The Spicy Meatball Saves The Day is a cleverly crafted first person text adventure that relays the narrative via text while allowing you to control your character’s movement in 3D using the mouse, as you play a superhero who attempts to save a child from a burning building.
In The Spicy Meatball Saves The Day you take on the role of the Spicy Meatball – a brave superhero who uses his selection of gadgets to carry out heroic deeds. You’ve just completed a successful assault on the evil Sea Slug Lair, but on your way home you come across a burning building and a distraught man who claims his son is still in the building. This looks like a job for the Spicy Meatball!
There are a variety of different ways you can tackle the burning building, leading to different outcomes depending on your choices. It is a Text Adventure at heart, but thanks to the special Icicle engine it’s built in, The Spicy Meatball Saves The Day plays unlike any text adventure you’ve seen before. The game is played entirely in first person, with you moving the mouse left, right, up and down to ‘view’ more of your surroundings as you would in a first person shooter, allowing you to find objects and people you can interact with.
It takes a minute to wrap your head around but The Spicy Meatball Saves The Day’s fusion of text adventure and first person exploration is very clever concept that works remarkably well. An innovative little superhero adventure that we highly recommend checking out.
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