The ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures: Puzzle of the Pyramid

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The ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures:
Puzzle of the Pyramid
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Cover art
Developer(s) The Learning Company
Publisher(s) The Learning Company
Platform(s) Windows, Macintosh
Release 1998
Genre(s) Educational/Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

The ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures: Puzzle of the Pyramid is a computer game in The Learning Company's ClueFinders series, where the ClueFinders embark on an Egyptian adventure to save the world from the forces of chaos and Alistair Loveless.

Plot[edit]

The ClueFinders are on an adventure in Egypt with Professor Botch, Alistair Loveless, and their dog, Socrates. There, at a dig site, they uncover the tomb of Peribsen, a king from the second dynasty. Joni finds a mysterious ring and tries it on her finger, but it magically latches stuck on to her finger. Later that night, Alistair Loveless and his goons, kidnap Professor Botch and steal several valuable relics. Loveless intentions are to unleash Set, the Egyptian God of Evil and Chaos. The ClueFinders are left to recover the relics, rescue Professor Botch and prevent Loveless and Set from wrecking havoc.

Gameplay[edit]

The game has 15 different activities, each with their own skill and goal and divided among five different topics. The first four activities cover Language Arts, followed by five Mathematics activities, two activities on Science, two on Social Studies and finally two on Problem Solving.

Critical reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4/5 stars[1]
Game Vortex 80/100[2]
7Wolf Magazine 70/100[3]
macHOME Magazine 3/5 stars[3]

All Game Guide gave the game four out five stars, writing "The cut-scenes successfully build excitement, providing an incentive for completing the entire game [though there is no] real reason to play a second time...Gameplay is simple with an easy to use click or click-and-drag mouse control scheme, and the lack of a written manual is overcome with full explanations of all activities within the game...The game seems a delightful mix of adventure and learning".[1] Game Vortex rated the game 80/100, saying "Clue Finders 4th Grade Adventure: Puzzle of the Pyramid is a typical edutainment game that teaches your child the ins and outs of what he or she needs to know to make it through the fourth grade".[2] 7Wolf Magazine rated the game 70/100, while macHOME gave it 3 out of 5 stars.[3]

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