Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD

Nelly Cootalot, fearsome pirate and lover of tiny and adorable creatures, is charged by the spirit of a dead buccaneer to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a fleet of birds known as spoonbeaks. Her adventure will bring her face to face with the nefarious Baron Widebeard as she uncovers corruption and wanton punning in the Barony of Meeth.


The game offers the opportunity to:

  • Rescue endangered and unusually named wildfowl.
  • Acquire morally dubious items on behalf of minor aristocrats.
  • Intercept the private correspondences of a daredevil pilot.
  • Come to the aid of downtrodden supernatural beings.
  • Be confused by Nelly’s obscure colloquialisms.
  • Borrow facial hair from long-dead pirates.
  • Wantonly misuse the word ‘borrow’.


Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! was originally released hundreds of years ago in 2007. The game started out as a birthday present for Alasdair‘s girlfriend and got wildly out of hand. In 2016, he made another Nelly game called Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. This HD remastering brings the original game back to life, with a streamlined interface, a homemade voice over and loads more pixels.


Nelly Cootalot is a Hoot… a delightful little adventure game

– Luke Plunkett, Kotaku

Creative puzzle design and charming characters

4/5 – Adventure Gamers

The visuals and dialogue are so much fun, even adventuregameaphobiacs will have a great time

4/5- Jayisgames

Nelly remains at the top of all freeware, underground… adventure games

4/5 – Igor Hardy, A Hardy Developer’s Journal

[Nelly Cootalot] has its own distinct and adorable style

– Xander, TIGsource

Nelly Cootalot is something you really need to set sail and explore

– Zilla, Asian Girl Gamer

‘Best Freeware Adventure Games 2007’ selection

Winner of 5 Adventure Game Studio Awards

5/5 – AGS Database


Remastered Specs

  • Remastered 1920 x 1080 HD graphics
  • Extremely cheap voice acting (in English)
  • Windows / Mac OS / Linux
  • English, German, French, Spanish & Polish (text only)
  • Streamlined point & click interface
  • Bad jokes replaced with good jokes

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