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* AndroclesLion: The second game opens with Jep saving Mina from drowning after she's been struck unconscious.

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* AndroclesLion: The second game opens with Jep saving Mina from drowning after she's been struck unconscious.unconscious, similarly to how she saved him from his peers' bullying.


* HappyEndingOverride: In the sequel, Mina's escape from the island is derailed by volcanic debris that breaks her helicopter. [[spoiler:And the only two endings involve a SadisticChoice between going home or preserving the island life.]]

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* HappyEndingOverride: In the sequel, Mina's escape from the island is derailed by volcanic debris that breaks her helicopter. [[spoiler:And [[spoiler: And the only two endings involve a SadisticChoice between going home (which doesn’t even work and results in a DownerEnding where Jep dies of illness) or preserving the island life.life (which does work, resulting in a BittersweetEnding where Mina must live out her life on the island).]]


-->''"[[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming A present for you...]]]]"''

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-->''"[[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming A -->''"[[spoiler:A present for you...]]]]"'']]"''


* AndroclesLion: The second game opens with Jep saving Mina from drowning after she's been struck unconscious.
* BeneathNotice: One of the endgame tasks can only be solved by invoking this trope. [[spoiler:The servant robot]] asks Mina to identify the oldest weapon stored in the Nautilus (a fact only Captain Nemo would know) and won't let her read the explanatory plaques hung beside each weapon. So Mina sends her pet monkey over to the plaques with a lump of wet clay, which he imprints on each plaque and brings back to Mina.
** Similarly, one of the [[spoiler:guardian robots]] doesn't notice that it's hovering right in front of a medieval-era cannon.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Zigzagged. Mina first meets Jep when he is being beaten up by the other monkeys, who have to be scared away. However, after Mina feeds and cleans Jep, he becomes a very loyal, useful companion.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Zigzagged. Mina first meets Jep when he is being beaten up by the other monkeys, who have to be scared away. However, after Mina feeds and cleans Jep, he becomes a very loyal, useful companion.


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* HappyEndingOverride: In the sequel, Mina's escape from the island is derailed by volcanic debris that breaks her helicopter. [[spoiler:And the only two endings involve a SadisticChoice between going home or preserving the island life.]]


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* MysteriousWatcher: In the opening, Mina is woken by a humanoid shadow over her. Some time later, she sees a strange man looking down on her from Granite House. Both times it's Captain Nemo.


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* SleepCute: After healing Jep, a [=CG=] in which he and Mina cuddle together while sleeping is shown.


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* VideoGameCaringPotential: There are many methods of healing Jep other than feeding him: bandaging his wounds, mixing herbal teas, making a straw mattress for him, etc. Since food items are some of the most versatile ones in the game, those methods reward the player with greater freedom in other sections.


* [[spoilerL BuriedTreasure: Mina can uncover a chest of old coins while digging up turtle eggs to eat.]]

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* [[spoilerL [[spoiler: BuriedTreasure: Mina can uncover a chest of old coins while digging up turtle eggs to eat.]]

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* [[spoilerL BuriedTreasure: Mina can uncover a chest of old coins while digging up turtle eggs to eat.]]

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* CoconutMeetsCranium: Subverted; Mina has a close call while walking along the beach, as a coconut thumps to the ground right behind her.

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** [[spoiler: The jaguar whose tracks Mina sees in the mud in the first game shows up in the sequel.]]

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* [[spoiler: DisposablePilot: The rescue-chopper pilot who arrives to collect Mina at the end of the first game is an early casualty of the sequel.]]


* UnsuspectinglySoused: One of the ways you can deal with rogue monkeys is to give them alcohol.

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* UnsuspectinglySoused: One of the ways you can deal with rogue monkeys is to give them alcohol.alcohol.
* {{Xenofiction}}: Portions of ''Mina's Fate'' are played from Jep the Monkey's POV. He can't combine objects or use fire, but he ''can'' interact socially with other monkeys in ways Mina can't.


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* CosmeticAward: Accumulating high ScoringPoints unlocks concept art.



** You can scare the monkey gang away by shooting them with a slingshot...or you can rebuild the windmill steps and sneak up on them.

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** You can scare the monkey gang away by shooting them with a slingshot...or you can rebuild the windmill steps and sneak up on them. The latter way is much faster.
** [[spoiler:You can earn the servant robot's trust by correctly answering a cryptic quiz...or you can play the game's theme on Nemo's pipe organ]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The island's horizon is marked by bright vertical lines. [[spoiler:They indicate the presence of Nemo's barrier dividing Lincoln Island from the outside world]].



* {{Retcon}}: Lincoln Island was ''not'' destroyed in a volcanic eruption, that was just a lie the castaways used to preserve Nemo's privacy.
* SimpleYetAwesome: One of the first things the player makes will be a knife. Which is good, because they'll be using that knife for pretty much everything over the next hour of gameplay.



* TryEverything: The gameplay's heart and soul. A sufficiently experienced player can make everything from nitric acid to lemon cake. There's usually an obvious solution for plot-relevant puzzles, but extra points are awarded for particularly ingenious combinations.

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* TryEverything: The gameplay's heart and soul. A sufficiently experienced player can make everything from nitric acid to lemon cake. There's usually an obvious solution for plot-relevant puzzles, but extra points are awarded for particularly ingenious combinations.combinations.
* UnsuspectinglySoused: One of the ways you can deal with rogue monkeys is to give them alcohol.


* [[spoiler:CoolBoat: The Nautilus, creepy and dilapidated as it is]].



* DueToTheDead: Captain Nemo appears to Mina in a dream and requests that she give him a proper burial. If the player so chooses, she can[[spoiler:...and is rewarded with a huge black pearl]].
-->''"[[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming A present for you...]]]]"''



* MartialPacifist: Mina is one; she refuses to use lethal weapons (such as the gun or bow) on animals, [[spoiler:but the Nautilus' ''very'' hostile robots are a different story]]. Fortunately, the game provides a plethora of non-lethal options to deal with pests.

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* MartialPacifist: Mina is one; she refuses to use lethal weapons (such as the gun or bow) on animals, [[spoiler:but the but [[spoiler:the Nautilus' ''very'' hostile robots are a different story]]. Fortunately, the game provides a plethora of non-lethal options to deal with pests.


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: For the first two thirds of the game, it's ambiguous whether Captain Nemo really exists, or is just a dream/hallucination.


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* TragicKeepsake: Mina's watch phone, which ran out of power in the shipwreck.
** [[spoiler:Nemo's "most prized possession" is not any of the priceless historical relics strewn around his ship, but an old sketch of his deceased family]].


* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Mina gains a monkey companion, Jep, who is integral to solving many puzzles.
* TakeYourTime: Certain PlotLock[=s=] will not be triggered until Mina and Jep are sufficiently healthy, but that's the only limitation the survival elements provide.

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* CerebusSyndrome: After Mina enters Granite House, the plot shifts into high gear.
* CuttingTheKnot: You can unlock the cliffs' [[spoiler:security lasers]] by doing a puzzle...or you can synthesize dynamite and blow them up. Or bypass the [[spoiler:lasers]] entirely by using a lightning arrester.
** You can scare the monkey gang away by shooting them with a slingshot...or you can rebuild the windmill steps and sneak up on them.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Zigzagged. Mina gains a monkey companion, first meets Jep when he is being beaten up by the other monkeys, who have to be scared away. However, after Mina feeds and cleans Jep, who he becomes a very loyal, useful companion.
* MartialPacifist: Mina
is integral one; she refuses to solving many puzzles.
use lethal weapons (such as the gun or bow) on animals, [[spoiler:but the Nautilus' ''very'' hostile robots are a different story]]. Fortunately, the game provides a plethora of non-lethal options to deal with pests.
-->"I'm going to have to get this animal out without killing it."
* TakeYourTime: Certain PlotLock[=s=] will not be triggered until Mina and Jep are sufficiently healthy, but that's the only limitation the survival elements provide.provide.
* TryEverything: The gameplay's heart and soul. A sufficiently experienced player can make everything from nitric acid to lemon cake. There's usually an obvious solution for plot-relevant puzzles, but extra points are awarded for particularly ingenious combinations.


Mina, a young sailor, is shipwrecked on the titular mysterious island during a storm. Hungry and entirely cut off from civilization, she begins to explore the island,


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Mina, a young sailor, is shipwrecked on the titular mysterious island during a storm. Hungry and entirely cut off from civilization, she begins to explore the island,

island. At first, the game mostly revolves around her survival, but gradually, a bigger plot begins to form...

A sequel called ''Mina's Fate'' was released in 2009. Both games can be bought on [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/277110/ Steam]], and the first game is also available on [[http://www.gog.com/game/return_to_mysterious_island GOG]].



* ActionGirl: Mina decided to sail around the world on her own and, by the end of the game, [[spoiler:is shooting robots]].

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* ActionGirl: Mina decided The plot is initiated by Mina's attempt to sail around the world on her own and, by own. By the end of the game, [[spoiler:is [[spoiler:she's shooting robots]].robots]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Mina gains a monkey companion, Jep, who is integral to solving many puzzles.

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''Return to Mysterious Island'' is a point-and-click adventure game made by Kheops Studio and Creator/TheAdventureCompany. It is a loosely-connected sequel to Jules Verne's ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland''.

Mina, a young sailor, is shipwrecked on the titular mysterious island during a storm. Hungry and entirely cut off from civilization, she begins to explore the island,


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* ActionGirl: Mina decided to sail around the world on her own and, by the end of the game, [[spoiler:is shooting robots]].
* TakeYourTime: Certain PlotLock[=s=] will not be triggered until Mina and Jep are sufficiently healthy, but that's the only limitation the survival elements provide.

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