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Game #4479
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Eco-Saurus   (a.k.a. Zug's Adventures on Eco-Island)  View all Top Dogs in this genre
Education   Science

Rating: 9 (13 votes)

Eco-Saurus box cover

Eco-Saurus screenshot
Eco-Saurus is an excellent edutainment title from First Byte designed to teach kids about environmental conservation. You join friendly dinosaur Zug as an Environmental Conservation Official (E.C.O.) on a mission to save Eco Island and rescue his alien friend M-Kar. By conserving energy and collecting recyclable materials from local inhabitants, you will help restore Eco Island, rebuild M-Kar's spacecraft, and provide it enough power to fuel his flight home.

The game is very easy to learn: just use the mouse to pick up the garbage on each screen and put them in the right recycle bin (or just throw the trash away if it's non-recyclable). You will meet many colorful inhabitants of Eco Island, each of whom even can speak, albeit in a robot-like voice similar to Sound Blaster's early Dr. Sbaitso. Kids will be attracted by the fun gameplay, funny cartoon dinosaurs, and very nice VGA graphics. The game could have used a more in-depth database, but as a title developed for youngsters (preschoolers and primary school level), Eco-Saurus has the right balance of education and fun to keep kids glued to the screen. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Thomas Cardin
Developer: First Byte
Publisher: First Byte
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: First Byte
Theme: Cartoon
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Secret Island of Dr. Quandary, The, Eco Quest 2: Lost Secrets of The Rainforest, Odell: Down Under

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