Captain Disaster in: Death Has a Million Stomping Boots




Genre:    Adventure 

Developer:   Team Disaster

Publisher:   Team Disaster            

Released:  December 2017              

Requirements (minimum):



  • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 
  • Storage:  download is 132 MB



By flotsam


Captain Disaster: In Death Has a Million Stomping Boots

Team Disaster

How hard can it be to deliver a package?

Had Captain D known the answer to that question, he might have stayed in space rather than descending to Arcturus 1. But down on his luck, with repairs needed and nothing in the bank account, such a seemingly simple job is a no brainer.

Of course, nothing in these types of adventure games is ever straightforward. This delivery is also chock full of cultural references, groaning puns and digs at the genre and many other things. If you like your adventures that way, you should probably assist the delivery. Just beware of jelly babies.

Much of Captain D is lo-fi, but we have become accustomed to such games, and are well aware you don’t need sophisticated production to have fun. And fun is what you will have across about 8 hours of play time (give or take a walkthrough peek or two – helpfully available on the website).

The intricacies of the goings-on is something you can discover for yourself. Trials and tribulations abound. Just be sure to talk to everyone, not because you need to but because you will likely get a chortle or three.

The voices were probably the most lo-fi element but it didn’t really matter. Some of the puzzling is a tad convoluted, but what else would you expect? Just try something else, however weird, and who knows, it might be right. I did resort to try everything here at times, but to be fair, I thought that careful exploring, looking and interacting, and lots of talking, generally provided a possible way forward. You might get stuck, you might think some solves a bit silly, but you won’t get a dead end.

You find a map early on, assuming of course you do find it, which enables you to quick travel to the various locations. Not all will be accessible immediately, but nor are you constrained to visit a location at a time.

The game plays exclusively with the mouse (hooray I hear quite a few people shout) and is classic point and click. Left click to interact or talk, right to look/examine. Inventory bar appears when moving the mouse to the top of screen, and you can similarly play with your collected items. The cog top right provides the menu, where you can save at will (more hoorays I hear).

Captain D is goofy, silly and imperfect, but as I said before it is fun. You may not get every pop-culture reference, but if my experience is anything to go by, you will get enough to be amused more than a few times. The brevity of this review is no reflection on the enjoyment to be had. Other types of games are my preference, but I thoroughly enjoyed the silliness of the efforts of Captain D.

I played on:

OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit

Processor: Intel i7-6700 4GHz


Video card: AMD Radeon RX 470 8192MB


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