It’s time for another classic steampunk adventure with Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo. This is an HdO brand game, a hidden object mystery that is made by a company that is famous for taking classic stories and turning them into fun games. The graphics are right on par with the book, and the characters are popping right out of the pages. It seems like we are watching the movie again as we help Professor Pierre Aronnax, his assistant Conseil, and the harpoonist Ned Land escape from the brilliant, but fanatical, idealist, Captain Nemo.
As with most hidden object mystery adventures, you run into some other kinds of games along the way, like Match 3 puzzles, and sliding block, and spinning block jigsaws. One thing that HdO classics games has going for them is to hunt down the hidden stars in the screens. These little stars are bonuses that give you hints, and you can earn many along the way, and there is never a limit to how many you can accumulate if you don’t use them. Another great thing about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, is that you really won’t be having to use those hints all that often. Some parts of the game move along rather quickly, but the whole of the game stays true to the original book, and unlike some HOMs, this one does not creep you out with crazed zombies and vampires or swarms of spiders. It’s really fun, and if you like the works of Verne, you like this.