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Maniac Mansion Mania Mini Masterpieces #4: Berthold's Return
2020-07-03 19:38:59, Michael2968
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Castle of Fire
|1 Cup||Not serious entertainment|
|2 Cups||A reasonable game, worth a try|
|3 Cups||A good game, worth playing|
|4 Cups||A great game, well worth your time|
|5 Cups||An outstanding, must-play game!|
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Once Upon A Crime
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Graphics: 320x240, 16-bit color
|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|
|Non-adventure game||Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!|
|Joke game||You know when it fits this category ;)|
|Demo||Unfinished games / commercial games|
|Training game||Games made just to try out AGS|
|Newly added games||Not yet categorised|
About this gameJoin Red (the PI formerly known as Little Red Riding Hood) on a chase to solve a most terrible crime. With magical potions, sharp wits and a sweet pout, there is no telling where the chase may lead! NOTE: 1.3B is up, adressing a bug that made it possible to get stuck in the endgame. Please get the new version for a much better game experience.
AGS Awards Wins
Won, Best Character Art 2008
AGS Awards Nominations
Nominated, Best Original Story 2008
Nominated, Best Puzzles 2008
Nominated, Best Background Art 2008
AGS Panel Review
"A cute romp through several fairytale stories."
13 people commented on this game (newest first):
This is one of the all-time AGS classics and MUST be played right now by every single person on the planet...
I'm just not quite sure which exact planet...But definately one of them...
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:
and I contact you. Thank you. :)
You play as (no-longer-all-that Little) Red Riding Hood, and Red makes for a sympathetic heroine. You also meet a lot of other colorful characters taken from various fairy tales and children's books, and the game offers a cartoony, post-modern revisionism of these familiar faces (think [i]Wicked[/i], [i]Fables[/i], [i]Hoodwinked[/i], or [i]Enchanted[/i]). It is easy to see the fondness for the original stories.
However, the solutions to most puzzles seemed quite arbitrary to me, with little to indicate how to achieve particular tasks. This made the game an exercise in "guess-the-designer's-mind", which is difficult and not particularly enjoyable.
About two thirds of the way through, the story takes a sudden left turn, and this twist may not appeal to everyone.
The writing is mostly good, but there are a few examples of unidiomatic English
The graphics are great, the music is catchy and the characters are all well designed and everything fits together nicely.
The majority of the puzzles are all logical and were just challenging enough, though a few i really did struggle on but overall a very good game.
I enjoyed meeting Hook, Smee and Tinker Bell !
Top marks for everything except for the puzzles - there was one puzzle where there was no clue how to proceed, and the player had to guess and try all inventory items on everything... that's not fair.
Otherwise great job - the graphics were pretty, the story was imaginative and novel and the game was a delight to play.
The puzzles were challenging but very logical if you think like a fairy tale :D
I thought the graphics were beautiful.
Thanks Ghost for this adventure I had a wonderful time in Parodise!
Don't forget to see the credits through - its worth it...
Thank you for a lot of fun!
And a happy new year to all of you!
In one word: exquisite!