||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (CASTLEEXDJ)
Does not work
on Vista or Windows 7.
Ages: 9 and Up
3 (out of 4) stars from HomePC
Join Stephen Biesty on the Ultimate
Medieval Learning Adventure
A medieval learning adventure featuring the acclaimed
illustrations of Stephen Biesty. What was it like to live, work, eat, sleep,
fight, and play in the mighty feudal fortresses that loomed over the landscape
of 14th-century Europe? Find out by completing a dangerous secret mission
inside the stone walls of Baron Mortimer's castle.
Meet live-action characters and explore brilliantly rendered
3D environments as you strive to complete your quest - and escape the
Construct a 59-piece scale model of a castle
Experience the Drama and Danger of
Life in a 14th-Century Castle!
Treason is afoot in Baron Mortimer's castle. The king has
entrusted you, a lowly page, with a dangerous mission: enter the castle in
disguise and foil the baron's plot to seize the royal crown for himself.
In your search for clues, you'll encounter the castle's
inhabitants, from the servants who tend to the baron's every need to the
alchemist who mixes strange potions in his quest for forbidden knowledge.
You'll move from the dank, dark recesses to the dungeon to the high watchtowers
where soldiers scan the horizon for signs of danger. You'll listen to
troubadours, see jousts, overlook banquets in the great hall, and learn about
siege, disease, and knightly combat.
But be mindful. While you spy on the baron, someone may be
spying on you. Think carefully before you answer any questions that the castle
characters ask you. You'll also need to piece together a long-forgotten map to
find the hidden tunnel through which the treacherous baron plans to escape if
there's a siege.
Will you make your way back to the King's Court - or will
your fate be the dungeon?
Zoom in and explore Stephen Biesty's
intricately detailed cross-section panoramas of castle and countryside.
Scroll the close-up panoramas, hear
evocative sound effects that conjure up 14th-century life, and click to
dissolve stonework or lift sections of roof to examine the scenes beneath.
Search for the hidden gold coins of the
realm and add them to your spy collection. You'll need them to bribe your way
out of danger.
Through Biesty's detailed drawings, you'll
enter brilliantly rendered 3D rooms, where you'll interact with live-action
characters as you gather information.
Browse illuminated books of knowledge to
unearth the details of 14th-century life.
Requirements: Windows -
Windows 95/98/Me/XP, 486DX/33MHz, 8MB of RAM (12MB recommended for Windows
95/98), 640x480 pixels, 256 colors (16 bit colors preferred), double speed
CD-ROM drive, 3Mb hard disk space, 8 bit audio, mouse
Requires the following patch to run
on Windows XP:http://www.learnatglobal.com/html/xp_sound.html
- System 7.0-9.2, 68LC040 25MHz, 8MB of RAM, 640x480 pixels, 256 colors, double
speed CD-ROM drive, 3MB hard disk space, 8 bit audio, mouse.
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