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Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Prince Duckling is an adventure game created with children in mind. The game is an original story inspired by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

Set in Copenhagen during the Golden Age, the Master of Darkness has kidnapped the princess and plans to take over the city. Players control a young Hans Christian Andersen who must rescue the princess and stop the Master of Darkness' evil plans. The journey is filled with characters from Andersen's tales, such as The Little Mermaid, The Little Match Girl and The Swineherd.

The game is controlled using the keyboard for movement and the mouse for interacting with people and things. For instance, arrow keys move Hans Christian, holding down the Shift key makes him run and the Spacebar is the main action/interaction key.

Whenever Hans Christian turns his head to look at something, that item or area can be actioned in some way. For instance, coins can be found by kicking barrels, boxes or other objects in the screen. He will turn to look at it. Action it (Spacebar) to kick the object and a coin will be ejected from it. Walk over the coin and press the action key again to pick it up.


The Ugly Prince Duckling Windows Move the statues to their correct positions
The Ugly Prince Duckling Windows Game Load screen
The Ugly Prince Duckling Windows A new section of town
The Ugly Prince Duckling Windows Talking to a shepherdess on a busy city street

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Alternate Titles

  • "Быть Г. Х. Андерсеном. История о гадком утенке" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Ugly Prince Duckling: Play a New Classic" -- tag-lined title
  • "Mijn Sprookjesavontuur met Hans Christian Andersen: Het Mysterie van de Ontvoerde Prinses" -- Dutch title
  • "HCA: The Ugly Prince Duckling" -- Australian title
  • "H.C. Andersens magiske eventyr" -- Norwegian title
  • "H.C. Andersens magiska äventyr" -- Swedish title
  • "HC Andersens eventyrlige liv: Prinsessen og fyrtøjet" -- Danish title
  • "HC Andersenin Taikaseikkailu" -- Finnish title
  • "HCA: Les Aventures Extraordinaires D'Andersen" -- French title
  • "HCA La vita avventurosa di Hans Christian Andersen The Ugly Prince Duckling" -- Italian title
  • "Die märchenhaften Abenteuer des Hans Christian Andersen: Die Rettung des Königreichs" -- German title

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Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 01, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventurespiele Nov 30, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventurearchiv Jan 11, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Adventure-Treff May 09, 2007 72 out of 100 72
UHS (Universal Hint System) May 11, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameBoomers 2007 B- 67
Just Adventure Apr 19, 2007 B- 67
GameZone Mar 27, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65 PC Gaming May 25, 2007 6.4 out of 10 64
Adventure Gamers Mar 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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kwbridge (1539) added The Ugly Prince Duckling (Windows) on Dec 17, 2007