When some despicable and toothy crooks burst into your village and make off with your people's most prized possession, a mysterious and powerful wok which fell from the heavens one day in a cloud of smoke and fire, it's up to you to get it back in The Wok, a point-and-click puzzler from Begamer. Click around on each scene to interact with various objects and figure out how to successfully navigate past hungry monsters, deadly traps, and lava-filled caverns in your quest to recover your stolen mystical cookware.
The Wok offers up a bizarre world full of whimsy and wonder, where nothing is as it seems and lethal dangers await just one wrong step. Weird creatures shriek at you from every corner, plants and trees that seemed to be part of the scenery magically come to life, and almost every rock could be hiding a secret underneath it. The artwork is surreal in an almost Monty Python-esque way, and this is definitely one game where "this is crazy" is a compliment. Though this is not the most difficult nor the longest of titles, many of the stages require multiple looks in order to determine exactly what needs to be done and the time-sensitive puzzles can occasionally border on frustrating. Just remember, if and when you do manage to reclaim the sacred Wok, be sure to honor it, protect it, and maybe invite me over to eat some delicious celebratory stir fry from it once in a while.