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    Mystery Island II
    Version 1.9.7
    You are a Navy Seal currently serving aboard the USS Volarus when your submarine is destroyed by an unidentified vessel. After washing up on the beach of a tropical island you realize saving the fate of the human race is in your destiny.
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Adventure Awaits!

In typical retro-gaming fashion, Mystery Island II adopts a design similar to the classic game Myst! Mystery Island II is a port of our old HyperCard game so that it can be enjoyed on modern systems today.

Your name is Lt. Steven Bushell, and you are currently stationed aboard the USS Volarus, a US nuclear submarine.

While on a routine patrol of the Pacific Ocean, the USS Volarus is mysteriously destroyed! A Russian nuclear warship seems the most likely possibility. However, there were certain unusual aspects of the attack which left you wondering if that was a correct assumption afterall.


Enjoy Mystery Island II on either a Mac or PC!
Take yourself back in a time machine to 1990s-gaming as you unlock the secrets of Mystery Island. No special effects. No voice acting. Raw, unadulterated, corny gameplay!
All of the music featured was composed and performed by Mark Sumner!

The Mission

You alone manage to escape the explosion of the submarine alive. After days of drifting in isolation amidst the vast ocean in nothing more than a life raft, you wash upon a tropical island. Your new mission: pin point your location and solve the mystery!

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

Older Versions

These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.

Name Version Size Date Platform Minimum OS Download
Mystery Island II 1.9.5 29.37 MB March 19, 2013 PC Windows XP Download
Mystery Island II 1.9.5 26.89 MB March 19, 2013 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel) Download
Mystery Island II 1.9.2 28.41 MB October 23, 2012 PC Windows XP Download
Mystery Island II 1.9.2 30.66 MB October 23, 2012 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Universal) Download

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Simple but complex! Don't judge this game by its cover (or in this case, graphics) because it's actually pretty good. You won't know until you give it a shot, though. It starts out a little slow but gets really good. I recommend that everyone try it at least once.

Lucas Beck

Good game. Don't let the simplistic graphics fool you, the gameplay itself is really complex and in-depth. Keeps you interested, that's for sure.

Meghan Santiago

Graphically simplistic but absolutely wonderful in terms of gameplay. I used to play these types of games a lot back in the day. Challenging and engaging. I completely recommend this to anyone that enjoys playing these types of adventure games.

Noah Richards

The game has an odd feeling of nostalgia to it even if you've never played it before. A real mind-boggler. It gets your creative juices flowing just trying to figure out how to advance to the next area. I really enjoy the challenge and recommend it to anyone else looking for a simple adventure game with some really good content.

Christopher Bates

I love the genuine old-school foreboding feel that this game gives off. It almost creeps me out. They've got the post-apocalyptic feel going on and they convey it well. I recommend giving this game a go at least once, whether you're generally into these types of games or not. You might just be surprised.

Marion Hayes

Great game. The graphics are old-school in the best way possible. They just take me right back to the old generation of Macintosh computers and how magical it was to play games on them back in the day. Brilliant.

Juanita Clarke

I love alien games! This one is pretty neat. Challenging and unique, it really gets you thinking and observing. Recommended to anyone that likes puzzles and is up for a good challenge.

Pete Walters

I expected this game to be easy. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that it offered a good, reasonable challenge. The graphics almost add to the creepy feel of it, too. Definitely worth checking out, even if you're not a huge gamer.

Don Graves

The interface is really easy to use. Simple but effective. Just like the good ol' days of point-and-click adventures. Brings back memories, that's for sure.

Tony Miles

Ahh, this game brings back memories. Point-and-clicks have been nothing short of a long coming hobby of mine and I was pretty stoked to add this one to my collection. A good challenge that definitely keeps you hanging on what's going to happen next!

Sherri Stewart

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Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

For a single-page listing of all help entries, click here.

Press "c" key: Type the Vortex shutdown code in.
Press "v" key: Get all items.
Press "1" key: Get item: Hammer
Press "2" key: Get item: City Map
Press "3" key: Get item: Filled Mug
Press "4" key: Get item: Loaded Gun
Press "5" key: Get item: Melchite
Press "6" key: Get item: Key Card
Press "7" key: Get item: Alien Device (replaces City Map)
Press "+" key: Increase text speech speed.
Press "-" key: Decrease text speech speed.

  • You will never have to use your keyboard. All actions in this game are done via mouse clicks. Most keys are reserved for those who require 'Cheats' to pass this game, however the arrow keys turn you left and right.
  • Places that make it appear that you must use the numeric keypad are, in fact, operated via mouse by clicking on objects on the screen.
  • Always make sure you have EVERYTHING that you can pick up on a screen. You may need it later on in the game
  • Items that are clickable do not change the cursors icon (this makes the game more challenging).
  • Use your compass at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. It's an invaluable tool to keep yourself orientated.
  • If it is possible, you can click on certain parts of the screen to move there.
  • Be careful when encountering an alien! They might just kill you on the spot!
  • To use an item in your inventory, simply click on it. If it's not usable in that point in the game, or at that scene, it simply won't work.
  • If you try to turn left or right in certain scenes and there's nothing left to see, you'll be taken outside the building.
  • You can't just pop back to your city map by clicking on it in your inventory, you must first exit the structure you're in.
  • Single click always.
  • Always read the informational screens as they're essential to your understanding of the game.

Written by Al Ross.

Enough scenery, time to get started. Pick up the hammer on the ground of the first scene. Make sure you have this, as it will be very important later in the game. Now, turn left, and you should see a strange white dome... Try to click on it, and see if you can reach what's inside. Alas, you cannot gain entry at this time. Look around and see if you can find something to get you inside...

From here, to the right you should find a small cave. Enter the cave and pick up the odd-looking alien device on the ground. Now, try returning to the dome, and see if something happens...

Success! The device has allowed you passage through the dome to the inside, where you find several ancient buildings. Take a look inside the closest one to your right, and you will find what almost appears to be a kitchen of some kind.

Inside the kitchen, pick up the mug and fill it with water by making use of the panel on the back wall. This will become useful later on. From here, exit the kitchen and try the building directly in front of you. Once inside, you should see a computer console of some kind. Click on it and see if you can access its database.

Once you have all the information you need, retrace your steps back outside, and take a look in the building to your left. Here you will find several crates of unknown cargo. In the back, you'll see a crate taller than the rest. Click on it to push it out of your way, and you'll find yourself transported to the Power Station control shutdown room.

Explore the room until you come across another computer console. Access it and enter the code you found on the first console. You'll now find yourself inside a cave... Look around a bit and grab the gun and ammunition, then head for the green door.

You'll find yourself, behind an alien, inside an odd room. Walk up to him and talk to him. After the chat turns sour, and you find yourself under attack by the alien, click on the gun in your inventory...

Now that you've taken care of the pesky extra terrestrial, it's time to swallow your fear and jump into the portal in front of you. After something of a slide through space, you'll exit the portal in a swampy, ooze filled area. Rather than sticking around to investigate the green slime, head left and start your jaunt through the desert...

Starting from the first desert scene, continue heading north until you find some mysterious rubble partly covered by the sand. You should have noticed by now that this desert isn't doing your health any favours, so take a sip from the filled mug you swiped back on the island. Once your back on your feet, continue north.

You should now see the end of the desert path, surrounded by an ocean. Here you'll find more of the rubble, as well as an arch standing on the edge of the cliff. Inside the arch is another portal, so with nowhere else to turn, take your chances and jump in.

Now, you'll find yourself before a fountain in what looks like a town or city, and before another alien. Try to suppress your trigger finger for now, and talk to the strangely peaceful looking alien. He'll proceed to clue you into some interesting tidbits of information.

After the discussion ends, you will be presented with a map of the town. Explore around the various areas, or head directly to the library, where you will find another computer console loaded with useful information about the aliens, your surroundings, and even some local news. Once you have all you need, exit the library and check out the Auto Shop.

Look around for a bit, and you'll find a vehicle inside the shop, apparently under repair. Click underneath it and attempt to fix the engine by pressing the correct order of buttons (126314, the top left button being 1, the numbers progress in a counterclockwise motion, therefore the top right button will be 6).

With the engine repaired, slide yourself out from underneath the craft and hop into the driver's seat. After quickly mastering the controls, you'll find yourself just outside an alien base of some sort. Take a look around, but do not attempt anything until you've taken the security bots out of commission with your trusty hammer.

Once you've taken care of the guards, try to enter the building... Until you realize that the door is blocked by a small metallic clip. Recalling the information you read at the library concerning Melchite, a corrosive compound, return to the town and look for some inside the Greenhouse or Science Lab (it is green).

Now that you have obtained the Melchite, head back to the base and use it on the door. You should now have access to the building, so enter and look around. Once inside, try to enter the door in front of you...

No such luck, the room is occupied. However, if you can somehow cause a diversion, you may be able to have the place to yourself so you can better explore. To that end, turn right and enter the electrical room. Inside, you should see a machine at the back of the room. Look familiar? It should. Click on the appropriate button to switch off the building's power (see Library Consoles). The aliens will scramble outside in preparation for an attack. This is your chance to take a look around.

Exit the electrical room, and look inside the room you tried to enter previously. Examine this area carefully, you'll note a security key card on the table. Grab it, you'll need this later on.

Now, leave the room and return to the lobby. However, do not exit the building itself, as that will surely mean instant death. Take a left turn and head up the stairs. To your right is a security room, which is of no real importance, but contains a few monitors which seem to indicate that areas you've already explored have been under surveillance.

To the left is your real goal, the alien portal control room. Quickly, you must kill the guards! Slowly click twice on your weapon, and then take over the controls from your dispatched enemies. Access the computer terminal, swipe your key card, and follow the sequence of events to victory.

Press "c" key: Type the Vortex shutdown code in.
Press "v" key: Get all items.
Press "1" key: Get item: Hammer
Press "2" key: Get item: City Map
Press "3" key: Get item: Filled Mug
Press "4" key: Get item: Loaded Gun
Press "5" key: Get item: Melchite
Press "6" key: Get item: Key Card
Press "7" key: Get item: Alien Device (replaces City Map)
Press "+" key: Increase text speech speed.
Press "-" key: Decrease text speech speed.

Written by Al Ross.

Enough scenery, time to get started. Pick up the hammer on the ground of the first scene. Make sure you have this, as it will be very important later in the game. Now, turn left, and you should see a strange white dome... Try to click on it, and see if you can reach what's inside. Alas, you cannot gain entry at this time. Look around and see if you can find something to get you inside...

From here, to the right you should find a small cave. Enter the cave and pick up the odd-looking alien device on the ground. Now, try returning to the dome, and see if something happens...

Success! The device has allowed you passage through the dome to the inside, where you find several ancient buildings. Take a look inside the closest one to your right, and you will find what almost appears to be a kitchen of some kind.

Inside the kitchen, pick up the mug and fill it with water by making use of the panel on the back wall. This will become useful later on. From here, exit the kitchen and try the building directly in front of you. Once inside, you should see a computer console of some kind. Click on it and see if you can access its database.

Once you have all the information you need, retrace your steps back outside, and take a look in the building to your left. Here you will find several crates of unknown cargo. In the back, you'll see a crate taller than the rest. Click on it to push it out of your way, and you'll find yourself transported to the Power Station control shutdown room.

Explore the room until you come across another computer console. Access it and enter the code you found on the first console. You'll now find yourself inside a cave... Look around a bit and grab the gun and ammunition, then head for the green door.

You'll find yourself, behind an alien, inside an odd room. Walk up to him and talk to him. After the chat turns sour, and you find yourself under attack by the alien, click on the gun in your inventory...

Now that you've taken care of the pesky extra terrestrial, it's time to swallow your fear and jump into the portal in front of you. After something of a slide through space, you'll exit the portal in a swampy, ooze filled area. Rather than sticking around to investigate the green slime, head left and start your jaunt through the desert...

Starting from the first desert scene, continue heading north until you find some mysterious rubble partly covered by the sand. You should have noticed by now that this desert isn't doing your health any favours, so take a sip from the filled mug you swiped back on the island. Once your back on your feet, continue north.

You should now see the end of the desert path, surrounded by an ocean. Here you'll find more of the rubble, as well as an arch standing on the edge of the cliff. Inside the arch is another portal, so with nowhere else to turn, take your chances and jump in.

Now, you'll find yourself before a fountain in what looks like a town or city, and before another alien. Try to suppress your trigger finger for now, and talk to the strangely peaceful looking alien. He'll proceed to clue you into some interesting tidbits of information.

After the discussion ends, you will be presented with a map of the town. Explore around the various areas, or head directly to the library, where you will find another computer console loaded with useful information about the aliens, your surroundings, and even some local news. Once you have all you need, exit the library and check out the Auto Shop.

Look around for a bit, and you'll find a vehicle inside the shop, apparently under repair. Click underneath it and attempt to fix the engine by pressing the correct order of buttons (126314, the top left button being 1, the numbers progress in a counterclockwise motion, therefore the top right button will be 6).

With the engine repaired, slide yourself out from underneath the craft and hop into the driver's seat. After quickly mastering the controls, you'll find yourself just outside an alien base of some sort. Take a look around, but do not attempt anything until you've taken the security bots out of commission with your trusty hammer.

Once you've taken care of the guards, try to enter the building... Until you realize that the door is blocked by a small metallic clip. Recalling the information you read at the library concerning Melchite, a corrosive compound, return to the town and look for some inside the Greenhouse or Science Lab (it is green).

Now that you have obtained the Melchite, head back to the base and use it on the door. You should now have access to the building, so enter and look around. Once inside, try to enter the door in front of you...

No such luck, the room is occupied. However, if you can somehow cause a diversion, you may be able to have the place to yourself so you can better explore. To that end, turn right and enter the electrical room. Inside, you should see a machine at the back of the room. Look familiar? It should. Click on the appropriate button to switch off the building's power (see Library Consoles). The aliens will scramble outside in preparation for an attack. This is your chance to take a look around.

Exit the electrical room, and look inside the room you tried to enter previously. Examine this area carefully, you'll note a security key card on the table. Grab it, you'll need this later on.

Now, leave the room and return to the lobby. However, do not exit the building itself, as that will surely mean instant death. Take a left turn and head up the stairs. To your right is a security room, which is of no real importance, but contains a few monitors which seem to indicate that areas you've already explored have been under surveillance.

To the left is your real goal, the alien portal control room. Quickly, you must kill the guards! Slowly click twice on your weapon, and then take over the controls from your dispatched enemies. Access the computer terminal, swipe your key card, and follow the sequence of events to victory.

  • You will never have to use your keyboard. All actions in this game are done via mouse clicks. Most keys are reserved for those who require 'Cheats' to pass this game, however the arrow keys turn you left and right.
  • Places that make it appear that you must use the numeric keypad are, in fact, operated via mouse by clicking on objects on the screen.
  • Always make sure you have EVERYTHING that you can pick up on a screen. You may need it later on in the game
  • Items that are clickable do not change the cursors icon (this makes the game more challenging).
  • Use your compass at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. It's an invaluable tool to keep yourself orientated.
  • If it is possible, you can click on certain parts of the screen to move there.
  • Be careful when encountering an alien! They might just kill you on the spot!
  • To use an item in your inventory, simply click on it. If it's not usable in that point in the game, or at that scene, it simply won't work.
  • If you try to turn left or right in certain scenes and there's nothing left to see, you'll be taken outside the building.
  • You can't just pop back to your city map by clicking on it in your inventory, you must first exit the structure you're in.
  • Single click always.
  • Always read the informational screens as they're essential to your understanding of the game.
Version 1.9.7 – December 22, 2015
Requirements: This version requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later or Windows XP or later.
Bug Fixes: Updated to latest core classes.