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Game #3825
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  School House    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Education   Various subjects

Rating: 6.33 (3 votes)

School House box cover

School House screenshot
School House is an excellent edutainment title whose concept was very innovative for its time. Although there are over thirty mini-games spanning a wide range of subjects, they all have the same gameplay: two players compete to fill in the blank table with items on their lists that match the given criteria. To illustrate, in one game, you are given a list of equations with one unknown variable you must solve (e.g. X+2=4). Your goal is to type the equations in the order of X’s magnitude, from lowest to highest. The other player (human or computer) has his/her own list to take care of. The first player to clear the list is the winner.

The ingenuity of School House is that this basic gameplay is applied to a whole range of subjects, from math to history to science. For example, you must type the names of inventions on your list in the order of oldest to newest. The game even has multiple difficulty levels in the form of three different opponents, some of whom will make more mistakes than others.

School House is a fun program that will keep both kids and adults entertained with its innovative gameplay, with the added bonus of honing typing skills. The lack of graphics is just about the only downside in this excellent underdog. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Maverick Software
Publisher: Maverick Software
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Maverick Software
Theme: Unique
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Advanced Thinking Skills, Einstein Jr.'s Classroom, Wild Science Arcade

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