Hidden Object Scenes
The bulk of Hidden Chronicles is made up of hidden object scenes. These are images that you are shown where you must locate a list of items in a crowded scene. To access them, you can click on Ramsey Manor itself, or on the play button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. You will then be shown a total list of all of the scenes that you are able to play at this point. You unlock scenes as you go along, and you can actually see any scenes available to unlock, as well as the requirements for doing so, beneath them.
Click the picture of a scene to enter it, then click the scene to start the timer and start searching. You will see a list of items appear at the bottom of the screen. You can take as long as you want to find these items, but bear in mind that your score will receive bonuses based on the speed at which you can find all the items and complete the scene. Note that the speed at which you find consecutive items is also important - this acts as a sort of multiplier, so if you find two items in succession within a few seconds, that will earn you more points. If you can chain items together quickly, like this, you will be sure to enjoy large points hauls while playing Hidden Chronicles.
Every scene has a certain number of items hidden within it. You will not receive the same items each time, and they are randomized. Nonetheless, the more you play a scene, the more chance you will have of being tasked with finding a particular item more than once. As a result, your speed at a particular scene should improve dramatically with time. You can also use our Hidden Chronicles scene guides to assist you with locating items as fast as possible.
Should you really not be able to find a particular item, you are able to use a 'Hints' system to reveal where the item is. The game prevents you from using the Hint button too many times within a short period, so it has to recharge after each use before you can employ it again. Having found all of the required items in a scene, you will visit the leaderboard. Here you can compare your score with all of your friends. This is also where Trophies are dished out. Trophies are attained when you reach particular points milestones - and you can see these by mousing over a scene at the selection stage.
Remember, you are also awarded points depending on how accurate you are. Blindly clicking the screen in the hope that you will find items will not work! When you play a scene your points will be collated and recorded. The more points and Trophies that you earn in a scene, the harder it will be the next time you play. Each scene has a maximum total of 2 million points, while you can get up to 5 Trophies in each.
Fast Find is a game mode which you can play against your friends. The idea behind it is that you have a time limit of 60 seconds and then must locate as many items in a particular scene as possible. Your friend must try to beat your number of objects within the same time limit. As you are playing socially, taking part in a Fast Find object scene does not use Energy.