Wishbone and the Amazing Odyssey

    Game » consists of 0 releases. Released Q4 1996

    Wishbone, the book-and-snack-loving dog, is zapped into a virtual world based off of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, in which he takes on the role of Odyseus and travels to the locations and meets the characters of the story.

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    The games graphics are hand drawn backgrounds with 2 dimensional characters.

    The game features a mixture of adventure game mechanics from item interaction to dialogue options. An overworld map allows players to travel between different locations.The experience is punctuated by sarcastic remarks by the game's protagonist Wishbone as he reflects on his situation. He also serves as a narrator and guide to the player while the player also controls him. Wishbone is voiced by Larry Brantley the same voice actor from the PBS television series.

    One of the main purposes of the game is as an educational tool; it functions to expose young children to greek mythology in a way that is accessible and fun. Included in the package is the library which provides extra context for the world of greek mythology including a glossary, timeline, characters and locations, reading list and "electronic brain". The "electronic brain" includes background historical information about ancient greece as well as summaries of fictional mythological places such as "the underworld". It explains social, technological and political history mixed with mythology and is aimed at enriching understanding without being overbearing.


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