Parents' Guide to

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Seek-and-find adventure gets sunk by excessive difficulty.

Game Windows 2010
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a great adventure book, which ensures a great, engaging plot for the game as well. It does not, unfortunately, ensure great gameplay. The seek-and-find puzzles start becoming very repetitive as the same settings are re-used repeatedly. The spot-the-difference puzzles are outrageously difficult at times -- and you have to wait a long time for the "hint gauge" to refill before you can use it again. Some of the other varied puzzled types that show up in the game work much better, but some of those can also be way too hard. The spear shooting mini-games are incredibly fast-paced and difficult to keep up with while steering your character via mouse. A standard video game controller would make the game easier, but it is a PC game. On the upside, it could well inspire kids to read the book.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Legacy Interactive
  • Release date: March 14, 2010
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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