Cat in a hat
If you can imagine old-school platform adventures like Metroid
dressed up in classic noir-style and starring lots of cats, then you have some idea of what to expect from Hot Tin Roof. It's a cracking little game which combines plenty of enjoyable exploration with an intriguing story and a super charismatic hero. You play the role of a tough detective trying to solve a string of grisly murders and who handily has a cat partner named Franky to help out. The gameplay is a strange mix of 2D/3D platforming and adventure and sees you exploring a series of well realized environments with a mixture of leaping action and puzzle solving. There are no abilities here, and instead you pick up new rounds for your revolver which can be combined in inventive ways to create different effects. There are plenty of clues to help you solve the case, so explore, talk to cats (there are lots of cats), and generally bounce around in order to get to the bottom of things. Hot Tin Roof really is a wonderful little game. It's told with a delightfully bonkers sense of humor which really helps to suck you in. The visuals are very stylish, really evoking that 1940s noir look and sucking you into this bizarre world. The mixture of gameplay styles works extremely well, enhancing the game's appeal and depth considerably, while the controls are nice and responsive, making navigating it a breeze. The music is superb too, with a lovely jazz soundtrack that is rendered chiptune-style, so when you add all these elements together, you have a fantastic experience.