Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan, is a manga entering its 18th year of publishing that revolves around the adventures of a high school-aged detective stuck in the body of a young boy as a result of a run in with experimental APTX 4869 poison.
Although the series has been running for 18 years now, Conan hasn't aged a day and finally makes his appearance on your Android smartphone in Meitantei Conan Seishinsuijaku Game!
The app is a pretty basic take on the classic card game of Concentration, a game that tests your memory by flipping over cards to find matching pairs. The cards in this game all feature characters from the Conan series.
While this is a pretty basic app, a lot of Conan fans will enjoy playing it, myself included. Also, if you are able to finish the puzzle within a set amount of time, you get a special reward picture.
Sure, I hear you saying that most of the characters look the same... That's just because you don't follow the manga as closely as you should!
Fans of the series will have a pretty easy time telling which character is which and clearing the game in short order. There are only 16 cards, so this is a pretty low difficulty version of Concentration. It's really easy to beat the game, so I recommend this app for light gamers looking for a quick way to kill time.
In terms of unlocking the reward pictures, they're fun, but it's probably really difficult to unlock the harder ones. This is because you need to beat the game in a certain amount of time to unlock the pictures. The time limit gradually gets shorter and shorter, and the game gets pretty difficult to beat once the time limit goes under 30 seconds.
Yet, as I said before, there are only 16 cards in the game, so it is possible to unlock all of the rewards.
The characters used on the cards are all pretty common characters, so casual fans won't be stumped by super rare one-off characters only recognizable by diehard fans. After 18 years, the cast of characters in Conan has grown pretty large, so it's good that the game only focuses on the main characters.
Device used: EVO WiMAX ISW11HT
Publisher: SHOGAKUKAN INC.
Last updated: 4/6/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.1 and higher
Translation by Jason Morgan