They wanted to keep faithful to the prequel (the first Spellcasting game). Enjoyable, funny, with intelligent humor, nutty and with a lot of sex. Exactly the same recipe that was used for Leather Goddess of Phobos. The game takes you back to mythical Peloria. You are again young Ernie Eaglebeak and still wish to become a mighty wizard. Your first task this time is to fill a bathtub. Actually, you need to make an army of bananas to do it (Sounds weird you say? Well, then you still haven’t lost your sanity, but the game is long enough to make you lose it...)
Graphics - Sound - Gameplay
There is no animation (except for some effects like with the water fountain, where you have the feeling the water really is squirting out), so the fanatics of graphic adventures will not find much here. However, the picture screen does the job. The music is simple but nice.
The whole game is a mix between a graphic and text adventure. There is a whole bunch of text commands you can type or select with the mouse from the command menu at the bottom right of the screen. The whole screen consists out of four basic parts. At the top right is the graphic screen, to left is the navigation compass with some basic game control buttons, bottom left are two menus with verb lists and inventory stuff or some game characters and bottom right is the game's description of places and shows inventory stuff as well as the commands that you type or select with mouse. Between the top and bottom screens is a horizontal window that gives some short information of places or things that you find in the game, as well as the time and the day of the week. Something more about the graphic screen. A short appearance of the place you are at, the map of the area, your inventory and your status (score, moves, magic level) are shown there. Some commands can be executed with the mouse in the graphic window. Single click is the LOOK command and double click on the object of your interest is the GET/OPEN command. Clicking on the direction of the compass that is highlighted makes you go to that direction. With the HELP command you will get a menu where you can configure the game. With the F4 button, the whole game transforms to a text-adventure. Typing CAST will show you all the characters in the game that you have met, which is very useful to players with a weak memory, like me.
Action - Puzzles - Atmosphere
The atmosphere in the game is fantastic. That’s because an incredible effort was made in making the puzzles. The game has several chapters. I could say that the puzzles are for more experienced adventurers. If you are an old school adventurer, good at puzzles, lover of smart scenarios, or you believe that laughing makes you live longer, then this game is for you. Enjoy it!
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