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|Best Casual Games, Funny Games, Cute Games, Mystery Games, Point-and-Click Quests
In an alternate universe where New York City is populated by cute little alligators that walk on two legs. You play an adorable alligator in a pin-striped suit. Your alligator works as a detective and has been assigned the daunting task of discovering the murderer of…someone who hasn’t died yet. This is the reality of Later Alligator, a cute mystery available on Steam.
Later Alligator opens with a young alligator named Pat who has a feeling that he will be killed at his next big family event. He has a habit of having little accidents at these events, and he thinks this time it’s going to lead to the end of his life. He wants you to sleuth out what might happen before the event—oh and the event is in just one day. His family, it turns out, are members of the Mafia. It’s entirely possible they actually will kill him. Which makes the mystery a little more interesting than your average family dust up.
A cute point-and-click whodunnit
As you can probably guess, what follows next is a tour of the city as you interview various people in Pat’s life and unravel the mystery of what may happen in the next few hours. As you meet new people, they will reveal to you a clue about the future event—if you can solve their mini games.
The mini games are the highlight of Later Alligator. Each game is designed to showcase the personality of the alligator you are interacting with. They do a great job of giving life to the little world you are exploring, even if they’re not especially complex puzzles or mechanically interesting.
There are a few rare games throughout the story that are more difficult than others—mainly due to hair triggers on your mouse movement. You may have to try those games one or two times to get them just right, but overall the games are fairly easy.
Short but worthwhile
Later Alligator isn’t as long as many other games and can be wrapped up within 2-6 hours of gameplay. The story moves forward at a quick pace, and the storyline is juicy enough to keep you intrigued through the whole thing.
Where it lacks in play length however, it makes up with replay value. The game has 3 separate endings, as well as some side missions that you may miss your first time through the game.
It has the same charm as the Frog Detective, although no other game quite matches the unique and cleverness of Later Alligator.
This game may not be long or complex, but it makes up for that with charming characters, a rich story, and enough terrible puns to keep you laughing and rolling your eyes all the way through. While there are a few minor flaws with the game—namely typos—the game is overall carefully crafted with obvious love from the developer.
If you’ve been looking for a relaxing whodunnit that won’t take up your entire weekend to play, Later Alligator has a lot going for it.
- Cute graphics
- Well thought out story line
- Games with personality
- Some typos
- Some games are difficult to control