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Game #320
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Donald Duck's Playground    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Education   Early childhood

Rating: 8.74 (151 votes)

Donald Duck's Playground box cover

Donald Duck's Playground screenshot
Donald Duck's Playground is one of the best early edutainment titles, designed by Al Lowe for Sierra based on Disney characters that's unfortunately not as well known as its contemporary Black Cauldron. Donald Duck's Playground is nevertheless a charming collection of mini-games, mostly arcade-oriented, for kids. The abundance of humor and surprises in these creative mini-games more than make up for the lack of plot or traditional adventure-style puzzles. The premise is simple: you are Donald Duck, who must work to buy toys for your nephews to enjoy. Despite the lack of any ending, the mini-games are all a lot of fun. The game is based on Sierra's AGI engine (King's Quest 3 etc.), which makes the graphics and animation outstanding (for 1988 at least). Of special note to game historians is the fact that this was the very first EGA game Al Lowe designed at Sierra On-Line, albeit the first release was for the C64 in 1984. Thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Al Lowe
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Sierra On-Line
Theme: Cartoon
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Donald's Alphabet Chase, Winnie The Pooh in Hundred Acres Wood, Mickey's Space Adventure

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