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Story 3 out of 5
You're an average kid. You do your homework, play computer games, err... fix a virus-infected museum....
Yep. That's right. The local museum has recently been fitted with all new lifelike exhibits. You have to go through each of them with your robot buddy, MICK, to help all of the cyreps (Robotic replicas of historic persons) remember what they are important for. Corny, huh? Anyway, help Thomas Jefferson sign the Louisiana purchase, assist in constructing the radio and help clear a girl's name in the Salem Witch Trials.
Puzzles 4 out of 5
The game's full of information and puzzles. Most of them are fairly simple, some of them are actually quite tricky, but others are just annoying. All of the puzzles are fun, though. The hardest puzzle in the game for me, was the sliderpuzzle in the Hall of Ecology. The easiest puzzle, funnily enough, is the last one, where you destroy the virus. If you like puzzles then this game'll be great for you.
Graphics and sound 4 out of 5
The graphics are quite good, I'd say. 256 colors and standard resolution. Admittadly, though, some of the graphics are horribly bad. The game has its own "soundtrack" depending on the type of level. The main hall has a very "educational but jazzy" kind of sound. Kind of like on Saturday Night Live where the teachers sing rock songs in an educational way. The best music in the game has to be, in my opinion, the Western-style piano in the first sections.
Playability 5 out of 5
The game is very playable. You can complete the exhibits in any order, without a time limit, and you don't need to take items from other rooms to complete an exhibit. You have everything you need with you. That's the beauty of "learning".
Overall, the game gets 4 out of 5. It's fun, replayable and who knows? You might just learn something.