cup of what? what can you buy today for one miserable buck? not much. This walkthrough for sure.

    Hey maybe they can buy COD8 with that buck. Oh right.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, is that you John Fricker?

      It is NOT a book but some copy/pasted screenshots called hints. Hint systems should always be in the game; are you still in the 1990s? You should have gone the same way Monkey Island did, OK?

      • Ezekiel

        No I'm not John Fricker, just a regular user. And by the way, I don't know John and so, I don't "hate" him like many gamers do this days with developers.

        You think the guy woke up and say "Honey, today, I'm gonna work and make an app to piss Ketamine off"?

        Hints can be part of a separated app too. You should try it, it may be worth for you. I think you have a bit of "Gear of Wars / Call of Duty" hate in you fellow. Those games make people WAY too nervous and ager to shoot someone.

        I can see right now, in your head you and many others are going "SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!". Take a rest, play something fun for a change.

        About 1990:

        Monkey Island didn't went anywhere, have you bought the PS3? they have a good version going on. Back to the Future is coming back too and they just made a couple of Dracula movies but with a bunch of sexual confused actors in it instead of Bela Lugosi. Oh, batman is having a couple of hits right now, he was on the 90's too.

        Yeah, the 90's are all around us (TRON) so it's not good to say things like that when the next 10 years you're gonna spend will be watching at shitty quality versions of what I already have seen.

        Let's just have this conversation again when they bring The Goonies back but with the whole cast of "Glee" in it.

      • Ezekiel

        Actually, TRON was on 1980, but you get what I mean; you were talking about "the old good days", well, me too.

  • Anonymous

    This is a goofy way to make more money. Even an IAP would make more sense than this.

  • Robert

    It's kinda cool to see it re-released, and it's equally cool to see the responses from those that remember it so fondly.
    If you liked T7G's difficult puzzles, then you will also like RO®.
    RO® is a game of progressive complexity, designed and created by the lead Artist on T7G, Robert Stein III.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ro/id304204839?mt=8

  • Robert

    It's kinda cool to see it re-released, and it's equally cool to see the responses from those that remember it so fondly.
    If you liked T7G's difficult puzzles, then you will also like RO®.
    RO® is a game of progressive complexity, designed and created by the lead Artist on T7G, Robert Stein III.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ro/id304204839?mt=8