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This point n' click adventure game is actually an edutainment (entertainment leading to education) title developed by Sierra, who were also responsible for other games such as the EcoQuest and Dr. Brain series. The object of this game is to help a little girl called Pepper, solve puzzles based on history and logic, so that she can fix the mess caused by Dr. Fred's time machine. At certain points in the game, the player is even allowed to control her pet dog, Lockjaw.

The game consists of an educational factor where the player can learn about many important facts concerning the colonial times of the United States. It is divided into Acts in which the player has to reach given goals and, apart from other, typical for adventure games things, learn about facts listed in the opening. To do it the special TRUTH icon has to be used. When the act is concluded, the player is challenged with a quiz about the things he learned. For each correct answer he receives progress points.

Cartoonish graphics similar to the style in Day of the Tentacle were used in order to appeal to younger audiences.


Pepper's Adventures in Time DOS Teleported to Ben Franklin's youth  - Josiah Franklin's workshop
Pepper's Adventures in Time DOS Intro Screen
Pepper's Adventures in Time DOS Uncle Fred's secret laboratory
Pepper's Adventures in Time DOS Pepper and Lockjaw inside the vortex of time

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Alternate Titles

  • "Twisty History" -- Second Name

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User Reviews

Great edutainment, and at the same time - great classical adventure. DOS Afex Tween (173)
Excellent edutainment title from Sierra DOS Katakis | カタキス (42138)

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure DOS Feb 13, 2009 A- 91
Adventure Gamers DOS Mar 05, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Joker Windows 3.x Aug, 1993 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker DOS Jul, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Quandary Windows 3.x Mar, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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According to producer Mark Seibert, a CD-ROM release with full speech was started but never finished.

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