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  • 3.4 out of 5 (5 votes)
    Super Solvers: Ancient Empires (pc game)
  • Genre: Puzzle, Education, Math or logic
  • Software house: The Learning Company
  • Year: 1990
  • System: DOS
2 out of 5

Simple platformer with edutainment elements

Unfortunately, the platformer portion of this game is rather crude and not at all fun. The fact is that the developer was not versed enough in this type of action oriented game, other games in the Super Solvers series, being edutainment only, more straightforward. So, you are going to ask, how are the educational elements introduced in the game, what do they consist of? Well, there are logical puzzles, find the right combination type puzzles and other such things, but they are included inside the platforming stages, to create a combination of action with logic puzzles. If the action portion would have been a bit more clearly delineated, and more fun to play, the logic puzzles would also have been more fun to play. But this is not the case. Thus, Super Solvers: Ancient Empires remains one of the least pleasant games in the series. The developers should have stuck to their guns, without trying to get mingled in a genre that they did not truly completely master. I cannot really recommend this one.

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