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Mario is Missing! (SNES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 2.8

The Press Says

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Nintendo Magazine System UK
An 'edutainment' game that actually succeeds in both departments. Because of the nature of it, it is only suitable for certain ages.
GamePro (US)
Mario is Missing! can be a good way to learn geography, but gamesters shouldn't expect a rousing video game. Software Toolworks is aiming this game towards kids aged 3 to 12, but youngsters will need someone to help them read the text and figure out the artifacts. Hopefully, twelve year olds will find this cart easy.
Games Master
Something you don't see everyday - a polished and playable educational game... as long as you don't play it for too long. The puzzles and questions are all very knowledge-inducing, but after 15 almost identical levels, wandering young minds may well have wandered away.
Power Unlimited
Het is een goed idee om Mario te gebruiken in een educatieve titel om zo kinderen wat bij te brengen, maar in dit geval komt het niet echt goed uit de verf. Veel van de info is namelijk behoorlijk nutteloos. De Engelse taal maakt het ook erg moeilijk.
Video Games
Nur wirklich lerneifrige oder neugierige Kinder verspüren bei Mario is Missing eine gewisse Motivation. Als Geschenk an den lernfaulen Nachwuchs ist das Modul jedoch zu empfehlen. Es hält sich zwar nicht deutsche Lehrpläne, fördert aber die Allgemeinbildung.
Total! (Germany)
Als Lernspiel für jüngere SNES-Besitzer ist das Mindscape-Game ganz gelungen, zumal das Spiel durchgängig in Deutsch gehalten ist. Doch ganz ehrlich: Als Action-Held ist mir Mario irgendwie lieber.