Featuring original and commercial-quality graphics, animation and sound, Mink of 3wish.com has created these cute, point-and-click, cartoon puzzles in Flash. Each episode is rather short in length—just right for some lunchtime fun or a coffee break—and all of them contain humorous, inventive situations and puzzles to solve.
Divided into three (3) unique series, each one contains a different character: a boy, a rat, or Mr. Zhong Kui. But probably the most remarkable of them all is the one about the boy, which begins with an excellent intro movie resembling a pop-up storybook that provides a little background info while leading into the game.
Oddly referred to as "No. 5", there are presently two (2) episodes starring the little boy, with a third one promised as "coming soon." Prepare to help him as he attempts to escape the clutches of the alien(s) who abducted him in these wonderful little adventures.
While basic point-and-click type Flash games, the situations they present will force you to think about how to make best use of the resources around you to solve the puzzle at hand. Some will find them easy to get through, while others will no doubt be stumped, though the solutions are generally logical, if not obvious.
This is especially true for the puzzle featuring the rat. Exceptional in design though potentially frustrating, this one will surely annoy you before you're done. The reason is because every time you make a wrong click on something, the rat squeaks at you. And the rat will squeak at you a lot before you're done. But persevere, and you will be rewarded with a very cute and ingenious little clicky puzzle.
Be sure to try them all since every one of them is charming and offers something slightly different. The ones starring Mr. Zhong Kui are probably the easiest of the bunch, but they will likely make you chuckle with delight when you figure out their simple solutions.
Great artwork, funny characters, and inventive puzzles make these casual games something special. We'll have to keep an eye on Mink and 3wish.com for future episodes. Click.