Back in the 90’s when my parents didn’t let me have any video game consoles I turned to the only gaming platform I had available. The PC. I had a basic stationary Dell computer, and I dialed up the internet through a modem (whenever nobody was on the phone) and searched for any games I could find.
I played small platforming games and shoot’em ups that were downloadable for free and also bought whatever PC games I found discounted in stores that looked interesting. Some of the games I remember fondly were the Commander Keen series, Liero, Doom, Runescape, Black & White, GTA 1 & 2, Rollercoaster Tycoon, The Sims 1 & 2, Worms, SimCity 2000, and most of all ToonStruck ❤
Some of these games are still available, and some have been updated and re-released, like the new Doom that is out or Runescape which has gotten quite a lot of make-overs since I played it XD Here’s what some of them looked like when I played them:
Then we get to Toonstruck, this is a game I bought on 4 discs on sale from an online store back in the mid 90’s. Toonstruck was released in 1996. I finished this game more than once, and the graphics and the story blew my mind! It was filled with humour and a vast selection of characters and areas to explore. You had to be witty to figure out how to advance in the game.
It’s a classic point-and-click adventure, very well-made! This is not a genre that I’m typically into, but the pure joy of exploring this extraordinary cartoon world that Drew Blanc (played by Christopher ^_^) had been thrown into just kept me going. You can never anticipate what’s going to happen next! 🙂
The world is filled with cooky cartoon characters and the world is a happy place, until it starts turning dark. It’s up to Drew and his cartoon friend Flux Wildly to figure out what is going on and save everybody!
I’ve been quite sad that I haven’t been able to re-visit this nostalgic game. For the past decade I’ve only been using Mac computers, so no emulators have been available to my knowledge, and I haven’t had any old PC’s lying around with Windows 98.. so the discs have just been stored in a drawer at home.. but yesterday a friend of mine had seen me writing about this game on my other blog and had found a link to where you can get it and play it, even on Mac! 😀 ❤
YOU CAN BUY THE GAME RIGHT HERE >>
(and I strongly suggest playing this gem)
So tonight I will definitely take a break from Pokémon Go to sit down by my computer and re-visit my favourite PC game: Toonstruck ^_^
I hope I’ll be able to make it to the psychotic clown! XD
Come and play my happy happy door game! Balloon???
3 thoughts on “Finally I can play ToonStruck again ^_^”
Aha! So you DO play adventure games (well, ONE, lol). I think you’d really like some of Telltale Games’ stuff, then. That and The Neverhood (if there’s a Mac version) I’d say you’d be happy with.
Haha yeah that’s seriously the only one XD and I’ve actually played all the telltale games (for easy achievements), the only one I really enjoyed was the borderlands one, because I love borderlands and it was funny, wolf among us was cool-looking but that type of game play otherwise just bores me.. And I hate different endings >_< the worst was the back to the future one XD horrible! And game of thrones.. Soooo tedious… And the minecraft one was just silly… And childish..
Never heard of Neverhood.. I'll look it up 🙂
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I loved Toonstruck! Haven’t played it for years, but it’s stuck in my head all this time. Like you, I used to have it on a bunch of CDs. Point and Click adventures vary a lot in style, but if you want some suggestions of ones that are similar to Toonstruck, you could try the Monkey Island series which are considered classics. They have a similar sense of humour. The first two Discworld games have a similar sense of humour too. Broken Sword 1 and 2 are really good, although a bit more serious story-wise. I’ve just finished Thimbleweed Park, which is a new game that is designed to look like a classic old adventure game from the late eighties – it was super fun, very nostalgic and witty. I’ve also just started the Deponia series, which is quite cartoony and funny, but I’m not invested in the main character yet, which I always feel is essential for these kind of games. Maybe I’ll warm up to him.