Donald Duck's Playground

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Donald Duck's Playground won several awards from educational software magazines as best educational game of the year. In it, you are Donald, working to earn money, which you then spend to buy playground equipment for your nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to enjoy.

The first job is to guide the Amquack Express around a top-down map with 8 stations, setting the junctions to ensure that packages are delivered to the correct stations. His job in produce involves catching fruits as they are thrown at him and placing them in the correct basket. At the toy store he must sort items by shape and colour, and be careful with the security switch. His final job is at an internal US airport, soring products based on their location's delivery code.

The equipment for the playground must then be purchased and arranged, helping young minds get an appreciation of money management and cash-handling.


Donald Duck's Playground Commodore 64 Now I need to get the train to its delivery point.
Donald Duck's Playground Amiga The train has made a pickup, now deliver to Duck Landing.
Donald Duck's Playground Atari ST I didn't get any money from that job...
Donald Duck's Playground PC Booter Even a treehouse!

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User Reviews

Build a playground for your nephews Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37938)
I remember this game from when I was a kid! Commodore 64 Jackie Yoshi (1)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Atari ST 1987 75 out of 100 75
Génération 4 Amiga 1987 75 out of 100 75
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Dec, 1985 5 out of 10 50
The DOS Spirit PC Booter Dec 08, 2008 3 out of 6 50


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AGI version

The AGI version of this game is v2.001, but it is really a hybrid of AGI v1 and v2, and compared to other AGI v2, its not a true AGI v2 system.

Freeware release

The game can be downloaded for free from game designer, Al Lowe's website at

Information also contributed by Yakumo.

Related Web Sites

  • Al Lowe's website (You can find some old games, designed by Lowe, for a free download.)
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