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NELLY COOTALOT: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!

UPDATE (30/09/2014) - Polish Translation:
Nelly Cootalot now has a Polish Language translation, thanks to Krzysztof 'Elum' Pałka.

Download:
Download Nelly Cootalot v1.8 (24mb .zip)

German Translation:
Nelly now has a German translation, thanks to the efforts of Marcel Weyers with the proof reading contributions of Tante Tabata Kat Wallisch and Björn Ludwig.

French Translation:
Hervé Appriou (Surdy), Mathieu Bergounioux (Monsieur OUXX) and Marc Denizot have completed a French translation of the game!

Spanish Translation by Kawagames:
Ernesto and Ana of Kawagames very kindly translated the game into Spanish. There's also a spanish mini-site and video trailer HERE.

Background:
This is my first complete AGS game. It is around medium length, and should take a few hours to play. I made it for, and about, my girlfriend. She enjoyed it and I hope you will too!

Plot:
Nelly Cootalot, fearsome pirate and lover of tiny and adorable creatures, is charged by the spirit of a dead buccaneer to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a fleet of birds known as spoonbeaks. Her adventure will bring her face to face with the nefarious Baron Widebeard as she uncovers corruption and wanton punning in the Barony of Meeth.

Screenshots:


Opportunities to:

Rescue endangered and unusually named wildfowl.

Acquire morally dubious items on behalf of minor aristocrats.

Intercept the private correspondances of a daredevil pilot.

Come to the aid of downtrodden supernatural beings.

Be confused by Nelly's County Durham colloquialisms.

Borrow facial hair from long-dead pirates.

Wantonly misuse the word 'borrow'.


Features:
Soundtrack by Mark "m0ds" Lovegrove. Do your ears a favour, and download it HERE.
640x480 Resolution
Verb Coin Interface
Anti-aliased sprites (at long last...)

Online Manual:
Peder Johnsen is kindly hosting an online version of the manual HERE.

AGS Awards:
Best Game Created with AGS 2007
Best Gameplay 2007
Best Dialogue Writing 2007
Best Player Character 2007
Best Character Art 2007

Reviews:
Read a player review from Gamespot HERE and HERE.
Read a review from Rock, Paper, Shotgun HERE.
Read a review from Yesterday's Salad HERE.
Read a review on Kotaku.com HERE.
Read an article from TIGSource HERE.
Read a, some might say biased, review of the game HERE.
Read a review by RunTime entertainment HERE.
Read a review on Abandonia Reloaded HERE.

Walkthrough:
A walkthrough is available at gamesolutions HERE.

Thanks to the Beta Testers, Translators and all the other people who helped make this game.
« Last Edit: 07 Oct 2016, 20:51 by Ali »

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #1 on: 06 Mar 2007, 16:59 »
Great, but moreso, thank YOU for creating this wonderful little game!!

Here's that page I spoke of, point people to it or the link on the download page and should you care, I'll be able to tell you how many people have downloaded it :)

http://www.screen7.co.uk/games/

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Well done on releasing Ali, you should be proud of your first AGS game :)

Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #2 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:02 »
I also thank Ali for making this wonderful game! (EDIT: and of course, m0ds as well :))

While I highly doubt Ali needs my help to "sell" Nelly Cootalot (I think those screenshots and descriptions speak for themselves ;)), as a beta-tester I must give this game my ringing endorsement!  Gorgeous art, great music, terrific humour... all in all, loads of fun :).  Download now, NOW!
« Last Edit: 06 Mar 2007, 17:43 by MashPotato »

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #3 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:03 »
     YES!!! Finally, one of the games I've been waiting for has been released! Just downloaded, can't wait to try it out!!! Will edit with my opinion later.... Congrats on finishing!!!!
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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #4 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:20 »
Mash:

I'm already sold, no need to help out! downloading now Ali/Mods/betas/everyone! It will be a pleasure tonight. Even though I should be working. something tells me that this game will help me through the day, and I really need that. :)

Thank you Ali for this game.

More to come once I play it!

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #5 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:22 »
Oh boy! I have secretly been anticipating this! Will download as soon as I get home from work

*Mätzyboy dances a little jig of anticipation*

Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #6 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:26 »
Thanks Ali and mOds! Hip hip hooray! I'll post my gushing praise comments after I've given it a whirl.

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #7 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:36 »
Just begun playing it. I am really enjoying it so far. Particularly the animation. It's so smooth and incredible, some of the best animation in an AGS game in my opinion. Really like the music too, I am impressed m0ds.

Really like it. I'll come back once I've completed the game.

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #8 on: 06 Mar 2007, 17:50 »
I just played a little in, but already I have to say I'm very impressed with the artwork, animations and especially the music! :D

Congratulations to Ali and m0ds!!

Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #9 on: 06 Mar 2007, 18:15 »
This game is awesome. The art style is brilliant, the music rocks, but the dialogue (and humour) is what stands out the most.

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #10 on: 06 Mar 2007, 19:29 »
As I allready knew before today this is an awesome game in every way!

I really enjoyed beta testing it!

Good work both Ali and m0ds!


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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #11 on: 06 Mar 2007, 19:37 »
Can't wait to play it, the artwork looks great.
THE PATIENTS ARE REVOLTING

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #12 on: 06 Mar 2007, 20:51 »
spoonbeaks ahoy!
Sweet mother of monkeys, I've been waiting for this game, hope to download soon. loks great.
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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #13 on: 06 Mar 2007, 21:30 »
great game, ali! i love the art style, and the character designs! especially baron widebeard. and the dialogue is so well written.  ;) the characters have really smooth movements.

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #14 on: 06 Mar 2007, 22:51 »
Bug
you can talk thru the pipe a second time.  The rocket reappears, takes off, and you get the gift certificate again. 

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #15 on: 07 Mar 2007, 01:30 »
Looks sweet! I'll download this soon after I'm done playing Grim Fandango. This should hopefully give it plenty of time to see what bugs the community finds so you can fix them. I don't want to downloaded 15mb on my slow connection only to have to do it again. If I had high speed interent, I'd download it now, but alas, I don't. So I'll patiently await till then.  ;D

Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #16 on: 07 Mar 2007, 01:48 »
Just finished.  This is on my list of favorites

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #17 on: 07 Mar 2007, 02:19 »
marlamoe, how long did it take you to beat?

Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #18 on: 07 Mar 2007, 03:21 »
Another bug
  I cannot remember what order I went in for sure, but was doing another run through the game and after getting the letter on the lawn, I went and won the rainbow scarf prize.  When I went back to the castle, the letter was laying on the lawn again.  I could pick it up and then had two letters in inventory. 

Fleshstalker:  I played for about 6 or 7 hours. 

« Last Edit: 07 Mar 2007, 04:11 by marlamoe »

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Re: Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!
« Reply #19 on: 07 Mar 2007, 04:20 »
Thats an excellent lenght. It will take me longer though since I'm still new to the point and click Adventure genre. 5 Days A Stranger took me a little over 5 hours.

I got so many games to play now. Atcually I got 36 and so far beat one like I previously mentioned and Grim Fandango. Will take a while before I get to this one. I'm in heaven!  :D