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Animal Adventures
$19.95 (Win98/2000/Me/XP/Mac) (Mini Retail) (JUMPANIMDR)

Publisher: Knowledge Adventure

Ages 4 and up


5.0 from SuperKids

There's No Stopping a Kid with a Jump Start!

The time to ignite you child’s interest in animals is right now, while the window of opportunity is wide open.

Discover the thrill of going face-to-face with wild animals as you explore fascinating habitats filled with untamed adventure. Your challenge – become an official animal expert by identifying and collecting photos of over 40 amazing animals.

Along the way, help a squid escape from poisonous fish, race zebras away from hungry predators, swing through the jungle with Titi monkeys and much more! .

Explore your world and discover its amazing animals!

Power Up!: This squid is running out of ink! With a poisonous fish at your tail, think fast and face to refuel!

A Swinging Good Time: Swing vine-to-vine with the Titi monkeys and help these playful primates gather bananas and coconuts.

Jungle Boogie: Sing along with the animals in finger-snapping, foot-stopping jingles, that reveal amazing real-life animals facts.

Snap to It: Which animal is the herbivore? Which animal is the carnivore? Snap pictures to become an animal expert.

Pachyderm Parade: Travel through the savannah sands and lead baby elephants safely to water. Be quick predators grow hungrier as time passes!

Game Features:

  • over 40 unique animals in 16 action-packed activities
  • strange but true facts
  • 4 exciting habitats around the world

Did You Know......

  • The short-eared owl can turn its head 180 degrees.
  • Whitetail deer fawns are born scentless so predators cannot smell them.
  • The North American porcupine's front teeth are orange.
  • A hippo can stay under water for up to five minutes.
  • Zebra stripes are like human fingerprints, no two patterns are alike.
  • Termite hills can be up to six feet tall.


Windows98/Me/2000/XP::Pentium (or equivalent) 233 MHz or faster, 16X speed CD-ROM drive, 64 MB RAM, 30 MB hard drive space, 16-bit color, Windows® compatible sound card, QuickTime® 5, Mouse

Macintosh: Power Mac G3 233 MHz or faster, System 8.6, 9.1.2, OS 10.12, 4X speed CD-ROM drive, 64 MB of RAM (32 MB free RAM available), 30 MB hard drive space, QuickTime® 5, 640x480 resolution, Mouse


SuperKids Educational Software Review

"Knowledge Adventure packaged a large number of categorized "factoids" into JumpStart Animals, in a manner that encourages their discovery. Clicking on animals causes them to explain some basic facts about themselves. Some go even further, offering a game activity that builds on an element relevant to the animal. For example, a "bat" game uses echolocation to find bugs; a beaver game has the user helping the animal build a dam; a deer game illustrates bucks fighting for their territory. Overall, the program has a clear educational focus."

"JumpStart Animals proves once again that a program doesn't need a licensed entertainment character to be a hit with kids. Although it doesn't have the "shelf appeal" of programs that try to leverage popular children's characters, it has usage appeal, i.e. our young testers enjoyed the using program, and returned to it after initial play. Some were very much focused on completing one or more of the habitats, while others prefered focusing on some of the games."

"JumpStart Animal Adventures is a great introductory program for young children (4-7) interested in animals. Based on our experience, adult assistance may be required to install the program on some computers." [Requires latest version of Quick Time.]

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