Mr. Bill's   Adventureland   ReviewHOME



THE MANHOLE

Reviewed by  Mr. Bill & Lela


This classic critically acclaimed, award winning (and collectible!) children's game is the first game ever produced by Rand and Robyn Miller, the brothers who later created Myst, the most famous and best selling adventure game of all time. It is a wonderful game that will appeal to any child, as well as to the child in you. It was first released in 1988 and then re-released in the 1994 Masterpiece Edition upgraded with voices, color, music, and some new characters.

The question that they posed was: What might a kid find if they ventured beneath any ordinary-looking street? And the answer they came up with is both magical and unforgettable. You follow Mr. Rabbit down a manhole (sort of like following 'Alice in Wonderland' down a rabbit hole) and discover a wondrous world of strange places and new friends.

It is a point and click game that is very easy to use for even the smallest children. It is a vast land with over 600 interconnected screens, where you can click on anything you see and something wonderful will happen. Practically everyone you meet has a song to sing, a story to tell, or a secret.

It's a make believe world where you can climb up a beanstalk to a castle in the sky, or go beneath the ocean waves and explore a sunken ship. You can see where the animals live (did you know Mr. Rabbit has carrots on his wallpaper?) and which ones like TV or naps.

It's a world filled with richness, warmth and humor, and friendly, adorable animals all dressed up in clothes. You'll meet an elephant in a canoe and a walrus in a sea captain's hat. You can visit a dragon who lives in Rook Tower and play his stereo, and he may even offer you a hot(!) biscuit.

The animated graphics are original, beautiful and whimsical, with fine attention to detail. There is nearly an hour of wonderful music, and the music on the CD can be played independently on your audio equipment.

It's a great introduction to computers. It isn't a game that you try to win, it's a fascinating journey through a magical land that both you and your child will love ..... and will never forget. We love it!

Produced (1994) by Cyan.

Where To Buy This Game:


Mr. Bill's   Adventureland
Copyright  1998, Revised 2001
http://www.mrbillsadventureland.com
All Rights Reserved