Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War




Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Recommended
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Community Group
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places

Creative Commons License


Game #2179
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Mixed-Up Mother Goose Enhanced    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Education   Early childhood

Rating: 8.78 (19 votes)

Mixed-Up Mother Goose Enhanced box cover

Mixed-Up Mother Goose Enhanced screenshot
This is the enhanced 1992 CD-ROM version of Sierra's classic children's game Mixed-Up Mother Goose. Read my review of the game for description of gameplay, for it remains the same in this version, except the game is now even easier to play and much prettier to look at.

In addition to crisp, 256-color VGA graphics, Mother Goose Enhanced adds excellent music, digitized speech, and several gameplay features. Some of the best additions is the gameworld map, which kids can use to instantly warp to any location they have previously visited, as well as the autosave function. Sierra did release one more remake of the game in 1996, entitled Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe, which doesn’t offer as much improvement from the 1992 version as from 1987 to 1992, although the free bonus soundtrack CD is very nice. In short, if you’re looking for a game to keep your toddlers mesmerized in front of a computer, or if you want to reacquaint yourself with nursery rhymes again, you can’t go wrong with Mixed-Up Mother Goose Enhanced, one of the best kid’s titles ever made. Two thumbs up!

Note: This version includes music, but not digitized speech. Of historical interest is the fact that this was Sierra’s first CD-ROM game, and one of the very first games ever made specifically for CD-ROM distribution, although the whole game is only a few dozen megabytes long (most CD-ROM titles at the time were simply re-releases of floppy titles, with no enhancements). Unfortunately, all three Mother Goose games have been discontinued, and Sierra has no plans of making more (or even continuing to produce titles for kids).

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Roberta Williams
Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Sierra On-Line
Theme: Myth & Legend
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Buy Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe, Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes, The Mother Goose Pages
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Mixed-Up Mother Goose, Mixed-Up Fairy Tales, Slater & Charlie Go Camping

© 1998 - 2015 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.