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 characters4/5 – Adventure Gamers
The visuals and dialogue are so much fun, even adventuregameaphobiacs will have a great time4/5- Jayisgames
Nelly remains at the top of all freeware, underground… adventure games4/5 – 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– Indiegames.com
Winner of 5 Adventure Game Studio Awards5/5 – AGS Database