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Humbug

by Graham Cluley

Seasonal
1991

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(based on 6 ratings)
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About the Story

You, Sidney Widdershins, are sent to your Grandadís for the school holidays.

* Why is Jasper the dentist so desperate that Grandad should sell the manor?
* Why has Grandad hidden a time machine in the cellar?
* Why does the octopus insist on performing the ancient ritual of Wubble-A-Gloop with you?
* What doesnít Kevin the clockwork shark like about your haircut?
* What would you do with a trombone, a terrapin and half a pound of lard? Yes, quite.


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The Adventurers Guild
Missed Classic 63: Humbug (1990)
Joe Pranevich's indepth review of "Humbug" for The Adventurers Guild.
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SPAG
There are over 200 objects and 100 locations in this game, so it's pretty big, and the locations are varied, and when I say that I mean Varied with a capital V, there are such bizzare locations as a alien bar, a trip back in time, a fairies den, a junk yard, a bus stop, and all of this takes place in the manors cellars!! (Crispin Boylan)

Overall, Humbug is a good game and is worth playing. Just be prepared for some illogical puzzles here and there. It could have been an excellent game if the puzzles had been better. (Alex Freeman)
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SynTax
Trying to get the right balance of humour while juggling flags and counters and trying to ensure a good story and mix of puzzles at the same time seems an impossible task. But luckily there are a few people who have achieved the impossible and one of them is the author of Humbug [...]
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