[Beyond PlayStation] Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Review

by Tracey

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is a brilliant point and click adventure on Nintendo Switch that you’re going to love. Find out why in our Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet review!

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is a great point and click adventure on Nintendo Switch with solid voice acting and a beautifully hand-drawn art style that shows that a lot of love and care went into making this project. If you’re in the mood for some British humor, point and click gameplay mechanics that pay homage to the classics, then you’re going to get a kick out of this one on Nintendo’s console!

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For this one you play as pirate adventurer Nelly Cootalot who is sent on a quest to find the lost treasure of Captain Bloodbeard. It’s not just any type of treasure: you’re to search for the lost treasure of the Seventh Sea. Time is also of the essence, and you’ll need to find it before the evil Baron Widebeard gets his dirty mitts on it. You will be travelling across different locations, solving a variety of puzzles of a wide-ranging set of difficulties. Some of the puzzles are short and easy to solve, while others are complete head-scratchers.

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You are luckily not alone on this journey. Your companion Sebastian J. Coot is also along for the ride. Sebastian is voiced by none other than Tom Baker, who you might know as the Fourth Doctor in the long-running and beloved Doctor Who series. He’s actually been the actor to play the Doctor for the longest time, from 1974 to 1981. Sebastian can help you with puzzle solving and provide hints if you ever get stumped. There are some puzzles that will definitely ask you think a bit outside the box, so having Sebastian’s assist is a good thing.

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Each location you visit is not as big as the areas you’ve probably visited in other games in the point and click adventure genre, but there are lots of locations to visit, and within each one you’re going to find a puzzle or two to solve. As is also the case with point and click adventures, you will collect items which are automatically added to your inventory, and you will sometimes need to combine items to be used in puzzles. What is great about Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is that most of the items you find within a location are often needed within that same location, so you won’t have issue with an over cluttered inventory.

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There are lots of NPC to talk to if you feel a bit lost. Sometimes simply talking to someone can give you the clues you need to progress in your quest. Talking to characters is also a fun experience since you’re going to get lots of funny interactions from the solid voice acting and the typical British humor we all know and love. I can promise you will certainly appreciate the humor of Nelly Cootalot and all the characters you will interact with.

Something I also wanted to mention is that the developers of Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet have made it possible to open up the game to a lot of gamers. There are special fonts for dyslexics, options for those with motion sickness, being able to lower the speed of text, those that are visually impaired can enable commentaries, which is a really nice touch. Having accessibility features in a game is always great since it makes it possible for more and more people to enjoy a project.

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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet was such a joy to play for this review. It’s a beautiful hand-crafted point and click adventure game that stands out on Nintenod Switch. You’re looking at around 6-7 hours or so of to play this one from start to finish.

This Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Application Systems.

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