Point and Click adventures of the 90s, including The Secret of Monkey Island, Beneath a Steel Sky, Broken Sword and others on various formats, Amiga, PC and consoles were some of the funniest and most challenging games of the decade. Point and Click
The rise of point and click adventures through the 90s saw major titles such as the Monkey Island series and their fiendish puzzles take over gamers time, frustrating them at every turn. In a generation where the internet was new and didn’t have walkthroughs, gamers would have to buy magazines, waiting for months, for help to arrive.
Playgrounds were where legends of puzzle solutions would be passed around, but not all were accurate and some, it could be argued, was the precursor to modern-day trolling! Point and Click indeed.
Modern day equivalents have just as many obtuse puzzles, with Thimbleweed Park frustrating the hell out of this generations gamers.
But the puzzles and charm of Monkey Island, such as the comedic sword-fighting mechanics, will live on in the minds of gamers for years to come. Recent remasters will help solidify the memories in veteran gamer minds while opening them up to a new generation of gamer.
Do these games have a place in the current generation, can they last to the next. Time will tell, but our team certainly think so, and in this latest podcast they walk through the traps and pitfalls of point and click adventures. Reminicising about the games that have supplied them with fond memories of how gaming used to be, and how it can still be.
Like many retro-games the remaster industry has led to a resurgence in these games and the team hope it continues.
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