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Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
78
3.6
Xbox 360
76
3.2
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows The perfect example for a Rube Goldberg-type contraption.
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows Main Menu
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows The queen is stuck and the day is saved.
Wallace & Gromit in Fright of the Bumblebees Windows The misses caught a tea bag Wallace needs.

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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The Press Says

Play.tm Windows Mar 25, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Game Over Online Windows Apr 01, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution Windows Mar 31, 2009 B+ 83
IGN Xbox 360 May 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Windows Apr 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Mar 24, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameFocus Xbox 360 Jun 15, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2009 B 75
GameCola.net Xbox 360 Jul, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Adventure Advocate Windows Apr 05, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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