Eco-Saurus is an excellent edutainment title from First Byte designed to teach kids about environmental conservation. You join friendly dinosaur Zug as an Environmental Conservation Official (E.C.O.) on a mission to save Eco Island and rescue his alien friend M-Kar. By conserving energy and collecting recyclable materials from local inhabitants, you will help restore Eco Island, rebuild M-Kar's spacecraft, and provide it enough power to fuel his flight home. |
The game is very easy to learn: just use the mouse to pick up the garbage on each screen and put them in the right recycle bin (or just throw the trash away if it's non-recyclable). You will meet many colorful inhabitants of Eco Island, each of whom even can speak, albeit in a robot-like voice similar to Sound Blaster's early Dr. Sbaitso. Kids will be attracted by the fun gameplay, funny cartoon dinosaurs, and very nice VGA graphics. The game could have used a more in-depth database, but as a title developed for youngsters (preschoolers and primary school level), Eco-Saurus has the right balance of education and fun to keep kids glued to the screen. Two thumbs up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs