Johnny Why Are You Late?
Man, when I told my last boss that my late arrival was due to spider wrangling, improvised weaponry, and serious bathroom stench, I got fired. That's why I'm now pursuing a lucrative career as a Canadian housewife. (It's good work if you can get it.) But apparently the titular hero of keybol's Johnny Why Are You Late believes in total honesty with management. Of course, Johnny also seems to have a little bit of a weird memory. He needs you to point-and-click through his strangely puzzle-filled house to remember exactly why he was late to work.
In proud point-and-click tradition, you point your cursor at things and click on them. Simple, no? If it's an item you can pick up, it will stick to your cursor and you can try to use it elsewhere in the room. If you don't know where to use it right now, just put it into your inventory at the bottom of the screen. You can pick it up from there any time and use it. You can also sometimes use an item on another item in the inventory to combine them. In addition to using items to solve puzzles, you'll also need to deduce the combinations to a few safes by paying close attention to clues.
The sense of humor in Johnny Why Are You Late? is a bit sophomoric, and there's a little cartoonish violence, but it doesn't cross the line. It's definitely tamer than anything Zeebarf puts out, as a comparison. The art has a kind of blocky retro feel that reminds me of 1960s magazine cartoons, and to be frank the gender wars of the game are straight out of 1960s magazines as well. "My wife is a harpy and she makes my life a living hell! I'd like to chuck her out of the window! Ah, whimsy." His relationship with his son is even more twisted. It's all a bit Leave It To Bizarro-land Beaver, basically.
The game also features five secret achievements, usually for doing, or trying to do, something bad. The only thing you get for completing all the achievements is a feeling of satisfaction, but it can be a nice final puzzle for when you've completed all the others. Give it a play and see if you can figure out why Johnny was late... just make sure you aren't late yourself!