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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 10, 2019
    70
    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.
  2. 60
    The game is cute, funny and genuinely satisfying once you start to put two and two together, combining items and solving puzzles to push the story forward. But the writing really suffers here. It would have been much more enjoyable if dialogue lines weren’t so annoying and expositional. Characters constantly say exactly what they’re doing, and they do it multiple times in a row. The game loses a lot of its comedic charm because it never trusts the player to understand what’s happening, even when it’s extremely straight-forward.
  3. Apr 12, 2019
    60
    The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is an average point and click game that loses its spark by the end. A good mix of puzzles is offset by an unengaging plot and characters.
  4. Apr 29, 2019
    50
    It falls into the same traps that have plagued the genre for years. The game’s internal logic is hard to follow, the puzzles incorporate too much trial-and-error, and the plot is contrived and inconsistent. This is all combined with cheap-looking Flash visuals. The game isn’t a lost cause and its nostalgic playstyle may still appeal to the most hardcore graphic adventure fans. Otherwise, the crew of the Helmholtz Resonators are on to something: there are probably better things to do than solving the mystery of Woolley Mountain.
  5. 50
    This experience is not for me, and I suspect a lot of players will feel the same.
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    42
    To reiterate what I said at the beginning of this review, though: your mileage on all this will vary depending on how much love you have for cheap-looking adventure games with a very British sense of humour. If you pine for the early ‘90s and wish games like Day of the Tentacle could come back (albeit in a much dumbed-down form), then this may seem like an answer to your prayers. As it stands, though, if you aren’t in that mood, then there’s nothing going on in The Mystery of Woolley Mountain that’s likely to win you over.
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  1. Dec 4, 2020
    10
    Being a huge fan of point and click adventures such as Monkey island and Simon the sorcerer I loved The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain. With itsBeing a huge fan of point and click adventures such as Monkey island and Simon the sorcerer I loved The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain. With its hilarious characters and great British humour this is up there with the best of them. It has a good storyline, puzzles and brilliant retro references. I hope there's a sequel. Full Review »
  2. Jun 21, 2019
    6
    I don’t like point and click adventure games, but I did like The Mystery of Woolley Mountain. It’s easy to see a lot of love and care has beenI don’t like point and click adventure games, but I did like The Mystery of Woolley Mountain. It’s easy to see a lot of love and care has been put into this game. The voice acting and humour in the game are fantastic, even if the story looses its way by the end.

    Puzzles are convoluted enough to be challenging for point and click fans (you maniacs) but if you want to just enjoy the game, there’s a great walkthrough to help you along your way.

    The Shake the Vessel mini game was frustrating for me, however that might just be a one off thing. Maybe I’m just terrible at video games!

    Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of the genre you should 100% pick up The Mystery of Woolley Mountain. It’s $12.99 on the Nintendo eshop and I think worth every penny if you’re a point and click fan and like a bit of British comedy!
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