Written by  :  JudgeDeadd (22244)
Written on  :  Oct 27, 2017
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Annoying and lackluster

The Good

Nothing in particular, other maybe than the music

The Bad

Frustrating puzzles requiring pixel hunting
No real story
Awful attempts at humor

The Bottom Line

The game may be somewhat famous within the history of Polish gamedev, but on its own merits, it's quite terrible.

A lot of inventory items are invisible until you click on the exactly right, unlabelled place on the screen to get the exactly right camera angle - I definitely won't blame anyone for taking forever to get out of the first room because of this. There are also other puzzles that rely on combing the screen pixel by pixel for obscure hotspots. Using inventory items on each other is rather annoying due to the way the inventory is set up, and (if I'm not mistaken) you need to use them in a specific order - if you're meant to use X on Y, then using Y on X will yield no effect, which makes experimentation frustrating. And of course don't expect a compelling story... there's barely any narrative to speak of. The comedy is lackluster and the jokes reek of desperation, save for everything that has been cribbed from the original 1984 movie (which I greatly recommend, by the way). About the only nice thing I can say is that the music is pretty nice, but unfortunately the jaunty tune gets old quick (there are other songs in the game folder as well, but I gave up before hearing them played in-game).

If you're curious about cult Polish games of the 90's, you can try checking this out... but if you just want to play a point-n-click adventure game, choose just about anything else.