Explore The Airport
||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (005230)
Ages: 3 to 8
4 stars from CD-ROM Today
All the Fun of a Field Trip Without
The Airport captures all the fun, energy and
excitement of a real working airport. Kids can check out the ticket counter in
the main terminal. Work the controls in the cockpit of the Concord, and see how
the ground crew prepares the planes. They can even sneak behind the scenes and
find out where the baggage really goes. And that's just the beginning of this
Get ready to board! The Airport has
over 40 incredible locations to explore. Just point and click and you're on
Meet your tour guide. Buzzy the Knowledge
Bug is your official Airport guide. He'll show you where the throttle is, tell
you how radar works, - and even tell you what an altimeter is. All at the push
of a button.
Every picture tells a story. More than 200
jobs, machines, tools and other objects are defined and explained in detail.
Just click the mouse button and Buzzy reads the descriptions out loud.
Surprise Click Points. There's no telling
what will happen when you click on a float plane, the control tower, the
heliport and more. Things transform and create a lively world of sights and
sounds that children love.
Learning has never been so much fun. Kids
can go on a scavenger hunt, track luggage through a baggage maze, color
pictures, learn fun facts, and match items with words - all in 5 fun-filled
Windows - IBM PC or 100% compatible, 33 MHz 386 or
faster with 4 Mb of RAM, Windows 95 or higher, SVGA (640x480, 256 colors)
graphics, sound card, double-speed CD-ROM.
Compatibility Mode required for Windows XP.
Macintosh - Minimum 25 MHz 68040 or Power PC with 8
MB RAM, 640x480, 256 color, double-speed CD-ROM drive, System 7.0 or
CD-ROM Today, November 1995
"Each field trip presents dozens of scenes for investigation
(the farm has 30; the airport, 40). At the
airport, you can climb aboard a single-engine plane to play with objects in the
cockpit. Go into the terminal and you can interact with the people standing in
line at the ticket counter and follow baggage down a conveyor belt. Proceed
through airport security and you can examine an animated helicopter. Visit the
farm and you can roam around the farmhouse and barn where you'll meet horses in
the pasture, feed the pigs, and harvest corn from the field. You can also
interact with the chickens in the chicken coop."
"Frisky animations, sounds, and read-aloud information pages
are not enough to guarantee that kids will enjoy a CD-ROM. That's why each
Let's Explore disc also offers five entertaining activities. Both
Airport and Farm have an online coloring book with scenes you can
color using electronic paints. A trivia game asks multiple-choice questions
about the spots visited on tour. Find It challenges players to locate field
trip items for a treasure hunt. Other activities build spelling and matching
skills or strengthen hand-eye coordination through fast-paced, arcade-like
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