Funded on Kickstarter with backers including legend of the genre Ron Gilbert, The Mystery of Woolley Mountain on Nintendo Switch is an otherworldly adventure game filled with strange beasts, evil witches, confused automatons and wacky ropemen. Join a renegade crew of time-travelling audio scientists on a hilarious and fantastical quest. A malevolent witch has captured a group of children, and it’s up to you to save them from the mysterious island of Woolley Mountain! Explore a rich and interactive set of environments, filled with head-scratching puzzles. Unravel a salacious storyline, meet a cornucopia of quirky characters, and boogie on down to an awesome original soundtrack!
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is a pretty standard point and click adventure. You can pick things up, examine them or talk to people by using the B button. A nice touch is any clickable items or people can be highlighted by using the R button. You can also combine items with other items.
I encountered a couple of bugs. One was I was able to grab and store the same item multiple times, after already using it for its purpose. I did have to reset a couple of times, where I appear to be stuck in a loop. I’d unlock something and then still be unable to proceed. The game auto-saves religiously, and so resetting isn’t that bad.
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain Nintendo Switch Features
- Colourful world: A fantastical sprawling universe, populated by beasts, witches, automatons, ropemen and other strange and wonderful beings.
- Family content and all-ages humour:
- No swearing… well, maybe the word ‘darn’ on occasion!
- Striking 2D graphics: Adventure Time meets the Simpsons in Wooley Mountain’s lovingly crafted art style.
- Gripping story: The five scientists travel in their amazing time-traversing Crystal Submarine from island to island.
- Can they make it to the dangerous island of Woolley Mountain, destroy the evil witch, and rescue the kids?
The overall look and sound of the game feel like a kids tv show. The music is a single note tune, which can grate after a while. I found, the voice acting sounds like it’s straight out of a pre-school cartoon. It feels like the whole game is aimed at kids, though I found the humour at times to be adult. Also, the graphics are very south park, with simple shapes and cutouts. Overall, there isn’t anything too detailed.
Overall, I didn’t enjoy this game. It’s buggy, sounds painful and the humour at times falls on its face. Finally, check out our other gaming reviews.