Down in Bermuda 2021: Crack Codes, Solve Puzzles, Collect Magic Orbs And Escape Each Of The Six Unique Islands
January 14th, 2021
Yak & Co
12 challenging new achievements throughout the islands to hunt out.
Save your progress in one of three new save slots added to the options screen.
Greetings explorers! Some shiny new additions for you.
Overcome creatures of the deep and unravel the secrets of the island in search of a way back home.
The developers of Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise have developed Down in Bermuda, a humorous and interesting puzzle game. The gameplay is similar to the shovelware hidden object games available on BigFish (and Steam these days), except it is of higher quality.
Down in Bermuda is roughly 75% hidden object game, 20% puzzle box game, and 5% boss puzzle game, according to the time. If you make the mistake of utilizing it on the first level, you will be locked out of achievement for the rest of your run. There are also achievements for finishing specific puzzles “exactly,” for which you’ll need to delete your save file if you don’t accomplish them correctly.
Down in Bermuda is one of the many Unity-based mobile puzzle games that have managed to make its way onto Steam in recent years. Please don’t get us wrong: we don’t mean this as a criticism; some of those ports are quite good; for example, people may recall Square’s Hitman/Lara Croft Go, Fireproof’s Room series, or Agent A from this very company, and Down in Bermuda is no exception (though, to be honest, we wouldn’t have expected anything less from Yak&Co:P). Again, a solid little puzzler with cute minimalistic-stylized graphics, but unlike Agent A, this time there is a shorter story, the puzzles aren’t as complex (more puzzle-box-like, pull a lever here, push a button there), and about half of the game is spent looking for orbs scattered throughout the environment in a typical hidden object style. Overall, if you’re looking for a repeat of the last game, this may disappoint you, but if you view it as a new and fresh title, it’s still incredibly calming and amusing, making it a perfect little casual time killer. By the way, gamepad control works rather well, and it’s a nice example of how such controls can be implemented in a game that was initially developed for a touchpad without limiting it to a mouse/keyboard in a port.
So, perhaps some advice for all completionists out there like us is in order. Probably the most crucial, you should check out a guide for that sliding puzzle on the last island ahead of time, and you should probably make a backup save before the sheep puzzle. They’re not really difficult, but you can’t repeat them, and having to replay the entire game isn’t exactly fascinating, we suppose. Also don’t ever open a Starmap while playing Down in Bermuda.
We purchased the Down in Bermuda game after thoroughly enjoying Yak & Co’s “Agent A.” This game isn’t nearly as difficult. What riddles there are significantly easier, and most of them are simply a matter of clicking on a bunch of things. The entire game may be finished in around 3 hours. The game’s appearance and feel are excellent – the environment is beautiful and has a pleasant atmosphere – but that’s about it in terms of positives. However, please bear with us as we continue to talk excessively. To summarise, if you’re bored, it’s worth a play-through, and we can’t say no to a clear recommendation from us, but due to the short game length, you should wait for a solid discount to see.