Africa Trail

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Africa Trail
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Developer(s) MECC
Publisher(s) The Learning Company
Platform(s) Mac OS, Windows
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Adventure, Educational, Simulation, Sports

Africa Trail is an educational computer game developed by MECC and published by The Learning Company. The gameplay resembles that of MECC's other "Trail" games, in which players must prepare for a long journey, choose their traveling companions, and make it safely to their destination. In Africa Trail, players must travel across Africa via bicycle. They may choose three of six people to aid them in their trip. The player's trip can start in Bizerte, Tunisia; Lagos, Nigeria; or Nairobi, Kenya, and end in Lagos, Nairobi, or Cape Agulhas, South Africa.

Critical reception[edit]

World Village wrote that the game was " best suited as a tool to supplement African social studies", as may school children within the target age group wouldn't have sufficiently learnt about Africa at that point in their lives.[1] AllGameGuide said the game "simulates the feel of a bike trip well", but added "it is less adept at showing players the people of Africa. You may get a feel for the people and culture, but the information is really no more than a superficial glimpse."[2]

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