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The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison (1934 - )
And Japan is full of both! At least, in Nippon Safes. In 1992, Dynabyte released this game, and it spawned three characters we would see in many following games: Dough Nuts, Donna Fatale and Dino Fagioli.
The fun of this game is that you can play with all three of them. All have a different story, but in the end the three storylines find each other in a very funny climax.
This is a point-‘n’-click adventure. Everything is done with the mouse. You use the left mouse button to move around, and the right mouse button is used to access the action menu. It’s easy as pie but unfortunately the variety of actions is limited. You can only interact with people (or objects) if that is in line with the story. That means that you can’t fool around, something I just love to do in such games.
The graphics are very nice. The backgrounds are wonderfully drawn, and this gives a very nice effect. The style is almost cartoon-like, which adds to the humorous properties of the game.
There are no sound effects. There is music, which gets annoying after a while, and you can only hear it using DOSBox.
Speaking of DOSBox: the game is playable, and as mentioned, you have music, but everything goes slowly and I recommend running the game without an emulator.
Some other notes:
- Use the space bar to exit the game;
- The button ‘S’ saves the game, use ‘L’ to load one;
And the verdict: the graphics, playability and humour cancel the sound, limited gameplay, somewhat difficult puzzles and bugs. This leaves the game with a respectable 3. Have fun!