Mario's Time Machine Reviews (NES)

Mario's Time Machine NES Title Screen


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Category Description User Score
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 1.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.1
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Overall User Score (7 votes) 2.0

Critic Reviews

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The platforming is really just a bother (especially since Mario cannot die) and trying to decipher and place the artifacts in the correct time period is a big trial-and-error time waster. This is due to some levels being very particular about where an item is placed, but also the circumstance of how it can be. The frustration of having to regain an artifact again and go through the entire process is only cushioned a bit by a chance to spot famous historical characters with Mario-esque features, such as Shakespeare and Albert Einstein.
0 (Sep, 2012)
Despite trying to mix an educational Mario game with side-scrolling elements, Mario’s Time Machine actually ends up worse than Mario is Missing. Everyone involved in this atrocity should have known better.