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Posts tagged “Toonstruck”

Feature: Better than Monkey Island 2.

Have You Played… Toonstruck

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. As recently decreed by the Unquestionable Authorities as better than Monkey Island 2, it seems that just about everyone should be playing the marvellous Toonstruck [GOG]. But are they? Have you? Played it?

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Feature: Point, Click, Agree

The 25 Best Adventure Games Ever Made

You know that there are adventure games, and you know that some of those adventure games are better than others. But do you know which one is best, and which one is twenty-fifth best? Well, at last you can find out, with our definitive, unimpeachable breakdown of adventure gaming's best moments.

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Show Tremendous Interest In Toonstruck 2

A few weeks back I replayed Toonstruck for a retrospective, which led me to reading about it. And I discovered, having not heard before, that there was an unreleased sequel. The first game, already very long, had a lot of content cut, which was then to be reused in the follow-up. A lot of it already made, it was apparently reasonably close to completion. But…

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Toonstruck Screenshot Gallery

Fourteen years old, Toonstruck has dated in some respects, primarily the scan-line FMV. But being cartoon, in others it remains as lovely today. The main trouble is how hard it is to get to run, requiring DosBox with special instructions, or Virtual Machine. Or better yet, and I'm increasingly tempted to do this, building a box out of ancient PC parts and installing Win 95…

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Eurogamer Retrospective: Toonstruck

Eurogamer currently sports my retrospective of Toonstruck, the 1996 point and click adventure starring Christopher Lloyd and some cartoons. I went back to it having forgotten if I even liked it 14 years ago, and was absolutely delighted to discover that it's fantastic. I say things like: "In looking back at some of the best (and worst) adventure games of the eighties and nineties, it's…

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