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anika’s odyssey: land of the taniwha

  • Year: 2007

  • Platform: Web

  • Genre: Point-and-Click

  • Publisher: Newgrounds

  • Developer: Tricky Sheep Games

  • Notes: Play as Anika Greenfield, a young girl who strives to save her toy rabbit from certain doom. This is the first game I reviewed which feels like it is intentionally set in Aotearoa - ponga trees, Haast’s Eagles, and all. However, the game also has an odd Alice-in-Wonderland vibe, which doesn’t quite gel with the bird calls and the use of a Taniwha. Was it necessary, or is this truly a cute homage?

  • Overall Rating: Free to play online - give it a go?