DOS - 1991
Description of Crosscountry Canada
One of the best edutainment titles ever made, Cross Country Canada is an excellent game for kids aged 4-9 designed to teach them about the geography of Canada. You goal in the game is to take various delivery jobs drive by driving a truck across the country. The game gives you the starting location and the destination, and your task is to load commodities and deliver some of them along the way. The game not only teaches geography, but also involves a lot of strategic decisions. For example, you may have to deliver corn to Vancouver. You have to check the map and choose the city where it would be most economical for you to stop and load the corn (usually there are 3 cities to choose from). In a nod to realism, you have to budget the time to sleep, eat, and fill the tank with gas. While doing all this, you will learn many interesting factoids about various Canadian cities (ranging from the weather, terrain, to cultural differences), basic map reading and interpretation skills, time and distance factors, gas mileage calculations, and even a little economics. The game uses a user-friendly interface that lets you type in commands similar to text adventures, and the graphics are crisp and clear, even with the limitation of 4-color CGA palette. The game even allows 2 players to compete on the same computer by taking turns driving their own trucks. Two thumbs up, way up!
Note: If you enjoy the game, check out the modern sequel Cross Country Canada 2 at Didatech's (now Ingenuity Works) official page below.
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Comments and reviews
Gnarcade 2014-11-21 1 point
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Elena 2014-01-29 0 point
In D-Fend Reloaded choosed "ccan.exe" as program file and program started without problems.
ss1 2013-09-22 -1 point
It will only let me "set-up" the game, but not actually play it! Any help? using D-Fend Reloaded
Rebecca 2013-02-25 0 point
Hi Kelseyyyy (and anyone else who has this question),
you must use a DOS emulator to get it to work on your computer (any Mac or Windows, after '98!). This is a piece of software that essentially pretends to be the old early-90s computer that this game was designed to run on. Google "DOS emulator" or the program I use, "DOS box". It is free software. There are many helpful tutorials that should help you successfully play Cross Country Canada, and you don't necessarily have to be a computer genius to follow them. :)
*TL;DR: You need to use a DOS emulator.*
KINGtrevor 2012-07-29 1 point
Played this in school in the 80's, just thought of it today, so im going to download it. whoo hoo!
Meg 2012-01-07 0 point
AWESOME. I played this game in elementary school and have looked for it periodically ever since, but never found it... thanks!
singher 2011-10-04 0 point
I cant play the game, i set one up then i get sent back to the game menu, help please!!!!
Em 2010-11-29 0 point
this game was my favourite all through elementary school.
We played it instead of doing whatever we were supposed to be doing.
It totally fed my premature inklings of wanderlust.
It is preventing me from finishing my English essay right now. xD
Thanks guys!! :)
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