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MacGuffin's Curse

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When fugitive magician Lucas MacGuffin bungles a museum robbery, he finds himself:
  • magically bound to an ancient amulet;
  • up against a city in full high-tech security lockdown; and
  • suddenly dealing with the worst body hair problems he's ever had.
As a human, Lucas is agile and cunning. Wolf Lucas would rather smash anything in his way. Only by transforming between the two forms and cleverly utilising both sets of skills will he stand any chance of lifting his curse.

And with the city's most powerful billionaire after his blood, a jaded Private Investigator on his (now-literal) tail and the rent long overdue, he'll need every ounce of ingenuity he manage.

Along the way he'll need to befriend a hilarious cast of characters, convince the city its most beloved citizen is a terrifying criminal mastermind, and hardest of all, teach his daughter it isn't funny to fill the fridge with dog food.

From the award-winning indie developers behind Jolly Rover (Australian Game of the Year, 2010 Freeplay Awards), MacGuffin's Curse is a story brimming with humour, personality and heart.Key Features:
  • Friendly for all players - Enjoy a quick, fun logic puzzle fix, or lose yourself in a sprawling full-length cartoon adventure.
  • 150+ Puzzle Rooms - Inspired by classic top-down console adventures, these increasingly mind-bending challenges will push your logical thinking skills to the limit!
  • Challenge Without Frustration - Stuck on a room? P.I. Strump is on the line to help you along (at least between thinly veiled insults) with a seamlessly integrated hint system.
  • 90+ Sidequests - Meet the colourful nightlife of Feyre - a carnival city under curfew - and earn their trust with bizarre, legally questionable favours!
  • Charming Hand-Drawn Art - Collect 50 lavishly-illustrated comic panels to piece together - each expanding on the scandalous secret backstories of key characters!
  • Razor-Sharp Dialogue - With witty banter straight the golden age of point-and-click adventure games, you'll want to chat to every stranger and examine every park bench!
  • Insanely Catchy Soundtrack - From spooky strings to acoustic gypsy power-rock, this fun, upbeat score is destined to have you humming along!
  • Extensive Replay Value - Post-game challenges, hidden easter eggs, unlockable comics and developers' commentary will keep you coming back long after the credits roll.
Release date
Ayopa Games
Brawsome, Ayopa Games
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for iOS

iPhone First Gen, iPod Touch First Gen, iPod Touch Second Gen, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, 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

System requirements for PC

  • OS:Windows XP
  • Memory:256 MB RAM
  • Graphics:256MB VRAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
  • OS:Windows 7
  • Memory:500 MB RAM
  • Graphics:512MB VRAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Memory:256 MB RAM
  • Graphics:256MB VRAM
  • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space
  • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Memory:500 MB RAM
  • Graphics:256MB VRAM
  • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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MacGuffin's Curse reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Slide Puzzlers in the Manner of Sokoban. Game quickly becomes very difficult. Either you are really clever and can very well visualize many Moves or willing to make a lot of Try/Error. With me wars in the Library (30%) So far. Yes it has a Help Function, but then I don't need To play puzzle games when I have to have solved, because I just lack patience because of an open Door to reset the Room again. Controller Support (WIRELESS 360 Controller) does not exist. This is misleading imho if the quasi-standard Controller does not work, although some Controllers are promised support, which is not there to indicate that it works with some obscure controllers (WIRED 360 Controllers), but that you can up to Can play completely on some special radio/menus.
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Microsoft from Spain
Very Good puzzle game. Basically It's a sokoban, with some extra mechanics. Each level is a screen where you have to move "the battery" to the power slot of the floor to be able to open the following doors and so forward. All This is set in a nice story, with characters quite picturesque. The dialogues are funny, and quite interesting. You can get descriptions of almost all the objects, it has a lot of detail, as well as the comments of the game developers. There are fetch quest and secrets, but they are not tedious. It'S quite long, 14 hours to earn 100%. It Has the right difficulty, there is a hints system, but do not use it so do not know what kind of tracks you throw. I Also think you can solve the puzzle, if you want. I Really liked a lot, if a game manages to try to get 100% in the achivements, it has to be good:p
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Had the Game in a Bundle, and as is sometimes the case, when you don't know what to play, you let it decide chance. First Up: The Game is kpl. English and you should be able to understand at least some English for the Story and some Answers. The Gameplay itself is easy to understand: While you just want to push box from A to B for Introduction, the Course of the Game becomes more and more challenging. Sometimes just patience and trying out. But that's exactly the riveting thing in the Game. Once you've managed a Room, you think to yourself, 1 goes:) Beautifully done is also that it's not just, Level 1, pushing boxes, level 2, pushing boxes ... Is told, but a small "twisted" story in which the "Puzzles are embedded. In Addition, there are simple Adventure elements, whereby you often have to earn enough Money first or have to help a person, so that you can, for example, get a Key, which then opens new Doors to move forward in the Story. For example, this Game is a Tool like Joy2Key, so that you can play comfortably with the Pad. Conclusion: For Puzzle Fans and Lovers of British Humor, this Game of an Australian Indie Developer Team Is definitely a Recommendation, especially because you can throw it on for 1-2 Hours in the Evening and you are busy with it for a Day.
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