Sonic's Schoolhouse

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Sonic's Schoolhouse
Sonic Schoolhouse
Box art
Developer(s) Bap Interactive
Publisher(s) Orion Interactive
Designer(s) Bruce Austin
Britton Jackson
Jim O'Keane
Jed Weintrob
Programmer(s) Jim O'Keane
Jack Bowman
Artist(s) Jeremy Buttell
Mike Malloy
Composer(s) Robert Francke
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Platform(s) IBM-compatible computer with Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA November 1996
Genre(s) Educational
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to two players)
Distribution CD-ROM

Sonic's Schoolhouse is an educational computer game developed by Bap Interactive and published by Orion Interactive that teaches young learners mathematics, reading, and spelling.

Gameplay[edit]

Sonic the Hedgehog is driving through rural Nebraska in the search for more creatures to discover.

In addition, players can earn access to two mini-games (a collect-the-rings game and a match-the-statues game) and a "field trip" section which gives them numerous facts on the various animals in the game.Players pick up nearby answers (ranging from bouncing letters and numbers to balloons with various pictures on them) to shoot back at a blackboard so as to answer it (usually filling in the blank; in the reading section the player must match up pictures with their words instead), or otherwise recycle (much to Sonic's pleasure).

Sonic the Hedgehog himself is not playable, but acts as the guide. Instead, the player must choose from numerous animals to play as during the course of the video game. Doctor Eggman and his robots also show up to steal the player's answer (or in the ring mini-game, to steal all of the player's rings).

Reception[edit]

Allgame gave Sonic's Schoolhouse a rating of 2.5 stars out of a possible 5. The website also praised the way that questions were modified based on the player's grade level in school (Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade). This would accommodate the limited vocabulary and knowledge of younger students when providing an adequate level of challenge for them.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reception of Sonic's Schoolhouse". Allgame. Retrieved 2012-11-12.