Entertainment Weekly's Cover-Up At Roswell Review
The following appeared in Entertainment Weekly. The citation is Harlan, Megan, Forer, Bruce (10/4/96). "The week". Entertainment Weekly Issue 347.
JONNY QUEST: CRISIS AT AREA 51 (Virgin Sound and Vision, CD-ROM for PC and Mac, $34.95)
The heroes from the '60s Saturday-morning show get a '90s interactive makeover in which silver-haired Race Bannon looks like the Marlboro Man, Dr. Benton Quest does an uncanny Orson Welles, and Jonny himself seems to be replaced by the Soloflex guy. The team--along with an ever-submissive Hadji, a hyperactive Bandit, and Race's adopted daughter, Jessie (a spunky, cybersavvy sidekick)--must track down five mysterious interstellar objects before the evil Dr. Surd gets a hold of 'em. The puzzles are pedestrian (Pac-Man rip-offs and dopey jigsaws), but I'll bet dollars to doodads that anybody raised on the high-flying shenanigans of a boy, his swami friend, and his smarter-than-Lassie pooch will get a kick out of this delightful romp. B+