Nice challenging puzzles
Good length of adventure
It's once again time for you to cast yourself in the role of Al Gurbish in this adventure game which will take you to many locations in Al's world. The Nick it and Run is a great game, from great looking graphics, to a fun overall feeling while in the game, which make it an enjoyable game to play.
You play as Al Gurbish, an agent who has been asked by an agency to work on a mission of sorts, since it is a difficult mission and the agency does not want to risk losing any good agents. They have decided to choose Al for this difficult assignment, because he is one of the worst agents the agency has ever had and, well, he wouldn't be much of a loss if he happened to end up six feet under. So now it'll be up to Al to discover the plot of a mystery concerning one of the most prestigious award ceremonies for adventure games, The Stans! I appears that there is a plot to steal the main award, The Silver Stan and now Al needs to get to the bottom of this.
The actual style of play in this game is not really radically different from other adventure games. You only have four different actions (look at, use, pick up and talk to), but they suffice. I did notice that sometimes when selecting an option or switching between options, you need to click twice which can be annoying at times. Other than that, though, navigation works fine.
Graphics in the game are very nice; they give it a nice cartoonish look, and most of the worlds are fairly bright and use many colors, both for the backgrounds and for the characters you meet along the way. Generally, Nick it and Run has a feel to it that's similar to that of older adventure games like Day of the Tentacle or Sam and Max. The sound in the game is all right: the music is pretty upbeat, it's appropriate depending on the area that you are in at the time, and it doesn't distract from the actual game.
Apart from some annoying game crashing bugs that I found in the game (note: the Blues Brothers poster is one of those - be warned) and the sometimes difficult placement of your character as you try to move from area to area, this is a nice game. Puzzles are challenging, too; they really make you think. Nick it and Run is a very exciting game which pays a tribute to those classic adventure games which many have played and liked. Overall this is a fun adventure game which most should enjoy. So if you're a fan of adventure games and are looking for a new game to play, check out this one.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for ages: 13+