Around the World in 80 Days is based on the classic Jules Verne novel featuring Phileas Fog.
Around the World in 80 Days tries to capture the spirit of the Jules Verne classic by challenging you to an Around The World voyage in the late 19th Century as the great Phileas Fogg. Unfortunately, it generally falls a considerable distance short of achieving this aim. Many reviewers have already compared Around the World in 80 Days unfavorably with The Rise of Atlantis except finding this less challenging which is certainly one accusation which can be leveled at it.
There is very little difference in much of the gameplay compared to The Rise of Atlantis although the graphics are certainly better and there are a few bonus levels to keep your interest going. However, Around the World in 80 Days comes across as nothing much more than a glorified puzzle game that occasionally educates you with a few facts on the various countries you visit after solving each challenge. The early levels are too easy although the puzzles do become increasingly tricky after the first 10 minutes or so.
Don't pack your bags just yet - Around the World in 80 Days is one round the World voyage that may not be the trip of a lifetime but just about scrapes the ticket fee together.