Snowy, Captain Haddock and Tintin. I doubt there’s a more universally recognized trio of adventurers in existence. Georges Rémi’s creations have attained almost legendary status since their original newspaper appearance in 1929, and while they may not possess Jones’ whip or Drake’s sarcasm they’ve still maintained a place in the hearts and minds of a vast portion of the population (200 million plus copies sold and counting). The soon-to-be-released CGI film is almost here, and it’s poised to rekindle the old flame for long time fans as well as welcome a new generation into the fold. If there were to be a video game made with the license, now would be the time for it.
Gameloft knows this, which is why we have them to thank for the recent release of The Adventures of Tintin – The Secret of the Unicorn – The Game. Players will take control of each member of the trio (as well as the legendary pirate, Sir Francis Haddock) as they make their way through adaptations of the film’s environments and attempt to find The Unicorn’s lost treasure. But don’t fret, this is a tried and true adventure game. There will be sneaking, flying, sword fights, camel races and more.
The interactive exploits of the world’s most well-known fictional reporter are ours for the having at a respectable $6.99. I’m sadly limited by the storage space on my older machine (846 MB? Yowza!), but that doesn’t mean anyone with a newer device or the die-hard fans can’t enjoy it on my behalf.