The Curse of the Mushroom King
In Bad Viking's point-and-click adventure The Curse of the Mushroom King, also free for iOS and Android, Bad Viking himself as run afoul of the titular Mushroom King, and unless he can gather the (eclectic) items he needs to break the curse, he'll never enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich again! To play, just click on anything to interact, or anywhere on the ground to walk there. Many items you find can be combined, so drag them on top of one another in your inventory to experiment. If you get stuck, well... try to think outside the box! And maybe that box's box, too. It's a weird one, but that's why we like it.
The Curse of the Mushroom King, it must be said, is very silly. It breaks the fourth wall, pokes fun at the genre, and is packed to the gills with strange, colourful characters. While the click-to-navigate can occasionally be a little clunky when it comes to going up or down stairs, largely the game's design is extremely user friendly, and the presentation is absolutely top-notch. Some sort of soundtrack would not have gone amiss, but the artwork and the characters attached to them have an appealingly oddball cartoon vibe complete with some pretty funny dialogue. The puzzles can be... convoluted. In most cases, if you experiment with items and click on everything you can, the game does a decent job at nudging you as to what you should be doing, but there are times when it takes what feels like a deliberate attempt to tease how crazy point-and-click puzzles often are above and beyond. But while it isn't always intuitive, the game's sense of humour and vibrant presentation make it a pleasure to play through, and we look forward to even more Bad Viking adventures in the future eagerly indeed.