Time Riders in American History

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Developer(s) The Learning Company
Publisher(s) The Learning Company
Platform(s) DOS
Genre(s) Educational

Time Riders in American History is a history-themed, educational video game for DOS released by The Learning Company in 1992. [1]




The game "features abundant in-game help, lavish production values, compelling cutscenes and scores of easter eggs." [1]


MobyGames says the game plays "much like an enhanced remake of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?". [1] Home of the Underdogs wrote "Another outstanding edutainment title from The Learning Company, Time Riders in American History teaches history of the United States in such a captivating way that kids will not realize that they're learning something... Overall, another great underdog that was sadly overlooked. Thumbs up!" [2] Compute! wrote that the title is a "one well-rounded text adventure". [3] The New York Times felt it was "riding the current historical-games wave". [4] Deseret deemed it similar in concept to Davidson's Headline Harry and the Great Paper Race . [5]

PCGames nominated Time Riders in American History for its award for the best children's game of 1992. [6]

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