Have you ever tried to show someone that summer project and had it sucked through a time portal? Putt-Putt has! Along with his school supplies and his dog. Well, it’s from for Putt-Putt to travel through time!
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time is another title in the line of childhood educational games. This time the focus is on history. Putt-Putt has just finished his summer homework and is going to check out his friends new machine. Things end up going horribly wrong and a portal opens up, sucking in Putt-Putt’s stuff. Time for an adventure!
There are four time-periods you’ll head into in the game – the age of the dinosaurs, ancient kingdoms, the wild west, and the future. In order to close up the portal and get back to your time, you’ll need to recover an item of yours from each period. You’ll need to mix-and-match between the time periods to get things solved as well.
In places such as the futuristic area, I was questioning how they still had it setup for “regular” cars when pretty much everything was flying. Why was there a convenient path for us to take to get between the buildings? Game logic I guess. Perhaps kids wouldn’t have picked up on that and that’s what they were going for. Maybe I’m just too smart for it, doing it as an adult. Who knows!
Each area seems to be themed pretty well. However, I’m pretty sure some paradoxes were caused or something by Putt-Putt constantly telling everyone “I’m from the future!” Not to mention just a random car driving around in the dinosaur ages…
While Putt-Putt Travels Through Time didn’t put as much a hold on me as previous titles, it did seem like it would at least be decent for kids. Just don’t mind that puzzle where you need to put a giant stone rock in your car to solve it!
Unless you’ve already got a big nostalgia thing going on for Putt-Putt Travels Through Time I would suggest passing on it. Well, unless of course you also have young kids. They’d probably find some interest in it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go drive over a dinosaur again to scratch an itch it has. Yes, that’s actually a thing.
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time Review Score