Originally released on PC in 2016, Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet has set sail and arrived on the Nintendo Switch. We are living in a golden age of point and click adventure games at the moment and this one here is one of the very best and well worth checking out if you have a Nintendo Switch.
How to Download Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet
The Nintendo Switch version can be found in the Nintendo Store, and if you own a PC, you will get it from Steam. Click on the Download button. If you like pirate adventure games, check out also our reviews of Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion or Escape from Monkey Island.
The Game Review
The game is a pirate-themed adventure and a fantastic one at that! You play as Nelly and she wants to find out what the heck the dastardly Baron Widebeard is up to! As is the case with most point and click adventure games. The story here is a major highlight and it is certainly a story I really sunk my teeth into.
You come across all kinds of weird characters and I found the humor in Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet to be rather “British” and I mean that in the most complimentary way. A huge part of the reason as to why the story is so good is the delivery. The voice acting here is just great and each character you come across has something interesting or just downright strange to say.
As far as the gameplay goes, it would be very easy for me to say that this is just like every other point and click adventure game out there. While it does do what you would expect it to do, such as walking around, talking to characters, finding items, looking for clues and solving puzzles. What I really like is how “easy” everything in the game is. Do not get me wrong it does provide a fun challenge.
What I am talking about here is the overall way the game plays. For example, you can just double click on a door to make Nelly go straight into it, no drawn-out walking animation is here! You can use a map to zoom to where you want to go. You even have a sassy bird buddy called Sebastian who will give you hints in case you forgot what you were supposed to do.
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is very clever in the way that it keeps you moving forward. The game is a true joy to play and while there is not one massive thing that I would point to and say this is what makes it one of the best point and click games around. I can point (and click) to many different small things that all add up for a more pleasurable experience.
How have we gotten this far into the review and not talked about those fantastic visuals? This is a wonderful looking game. It is very colorful and it kind of has a storybook brought to life vibe going on as far as the presentation goes. There is just a ton of charm to every aspect of the game’s visuals and the upbeat sound is also pretty awesome.
I was really blown away by Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet on the Nintendo Switch. It offers you a fantastic story that is full of twists, turns, and weirdness. Plus, as a point and click game, I really do not think there is a better one on the Nintendo Switch right now. This is well worth playing through!
- It looks amazing
- The gameplay is very easy to get to grips with
- It features tons of funny and interesting characters
- Some great voice acting
- It is very easy for a newbie to get into
- I do wish it were just a tad longer
- Some of the text is hard to read in handheld mode, but that could be my old eyes!