The Adventures of Willy Beamish

Available Platform: Amiga - Alias: Adventures of Willy Beamish

The Adventures of Willy Beamish is a graphic adventure developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra On-Line in 1991.

The Adventures of Willy Beamish
Year1991
GenreAdventure
Rating4.5

88/100 based on 5 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherSierra On-Line
DeveloperDynamix
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated18 February 2021

Game Review

The Adventures of Willy Beamish is a graphic adventure developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra On-Line in 1991.

The game is regarded as one of the best Sierra adventures, and with good reason. This golden oldie allows the player to go back into their glory days of being a nine-year-old mischievous boy. It uses hand-drawn cartoon themes and characters.

The game is set in the school years of Willy Beamish, who is taking on the role of a classic ''brat'' from an upper-middle-class American family. Willy is a typical kid, obsessed with science fiction, hanging out with friends in the treehouse, and the usual stuff. The plot is simple: the Town of Frumpton is under threat from a range of baddies, and it is up to Willy to save the day and become the hero. The game follows through with many twists and turns that are quite common with Sierra On-Line games. There are many hidden secrets for the player to enjoy.

Although the game looks pretty childish, it takes a surprisingly hilarious attempt at adult humor. The Frog is named Horny; Willy giving his bully a handheld game so he can play with himself instead and not to mention the nurse in school who is depicted as having oversized assets. The gameplay is generally pretty amusing, although certain situations do take a violent and gruesome turn, especially the fates of Willy and other characters at specific moments in the game. But in the end, the developers have managed to mask everything under a layer of comical rendering cleverly.

The game controls are pretty easy since they are entirely point-and-click based. The player can use the mouse to click on people, objects or exits, to interact with them. It is straightforward, and this simplicity is one of the major plus points in the game.

The VGA graphics are excellent: the whole world is clearly depictable, vividly illustrated through a 256 color palette, which is nothing short of outstanding for a game of this age. The PC game had notably bad sound effects compared to its Sega CD version, but I have to admit they were good enough for 1991.

The game is super fun to play and has an incredibly creative game design; even the loading screen has a small minigame to keep you company! This is undoubtedly a title that you should try, and it will provide you with hours and hours of entertainment.

Don't forget to check the new GOG version (link on the top right).

Review by: Adam
Published: 10 February 2021 1:30 pm


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Latest Comments

Avi Hayun - 2021-02-11

This is an amazing game especially for its time, but it even holds strong till today.

The editor of the review mentions as much and you can see he thinks it is an amazing game


So why did you leave a grade of 68 for this game ??
Is this a typo as you wanted to rate the game 98 ?



PLEASE FIX THE RATING OF THIS GAME as 68 is no fitting it!

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