Nelly Cootalot is the stupidly named pirate adventurer with a heart of gold. Uncover corruption and wanton punning in this HD revival of a classic freeware adventure game.
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November 20, 2018

Game content finalized

Getting ready to ship, captain!
Alasdair has been tweaking and polishing (and breaking and fixing) Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! for many months now. 1920x1080 HD resolution and a FULL VOICE OVER in English are the obvious highlights, but read on for a full list of the improvements we've made to the original 2007 game.

New resolution
The game now runs in full 1920x1080 HD, (as well as other widescreen resolutions). This is flipping massive compared to the tiny, square original graphics (see trailer video).

Full voice acting (English only)
Extremely cheap voice acting by Alasdair Beckett-King, real Nelly and literally no one else. Think of it as a director's commentary where I get to do a load of dodgy accents. (Yes, this feature CAN be switched off.)

Support for more operating systems
Full support for macOS and Linux as well as all recent Windows systems.

Other improvements
  • Streamlined point & click interface.
  • Improved launcher app.
  • Bad jokes replaced with good jokes (I wish).
New "business" model
  • Cheapest price ever.
  • ABK's year 1 revenue goes to the birds.

We've put a lot of work into this remastered edition. However, Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a shorter game than The Fowl Fleet, and the original was freeware. So we've decided to make this release super, super-cheap. We won't announce the price yet, but we're looking at an amount so small, the publisher will find it hard to discount it.

But that didn't seem like enough. So, for 1 year after launch - after fees and taxes are deducted - Alasdair's share of revenue will go to the RSPB, a British charity taking care of our feathered friends (birds).
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“Creative puzzle design and charming characters”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

“Splendid design, with gorgeous hand-drawn background graphics”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“One of the loveliest AGS games ever made”
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Already released: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

About This Game

Nelly Cootalot

Nelly, fearsome pirate and lover of tiny and adorable creatures, is charged by the spirit of a dead buccaneer to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a fleet of birds known as spoonbeaks. Her adventure will bring her face to face with the nefarious Baron Widebeard as she uncovers corruption and wanton punning in the Barony of Meeth.

Meet a cast of oddball characters and solve puzzles in this delightfully witty point and click adventure game. Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is your opportunity to:

  • Rescue endangered and unusually named wildfowl.
  • Acquire morally dubious items on behalf of minor aristocrats.
  • Intercept the private correspondances of a daredevil pilot.
  • Come to the aid of downtrodden supernatural beings.
  • Be confused by obscure colloquialisms.
  • Borrow facial hair from long-dead pirates.
  • Wantonly misuse the word 'borrow'.


Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! was originally released hundreds of years ago in 2007, when beards weren't popular and there were hardly any Nazis. Times, they have a-changed. The game started out as a birthday present for my girlfriend and got wildly out of hand. In 2016, I even made another Nelly game called Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. This HD remastering brings the original game back to life, with a streamlined interface and loads more pixels.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 700 MHz
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 5.2
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: All DirectX-compatible sound cards
    • OS: macOS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 700 MHz
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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