That's right! He's bored! He's bored of doing nothing all day. He's bored of having no reason to get up in the morning. He's bored of having no purpose in life. He NEEDS to feel fulfilled again. And the only way that can happen, is if Donald goes back to work.
So Donald sets out, determined to find a job. It can't be THAT hard... can it? After all, he did it before, sixty years ago. The problem is, Donald doesn't realise how much the job market has changed. And after being ridiculed by several potential employers for being too old (and on one occasion, too young!), he finally sees an advert for the PERFECT job for him. A Ghostbuster! Bob Delano, the famous Paranormal Detective, is looking for an assistant. How could Donald resist? But when Donald makes enquires, Bob's secretary Karl, tells him that Bob Delano is investigating a strange, ghostly phenomenon at Barker Manor. So Donald does the only thing he can. He travels to Barker Manor, partly to talk to Bob Delano, and partly to prove his worth as a Ghostbuster.
The whole game is littered with references to classic adventure games - everything from Monkey Island, to Broken Sword, to Syberia, to Day Of The Tentacle, and much, much more can be found! Even reading the Guest Book will bring a smile to your face. There's also other references to famous people, characters, and films - where else would you find Miss Marple, Vincent Van Gogh, MacGyver, and Harry Potter in the same place? Donald himself frequently talks to us (the player), and other in-game characters wonder who on earth he is talking to.
Donald, being the grand old age of 80, is a bit senile. This means that he can never quite remember anyone's name properly, and he keeps calling them a slightly different name, with hilarious results! The hotel manager, Mr Coman, according to Donald, is now called Conan (the barbarian). A running joke in the game, is when Donald activates his ghost-calling device, he thinks it isn't working. But my favourite, is the crash of thunder, whenever Donald mentions 'Barker Manor'.
The game itself is controlled by the mouse. Interact with the game world simply by clicking on items and people, or click on an area you want Donald to walk to. Scroll mouse to top of the screen, to see icons for Walk, Look, Interact, and Talk. The Suitcase icon is your inventory. You can also Save\Load\Quit from top of the screen. Conversation is done by Donald clicking on whoever he wants to talk to, then a list of dialogue choices is shown at bottom of the screen.
Review by: Frodo
Editor's rating:Public rating:
Safe for all ages
Windows XP Vista 7