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Backpacker

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.2
Windows
...
3.3
Windows 3.x
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4.7
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Description

Backpacker is a game about travelling around the world. The objective is to travel around the world as fast as possible, to visit as many cities as possible or to get a certification for as many jobs as possible.

For every city you come to, you will need more money for the next flight ticket. There are two ways to get money. One is to call home and ask for help from your family, but the usual way is to get a job. Before you can start searching for a job you must find a hotel to live in. When checking in at the hotel you will get questions about the city that you are in. The result of these will be used when searching for work. Answers for these questions can be found by visiting sights. When you have got a job you will get questions about that job. You will get more money if you answer the questions right.

Screenshots

Backpacker Windows I have taken a job as an sports journalist.
Backpacker Windows This is typical of the screen that is displayed when the hotel icon is selected. The player must have a place to stay before they can look for a job
English
Backpacker Windows Some answers are in the native language not the Anglicised versions. According to Wikipedia Lisbon is on the River Tagus, sadly this is not an option here.
English
Backpacker Windows London map

Alternate Titles

  • "BackPacker: global fun" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

PC Player (Denmark) Windows 3.x 1996 87 out of 100 87
High Score Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80

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Pictures

All the pictures of the locations around the world were taken by the developers' friends to save money and avoid copyright problems.
Contributed to by Kabushi (121658)