Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 34 of 34

Thread: Favorite Edutainment Games and What Makes Them Special

  1. #26
    celerystalker is a poindexter celerystalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    St Louis, MO
    Posts
    2,774
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WulfeLuer View Post
    Oh man, it's kinda embarrassing, since I have two that I remember having a total blast with, but I can't recall their titles to save my life. OT is okay, and I chewed through multiple iterations of Carmen Sandiego (to the consternation of actual educators) on Apples (think the IIc and IIe, I forgot). But the two that I loved and can't recall the names of...

    The first was this truck driving simulator. You drove a 18-wheeler hauling whatever to various places in the US, having to worry about things like eating and sleeping, picking the best route between cities, and deciding whether or not to speed and risk a pullover. If you got to the destination on time, you got a little prize in-game. I don't remember if you just drove off again or had to start a new haul. It was one of those things that should have totally sucked, but ate your brain and your free time, and actually gave something like meaningful decision points.

    The second was this game where cartoony robots were rampaging through the school, and you 'shot' them with a camera to drive them off, and then you tried to match details on the photos with evidence you collected to figure out which one was the actual bad guy. I think there were variations where the 'evidence' was linked to a particular subject, but I can't remember for sure. It was kinda 20 years ago now.
    I don't know about the second game, but the first sounds like Truckin', which I played on Intellivision.

  2. #27
    Pac-Man (Level 10) Dangerboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    2,744
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Lightspan. XD


  3. #28
    OCP Corporate Liason Custom rank graphic
    Robocop2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,053
    Xbox LIVE
    RAGNAR0K N ROLL
    PSN
    ROBOCOP2
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WulfeLuer View Post
    Oh man, it's kinda embarrassing, since I have two that I remember having a total blast with, but I can't recall their titles to save my life. OT is okay, and I chewed through multiple iterations of Carmen Sandiego (to the consternation of actual educators) on Apples (think the IIc and IIe, I forgot). But the two that I loved and can't recall the names of...


    The second was this game where cartoony robots were rampaging through the school, and you 'shot' them with a camera to drive them off, and then you tried to match details on the photos with evidence you collected to figure out which one was the actual bad guy. I think there were variations where the 'evidence' was linked to a particular subject, but I can't remember for sure. It was kinda 20 years ago now.
    This was the first one that came to my mind aside from the always popular Oregon Trail of course but you're thinking of the Super Solver series I believe. I can remember our whole class rushing to the learning center at school trying to get to the computers first to play them because we obviously in the late 80's had more students than computers
    Quote Originally Posted by bangtango View Post
    If you have trouble figuring out the meaning of "Multiplayer", "Time Trial" or "Campaign" without the manual, I probably don't want you doing my income taxes for me and I don't want you dating my daughter either.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Robocop2 For This Useful Post:

    Nz17 (12-13-2017)

  5. #29
    Insert Coin (Level 0) hackfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    15
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4
    Thanked in
    4 Posts

    Default

    Yes!! The Carmen Sandiego Series...Where in the World, Where in the U.S.A., Where in Europe, and Where in Time.
    Another one is 3D Dinosaur Adventure, it helped me to remember the name of different dinosaurs.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to hackfly For This Useful Post:

    Nz17 (12-13-2017)

  7. #30
    ServBot (Level 11) Custom rank graphic
    Cornelius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wrong Place, Wrong Time
    Posts
    3,686
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    39
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    15
    Thanked in
    14 Posts

    Default

    Favorite isn't really the right word, but one my sister and I played was a math game set in a 3D castle (think Phantasy Star 1 dungeons). You had to find your way out, but sometimes a spider would drop in front of you and you'd have to solve the math problem it gave you to pass. I think you could also find treasure and had to answer a problem to pick it up. The walls were bluish gray and I think the spiders were purple and drawn directly facing you, so with the legs out to the side. I remember my sister was at a difficulty level where it was completely incomprehensible to me, probably long division, whereas I was doing stuff like 12 + 6.

    edit: a day later, but I found the game: Adventures in Math. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzXD1tAPK0Q
    Last edited by Cornelius; 12-13-2017 at 08:36 PM.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Cornelius For This Useful Post:

    Nz17 (12-14-2017)

  9. #31
    Administrator

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2,805
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    74
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    10
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    You can play "Adventures in Math" at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/msdos_Ad...s_in_Math_1983

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Nz17 For This Useful Post:

    Cornelius (12-14-2017)

  11. #32
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    338
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    11
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    12 Posts

    Default

    Mario is Missing!. it feels like Super Mario World but with historical insight

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to gbpxl For This Useful Post:

    Nz17 (03-09-2018)

  13. #33
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Custom rank graphic
    Mad-Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Lynnwood
    Posts
    20
    Xbox LIVE
    MadMikeJ83
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    6
    Thanked in
    3 Posts

    Default

    Well, probably the one that wowed me and kept me engaged the most, even though in actuality it's the most boring and stupid thing ever in retrospect, but hey, I was 8, would be that IBM EdLAN Package series of math games they had that had kinda funky full speech synthesis. We played them on IBM PS/2 Model 25 286s with Telex Headphones on....and you'd get a different color Ribbon based on how quickly you answered the problem...

    IBM PS/2: "You have Seven...BOUELS (Bowls) of Cerial.....you ate one more.....how many...BOUELS (Bowls) of cerial do you have now"

    ME: (hunt n' pecks a lough, clicky "8" on the 101 key IBM Model "M" Keyboard)

    IBM PS/2: "Like a happy smile it displays a pretty VGA gold ribbon on the lower right hand side of the screen".

    Honestly my favorite thing to use in school was IBM LinkWay, all of my Pixel Art skills I OWE to IBM LinkWay. I wish I had a copy! I made a lot of login screens up into High School using that.

    If I have to pick an actual edutainment title - there were these Science Labs by IBM in high school that were DOS based and interactive that were rather fun....like mixing chemicals and showing how Cells work and whatnot. I think I have one or two of those.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Mad-Mike For This Useful Post:

    Nz17 (03-15-2018)

  15. #34
    Administrator

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2,805
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    74
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    10
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    Here, Mad-Mike, I uploaded this for you:
    https://archive.org/details/IBM-LinkWay

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-19-2009, 03:39 PM
  2. Who makes your games?
    By bargora in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-13-2005, 01:20 PM
  3. Broken special controller makes bargora cry
    By bargora in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-17-2004, 08:29 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •