Menulis and Miestas
Created by Jurgis Jonaitis and Justinas Malijonis, Miestas is actually a follow-up to Menulis. Both games incorporate hand-drawn graphics and animation and create a surreal world adventure to point-and-click through. Very nice.
Following is a reader submitted review by Fuzzboxer:
The hand drawn animations and old-school Jazz music soundtrack of Miestas and Menulis set the tone for an experience that is just this side of cool. The simplicity in controls leaves you wishing for something more polished until you realize the environments more than make up for it.
The design and style is what you'll notice first as it takes over with splashes of color and foreground objects. Every element of each screen gives insight about the dream world that we have been dropped into. Utilizing nothing but the keyboard—[left] and [right] arrows move your character, press [space] to interact, [X] to cancel—your goal is to get from one screen to the next. Bits of the silent movie story are revealed in each screen for what amounts to a relaxing and engaging casual game.
Cheers to Graeme and Fuzzboxer for sending this in.
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Walkthrough for Miestas:
Run to the right, past the weiner in the bath to the screen with the two liquids.
Click near the junction to rotate the pipe, so the green liquid is connected. Rotate it with the arrow keys.
Head to the left to watch the weiner leave the bath, then go and spin the pipe so the water stops completely.
Go back to the tub and climb the ladder.
Go left and get knocked back.
Pick up the fruit and drop it beneath the watering can.
Pull on the shelving unit a couple of times to water the fruit.
Pick up the statue of chinese dude and lug it over the machinery, drop it on top of the piece on the far right so that maramalade flies everywhere and head left to move on.
Head right to the elevator and press the button, you will go down.
Head over the tree and err... shake? it, all the leaves will fall down.
Climb the tree so you press the button. At this point it seems like you are emulating an escape the room point and click game :)
Jump onto the see saw to make the weiner start to barf up hairballs.
Head right, and click the red dot, to make the baloon go crazy, at this point run back to it and click it to fly off.
Pick up the pipe and use the arrow keys to aim it so it hits the guy right in the teeth.
Continue on until you see a propeller on the ground, pick it up and head inside the car.
Use it in the middle of the car.
Climb the ladder, and stand on the top of the platform.
Jump on the train when it comes close.
Posted by: GuidoTheGreat | May 24, 2007 4:41 PM