Point and Click Adventure Pillows
Point and click adventure pillows! If you are old enough to remember the golden age of graphic adventures – then you had an amazing gaming childhood.
Leisure Suit Larry, Monkey Island 1 and 2, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Zak Mackraken… great immersive games whereby which you controlled by clicking on a verb at the bottom of the screen (i.e pick up), then clicking on the object you would like to interact with (pick up peg leg for example).
The two kings of point and click adventures were Sierra and Lucasarts. Sierra made the Kings Quest, Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry series to name a few. LucasArts then made a string of critically acclaimed games which included the Monkey Island series, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis, and Grim Fandango.
Recently many of the LucasArts games have been remade for modern devices.
My personal favorite of all the point and click adventures is definitely the first Secret of Monkey Island game. I’ve played through it many times, and it’s one of the few games I always like to go back to. If you’ve never played it, I suggest getting the special edition as soon as possible. The special edition lets you play either the classic version, or the remastered version. The remastered version does look the part, but I personally prefer the original myself. I don’t know, but Guybrush Threepwood just doesn’t look quite right in the updated game.
By the way, if you find yourself a copy of the original games, but can’t make them work on your modern computer – I suggest seeking out Scummvm https://www.scummvm.org/ . It’s an emulator made to handle point and click adventures. It even has an app which you can download to your phone or tablet. Now you can play Sam and Max Hit the Road, whilst being on the road yourself!!
So where is all this leading? I have recently discovered special collectors “Point ‘n’ Click” Pillows – and they are all amazing. Each one comes with 2 different famous scenes taken from the classic adventures (one on the front, one on the back – natch). All the best games are represented, Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Fate of Atlantis, Leisure Suit Larry etc. I’m just waiting for them to release a Police Quest pillow!
Head over to “Stuff It” to check them out.