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Snooper Troops

Snooper Troops DOS Title Screen

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MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.4
Atari 8-bit
...
4.6
DOS
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4.6
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Description

The first in a series of 'edutainment' titles long before the portmanteau term was popularized by marketing executives, Snooper Troops had younger players trying to solve the mystery of "The Granite Point Ghost", an entity that is trying to scare the Kim family out of their new home.

Using the SnoopNet computer, players will comb the streets of the neighborhood looking for clues, and investigating people's houses while they're away. Speed is of the essence, as if your Snooper Troop is caught when the owner of the house returns home, you could be thrown off the case for good!

The title encourages players to keep facts on people, map the neighborhood, review clues, receive special messages, and ultimately, find enough information to accuse and convict the criminal trying to chase the Kim family out their home.

Screenshots

Snooper Troops Atari 8-bit Gathering clues by more conventional methods at another house
Snooper Troops Commodore 64 Questioning a suspect.
Snooper Troops DOS At a house
Snooper Troops DOS Radio Alert!

Alternate Titles

  • "Snooper Troops: Case #1: The Granite Point Ghost" -- Alternate Title
  • "Snooper Troops and the case of: The Granite Point Ghost" -- In game title

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