4 Little Mice

Player Rating6.35/8

"#42 overall, #8 for 2015"
based on 447 ratings since 04/24/2017
played 2,161 times (finished 190)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a Snickers®"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

Four little mice went to search for some cheese, one got trapped, and then there were three.

Three little mice were playing with glue, one got a little too sticky, and then there were two.

Two little mice were on the run. Kitty wouldn't play nice, so then there was one.

One little mouse left all alone. He choked himself, and then there were none.

4 Little Mice is a Choose Your Own Adventure Poem that I wrote over the course of several weeks. The story tells a tale of love, companionship, sacrifice, and more. 

Storygame Features:

-Based on Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None", but with a furry little twist!

-The butterfly effect has never been more important! Each and every choice you make could have drastic consequences!

-With over 10+ endings, you'll definitely be coming back for more.

-Fixed a bug that brought certain mice back to life.
-Fixed a bug that prevented player from progressing. (Special thanks to Will11 and 

Player Comments

"4 Little Mice" was an adorable, warm game that immediately captured my heart and attention. Written in a poem format, it sounded similar to a children's story and reminded me of the popular nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice", only this story had a modern, slightly macabre twist. The game offered a variety of different scenes and endings that were all fun to discover, and I admit that I purposely chose the paths that would kill the mice, just so I could see what inventive deaths that were laid out for them. The cast of characters were all endearing, each having their own unique abilities and personalities that made them stand out. It saddened each time I failed to save a mouse, which pushed me to replay the game so that I could help the entire family escape. It was surprising that giving the needle to the foolish mouse would save one of the siblings, and it warmed my heart to see that the mouse who appeared "useless" turned out to be a hero.

Overall, "4 Little Mice" successfully grabbed my interest with its endearing story and multiple endings, and it left me smiling at the end. It definitely wouldn't be an appropriate game for younger kids, despite the cheerful tone the narrator adapted throughout the story (which somehow made the death scenes even scarier). I'm glad that I chose to play this game and would definitely recommend it for those who love cute stories and adorable mice.
-- SummerSparrow on 4/11/2016 4:27:21 PM with a score of 4
Also some of the rhymes were bad
-- Person on 4/13/2019 11:38:00 AM with a score of 2
I really liked it! The story was interesting and it made me feel the ways of fighting with friends. It was a bit saddening, but I really appreciate it!
-- StoryTurtle on 2/17/2019 9:12:33 AM with a score of 1
Okay, Now this is epic :)
-- Paul on 2/1/2019 6:17:04 AM with a score of 0
Not everyone can pull off storytelling through poetry. I loved the grim tone that was combined with a sort of dissonant childlike cheeriness (that made the deaths horrible. Sad, horrible, but very well-done).
-- CicadaFiske on 1/10/2019 1:24:56 AM with a score of 0
Certainly very unique compared to other CYOA. Only wish the outcome of certain decisions seemed less random. Very likable characters and well written poetry.
-- TheGrandNarrator on 11/30/2018 6:23:49 PM with a score of 2
I got mad at myself so many times but this story is great, it's very well written.
-- _antisocial_lilypad_ on 11/26/2018 6:33:02 PM with a score of 2
Charming and an absolute joy to play. I ended up with all 4 mice surviving which was slightly strange as the original poem had all mice dying. But still fun and worth your time.
-- Szymon on 11/9/2018 3:12:22 PM with a score of 1
I actually really enjoyed this story. This is admittedly my first choose your own adventure story that I’ve read in general. I used to see them in my old school’s library, but they never interested me much.
This one caught my attention, however. I’m weak for animal stories and this was no exception. Definitely a very creative story. I’ve seen this kind of formula in other fantasy books I’ve read before, but the spin on it is refreshing.
-- Scully on 9/5/2018 3:32:21 PM with a score of 4
-- LuvLee on 6/22/2018 10:56:34 PM with a score of 1
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