Denmark Month: Skipper and Skeeto: The Great Treasure Hunt


It may seem unreal to you youngsters, but back when I was a kid, we played video games on our computer. No, we didn’t download gameboy games that we could play on the PC, we played games DESIGNED to be played on computers.

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And there was one game that was so challenging, so fun, so awesome that all the kids at my school gathered around one computer to play it together. A little game about a spunky mole and his brainy mosquito pal.

Magnus and Myggen, or in English: Skipper and Skeeto, used to be the Mario and Luigi of Denmark. They had several games and even a TV show. All kids knew them and loved them. Not strange as their games were freaking awesome. One of the best, if not the best one, was The Great Treasure Hunt.

Our story begins on a dark, stormy night where the infamous business man Mr Shade(Hr Skumlesen in Danish) approaches Noblecastle and knocks on the door. The count and his wife opens the door to be confronted by this unlikable fellow who demands that the couple pays up their dept before midnight, The count begs for more time only to be told that he only have one hour to come up with the money... or the castle and it’s park will be made into a gigantic junkyard! The count is out of his wits. The only thing that can save him is the Noblecastle treasure, but he has been searching for that one for years without luck.

Sounds like a job for our mole and mosquito duo. After all, the park is Skipper and Skeeto's home and they don't want the park turned into a junk yard.

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Holy crap, this game was difficult!

Not only was this one of those point and click adventure games that required that you has to search the entire castle for glues and then figure out how to use the items you found to get on with the treasure hunt, you actually only had ONE HOUR to solve it! And if time ran out, you had to look at a freaking depressing scene of the park becoming a junkyard with Mr Shade on top of the garbage laughing his head off while Skipper and Skeeto cried their eyes out. DUDE!

This game was so difficult that it took me and my friends YEARS to complete it. And we freaking LOVED it! And I’m sure you will love it as well. A bit difficult for a kids game but brilliant for 10 year olds and up. It could works as a family project as well.

That’s all for now. I’m Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.