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Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle review

Pixel-hunting, stylus-style!


  • Nice cartoon look
  • Exploring tropical paradise
  • Some funny jokes


  • Puzzles not logical
  • Clumsy interface
  • Pixel hunting

Dec 13, 2007

While the DS seems ideally suited to old-fashioned point-%26rsquo;n-click adventures, this one is let down slightly by a poor conversion from the PC original, and also by not exactly being a stellar example of the genre in the first place. Having crash-landed in a jungle, you%26rsquo;ll meet (and play as) various annoying characters in the long, frustrating quest to escape. The puzzles are almost always of the %26lsquo;use this object on that object%26rsquo; type, and are sometimes quite illogical. Events won%26rsquo;t be triggered until you%26rsquo;ve looked at a particular spot in a particular location, and the characters are in no hurry to get anywhere. The overview screen is a zoomed-out view that shows no detail. Touching the screen enlarges it several times, and you have to skate the cursor around the place, looking for objects that can be interacted with. Really not great.

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DescriptionA mediocre PC port of the original point-n-click adventure.
US censor rating"Rating Pending","Rating Pending"
UK censor rating"12+","12+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)