Voice work well done
Graphic Style fits game
There I was at the computer sitting, listening, watching and playing Nick Bounty: A Case of the Crabs. I had gotten a good tip from somebody that this was a game to look at, someone had put a lot of effort into it and now it's time to reveal it to you the reader. Alright so much for my detective commentary, but anyways if your looking for an adventure, with mystery, intrigue, one bit liners and many more nice features, Nick Bounty is the name of the game, and you have to take a look and see.
The game stars our main protagonist detective Nick Bounty, seems business has been slow for the ol' gum shoe and he wishes for something to happen, anything to break him free from the boring confines of his office. That's when a man comes to Nick's office with a delivery of a crab. But before he can sell his product to Nick, the man ends up falling face first on the ground, a knife driven in his back, so starts this adventure.
The first thing that you'll notice about the game is the graphics, it's black and white and 2-D Adventure point and click style. But, don't let that deter you from trying the game, it really is a good style for this kind of game since it's a murder mystery. It really enhances the style of the game, and fits it perfectly in my opinion. The story really draws you into the game as you start off right off the bat trying to find out about this murdered man who now sits in your office. The also interesting feature that I was surprised to see but happy to experience is that the game includes voice! That's right each character in the game is voiced, and voiced nicely I might add. Especially Nick Bounty, the voice chosen for him suits him perfectly. The delivery of the lines are done well, so that one liners are done with that added touch, and it's not like when your hearing the voices that they are just being read off a paper, you can tell the actors are putting emotion into them.
The game itself isn't too long and that was disappointing to see as the mystery is not really that long of one, it's a decent length, though, and it really does not take away from the game. Other than that point the game is very well done all around, you can tell a lot of effort made into developing it so it's nice to see that the developers took their time on this. I highly recommend you to check out Nick Bounty: A Case of the Crabs and play this excellent mystery.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for ages: 13+
Windows, Macromedia Flash, and Macintosh version also available