One of these was The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game, which I got along with its sequel in a bundle.
The Haunted Island is very short. It took me 37 minutes to beat.
It’s also very silly. This is not the sort of game that takes itself seriously at all.
You play a frog detective who is called in to investigate an island that might be haunted. Several animals are on the island, and you’ll need to talk to them to get more information and the items you need to continue. It has a fairly simple adventure game structure – you need an item from a character who wants a different item, so you help someone else to get that item and give it to them.
Most of this revolves around the four items you need to make explosives: toothpaste, wool, gold, and pasta.
Yes, that is the level of ridiculousness you’ll find here. The dialogue is wacky, and it generally just has an absurd atmosphere throughout its entire short run.
It might not have a deep mystery to solve or any serious levels of drama, but I went into The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game looking for something silly and funny, and that’s exactly what I got.---
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