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39 Days to Mars

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

50%

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Game Information

Available on:PCApr 25, 2018

Developer: It's Anecdotal

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

39 Days to Mars is a co-operative steampunk puzzle-adventure game. Step into the shoes of Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter, two 19th century explorers who have chosen to pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage to Mars. When the steam engine runs out of coal, the ship's cat shreds the navigation chart, and the tea gets cold, it becomes clear that interstellar transportation isn't a walk in the park. It will take the talents of two players working together on the problems that arise to get to Mars in one piece. LOCAL CO-OP 39 Days to Mars is a two player co-operative game. The HMS Fearful is a masterpiece of unreliable engineering, therefore Albert and Baxter will need all the help they can get. Nothing can be done without the effort of both players, who have important roles to play in the adventure. SINGLEPLAYER AI If you don't want to play with your friends, the ship's computer-controlled cat will keep you company. BITE-SIZED ADVENTURES The mix of action and thoughtful puzzles make it perfect for playing in short sessions. The entire adventure fits comfortably into an evening. ATMOSPHERIC Be drawn into the world of Albert and Baxter by the unique illustrated artwork. 39 Days to Mars has a rich sound-scape and a beautiful piano score that is punctuated only by the occasional disaster. The HMS Fearful embarks for Mars soon!
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39 Days to Mars - Teaser Trailer

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39 Days' premise is promising, but its short runtime leaves lots to be desired, making for a fun but ultimately forgettable romp

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While notably short, 39 Days to Mars is a lot of fun, delivered in an attractive artistic design. It's really more puzzles than adventure, but the puzzles are satisfying to solve and never caused one of those "how was I supposed to know that??" moments.

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39 Days to Mars is a short but funny and compelling trip from Earth to Mars with you and another person, or you and a pet cat. Designed for couch co-op, it doesn't penalise you for being a misanthrope like myself and offers a good amount of replay value with varied paths to take. It's well worth taking this trip to the red planet.

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With unique and tricky puzzles, 39 Days to Mars will feel right at home in any puzzle fan's game collection.

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Recent News

Co-Op Puzzle Game 39 Days To Mars Lands On PS4 This Winter

Co-Op Puzzle Game 39 Days To Mars Lands On PS4 This Winter

Soon you can build a rickety spaceship with a friend on PS4.

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Co-Op Adventure 39 Days To Mars Lands On Switch Next Month

Co-Op Adventure 39 Days To Mars Lands On Switch Next Month

This couch co-op puzzle adventure revolves around two 19th century explorers attempting to reach Mars.

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