YearPlatformReleased inGenreThemePublisherDeveloperPerspectivesDosbox support
1992
DOS
United States
Educational, Puzzle
Cards, Horror, math / Logic
MECC
MECC
Side view, Bird"s-eye view, addressed / Flip-screen
Supported on present version

One the the quirkiest edutainment titles ever made, The an enig Island that Dr. Quandary is a fun educational adventure game for children ages 8 and up.

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The plot is a wacky mix of science and also superstition: while play a carnival video game at a mysterious circus, you room sucked right into a carnival doll by the angry Dr. Quandary. To escape the toy"s body, you should beat Dr. Quandary in ~ his own game by fixing the myriad the puzzles on his island.

Gameplay is similar to Sierra"s classic Castle of Dr. Brain: inventory-based adventure game with education bent to many puzzles. The quality of the puzzles different widely, though-- some, together as mountain Test, purely are arcade mini-games with very little "education" content, while others (such as "programming" a frog to obtain through a gate, and also algebra-related puzzls) are an extremely well implemented.

The video game as a whole is arguably a bit inferior come Museum Madness, MECC"s other adventure video game for kids, however the photorealistic backgrounds and wide range of puzzles have to keep youngsters entertained for days ~ above end. Ironically, the funny witty and sarcastic dialogue had actually to be toned down for the college version of this video game :) Recommended.

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Review by HOTUD


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A neat video game for when I desire my goofy puzzle fix. And also you understand it"s from MECC because it comes v Troggles.I"ve regulated to complete the video game on every three challenge levels. The toughest part for me is play DiscAppear. I"m acquainted with certain varieties of counting-out games, and I know there"s a trick to forcing your opponent to take the last, undesirable piece. However I quiet don"t quite know just how the trick works. It take it me tons of tries on an overwhelming to win, and also after ns did I discovered that ns didn"t actually need the compensation to complete the game that time around.