Play is mostly linear although there are some options for the order in which to explore locations.
Select Options to adjust the Music and Sound Volume. You may also toggle Custom Cursor, Voice Overs, play mode and Full or Wide Screen selections.
Begin play by selecting a mode that suits your style of play: Regular or Expert. The mode may be changed during game play by selection Menu, Options and select or deselect "Expert".
A Diary is kept to record story information, tips for solving puzzles, objectives and location maps.
Hints may be used to direct play or reveal the location of an item in a hidden object scene.
Hidden object scenes contain items listed in yellow lettering. These items require an extra step to find. Additionally, a Mahjong game may be substituted for the traditional hidden object scene.
Extras bonus content in the Collector's Edition includes Music, Concept Art, Wallpapers, Screensaver and Bonus Gameplay. These items may be accessed after completing the main game.
Many scenes may not progress until a conversation is held with a character. If using the custom cursor, place it over a character to see if it turns to lips. Most dialogs are short.
Always move the cursor around a scene. Watch the cursor to see if it changes into a hand, magnifying glass or gears.