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Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees is the first episode of Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures.

Wallace has invented a fast and easy way to get honey from bees and started with the help of his dog Gromit a honey-business. Sadly customers are none-existent and the bills keep piling up until one day Mr. Paneer shows up and orders 50 gallons of honey - by evening. Wallace agrees to the deal but quickly finds out that he hasn't nearly enough flowers to produce that much honey in just a few hours.

The player takes over the control of both Wallace and Gromit but the player can't switch between both freely. Instead the story dictates which character is controlable. And although the game is a classic point and click adventure, it uses optimized controls to work for both PC and consoles. While the interaction with items on screen still work through a context-sensitive cursor, the player now moves the characters around directly instead of giving them move to-orders.

Besides this change, the player still goes around the various locations, talks to people and collects everything that isn't nailed to the wall in order to solve the different riddles and advance the storyline. There is also a small Moorhuhn-like mini-game in which the player needs to shoot down and trap some angry bees before he can continue with the adventure.


Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows What a better showdown than a car chase - or at least something similar.
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows The bees don't like Wallace...
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows Trapped in the tree with Mr. Nutter admiring the nuts.
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows Group shot!

Alternate Titles

  • "Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Der Hummel-Fluch" -- German title
  • "Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees" -- Steam title

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Good Game Windows Apr 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution Windows Mar 31, 2009 B+ 83 Xbox 360 Jun 12, 2009 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Windows Apr 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Good Game Windows Apr 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2009 B 75 Xbox 360 Jul, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 29, 2009 66 out of 100 66
Game 2.0 Windows Apr 12, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65


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