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Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold - Episode 1
By Mark Brown 04 April 2013
Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold | Developer:
Prank Ltd | Publisher:
Replay Games | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Adventure, Puzzle, Retro | Players:
1 | Version:
Fester Mudd is one hell of a phoney - a game so committed to emulating antique point-and-click adventures that even an expert in the field might mistake it for some forgotten relic from 1994.
It's got chunky pixel-art graphics on hand-drawn backdrops. It has synth-heavy MIDI music, and no voice-acting. There's a hefty great interface that takes up half the screen, with verbs like 'Look' and 'Give' on it.
Even the set-up is familiar. Hapless hero Mudd is about as suited to the life of a Wild West cowboy as Monkey Island's Guybrush Threepwood is cut out for the life of a buccaneer.
Fester Mudd is a funny game with smartly designed puzzles. You don't have to be a point-and-click nostalgist to love this game. Bring on episode 2