Hodj and Podj is a cute little strategy puzzle game that was developed by Boffo Games and features themes that seem to be geared more towards children than adults. It was released in the middle nineties by Virgin Interactive Entertainment Incorporated. It was developed specifically for the Windows 3.X format.
Hodj and Podj is a collection of many classical favourite puzzle games, appropriate for all ages. Most games, or versions of them, will be familiar to the user. Some of the most notable include: Memory (also known as concentration), Battleship, Poker, Solitaire, Slots, Pac-Man, and standard Cryptograms.
This series of mini-games is linked together by a board game style quest to rescue the twin princesses who were kidnapped by villains. There are a total of nineteen different mini-games in Hodj and Podj. Each game gives the use clues, money or some items that he will need to rescue the twin princesses, Mish and Mosh. The user has preordained knowledge of what each game has to offer him, and can choose accordingly.
The game is set up like a board game, and the user will be asked to roll a pair of dice and move the corresponding number on the playing board. The board contains many tiles that link the mini-games together. The player can choose which mini-game to gravitate
toward, based on what he perceives he needs to complete his quest. The user can play as either of the two princes, Hodj and Podj, both of whom want to rescue the princesses and be placed on the throne of the land of Po-Porree. The name of the game is derived from the names of these characters, and it is also a play on the phrase “Hodge Podge,” aptly describing the jumbled mix of games available. The games can also be played apart from the quest mode for users who are just intrigued by the play and do not care about the story line.
While obscure, Hodj and Podj is a cute and addictive little puzzle game that features colourful and engaging cartoon graphics and a nice story line. The puzzles are mostly familiar, and even the unfamiliar ones are easy enough to learn. It is a nice little game that will provide entertainment for the entire family. It comes recommended for download.