March 28, 2015

Alice in Wonderland

EMME, 2001

Alice in Wonderland is an excellent puzzle-solving adventure game for kids age 7 and above. The game is based on the famous storybook, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll, which tells the story of a little girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit in a hole and falls in a dream world into the realm of Queen of Hearts. She explores this enchanted land and meets many strange characters and animals. In the game, she falls and lands in a room with many doors of different sizes and in order to enter these doors she needs to change her into different size by drinking magic potions available in the room. Each door opens to different places of the wonderland. Each screen offers a puzzle or some arcade sequence. Sometimes, solving a puzzle in a place changes something at another place. Puzzles are quite interesting and their quality varies from easy to moderate but none of them are too hard as the game was created with little kids in mind. There are some arcade games also added for extra fun in the game.

Graphically, the game has excellent quality and colorful background, 3D rendered characters and objects and very nice animated cut-scenes. Alice is played by a real girl, who has been filmed and used as an animated sprite over the still backgrounds. Control interface is totally mouse-driven and the inventory and other options slides down as you move the cursor to the upper area of the screen. Sound and music is very melodious and entertain the players throughout the game. All in all, this is a nice game, which can be played and finished in just few hours.