Inkle's fresh approach on the whodunnit mystery genre, Overboard! is now available for Android devices followings its release on iOS. The game has received predominately positive reviews since it launched. It holds a healthy Metacritic score between 81 and 86, depending on the platform.
We really enjoyed the game here on 148Apps, with Campbell Bird praising the game's fast pace and replay value. Similarly, Catherine Ng Dellosa – who reviewed the game for our sister site Pocket Gamer – also enjoyed what the game had to offer, lauding the game's sense of humour.
If you're unfamiliar with Overboard!, it takes place in 1935, picking up shortly after actress Actress Veronica Villensey throws her wealthy husband to a watery grave. Now that the murder is complete, her next task is to successfully pin the crime on one of her fellow passengers so Veronica can collect the life insurance money. This is where you come in.
You can move freely around the ship to chat with passengers and searching for the perfect person to frame for the murder. It's important to remember that the passengers will remember everything they see and hear, so you'll need to keep an eye on them all.
Time is of the essence, though. You will only have eight hours to escape a potential prison sentence, so it's vital to quickly identify who you can trust and who would gladly see you thrown in the slammer. Each playthrough is fairly short, so you can always hunt for different endings to discover the numerous ways the game can play out.