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Top 10 Educational Videogames Playthroughs

Page history last edited by Richard Chen 11 years ago

1.  Oregon Trail

Playthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmZp_KlH6tA

ROM: http://www.cdosabandonware.com/std_games_details.php?gameid=2127

Entertainment aspects

  • Naming party - brings personal relation @ :13
  • Storyline and historical elements @ :38
  • Supply management @58
  • Journey @ 3:20
  • Risk element - crossing rivers @ 4
  • Choices
    • certain role - carpenter, farmer, banker @ :07
    • Month @ :39

2.  Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

ROM: http://www.cdosabandonware.com/std_games_details.php?gameid=1381

Playthough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wa8Yl84_p8

Entertainment

  • Input name and save
  • Detective work
    • Trial and error
    • Computer warrant
    • Clues
  • Geography - visit exotic locations - good pcitures
  • Danger - cut scenes
  • Dossier - pictures
  • Reward and thanks for capturing
  • Upgrading Rank
  • Evil powers
  • Time limit

3.  Sim City

ROM: http://www.cdosabandonware.com/std_games_details.php?gameid=2164

Playthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh5N39LZGrk

Entertainment

  • Open ended
  • Crazy situations, - monster @9:00, 9:03
  • disasters - tornado @ 9:50
  • Profit and succeed
    • Taxing citizens @ 423
  • Responsibility
    • Fiscal @ 511
    • Protect citizens @258
  • Scenarios

4.  Reader Rabbit


5.  Math Blaster

Playthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95e5JkMv-og

Entertainment

  • Action = shooting @47
    • Enemies @47
    • Powerups @ 1:19
    • Health@47
    • Score system @47
    • Lives@47
    • Varying difficulty levels @ 24
    • Bonus Stage: Non-educational segments - meteor showers @ 220
    • Sense of danger @ 151
  • Math problems within pure gaming environment -

6.  Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

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7.  Lemonade Stand

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Online: http://www.lemonadegame.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lKYD4bsPcQ

Entertainment

  • "Judicious Decisions"
    • Supply management @ 129
    • Changing scenarios changes strategy - weather @ 239
    • Change quantities @230
  • Real world: Business simulation
    • Reactions from customers @125
    • Degrading materials: Ice melts @139
  • Progression and desire to improve - reports to say how you did @ 135
    • Want to profit and not fail - upfront costs @633
    • Fastfoward @ 120
  • Ends after 30 days - scenario @00

8.  Number Munchers

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ROM: http://www.cdosabandonware.com/std_games_details.php?gameid=2159

Playthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeMvJcfBDLM&feature=related

Entertainment

  • Cutscenes @ 104
    • Personality @ 104
  • Quick calculations
  • New enemies @ 138
    • Danger
  • Lives
  • Highscore @ 924
  • Level progression - increasing difficulty @ 25
  • Dynamic board with enemies - constant awareness @ 7:00
    • Strategy with safezones @ 010
  • Different modes @ 06
  • Set difficulty @ 930

9.  Zork

ROM: http://www.cdosabandonware.com/std_games_details.php?gameid=1387

Playthrough:

Entertainment

  • Read and think
  • Narrative

 10.  Windows Solitaire

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSav9W8qfdw

Entertainment

  • Choices to where to place @ 12
  • Think ahead
  • Clicking and dragging
  • Problem solving @ 330

 

 

 

 

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