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Locked In Home: Relive The Moments

Online, Feb 2021

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5
The name of this game is a big clue to its play style and target audience. It’s a Harry Potter story where the framing device is looking back via Dumbledore’s Pensieve at the events narrated in the books; and if you have no idea what a Pensieve is, t… (more)

Unlock!: Secret Mission On Jedha

Room-in-a-box, Apr 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Having been rebels and independent smugglers in the first two games, this third one puts you on the side of the bad guys, as an undercover Imperial agent tracking down a crate of valuable minerals. This includes the unusual feature of needing to peri… (more)

Unlock!: An Unforeseen Delay

Room-in-a-box, Apr 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
In the second of Unlock’s Star Wars games you are a smuggler attempting to escape from imprisonment on an Imperial cruiser. Like the first, this is definitely a game designed for beginners.
Also like the first, it successfully conveys an action mov… (more)

Unlock!: Escape From Hoth

Room-in-a-box, Apr 2021

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
The first thing to say about Escape From Hoth is that it’s not intended for enthusiasts. All three of the games in Unlock’s Star Wars box are easier than their usual standard, and this is the simplest of the lot. Presumably since they were anticipati… (more)

Unlock!: In The Clutches of Hades

Room-in-a-box, Apr 2021

Rated between 2.5 and 3 out of 5
Where I’ve disliked Unlock games before, it’s pretty much always been due to confusing puzzles or overly harsh penalty-giving. In The Clutches Of Hades doesn’t particularly suffer from either of those problems, but managed to put me off it through th… (more)

66 Minuten: Showdown

Online, Mar 2021

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5
The list of avatar games that have actually been created for that format, rather than built for physical play then converted through necessity, is exceedingly short; but the release of Showdown extends that list by one. And like some of the others on… (more)