February 13, 2012

Review: The Jolly Gang's Spooky Adventure & The Jolly Gang's Misadventures in Africa

game format: casual point-and-click adventure

puzzles: inventory | logic | arcade

playtime: 2 hours each game | difficulty: easy

developer & publisher: Alawar Games

links: Spooky Adventure | Misadventures In Africa

Jolly Gang Adventures
game brief: (1) Investigate eerie hijinks and uncover a mystery with Moxxie and her pals. Get the scoop on the next huge tabloid story by solving puzzles and chatting with a colorful cast of characters. (2) Join the Jolly Gang as it heads to Africa in search of treasure! Once there, embark on a madcap adventure through the African outback in search of a missing professor, his gems, and a way to give the pesky customs officials the slip!

review: Read my reviews @ Adventure Gamers®

The Jolly Gang's Spooky Adventure | rating: 1.5/5

The Jolly Gang's Misadventures in Africa | rating: 2/5

summary: The Jolly Gang's Spooky Adventure focuses neither on the gang nor on the spooks, and offers at best a couple hours of lighthearted but linear, generic casual adventuring.

The Jolly Gang's Misadventures in Africa fixes some of its predecessor's design flaws and considerably improves the puzzles, but still disappoints with its often-ambiguous gameplay and subpar production quality.

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