Mr. Bill's Adventureland Review
Reviewed by Mr. Bill and Lela
The only problem with this game is finding a copy of it, but if you do, grab it! We think it is one of the best games that we've ever played. It's one of our all-time favorites, and we really wish that some smart publisher would re-release it so that more people could enjoy it.
In many ways it reminds us of a Western version of The Secret of Monkey Island... it's that kind of innocent fun in characters, dialogue and gameplay. But this game has voice and better graphics because it was published in 1996.
3 Skulls is a very funny spoof of the old Clint Eastwood spaghetti western 'The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly'. And the humor is so right-on accurate (it totally cracked us up many times) that we had to double check to make sure that the same people didn't write the movie. But even though they didn't, they are obviously American movie buffs. They have included so many take-offs on our classic westerns (including recognizable voice impersonations) that you'll never be able to think about those movies in quite the same way again.
Our hero is Fenimore Fillmore, a young "honest and well-intentioned" (well, sort of) cowpoke in 1866 Arizona. En route to stake a claim and make his fortune, he is about to stop at Big Town to get a drink for his horse and maybe himself, when he accidentally stumbles onto an ambush in progress. And there he learns of a vast undiscovered Toltec treasure that awaits whoever finds the 3 Golden Skulls... riches beyond his wildest dreams!
But to find that treasure, he must first deal with a corrupt priest and a larcenous soldier, not to mention Harvard educated Apaches, lustful parrots, grossly incompetent bankers, Anti-Alcoholic League women, amnesiac Mexican revolutionary generals, and many, many other hilarious characters. Sidesplitting humor and happy music, with clever puzzles that are appropriate for the storyline and an easy to use point & click interface.
We enjoyed this game so much that we wrote a walkthrough for it (available below). There are a couple of very minor timed events, but they are detailed in the walkthrough. It's a great game!
© 1999 Mr. Bill and Lela
Developed (1996) by Revistronic Industrial Programs and published by Warner Interactive (no longer exists).
Minimum System Requirements:
PC: Intel 486 DX2 66 MHz or 100% Compatible PC System; MS-DOS 6.0 or Higher; 8 MB RAM for DOS (Will Play In DOS Window Under Windows 95 with 12 MB RAM); 2X CD-ROM Drive; SVGA 256 Color Local Bus or PCI Video Card; SoundBlaster or 100% Compatible, Roland Rap 10, Ensoniq Soundscape, and Gravis Ultrasound - Note: Your sound card must support both digital sound (required for speech) and either FM or General Midi music in order to run the game; Keyboard and Mouse
Where To Buy This Game:
The best chance for finding this game would be at used software places or auctions or trading sites. Our Places To Buy Games page may be able to assist you in finding a copy of this game.
Walkthroughs or Hints: