In this interactive adventure, Dreadly imagines himself to be a ship’s captain in search of treasure on Bing Bong Island. As Moop and Dreadly explore the island, the fearless duo are captured by evil pirates, get trapped inside an active volcano, and encounter Indiana Jones-type obstacles, including giant karate-chopping hands.
As with the Ollo adventure, this story has six chapters where players must solve the problems of that chapter before the story moves forward. With 26 locations and 10 characters to meet, there is a lot going on. Players will need to find numerous items to solve problems as they work through each chapter.
Here’s the bottom line: Moop and Dreadly is good but not great. The storyline is fun and the characters are engaging, but the game bogs down a little with slow transitions between scenes. The gameplay is a little too easy for the older children in the targeted range. And, while this game is worth playing the first time, it doesn’t change when played again. A nice plus is that it is playable in Spanish as well as English.
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