Review – Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!

Someone’s kidnapped a bunch of spoonbeaks and now it’s up to Nelly Cootalot to rescue them. Why? Because a ghost pirate said so!


  • One Man, many voices: Alystair Becket-Smith, creator of Nelly Cootalot voices all male characters in the game and he does a pretty damn good job, as every character feels unique in their own way. It’s impressive really.
  • Fun & Silly: The world of Nelly Cootalot is funny, silly and full of wonderful charm. Considering this is a remaster of a very old game, it’s surprising how well the comedy holds up. It’s still as funny and charming now as it was when first created.
  • Canny Pirate: Going into Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! I expected puzzles to be simple and just about finding the next segment of the inventory puzzle chain, but instead I found many instances of clever curve-balls thrown my way and I loved that.


  • End of Prologue: Spoonbeaks Ahoy is a fun game but a very short one, with very few locations to visit and puzzles to solve, making it feel more like a prologue to its sequel than a standalone game in the series.


Review: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

A fearsome kooky pirate out to find a mysterious treasure before her great enemy can do so with his army of birds! No, it’s not Monkey Island, you fool, it’s Nelly Cootalot!
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