Author Archives: Marty Mulrooney

About Marty Mulrooney

I am a writer from the UK. I graduated with a B.A Degree (Hons) in Media and Film in 2009, specialising in Print Journalism and Advanced Screenwriting. I created Alternative Magazine Online soon after.

GAME REVIEW – Mutropolis (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Mutropolis is a science fiction comedy point-and-click adventure game developed by Pirita Studio, with Application Systems Heidelberg (Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, Unforeseen Incidents, Lamplight City) serving as co-developer and worldwide publisher. The debut game of Madrid-based artists Beatriz Gascón and Juan Pablo González, players take control of geeky archaeologist Henry Dijon as he travels to the abandoned planet Earth to find his kidnapped professor and the long-lost city of Mutropolis. His main competition? An angry god…

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GAME REVIEW – Dude, Where Is My Beer? (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Dude, Where Is My Beer (PC)

Dude, Where Is My Beer? is a satirical point-and-click adventure game created by Arik Zurabian (based in Norway) and Edo Brenes (based in Costa Rica). Players take control of a nameless, moustached, middle-aged protagonist who is desperately trying to find a pilsner in Oslo, Norway. However, every bar he enters is crammed full of craft beer-loving hipsters…

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BOOK REVIEW – Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

By Marty Mulrooney

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Harrow Lake is a young adult thriller/horror mystery written by Welsh author Kat Ellis and published by Penguin Random House. When Lola Nox’s father – a celebrated horror filmmaker – is brutally stabbed in their New York apartment, she finds herself sent off to stay with a grandmother she’s never met in the eerie town of Harrow Lake.

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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max Save the World Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a six-episode point-and-click adventure game (collected here as a complete package) starring everyone’s favourite six-foot-tall canine detective in a suit and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing sidekick. That’s right, the Freelance Police are back, in a new – or rather, old with a fresh lick of rainbow paint – release that sees Sam and Max investigating a sinister plot involving hypnosis, the Toy Mafia and the bright side of the moon.

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GAME REVIEW – Embracelet (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Embracelet is an adventure game created by solo developer and composer Mattis Folkestad, whose previous game Milkmaid of the Milky Way AMO described as “a simple, rhythmic affair of pure pointing and clicking.” I concluded my 2017 review of his charming indie debut by stating: “I would certainly love to see Mattis Folkestad tackling a larger adventure game project in the future.” In 2020, during a global pandemic no less, that larger adventure game project has finally arrived… and it’s rather wonderful.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Conference of the Birds: The Fifth Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs

The Conference of the Birds is the fifth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows an original trilogy of critically acclaimed books – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls – and A Map of Days, the start of a new trilogy which AMO’s review described as “slightly more grown up,” with “a narrative that feels completely natural despite its peculiarities.” In this latest peculiar adventure, Jacob Portman must deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to a mysterious operative known only as V. The future of all peculiardom could depend on it, but V never, ever, wants to be found…

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GAME REVIEW – Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze

Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze is a comedy point-and-click adventure game created by Belgium indie developer Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt (be sure to check out AMO’s 2016 interview with Jean-Baptiste here). In Lancelot’s Hangover, players must take control of Lancelot – the sexiest Knight of the Round Table – as he sets out on a quest from God to find the Holy Grail, put some booze in it, and celebrate the biggest party England has ever known!

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