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ZOOM Adventures in Typing
with Timon & Pumbaa
Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (ADVTYPEDJ)
Discontinued

Disney Interactive

Children

Ages: 6 and up

Ratings:

The FamilyPC 100 (June/July 1999)

Good Housekeeping 1999's Top 10 CD-ROMs

Learn the Fundamentals of Typing

Finger placement, home row technique, editing mistakes and lots of good typing habits - learn all this and more as you progress through five exciting and challenging activities. Throughout your typing adventure, get private lessons from Rafiki, and plenty of laughs from wild and wacky Timon and Pumbaa.

Five Fun Activities Build Essential Typing Skills:

Smack-a-Bug
Letter recognition, finger placement and home row technique - who knew learning the basics could be such a hit?

Savannah Water & Power
Type words with an emphasis on accuracy - that's the correct way to quench Timon and Pumbaa's thirst.

Grub Getaway
Learning to type phrases with accuracy, more than with speed, is the fastest way to catch your dinner.

Carnivore Cave
Learning to type sentences where speed is important can keep you from being the main course.

Traveler's Tales
Type paragraphs, edit mistakes - c'mon get to it. Weary Timon and Pumbaa are stuck here until you get it right.

Skills Accomplished:

  • Finger Placement
  • Home Row Technique
  • Edit Mistakes
  • Accuracy and Speed
  • Letter Recognition to Word Processing

So, What's The Score?
Check out your progress with reports that track improvements and success in accuracy, words per minute and other statistics. Ready-to-frame certificates reward a job well done.

Need Some Extra Help?
Not only does Rafiki provide private lessons in an ongoing tutorial, but the User Profile feature customizes each lesson by "reading" your progress and problem areas, then automatically adjusts the difficulty.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP - Pentium 90MHz or faster processor, 16MB RAM, 20MB free hard disk space, quad speed CD-ROM drive, 16-bit sound card, 256 color VESA, PCI or other local bus video, Windows compatible mouse.

Tested OK on Windows XP. Best to use compatibility mode, 640x480 with 256 colors, to avoid video problems. Voice modems may also need to be talk disabled.

Probably does not work on Vista (untested). There may be a slightly newer version of this software available from some sellers which does not work on Macintosh and will work on Vista.

Macintosh - PowerPC 75MHz processor, System 7.5-9.2, 24MB RAM, 20MB free hard disk space, quad speed CD-ROM drive, 256 color video display.

Might work either in Classic Mode on OS/X or under OS/X native. Sorry; we have no way of testing this.

Reviews:

Kid's Domain by Anise Hollingshead

"Learning to type, ho-hum! That's the attitude most kids have toward typing, and who can blame them? Let's face it, drills, drills, and more drills is usually not something that anyone wants to spend their time doing. But typing is no longer just for office workers, as computer use inevitably increases at home and at work every year. So what's the answer? Timon and Pumbaa, of course!"

"Timon and Pumbaa are among my favorite Disney characters, and so I was looking forward to testing this game. Well, I had to fight my kids to play! My 12 year old is extremely competitive, and kept coming to me to announce her new scores. As she doesn't know how to type, this is wonderful in that I won't have to push her to learn now. This is indeed a highly successful combination of tried-and-true typing techniques, encouragement, fun and personal skill tracking that will inspire even the most reluctant typist. The only drawback to this program is that numbers aren't taught!"



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