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Botanicula (Windows)

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Description

Botanicula is a 2D point-and-click adventure game about a group of five small tree creatures who set out to recover the last seed of their home tree that has been overrun by spider-like parasites. Just like previous games Amanita Design has been associated with, the player needs to guide the characters around and interact with objects and animals in the environment to solve puzzle and to progress.

Puzzles are always environment based and rely on different types of mouse movement (clicking, dragging, arranging items) to discover the effect. Many of the tasks are based around visual clues and sound effects. The mouse cursor changes when an item can be interacted with. There are also actions that are not mandatory to progress, but merely show a short animation. Most of the friends' journey takes place on the tree and other organic environments. They can move to different areas and there is often a map to keep track of the possible directions. Many creatures can be interacted with and these speak an unknown language. Clues are however provided through visual elements and speech balloons that show an object. When a certain number of items needs to be collected (five keys for instance), this can be tracked through an element near the top of the screen. For a limited amount of puzzles an object needs to be found and it is then stored in the inventory until it can be used.

Next to the main quests the friends meet different types of animals and these encounters are stored as creature cards that can be viewed in a separate menu. Certain characters also reveal more of the story through a short animated sequence. For certain puzzles it is possible to pick a specific character to use its particular strengths.

Screenshots

Botanicula Windows Walk inside the mouth.
Botanicula Windows A pig-like creature used as a platform.
Botanicula Windows Spider-like creatures invade the tree and steal the seeds.
Botanicula Windows The mushrooms do exactly what you would expect them to do.

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Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Apr 26, 2012 9.3 out of 10 93
GamezGeneration May 30, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 27, 2012 87 out of 100 87
Adventure-Treff Apr 30, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Gameswelt Apr 30, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Apr 30, 2012 8.25 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) May, 2012 81 out of 100 81
videogamer.com Apr 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Spielemagazin May 17, 2012 79 out of 100 79
Level 7 May 03, 2012 6 out of 10 60

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Sciere (293810) added Botanicula (Windows) on Apr 20, 2012
Other platforms contributed by oo (151), Kabushi (132347) and Iggi (5832)