One of the world's first detective games for kids, Snooper Troops is a great edutainment title that has truly stood the test of time. Second and last in a short-lived series from Tom Snyder / Spinnaker and subtitled "Case 2: The Disappearing Dolphin", this game still casts you as a Snooper Trooper. Your job this time is to find out who stole Lily, the lovable Dolphin, from the Tabasco Aquarium, and why.
Snooper Troops plays like a typical detective adventure, except that everything is simplified for kids ages ten and above. Although you will need to carry out a standard investigation including questioning witnesses and searching the premises for clues, the game's best feature is easily the plethora of high-tech gadgets that makes things easier. The SnoopNet computer helps correlate information, a camera is provided for you to take Snoopshots, and a notebook automatically keeps track of all the clues you've unearthed.
Kids of all ages will definitely have fun with Snooper Troops. It is immediately accessible, user-friendly, and has an interesting plot to top it off. Kids will learn to take notes, draw maps, organize information, and hone their deductive and reasoning skills. Highly recommended! Too bad only two games in the series were ever released.Reviewed by: Underdogs