The lovely, watercolour stylings of Clover are beautifully drawn, with a soothing, piano-based soundtrack and a well-written script. Essentially it's homage to the Dizzy games of yore, a fact heavily referenced in both script and mechanics. For those of you who were mere eggs themselves when the yolky adventurer was king, gameplay revolves around the collection of objects and the solving of various genial puzzles, all in a platform-based format.
Player-character Sam is a resident of a kingdom which has recently come under attack by dastardly pirates, leading to the enactment of some troublingly draconian security measures. As he explores the world, Sam becomes party to increasingly complex political and religious intrigue, discovered via the medium of drunken farmers, myopic arms-dealers and sleeping cats.
The new PC version of the previously released XNA game has been made with support from Blitz 1UP.
The "more streamlined and user-friendly version" includes new animations and graphics, voice acting, new puzzles, multiple endings, context sensitive controls and improved "feel".
"We’ve stripped away some of the baggage that came with revisiting a classic genre, making the game feel more modern and welcoming to new players." said Blitz 1UP producer Neil Holmes.