||Includes a "stuffed" Arthur plus the
updated product shown below
|| (Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (ARTHURCPDJ)
Ages: 3 to 7
Good Housekeeping 1999's Top 10 CD-ROMs
A from JustAdventure
Read, Play, Swim and
Once again Arthur, D.W., and friends lead us on a hilarious
adventure that kids won't want to miss. An Interactive Adventure, 5 learning
activities and 13 surprises and puzzles help kids develop critical reading,
math, and logic skills while they play along with Arthur. Arthur wants to play
"Deep Dark Sea" on the computer every chance he gets; when his mother leaves
for work and asks him not to touch the computer, the temptation is too much.
Arthur and Buster play long enough to fight over the mouse and make the screen
go blank! Will Arthur be able to fix the computer before his mom gets home?
Play and find out!
Get the treasure
if you can read all the words! Kids develop reading and logic skills in this
fast-paced and exciting activity. Play against a friend or the computer!
Drop water balloons
on a target and help rescue the firefighter. This activity is great for
improving hand/eye coordination.
Shop for D.W.'s
toys. Cook up wacky recipes in D.W.'s cafe. Children learn counting and math
while they make purchases and work in the cafe.
Deep Dark Sea
geography and ocean life while searching for hidden treasure. This
side-scrolling arcade style activity has three levels of difficulty for hours
Learn ocean facts
and geography while creating your own wacky creatures! Print in color or black
and white to create your own coloring book!
||Sequences & Ordering
||Mouse & Typing Skills
Windows: Windows 95/98/Me/XP, 66 MHz 486DX or faster
required, Pentium recommended, 8 MB RAM, 4X CD-ROM drive or faster, 640x680
display, 256 colors, Windows compatible sound device, Printer Support: Works
with most popular printers (monochrome and color) supported by Windows
Macintosh: Macintosh and Power PC; Power PC
recommended, System 7.1 or higher, 25MHz 68040 processor or faster, 8 MB RAM
free, 2X CD-ROM drive or faster required, 4X CD-ROM drive recommended, 640x480
display, 256 colors, Printer Support: Works with most popular Macintosh
compatible printers (monochrome and color).
JustAdventure, by Randy Sluganski
"When is a game that has the word 'adventure'
in the title not an adventure game? When it is Arthur's Computer
Adventure. Not that that is a bad thing, mind you, but this is more of an
interactive read-along adventure, not an inventory-based, solve the puzzle in
order to proceed adventure on the order of Rugrats or The Pink
"This game is the fourth release in the
Living Books Arthur franchise, and it is also the most balanced. Not
only can you read about Arthur and click on hundreds of objects within the
pages of the storybook, but you can also participate in five different
'learning activities' that are actually learning tools masquerading as games.
This enhanced interactivity greatly increases the game's replay value, and we
did find ourselves revisiting certain games again and again."
"So what is the adventure in Arthur's
Computer Adventure? Well, for me, it was playing with my son Jacob. Even
though the box states that the game is for ages 3 to 7, my 8-year-old was
enthralled. The interactive reading section can be completed in a night, but it
is the well-done extra activities and games that kept him coming back for more.
This is one program that is heartily recommended for any parents who want to
enjoy computer time with their children or for any parents who do not want to
fret over leaving their children alone with inappropriate material."
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