It’s a little late to the party but Terrible Toybox’s Thimbleweed Park has officially launched for the Nintendo Switch. The point-and-click adventure game rolled out for Nintendo’s hybrid system this past week, finishing off its tour of releases across home consoles and PC.
The game takes place within the odd but small town of Thimbleweed Park, where a Sheriff and a Coroner appear to be the same person, a dead body pops up in a lake, and two FBI agents attempt to solve a murder where no clear motive can be discovered.
Players take on the roles of multiple characters in the offbeat, dark comedy, where different characters will warrant different types of results from the various objects and people they interact with. The two main characters, the FBI agents, allow you to switch between the two in order to find leads on the killer, while the surly clown character unravels another plot point where both hilarity and surprise ensue, and the fourth playable character – a young wannabe programmer – uncovers the mysteries behind the pillow factory.
While all of these disparate characters seem like they have nothing in common, they’re all tied to Thimbleweed Park in one way or another, and it’s up to players to discover what the connections are.
You can check out a gameplay video below to get an idea of what to expect from the title.
For those of you who grew up gaming in the 1980s and early 1990s, you’ll instantly recognize the similarities between Thimbleweed Park and LucasArts classics like Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle.
The hand-drawn adventure title combines a lot of pop-culture with classic-culture, giving gamers a mix of both the old and the new.
There are a lot of puzzles to solve, five playable characters, varied difficulty settings, and a decent enough amount of play-time to satisfy the price point. On Nintendo Switch the game supports touchscreen options, motion controls, and portable, tabletop and TV modes as well.
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