Bushbuck Charms, Viking Ships & Dodo Eggs
, also known as Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter
, is an educational computer game
released in 1991. Designed by the Australian
, the game was published by "PC Globe", a small US
-based company that specialized in "edutainment
" software in the late 1980s and early 90s. In the tradition of Brøderbund
's Carmen Sandiego
Ships and Dodo
Eggs" taught geography
through a storyline that involved a global scavenger hunt for unusual items such as those in the title. The game ran on the Amiga
platforms, and although out of print, is still downloadable.
The game is played by flying from city to city seeking treasures as laid out at the beginning of the round. The game has three possible modes, one player with no computer player (not available in advanced skill), one player with computer player, and two player.
The game starts in a randomly selected city which becomes the home base for that round's competition, to which the player must return to redeem treasures for points and additional tickets. If the player collects all available items, a one way flight back to the home base city is rewarded. Five items are made available at any one time with a total of fifteen items available for the entire round.
Eight different buttons are available on screen at all times, as well as the exit button and the indicator (thermometer in beginner... Read More