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VooDoo Kid

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
79
3.8
Windows 3.x
...
3.4
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Description

This is a horror adventure game for young gamers (ages 8-15 or so) in which players can choose to play as either a boy or girl, though the game is still the same either way. When the game starts, the protagonist is reading a boring story about Baron Saturday, an evil voodoo spirit captain that's turned his entire crew into mindless zombies and is taking them to the Island of Lost Souls.

The protagonist falls asleep and is transported onto Saturday's ship, where (s)he meets the Captain's butler who needs their help. He asks the protagonist to save all the other lost souls, spirits, and zombies who are trapped on the ship. Throughout the game, the butler will provide the player with clues as he keeps getting trapped.

Screenshots

VooDoo Kid Windows The game can be played as either a boy or as a girl. Essentially it's the same character with different hair and a different voice. game play does not alter
VooDoo Kid Windows All the usual puzzles are here, except for a maze which would be an odd thing to find on a ship. This is the standard align-the-pieces-to-make-a-picture puzzle
VooDoo Kid Windows The dining room
VooDoo Kid Windows There are a few unkind references to teachers in this game. A bit rich from a kid that won't read a book

Alternate Titles

  • "Vudú Kid" -- Spanish title
  • "Le Voleur d'Esprits" -- French title

User Reviews

Good but not great Windows piltdown_man (68899)

The Press Says

PC Junior Windows May, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Junior Windows 3.x May, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Reset Windows Nov, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Adventurearchiv Windows May 14, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Quandary Windows Sep, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Sep, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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