In 1995, a game that would become one of the best video game
classics ever made was created. It was called Myst.
Ten years later, Myst lives on, this time in the palm
of your hand. The features that made Myst so popular,
such as the stunning graphics, great use of sound, difficult
puzzles, and great storyline are still contained in the Pocket
PC version of the game as well. NOTE: Myst for Pocket
PC requires Macromedia
Flash Player for Pocket PC.
You stumble upon a book titled Myst,
but you do not know who wrote it or when it was written.
It contains an amazing, detailed description of an island
world. You reach the end of the book, and lay your hand down
on a page. Suddenly, your own world disappears, and you are
taken to the island world described in the book. You have
nowhere to go, and nothing to do except explore… Myst is
an adventure science-fiction game filled with mind-boggling
puzzles to solve, based on the idea of secrecy. It features
different ages, or places to visit that you get to via “linking books,” found
in places around the island of Myst. In total, there are four
ages: the Mechanical Age, the Stoneship Age, the Channelwood
Age, and the Selenitic Age. Each age contains a red page and
a blue page, to be used in the corresponding book in the library
of the original Myst Island. The more pages you put in each
book, the more clear the distorted message in the book becomes.
In the end, both books will make sense, and will make the already
strange plot even stranger, making the storyline all the more
better. However, to get this far, you must search around the
game for clues and solve puzzles that will blow your mind!
Clues are scattered everywhere and are often easy to miss.
Even things that seem irrelevant to the game may end up being
one of the most important clues of the game. Also, many of
the clues are sounds in the game, and they are even easier
to miss. However, to find all of the clues, you must be able
to navigate around the island or the age you are in at the
time. Each screen is a picture that has places you must tap
on to either move to one of the next screens, turn around,
interact with objects, etc. For example, one screen may be
a picture of a path, with another path intersecting in the
distance. If you tap on the path in the distance, you will
move to it. If there are objects to interact with, you tap
on them and the interaction will be performed. If you tap on
the left or right edges of the screen, you will turn in that
direction. The navigation around the island and ages is a fairly
easy concept to get used to. Myst combines a great
adventure, amazing storyline, and mind-boggling puzzles together
to make it one of the greatest games ever.
The controls in Myst are very easy to figure out
and to use. If you need to interact with anything on the screen,
you simply tap on it, and see what the result is. If you need
to turn, you tap on the left or right edges of the screen.
If you need to access the menu, you tap on the upper-right
corner of the screen during gameplay. If you happen to open
a book and you want to flip to the next page, you tap on the
right of the book. If you want to go back a page, you need
to tap on the left of the book. Once you start playing Myst,
you will adjust to the controls almost instantly.
The graphics in Myst are one of the best features
of the game. The pictures look stunningly realistic, and jump
of the screen at you. The books in the game were a little hard
to read, but have been fixed since the original Pocket PC release.
The graphics are also great during all of the small movies
contained in Myst. The graphics were converted very
nicely from the desktop version of Myst to the Pocket
PC version, and are definitely not something to miss!
As well as the graphics, the sound and music in Myst are
both stunning and important to the game. There are many sound
effects in the game that will indicate what your surroundings
are, as well as clues. The sound quality is also pretty good,
so you will be able to hear exactly what you need to in order
to get clues, listen to people speak, etc. The sound plays
a very important role in Myst, so it is important
to have your volume on. Also, having headphones on makes the
sound easier to hear, since Pocket PC speakers do not always
provide the best quality. Overall, the sound in Myst is
spectacular, and is another one of the best features in the
The Pocket PC version of Myst is exactly the same
as the original game, only it has been modified for the smaller
screen, processor, etc. It contains all of the best features
of the original game as well. The storyline is still very interesting
and strange, the graphics are still stunning, the sounds are
still great and play a large role in the game, and best of
all, the gameplay experience is the same. If you missed out
on Myst when it came out for the PC in 1995, this
is one game you don’t want to miss for the Pocket PC!
Playing Tips and Hints
Use a notepad (or the built-in application
on your Pocket PC) to record all of your observations during
When you first start the game or get to
an age, explore the entire place and get to know it to make
the game easier.
Make sure to remember even the smallest
details you have seen or heard as they can play a major role
in the game.
If you get stuck at a puzzle, you probably
haven’t seen the clues you need to see yet.
You do not have to complete the ages in
any specific order.
If you need a guide, check out a site
such as GameFAQs for
a guide for the original PC game, but try not to use it for
the whole game, as it will ruin the experience.
Ratings (scale of 1 to 5):
The graphics in the Pocket PC version
of Myst are the exact same as the original PC version,
and look absolutely amazing. The graphics were the best at
the time for the PC version, and still live on today!
The sounds in Myst play a
large role in the game as clues, but they also enhance the
overall gameplay experience. Without the sound, Myst would
be almost impossible to play.
Myst provides an exceptional
storyline and gameplay that is just as outstanding. You will
find yourself continuously playing Myst to solve
the mysterious story behind the game!
You’ll find yourself playing Myst for
hours on end, and once you beat the game, you’ll have
a craving for more Myst, hence the sequel Riven.(To
be released soon for Pocket PC.)