Harry Quantum Episode 1: TV Go Home
A job worth a hundred thousand dollars doesn't drop into a private detective's lap every day. Of course, this particular job does involve hitchhiking into space (and the alien's bargain is a real pain in the... well, you know), but it's nothing you can't handle when you're the star of Harry
Quantum Episode 1: TV Go Home. It's another joint effort from robotJAM and LongAnimals under their collaboration alias TurboNUKE. Their newest game follows in the witty adventure style of robotJAM's point-and-click hits like The Dreamerz and Panda's Bigger Adventure. Here you play Harry Quantum, a private eye with a sweet fedora whose latest job is to track down some missing tapes belonging to a networks most popular TV shows.
Typical of the genre, your immediate aim is to find and click on some things in the scene to add them to your inventory, and then rub things onto other things until something happens. For example, you could find cheese and meat in a fridge and combine them with bread on the table to create a sandwich. Of course, that would be better known as "joye's lunch almost every day" and would be boring, so let's just say that you're going to have to figure out how to obtain things like a penguin costume, a milkshake, and a pair of roller skates, and then figure out what to do with them once you get them. There are also some more straight-up puzzles to solve, and the usual hunt for codes, which may require taking a few notes. You always have an immediate goal (such as get into space) and of course, your overall goal is to win that totally legit briefcase of unmarked bills, which is how all totally legitimate clients pay for their detective work.
The solutions are usually fairly logical. If you get stuck, feel free to click around with abandon or rub things on blatantly unrelated other things, because sometimes you can earn Private Investigator Points that way. Usually if the combination is particularly cruel. If you've played robotJAM's other point-and-click adventures (especially the Panda series), then you already know if you like this kind of sly humor. Fairly short and linear, the game can easily be defeated your first time in about fifteen minutes. A perfect coffee break game that will be done in a flash (ah ah).