Nightmares, the Adventures
Nightmares, the Adventures is a series of four episodic point-and-click adventures created by Sarbakan for AOL Kids. Aimed at a slightly younger audience, each installment is a short, colorfully drawn game where you must try and help the young Victor vanquish his nightmares. The catch is that you only have a limited number of moves to win each episode, putting just a little pressure on your puzzle solving skills.
Navigation is easy in Nightmares, the Adventures, simply click the puffy arrows to visit different locations on each screen. Items usually look a little brighter than their surroundings, making them easy to spot and nab. Figuring out how to use them and in what situations is where the challenge dwells, and with the constant reminder that Victor's nightmare is closing in, you don't have time to dawdle.
Because the games are aimed at kids, the Nightmares episodes won't pose much of a challenge to seasoned point-and-click adventurers. There's even an in-game hint system that all but spells out exactly what you should do. But the top-notch visuals, great voice acting, genuinely spooky atmosphere, and lack of pixel hunting make them entertaining for just about anyone.