“About To Blow Up Part 1″ is a point-and-click adventure with a hip-hop setting (yet, a surprising lack of actual hip-hop music), with a rags-to-riches story that’s amusing and has a very old-school feel to the animation (by old school, I mean 20+ years before I was born, and I’m pushing 40, which counts as old school IMO).
It has all the good and bad that goes with point-and-clikc adventures: puzzles that are sometimes too easy, and sometimes so hard you wonder how anyone could ever get them, but for the most part it moves along pretty well. Fans of classic animation, and fans of point-and-click adventure, will both probably find a lot to like here for 80 Microsoft Points.
Here’s what the developer (Facepuncher Worldwide LLC) has to say about the game:
“‘Small Time Records’ is in BIG TIME trouble! Can you stop Mr. Sleez? ‘About to BLOW UP’ is a hilariously insane hip-hop cartoon adventure jam-packed with crazy characters and mind melting puzzles! Classic point and click action! Hand drawn 2D animation! Huge cast of zany cartoon characters! Old school Hip Hop soundtrack! Laugh out loud dialog and slap stick humor!”