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Norman Cooks in 'Search for the Don'

by danny (a.k.a WIZKID)

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File size: 7 MB
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Graphics: 640x400, 16-bit color
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9 Oct 2002
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Rated 72% by the community (35 votes)Rated 72% by the community (35 votes)Rated 72% by the community (35 votes)Rated 72% by the community (35 votes)Rated 72% by the community (35 votes)
Short Game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
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Content Advisory:
Bad LanguageOccasional, mild
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

Norman Cooks is a small game,but features hi-res graphics. The story is about a detective,who will try to uncover the mob underworld of his town.It's my first game ever,but there is plenty to come....!! till then enjoy Norman!

AGS Awards Wins

Won, Best Room Art in an AGS Game 2002

Won, Best Character Art in an AGS Game 2002

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Story in an AGS Game 2002

Nominated, Best Player Character in an AGS Game 2002

Nominated, Best Animation in an AGS Game 2002

Nominated, Best AGS Documentation 2002

17 people commented on this game (newest first):

Since the original site is down, if there is anyone who is looking for this game, it can be downloaded here: https://web.archive.org/web/20040601115759/http://wizkid.adventuredevelopers.com/Norman_Cooks.zip
2020-06-29 14:54:35 by Joseph DiPerla
What is the second ending? The first: Detective finds daimonds and used the door of cabinet, but second???
2018-07-06 09:24:13 by SPNVR
@ 03-sept-2009:
The game is only downloadable from the Website url [http://wizkid.adventuredevelopers.com].
Both Download Links doesn't work.
2009-09-03 12:26:53 by Arj0n
I agree with "CyreneQ" on every points: good graphics, but that's all.
The game starts as a full-length game, but is short in fact. You can complete it in 10mn.

The "normal" ending is so stupid that i didn't imagine a second it was the solution... i had to read a walkthrough!

As it is your first game, it is a good start. Make games with same graphic quality, but with a better storyline.
2009-03-04 16:34:40 by azerty
Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:


and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:24:16 by foxyfox (foxyfox666)
Interesting game, it's just too bad there is so much pixel-hunting.
Plus, the end is quite stupid.
2008-12-01 23:57:27 by Creamy
I think this is a very fun game. The safe puzzle was bad though since the hole you used to pick the lock wasn't on the safe, it was on the wall. I would love to see a prequel.
2007-03-23 22:33:00 by mr.me
I was excited to play this game because it's has good graphics, but when I played it, I was dissapointed. The story line isn't that great. There are two endings and you die either ways. The game background was too dark to see, and it's hard to find items. This game is too short to be considered as a "medium" length game.

Very impressive graphics - that's all. I'll congratulate you on that.
2005-08-28 19:05:47 by CyreneQ
This is the first game I have played with a main game character who dies in the end. A tragedy game!
2004-05-14 10:03:49 by Fribbi
Overall a good quick game. Next game needs to be longer and more varied.
2004-03-18 17:14:17 by Gravity
Interesting game. The 3d artwork is very good, and so are the animations. Simple puzzle(s), and very nice music. The atmosphere is very well done, and this is definitely an above average game.
2004-01-09 06:35:35 by Migs
I haven´t played adventure games for a while, but this one pushed me to start it again. Great graphics, sounds and animations. I can´t wait your next game Danny :)
2003-05-11 00:25:22 by Atsutane
Excellent look and feel and ambiance and gameplay. For me, its forte it's the great graphics, with the music excelling in creating a good atmosphere. Although I didn't finish yet (because I'm stuck) I can already say the game is very good overall.
I'm impressed!
2003-02-02 08:05:17 by ratracer
great first effort! While some of the 3-d graphics didn't appeal to me, the music and mood was supurb. Your games will only improve, and I'm looking forward to see a classic out of danny!
2003-01-27 08:04:31 by mr.panda
Not really a review as such, but.....
A supurb game with beautiful graphics and moody music. My only critisism? I'm stuck and can't find any clues. Help! beauzeta@aol.com
2003-01-19 06:43:45 by Pascal
Amazing graphics.Perfect in every sense.One of the most promising games ever to come out of ags. If one thing is wrong with this game it's that it's too short. (maybe it needed to be a bit more funny too)
2003-01-10 03:53:08 by Kyriakos Hasapis (the butcher)
Wow - great game! Very professional in feel. Well done!
2003-01-09 00:26:15 by Neole
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