Fun in the Sun
Things get a little tropical in Carmel Games' point-and-click puzzle game Fun in the Sun, but our hero Andrew isn't feeling very sunny when the island council votes to close down his hotel unless he can come up with a cool five grand... oh, and they'll also throw him in a volcano if he doesn't have the money, because of course that's what happens in tiny island nations. To save Andrew's inn and his life, you'll need to find a way to make some quick simoleons, so you'll have to travel around the island, doing tasks for other people and solving puzzles, as well as maybe entering that contest at the library with a suspiciously coincidental cash prize. The cursor will change whenever it passes over something you can click on to interact with, and just click an item you're carrying to "equip" it for use anywhere onscreen. While the text for the dialogue contains a rather unusual amount of typos, spelling, and grammatical errors for Carmel Games, Fun in the Sun's gameplay is as quirky and silly as you'd expect, from a snore-inducing tape that ruminates on the nature of boredom, to needing to find the proper book on language to understand a foreign glue salesman. Some of the puzzles solutions are more than a little off-kilter, and it can be easy to get stuck simply because you missed finding and clicking on something in the scenery that you needed in order to progress. Still, if you like your point-and-click games goofy and lighthearted (or as lighthearted as a game about a guy facing financial ruin and ritual sacrifice can be), Fun in the Sun will deliver.