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Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (Windows)

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Description

In this point-and-click adventure, you play Nelson Tethers, an agent in the puzzle division of the FBI who has been sent to a small town in Minnesota, called Scoggins, to investigate the reason of why the eraser factory of the town (the one that is the sole supplier of the White House) has been shut down, since all others agents sent to the mission failed complaining about difficulty of puzzles they found when investigating the matter.

In Puzzle Agent, all advancement in the plot is done by solving series of puzzles that appear in the story (and the game also offer some entirely optional ones), which are accompanied by a hint system, accessible by chewing pieces of used bubble gum (with the maximum number of three hints per puzzle), matching the non-sense stylized atmosphere of the story composed by cartoonish artwork. The puzzles are logic based, featuring usually a challenge like moving pieces through a board, solving logic problems or breaking a code.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Puzzle Agent HD" -- iPad title

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The Press Says

GameZebo Jul 01, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Vortex 2010 82 out of 100 82
Adventure-Treff Jul 18, 2010 81 out of 100 81
Adventure Classic Gaming Aug 24, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Jul 09, 2010 B 75
Thunderbolt Games Jul 11, 2010 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jul 06, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Jul 19, 2010 67 out of 100 67
GameZone Aug 01, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 27, 2010 63 out of 100 63

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Open_Sights (380) added Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (Windows) on Jul 03, 2010
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