Harry Quantum 2: Unmasked
Harry Quantum; the P.I. name so nice they used it twice. They, of course, being TurboNUKE, the combined talents of robotJAM and longanimals, and in this case, we're glad theymade a repeat performance. Harry Quantum 2: Unmasked is the second part in the point-and-click adventure series starring everyone's favourite be-spectacled and be-fedora'd gumshoe, Harry Quantum himself. When the great masked wrestler Super Burro is fingered as the thief of some priceless Zaztec artifacts, he hires Harry to clear his name and figure out which dirty rat has been masquerading under his identity. Adventure? Mystery? PRO WRESTLING? Awwww, yeah, we're on the case!
As before, click around to investigate and interact. Harry will identify items in the speech box overhead as you mouse over them, and once you've picked up an object, you can plonk it in your inventory at the bottom of the screen for future use. Harry also apparently has magic eyes, because interactive zones in each area will glint periodically, which seems like a rather handy (though unfair) skill for an investigator to have. Just remember to search everything, and try everything, even if it seems weird. Especially if it seems weird. We are talking about a game with poo mints and Luchadores, after all.
Packed with puzzles, puns, and suspicious characters aplenty as you'd expect, Unmasked doesn't take itself too seriously, and the heavy emphasis on goofball humour, both subtle and blatant, makes it the perfect cheesy fare to relax with. Click detection sometimes feels a bit fussy, with item descriptions sometimes lagging to display, and some object use requires a bit of good ol' fashioned experimentation. It's a shame that the interface occasionally feels like it's fighting you or just spacing out, since otherwise Harry Quantum 2: Unmasked is a fun little title. You'll travel to quite a few locations, and excusing the occasional weird item use, you'll probably enjoy your sightseeing tour to track down Super Burro's imposter. It's a little longer than TV Go Home, and paired with robotJAM's bright artwork, it's definitely not noire. Give it a try, and remember; don't eat the guacamole.