The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Dynamix/Sierra On-Line, 1991 or 1992)

The Adventures of Willy Beamish attempted to evoke a child-like nostalgia through its use of cartoon-style animated graphics. It did not, unfortunately, attempt to do it well. The result is a mish-mash of a game that feels as though it couldn't decide on which audience it was aiming at. The game's frequently unfunny humor is directed mostly at adults, but the game's threadbare plot, abundant steretyping, and almost complete lack of entertainment could not even appeal to children. While a good idea, The Adventures of Willy Beamish should be passed by in favor of watching a real animated movie with production values above the calibre of Sierra's early icon-only games.

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