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This analysis utilizes the list found on the post "The Top 10 Most Influential Educational Games"The original article can be found here

 

In this analysis, we look at some of the most influential educational video games.  The original version of these games were mostly published before 1990, though, due to their success, many of the games received multiple iterations, and some still exist as franchises today (Math Blaster, Mavis Beacon). 

 

In our analysis, we ignored the "retro" aspect of the videogames, the feeling of familiarity while playing a video game from your past, and focused on the essential aspects which made the game entertaining and motivated us to continue playing. 

 

Click on the game's name or the "Read more..." links to see the game's analysis page. 

 

1.  Oregon Trail

Publisher: MECC 

Platform: Apple II

Release Date: 1985

Description: Simulation of Historic Oregon Trail, designed to teach children the "realities of 19th century pioneer life on the trail. 

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2.  Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Publisher: Brøderbund Software 

Platform: PC

Release Date: 1985

Description: 

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3.  SimCity 

Publisher: Maxis Software Inc.   

Platform: DOS   

Release Date: 1989

Version: Simcity (aka Simcity Classic)

Description: 

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4.  Reader Rabbit

Publisher: The Learning Company 

Platform: PC  

Release Date: 1989

Description: 

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5.  Math Blaster

Publisher: Davidson & Associates

Platform: DOS

Release Date: 1987

Version: Math Blaster

Description:

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6.  Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Publisher: The Software Toolworks 

Platform: PC  

Release Date: 1987

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7.  Lemonade Stand

Publisher: MECC

Platform: Apple II

Release Date: 1979

Description

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8.  Number Munchers

Publisher: MECC

Platform: DOS 

Release Date: 1988

Description

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9.  Zork

Publisher: Infocom

Platform: Apple II

Release Date: 1980

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10.  Rocky's Boots 

Publisher: Learning Company

Platform: PC

Release Date: 1982

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