Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD (Application Systems London Ltd.)

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD (Application Systems London Ltd.)

Fans of Point & Click Adventure games will know that we reviewed the pirate themed Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet a while back, awarding it a well-deserved 8.3/10. It is a charming and humorous take on the genre, starring a feisty pirate heroine. What many players might not know is that The Fowl Fleet actually had a freeware prequel, titled Spoonbeaks Ahoy! While Spoonbeaks Ahoy! can still be enjoyed in its original low resolution format, the success of The Fowl Fleet has meant that fans can soon enjoy a remastered high definition version of the game

Flight of the Amazon Queen

Flight of the Amazon Queen

A very entertaining game which was obviously heavily inspired by some of the Lucasarts classics. It may seem a bit dated, but it’s still fun & challenging so fans of the genre should have a blast.

Gameplay: Fun but nothing too tricky.

Graphics: Obviously a bit dated but still nice.

Sound: Pretty low-key overall

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

With its quirky sense of humor, interesting cast of characters and plucky protagonist, it is hard not to be charmed by Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. While the puzzles are somewhat easy, the game had us smiling all the time and even has a few laugh out loud moments. It has obviously been influenced by the Monkey Island series, but without being a carbon copy. If you are a fan of the genre, then The Fowl Fleet should definitely be on your wishlist.

Gameplay: Easy enough for newcomers, but even experienced players will enjoy the quirky setting and characters.

Graphics: The blend of 3D characters and 2D backgrounds work well and the overall art style is very good.

Sound: The soundtrack is nice, but the voice acting steals the show thanks to some great performances

Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™

Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™

This is obviously a must-have title for Indiana Jones and Point & Click Adventure fans alike. Although showing its age it’s still a great game from a company that was at the pinnacle of the genre back in their heyday. No self respecting adventure gamer should pass up on this one.

Gameplay: Pure point & click goodness.

Graphics: Pretty good back in the day but obviously dated now.

Sound: A nice soundtrack and good effects for the time

Shardlight

Shardlight

Guide Amy Wellard through a post-apocalyptic world where the poor try to eke out an existence under the oppressive rule of the aristocracy. Shardlight features an interesting setting, memorable characters and some great pixel art visuals. The fact that the puzzles are logical and the audio is superb also makes it easy to recommend to point & click adventure fans. Overall, this is yet another fine release from Wadjet Eye Games and is sure to please fans.

Gameplay: Not too challenging, but enjoyable throughout.

Graphics: Nice pixel art visuals depicting a variety of locations.

Sound: Great soundtrack and stellar voice acting

The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge

The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge

The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge offers a witty, entertaining and family friendly point and click adventure experience. The retro style visuals take a while to get used to, especially on larger monitors, but definitely captures the charm of the classics of the genre. As far as point and click adventures goes this one is rather straightforward, but definitely a lot of fun and well worth adding to your collection.

Gameplay: The story and puzzles are relatively straightforward, but still very entertaining.

Graphics: Looks like it was lifted straight from a nineties Sierra title.

Sound: Great voice acting for all the characters and a nice orchestral soundtrack

Gomo

Gomo

Gomo is a polished and intriguing adventure through a very surreal landscape, but the low challenge makes it more suitable for younger players or those new to the genre. The game has a lot of humor and is very unpredictable, making it fun to play, but the whole experience is over all too soon. If you don’t mind a game that you can complete in one sitting or plan on playing it with your children then you can’t go wrong with Gomo.

Gameplay: Simple to play, but much too easy for veterans.

Graphics: Very simple but quite charming and amusing.

Sound: Does the job and never becomes annoying

Quest for Infamy

Quest for Infamy

Quest for Infamy offers an authentic 90s era point & click adventure experience infused with role playing elements. It has a very offbeat sense of humor, interesting cast of characters and tons of locations to explore. The voice acting is a bit uneven and lack of hotspots can make some puzzles harder than they should be, but overall this is a game that all fans of the genre will appreciate and enjoy.

Gameplay: Very true to the point & click adventures of the 90s.

Graphics: Packed with detail and animations despite the low resolution.

Sound: Features a great soundtrack and full voice acting for all characters

Moebius: Empire Rising

Moebius: Empire Rising

There is no doubt that Moebius: Empire Rising is not going to be a game that everyone will enjoy. The lead character alone will probably rub most people the wrong way and the character models are also far from cutting edge. Despite this it has a very interesting storyline and if you get hooked you will definitely want to see it through to the end. I enjoyed my time with Moebius and would absolutely love to see a sequel that fleshes out the story even more.

Gameplay: Easy puzzles make the game accessible to newcomers and it is entertaining despite some flaws.

Graphics: Nice backgrounds but the character models and animation let things down a bit.

Sound: Good voice acting and an absolutely brilliant soundtrack

Anna’s Quest

Anna’s Quest

The way that Anna’s Quest manages to combine its engaging story and charming characters with plenty of humor and even some darker elements make it a treat to play. It is a really entertaining title that is made even better thanks to its logical, but challenging puzzles and hopefully there are more quests waiting for Anny in the future.

Gameplay: Puzzles that are challenging, but logical, ensures that the game remains entertaining.

Graphics: Charming visuals and great animations.

Sound: Nice music and very good voice acting