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 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