- Developer – Huey Games
- Publisher – Huey Games
- Platforms – Nintendo Switch, PC
- Release Date – April 10th, 2019
- Price – $12.99
- Reviewed on – Nintendo Switch
- Review code provided – Yes
Funded through Kickstarter, The Mystery of Woolley Mountain has finally released after two years. The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is a point-and-click adventure with loads of comedy thrown in throughout. There are a lot of really fun and enjoyable puzzles in the game, however the character development is lacking throughout most of the game. It’s a decent take on the point-and-click genre, and if you’re into point-and-clicks I would at least look at this one.
Gameplay / Story
The game starts out great, very lively and enjoyable. Towards the end though, the game gets kind of dull. The story is unique at first, like most games in the extremely unique point-and-click genre. It is a point-and-click, so you have a cursor at all times in game to assist you. The cursor is just about the right size, as it is not too big, but it is big enough to see. The art style is also very very good. It’s pretty different, but it fits the aesthetic of this comedy filled point-and-click. The goal of this game is to save the children from a wicked witch on the top of a mountain. Sounds crazy, right? It is, and it’s fun for most of the game. The problem I have with the game is that the story and really the game as a whole gets really bland late game. There are great things about the game though. The Mystery of Woolley Mountain has a fantastic setting, that’s very engaging and interesting to explore as the player. It also has that style of comedy that will make you chuckle throughout. Overall it’s a decent experience, but it could be so much better.
References / Character Development
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain has countless references to the 80’s, and they are all well thought out. If you’re familiar with the 80’s, you’ll surely get some of these references, as they are pretty obvious at times. Although some are more obscure than others, those familiar with the era surely will appreciate it. The character development was a big issue of mine in this game. There’s a huge lack of it, and it honestly really hurts the game as a whole. A little more character development could have gone a long way for The Mystery of Woolley Mountain. There is some character development, but it’s either very hard to notice or not relevant. The characters and set up in the beginning, and they just kind of stay where they are and don’t develop that much. I feel like the Witch especially could have more character development, but at least there was some.
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is an average point-and-click game, with some good and some bad. The references, humor, and beginning of the game are fantastic! The details from the creators are definitely noticed, and I appreciate them a lot being the player! However, the game truly falls off after the beginning and character development is surprisingly missing in this one. If you’re into point-and-clicks, give this one a try! However, if you’re unfamiliar with the genre, I would do some research before buying this one.