Gretel and Hansel

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Gretel and Hansel Instructions

Gretel and Hansel is controlled by using the keyboard and the mouse. The arrow keys (or WASD keys) are used to move. Click objects to interact with them using your mouse. The mouse is also used to aim your slingshot. Click and hold to load a stone, then release to shoot. Click on the inventory bag in the lower-right corner of the screen to access your inventory.

Gretel and Hansel Walkthrough

Gretel and Hansel is an adventure game loosely based on the well-known fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Gretel and Hansel features beautiful watercolor-style graphics, simple controls, and mind-challenging gameplay. Although this adventure game is based on a children's story, its atmosphere and gruesome deaths may make it inappropriate for kids.

Gretel and Hansel puts you in the role of Gretel. After overhearing that her parents would feel better off without having two children to feed, Gretel and her brother decide to run away. Your objective in this adventure game is to collect ten shiny stones to mark your path when you run off into the woods. Your progress is automatically saved, so you can continue from where you left off the next time that you play. If you decide to start a new game, your progress will be overwritten.

Gretel and Hansel uses some point-and-click controls like typical adventure games of this type, but also gives you freedom of movement using the arrow keys. Once you have acquired your slingshot, use the mouse to aim. Click and hold to load up a stone, then release to fire. The slingshot is not just a weapon; it is very useful in solving some puzzles in this adventure game. Although the temptation may arise, try not to use it on your brother (you can kill him, and doing so will end the game).

I will not provide a full walkthrough of Gretel and Hansel here, but I can help you to escape the first room. First, get out of bed by using the WASD or arrow keys. Move to the peephole in the wall to spy on your parents, then move back to the bed and take the slingshot off of the wall. Shoot the lower-right window pane to break it and allow a fly to come into the room. Hit the fly with the slingshot when it is above Hansel's head to wake Hansel. Since Hansel is awake, he can help you to move the rocking horse. Move to the left side of the rocking horse, then click it to move it out of the way. Click on the breach in the wall to escape the house. Remember to be on the lookout for Gretel's thought bubbles, because they will help you to know when an action can be taken or if a puzzle needs to be solved in order to advance!

Gretel and Hansel is an artistic adventure game with a lot of love put into its development. If you are a fan of adventure games or sadistic twists on the stories of your childhood, then you will enjoy Gretel and Hansel!