The Mystery of Woolley Mountain
About this game
Developer: Lightfoot Brothers
Content Rating: Everyone
Funded on Kickstarter with backers including legend of the genre Ron Gilbert, The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is an otherworldly adventure game filled with strange beasts, evil witches, confused automatons and wacky ropemen.
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Woolley Mountain is a touching homage to 80s and 90s gaming, but modern audiences may struggle to get along with it.
This experience is not for me, and I suspect a lot of players will feel the same. There is a wealth of point-and-click adventures that share this similar approach of combining your items with others in your inventory and using them on interactive spots in the room. The Mystery of Woolley Mountain doesn’t do a very good job at this particular type of game, but it’s ultimately up to the player to determine if this title is for them.
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain might have more of a low-rent aesthetic that’s more South Park than Monkey Island, but it all ties back into a homemade feel that really sells its quirkiness and sense of personality. Its puzzles can sometimes be so obtuse in their design they verge on the infuriating, but they’re consistently clever and will have you scratching your head throughout. With nods to indie gaming websites, Sinclair ZX Spectrums and other entries in British pop culture, this entertaining little romp offers up a fun – if not wholly original – point-and-click adventure.