Living next door to you is a real Neighbour From Hell and it's now time to have your revenge! Creep around your neighbour's house performing ever more elaborate tricks upon the unsuspecting resident. As the star of a fantastic new TV show, cameras will track your every move as you set your fiendish traps. Your objectives are to create more and more disarray, increase ratings and maybe even win prestigious awards. But beware of watchful neighbours and alert guard dogs; if they catch you then the show will be taken off air.
And when your neighbour wants to enjoy an undeserved holiday - go with him. Sneak along onto a cruise liner to make the nasty neighbour's holiday a living hell. This time, the neighbour's mum has joined him, and she is taking good care of her baby. Get the neigh from hell into his mum's and fellow travellers' bad books, play tricks on him and give free reign to your vengeance.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.1 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-06-11 01:42:57 byKthom159:
At first glance, the "Neighbours from Hell" compilation may seem silly, simple, and childish. Actually, at second and third glances, too, because that's exactly what this pair of games is, and marvelously so.
The premise does a wonderful job of being straightforward and absurd at the same time. Your job is to guide cheeky prankster Woody through various episodesread more of a TV show based entirely around pranking his grumpy oaf of a neighbor (or neighbour, depending on your textual dialect). Woody is entirely aware that he's on a show, whereas his neighbor--Mr. Rottweiler, according to Wikipedia--is blindly unaware of the 4th wall, which is a comedic situation I always enjoy. You must guide Woody through Mr. Rottweiler's house, constantly avoiding getting caught, setting up traps and tricks to bedevil the old slob. The better you can string pranks together, and thus the angrier you can keep Rottweiler, the better your score for each level.
This is an excellent game for kids as well as adults, as the puzzles aren't terribly complicated. You find object A, which can really only be used with household item B. The trick is in creating a line of pranks in the right order to constantly keep Rottweiler steaming, which often involves circling around him as he traverses the house, and hiding in wardrobes or under the bed. Another obstacle that crops up is pets, which Woody must sneak past, which slows him down considerably.
The second game of the series adds a variety of vacation scenery for the episodes, instead of just a house, and increased challenges, such as Rottweiler's mother (who seems to be some sort of senior body-builder). While more difficult, it's not unpleasantly so, and the added locations helps keep things fresh.
The charm of these games is undeniable. The claymation-esque characters emit a definite "Wallace and Gromit" vibe, and some of the animations are worthy of the chuckles they earn. Mr. Rottweiler cracks his back from shouting so often you'd think he would be wearing a brace by now. This same style carries into the scenery, which is rounded and cartoonish, as well as the soundwork, consisting of peppy "getting into trouble" music and garbled shouting and grumbling from Rottweiler.
As a puzzle/casual game, "Neighbours from Hell" wins you over. It's not deep, but it's fun, and its cute brand of mischief is appropriate for anybody who loves a good prank.
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Posted on 2009-06-09 09:11:09 byjsdratm:
These games are fun if you like to play pranks. Your goal is to basically sneak around and set up pranks to annoy and injure the lout that lives next door. If you have a mischievous sense of humor, you are in for a good bit of fun. If you have ever played the original Home Alone game, it is somewhat similar in the trap-setting sense. There is a nice variety of pranks to pullread more and this helps to keep the game interesting over time. Additionally, you have to avoid the lumbering fellow or else the jig is up. Overall, a good series of games and well worth a try!
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Posted on 2009-06-14 11:57:50 byigor8472:
I found this title some time ago when I was looking for 'tiny' nice game for playing between normal 'serious' ones. From time to time everyone needs to play something simple and little sily. 'Neighbours...' fits this category very well. If you wan't nice brake from large serious titles it's 'must have'. Do you have little brake in work; neighbourn you don't like or are sometimesread more tired of all these fallouts etc? This games is 'must have' if answer is yes for any of previous questions.
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