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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 Gromit joins the Bee-party.
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 No, I don't want to by something.
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows Gromit in the kitchen.

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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Critic Reviews

Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Jun 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Mar 31, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Adventurearchiv Windows Apr 08, 2010 84 out of 100 84
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows May 15, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2009 B 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.pt Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
DarkZero Xbox 360 Mar 24, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Jun 16, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Mar 24, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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