Freeware Garden: Able Mable Gets A Job

When Ruth Manning-Sanders retold the spooky, kids tale of The Old Whitch fifty years ago, she couldn’t have possibly anticipated it would spawn such a wonderfully odd interactive thing as Able Mable Gets A Job. Nor could she have expected that so many naughty little jokes could fit into something so short and so whimsical.

Then again, Manning-Sanders didn’t know much about minigames either and Able Mable Gets A Job is a sort of point-and-click adventure that does away with most of the adventuring bits to focus almost exclusively on minigames.

This is not a game about two sisters posing as maids in order to steal money from a witch. It’s all about a peasant girl and a princess with wavy arms and no hands competing for the same job offered by either a witch or a widow, though most probably a witch.

Playing as Able Mable you’ll take on the posh girl in a single day’s trial that includes cleaning floors, vigorously spanking drapes and scrubbing pots. It’s a day that also involves a lot of wild mouse moving and avoiding to drink foul-smelling tea. Also answering questions regarding whether you’d let a screaming bread out of an oven.

It’s delightfully odd, naughty and very silly – and it has the strangest 16-colour EGA graphics.

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7 Comments

  1. Kefren says:

    Wot no Staring Eyes tag? ;-)

    • Konstantinos Dimopoulos says:

      I am sorry. So sorry. And a very bad person. It shall never happen again!

  2. caff says:

    As comical as this was, it was almost like going to work.

  3. AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

    This would be an excellent game if the minigames were over ten times faster and if it let you progress even if you lost.

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    Harlander says:

    Turns out AGS isn’t a great platform for QTE-esque minigames.

    And that those minigames aren’t a great platform for not having my carpal bones crunch like dry breakfast cereal.

  5. Wilson says:

    Yeah, was a cool game, but agree that the mini-games could have been more forgiving. Almost gave up at beating off.

  6. The_Dhel says:

    Hey guys, co-creator of Mable here. We updated the game some time ago to make the Minigames a little easier. However, i forgot to add the new version to our website. So when you follow the link now, you’ll get the updated version of the game :)