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Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a freeware AGS adventure game by Alasdair Beckett made for his girlfriend. The player controls young pirate captain Nelly Cootalot who meets the long-dead buccaneer William Bloodbeard. Next to being the scourge of the South Seas, he also protected endangered birds. He tells her the Spoonbeaks of the Barony of Meeth have vanished and Nelly has to investigate the matter on the island.

On her quest young Nelly will need to convince the inhabitants that she truly is a pirate, decipher secret pirate codes, meet leprechauns and collect odd objects such as a moustache and pink drawers. Next to a map to move around and an inventory to store items, Nelly can examine the environment, gather and use objects, and talk to the villagers. The names of hotspots appear at the bottom of the screen and by pressing and holding the left mouse button, an action compass pops up where the desired action can be chosen: a speech bubble (talk), a hook (use) and a porthole (examine).


Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! Windows The store of Babylon, where the baron is giving a reading.
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! Windows The map used to travel to the different locations.
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! Windows Inside The Barnacle, a local bar
Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! Windows The rocket is about to be launched.

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Abandonia Reloaded May 20, 2007 4.5 out of 5 90 May 16, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Hrej! Mar 28, 2007 8 out of 10 80
A Hardy Developer's Journal Feb 14, 2009 4 out of 5 80
Softonic Nov 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 May 06, 2008 75 out of 100 75


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While solving a puzzle at the top of the tower, Nelly will call her cat burglar Trilby. This is a reference to the character of the same name of The Chzo Mythos.

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Sciere (771743) added Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! (Windows) on Mar 25, 2007
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