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The Spirit and the Mouse (2022) is a puzzle game where you play a mouse with electrical powers who solves people's problems. You overhear conversations between townsfolk and use these hints as you explore and then solve simple puzzles to help them out of their troubles. Ratatouille It's this unique loop of listening out for clues then applying what you've heard that is both enjoyable and satisfying.

You play a mouse called Lila after a thunderstorm causes a power outage in the town of Sainte-et-Claire and imbues you with electrical powers from a strange spirit. It's up to you to recover the mischievous Kibblins responsible for the power cut and restore happiness to the townsfolk. You traverse the moonlit town at your own pace and listen to the woes of the residents. By doing so, you unlock quests that are completed by locating items and solving environmental puzzles hinted at in the residents' dialogue.

As you progress and bring happiness back, you find new and secret items which you use to decorate the streets and restore Sainte-et-Claire to its former glory. You also unlock new abilities which allow you to reach new areas and continue your mission.

If you enjoyed watching Ratatouille you'll love this because you basically are Remy. While it's a strange concept, the action of listening to people to progress and then solving puzzles to fix their problems highlights the importance of kindness and listening to others, and results in a game that's fun while also thought-provoking.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked The Spirit and the Mouse 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 11 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Traversal game with Adventure, Communication, Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. The gameplay does not feature any violence. However, the game starts with a brief cutscene in which the mouse is attacked by a cat. The mouse is pushed onto a pile of rubble and falls onto the ground. There is no obvious harm. Later on, the mouse is also hit by lightning.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language.
There are moments where the mouse gets electrocuted and there is an angry flame guardian who shouts and screams at the player. Some inanimate objects also pull scary faces. There are scenes where people have been drinking wine, and others where people dive for cover because they are scared.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the puzzles are fairly challenging and require patience and lateral thinking to overcome.

CostsCosts

The Spirit and the Mouse usually costs £15.99 to £16.75.
 

The Spirit and the Mouse

Switch Store Switch £16.75
Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/09/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Adventure, Communication, Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 32 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Developer: Alblune (@Alblune)


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