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Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business

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The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle is a traditional 2D point and click adventure game that mixes the classic formula up with riveting action elements all weaved together lovingly by Rumpus Animation.

"It is quite possibly one of the finest point-and-click comedy murder mystery adventure games set in Victorian London you will play today" - Bertram Fiddle

Explore a quirky Victorian London inhabited by strange characters, with even stranger noses, as self proclaimed leading explorator, Bertram Fiddle, finds himself in a bit of pickle. You must help him follow the clues and track down the elusive serial killer known only as Geoff the Murderer before he strikes again. Wander the murky and mysterious streets and alleyways of Old London Town... but be careful whom you bump in to...
Watch in stunned disbelief as the story, and your mind, unravels before your very eyes in this animated interactive adventure!

- An intriguing, dark humoured murder mystery filled with intrigue, dark humour, murder and mystery
- Beautifully animated interactions
- Over 30 locations to explore
- An original soundtrack composed by Cam Reynolds inspired by 1970s B movies
- Unique Voice Acting
- Riveting action sequences
- Terrible puns!
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Rumpus Animation
Chorus Worldwide Games Limited
Deck13, Rumpus Animation Ltd., Deck13 Interactive, Chorus Worldwide Games
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business reviews and comments

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The full Review Sir-Game-a-Lot [sir-game-a-lot.de] A good, entertaining Point & click adventure is always welcome with me, and with The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle I was now able to test just such one. Already released late last Year for iOS, it was released in April for PC as a Steam download. The small British Studio Rumpus Animation won over the German Studio Deck 13 as a Publisher. As you can already see from "Episode 1," this is an Adventure in the well-known Episode format – whether you like it is again a Matter of Taste. This Episode, by the Way, is called "A Dreadful Business." But who or what is Bertram Fiddle? How may I be of service to you? Bertram Fiddle is the self-proclaimed "leading Victorian Explorer" (or "Leading Victorian Explorator") and actually wants to experience new Adventures in the wide World along with his Servant, Peruvian Cyclops Gavin. But by certain Circumstances, the pair are soon on the Trail of the mass Murderer "Geoff the Murderer," who is Wreaking havoc in Victorian London. By the way, they also help Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (who seem somewhat inept), who are also looking for the Killer. The Resemblance to Jack the Ripper is no Accident. One Thigh Knocker after another In the Game, anything that is somehow British is gloriously dragged through the Cocoa. So far there is no German Synchro, and this is likely to be very difficult in this Kind of Game. Because The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Thrives on the excellent English speakers with the typically polite and high-pitched British Pronunciation, The utterly British-sounding names (E.g. Lord Arthwipe, Emmelina Snoopsworth), the funny Monologues and Dialogues And the many Word Wit. Various fantasy words, which replace other Words and sound even more British, are still responsible for the "British Overkill": Instead of "photographs," there are "photomographs," "fossilised" becomes "fossi-sized" and "confusing" becomes "confusimyfing." There are German Subtitles, but a lot is lost in Translation. So If you basically play games in German and/or only Master School English, you will miss a lot of Gags here. Puzzles for Beginners I emphasize the Linguistic so much because it is the best Element of the Game. If you Put that off, all that remains is the Graphics and the Puzzles. Don't get wrong, the drawn backgrounds and Characters are very well done and nicely animated, straight the Characters with their odd-looking Noses look very witty and fit well into the Victorian Game world. However, the Puzzles are usually very easy to solve, at least if you already have some Adventures behind you. Clickable Items never have to be searched for long, because corresponding Hotspots automatically appear in the Picture when you move The Cursor roughly near such Items. You can see that the Game was originally designed for Touch control on Tablets – on a Tablet it would be too cumbersome to scan every Millimetre with your Finger. Unfortunately, there are only a few Items to Pick Up and Combine. The somewhat undermediated Gavin, by the way, runs along all the Time and occasionally makes a funny Comment, otherwise he is silent. It is Only Needed for physical Work such as lifting or Pushing heavy Objects. Verdict The first Episode of The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle can be won over above all by the dry, British Humour and English Lyrics full of Word Wit. There Are also many Allusions to well-known Films and Games. But If you have to resort to the German Subtitles, you won't have so much Fun with the Dialogues for a long time. Although the Graphic style is very cuddly, the Game is not suitable for Children. Some morbid things happen, and the various sexual Innuendo only Adults understand. The Puzzles are also at Entry-level – so if you are looking for a tricky Adventure as a priority, you should rather invest your Money elsewhere. Nevertheless, Bertram Fiddle Has often made Me laugh, and I'm excited about the next Episode.
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