Microzine is an educational disk-based magazine published by Scholastic between 1983 and 1992. Each issue generally contains a simple adventure game, often with a Choose Your Own Adventure Style. Issue no. 18 contains:
Letter from the Editor: preview of this volume of Microzine
History Mystery - A two part mystery, where the player must explore a museum gathering clues and solving puzzles. The player controls a male or female character, who can move in 4 directions. In each room, the player can gather or use items, as well as search the room and gather more information. In the first adventure, the criminal Winsome Slugg has stolen a Babylonian hourglass from the Microville World History Museum. The player must search the museum and gather clues with the help of the ghost of Mark Twain to locate the hidden hourglass. In the second adventure, the player has been captured by Winsome Slugg, and must escape to freedom.
Computer Stuff: data disk initiation
ScholastiCalc: A database program
Letter Writer: A letter writing tool
Rose & Calumny: In the land of Grimgrid, the valiant knight Rose has been imprisoned by the witch Calumny. Grabbing your magic spreadsheet, you rush to help Rose, only to be captured by the witch. She challenges you to math problems using the ScholastiCalc spreadsheet.