SNES Review: Mario's Time Machine
Review by: Tiger (tiger@sm128c.com)

Game Info

 System: Super NES
 ESRB: N/A
 Genre: Education
 # of Players: 1-2
 Size: 16 Megabits
 Developer: The Software Toolworks
 Publisher: Mindscape

 Game Save: Yes

 Release Date:
 US: May 25, 1993

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Final Score:
7.0/10

Now this is an odd game. This is not a platform Mario game, or anything of Mario style. This was released on the SNES, and I don't think this was popular. Mindscape published this title.

Bowser has stole some historical artifacts, and if Mario doesn't act fast, history could be changed forever. Now this is weird. You can to go various time periods and talk to famous people. You are actually supposed to "learn" stuff like with Gandi, Gailieo, Newton, etc. To continue on you have to have like a "fill in trival quiz." If you answer right, you get the artifacts back.

Very strange. I guess I finished this game cause I was bored and I guess of all the other weird games, this was actually entertaining to me. Ah!

I actually played this many years ago, and I can't remember most of it. But the gameplay was boring. It was. I guess this is another one of those sappy edutainment titles trying to woo kids to learn something. This really didn't work.

Advantages:
- Nice graphics
- Password save

Disadvantages:
- Edutainment?
- Sappy plot
- A trivial quiz? Uh no.

-- Tiger (tiger@sm128c.com)

Bottom Line: Good Quality Mario Fun.