Decent enough excursion into edutainment territory
Edutainment titles have had a tough time convincing some of their worth as games and education but the likes of Carmen Sandiego, Headline Harry and the Eagle Eye Mysteries have done a pretty decent job of combining the two. Museum Madness is another fine example of the genre that manages to provide a fairly entertaining romp that also teaches at the same time, so if you need to keep some young ones quiet for a couple of hours but want them to learn something, then fire this up. The premise is quite appealing, especially for young boys, and describes how aliens how taken over the museum and that there may even be dinosaurs roaming around too. In order to get rid of this threat, which may be more dangerous than it seems at first sight, you must grab your satchel and head to the museum, solving puzzles and exploring its dusty halls as you go. Players will encounter famous historical figures and learn about everything from natural history to chemistry and technology. It's all fairly straightforward stuff but as long as you're not expecting a full-on and epic adventure, there's much to enjoy here. The puzzles aren't overly complicated but should keep the target audience challenged and captivated for a while, while the graphics and sound are generally appealing and do a good job of bringing the trick subjects on display here to life. It's obviously somewhat dated now, so you might find some of the facts a little suspect but apart from that, this is a fun little adventure that makes for an enjoyable ride.