Mixed-Up Mother Goose is a classic “Sierra-style” adventure game for kids, based on the various classic nursery rhymes (Humpty Dumpty, etc.). All the rhymes from all over the land have gotten mixed up, and it is up to the child to find the missing pieces and give them back to who needs them. Play Mixed-Up Mother Goose online!
Mixed-Up Mother Goose game description
Gameplay is again rather simple. The AGI system, similar to the one used extensively in previous Sierra games (e.g. the Quest series: King’s Quest, Police Quest, etc.), is utilized in the 1987 version. The player controls his or her characters using – almost exclusively – the four direction keys on the keyboard. When an item of interest comes into view, it is usually shown very clearly, so that younger gamers would not find it difficult to hunt it down.
Walking close to an item is synonymous with picking it up and, as there is only one inventory window in the top-right corner of the screen, the character can only hold one object at a time. Inanimate objects can be found in houses or on the ground throughout the land, whereas living objects can only be found outdoors. In the case of living objects, the person or animal will follow behind the player so that they can be led back to the person or place they need to be to complete the rhyme. Human objects, such as Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater’s wife, will also explain where they want to go in words and a “thought bubble”.
Some characters (namely Old King Cole) require several items brought to them in order to put their rhyme back together. All but one of the items are placed randomly throughout the land. There are 18 nursery rhymes to choose from, 20 items to recover, and many screens in which one can find the lost items. A point is awarded for each fixed rhyme. If a player finds it hard to match the objects with the rhymes, he or she can approach the characters who are in need of a specific part of their story and this item will be displayed above them in the form of a “thought bubble”. It is also interesting to note that, at the beginning of the game, the player can select the character that will be used during the game, with 8 characters to choose from.
The game can be saved, or more precisely, bookmarked (a feature which became prominent – and somewhat infamous – in some later Sierra games, including Phantasmagoria and King’s Quest VII), at any time.
Play Mixed-Up Mother Goose online
Play Mixed-Up Mother Goose online here, in web browser for free!