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The Spy's Adventures in North America

DOS - 1987

Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Educational
Theme Detective / Mystery, Geography
Publisher Polarware
Developer Polarware
Dosbox support Supported on 0.62
4.67 / 5 - 6 votes

Description of The Spy's Adventures in North America

Polarware's short-lived Spy's Adventure series of educational games are pioneers of an original concept that would be popularized by Carmen Sandiego. In one of the more interesting anecdotes of gaming history, Brøderbund released the first Carmen Sandiego game a scant two months before this title (Mark Peclszcerski, designed and founder of Polarware, certainly didn't think it was mere coincidence -- read his thought-provoking article at Magic Tree site below).

Whether or not Brøderbund "borrowed" Polarware's concept for their blockbuster series, there's no mistaking the game's similarities with Carmen Sandiego. You are cast as a spy who is pursuing the evil Dr. X around the continent. As you arrived in a new country, you can buy or obtain clues to the location of the villian, and browse the dossier about that country. If you paid attention to the dossiers, the clues would direct you to the appropriate destinations and ultimately Dr. X's hideout.

Despite inferior graphics, the game has one advantage over Carmen Sandiego: there are 2 excellent multiplayer modes in which up to 6 players can co-operate together, or compete against each other in their pursuit of Dr. X. Add to that the well-written dossiers, interesting clues, and some strategic elements (for example, you have limited cash with which to buy clues), and

Spy's Adventure games are excellent edutainment titles that are highly recommended for kids and adults alike. Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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dteach 2020-04-12 1 point

This game is fabulous! We played this in my 4th grade class for years. It's great for learning. Thank you for having it on your site. My grandkids will love it!

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