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Game #496
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Headline Harry and The Great Paper Race    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Education   Social studies

Rating: 8.84 (13 votes)

Headline Harry and The Great Paper Race box cover

Headline Harry and The Great Paper Race screenshot
Perhaps best described as "Carmen Sandiego for adults", Headline Harry and The Greatest Paper Race is an excellent edutainment game that puts you in the role of Harry, a veteran journalist who must conduct interviews and gather clues to find the what, where, when and how of tomorrow's biggest news.

Headline Harry was praised roundly by most computer game magazines when it came out (a few, such as PC Games, even called it "more educational and entertaining than Carmen Sandiego), but unfortunately it never sold as well... perhaps owing to Davidson's less aggressive marketing campaign. Competition in the form of Harry's rival newspaper and more obscure clues makes this a more difficult game than Carmen, but the headlines will make you laugh, and the clues are mostly amusing when they're not unintelligible. Recommended for any adult who wonders how much fun learning US geography can be, but wants a more challenging game than Carmen series. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Davidson & Associates
Publisher: Davidson & Associates
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Davidson & Associates
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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