JACOB JONES AND THE BIGFOOT MYSTERY: EPISODE 1
Jacob Jones isn’t your typical kid.
He’s geeky, reclusive,
and the sort to get picked on by alpha-children anywhere you’d dump
him. Which is precisely what his parents, obviously the source of
his awkwardness as they’re a tad Planet Odd themselves (not that
there’s anything wrong with that, natch), do here – at Camp Eagle
Feather, to utilise something resembling wordy nomenclature
He’s also a thinker – another great way to get
snot beaten from you. He’s
Professor Layton with
huge eyes, short pants and a lack of spiffytacular headwear. As
such, his game skates almost litigationally close to old
You could say he’s exploiting those exploits. Or you might not
bother typing that at all. Or you might, then delete it, then put it
back and regret it around 3am (eternal) when you’re amidst the hole
part of your typical donut sleep cycle...
Anyway, as pretty
as the prettiest cartoony thing your imagination could imagine, the
3D-ish world of Jacob and his abominable friend (who isn’t, as the
Abominable Snowman and Bigfoot are quite different creatures whose
only real commonality (avoiding the fiction/non-fiction debate, let
alone hirsuteness) is a need to shop at Solway, the big man’s store)
is one of mystery, and collecting cans...
But, as the more
alert may have surmised, this first episode of an ongoing series –
hence the teensy price - mostly comprises logic, math and
observational puzzles. That’s everything from non-discriminatory
pizza dissemination to jigsaws, calculating non-crashy flight paths
and channeling Tetris on car boot
It’s ace seeing such a game outside of something
beginning with ‘N’, especially such a playfully amusing one, but
it’s mostly conundrum humdrum – we’ve seen these puzzles before. The
controls can get tiresome, too.
Still, despite owing a debt
to somebody older and more English, Jacob Jones isn’t your
Us misfits must stick together...