||(Win95/98/DOS) (Jewel Case) (MIXGOOSDPJ)
On other systems you
can use ScummVM to run this.
Included in the
Roberta Williams Collection
Ages: 3 to 6
Multilingual: English and Spanish
3 (out of 4) stars from HomePC
Storybook Characters Come
Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe, originally introduced
in 1988, is one of the best-loved children's software titles of all time.
Updated for today's multimedia computers, it has high-resolution graphics,
digitized music and voice, and a host of new features.
This interactive, multimedia
adventure introduces children ages 3-6 to the world of computers while teaching
them logic, organization and memory skills. Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep;
the cat's lost his fiddle; there's lots of trouble in Mother Goose Land.
Children reunite 18 delightful animated characters with their lost items. In
return, each character performs a song complete with animation and text so
children can sing along.
Mother Goose Land, with its charming details
and surprises, will keep your child captivated for hours.
New high-resolution graphics make this
perennial parents' favorite even better.
Perfect for young readers, and children just
learning to use the computer.
Windows - IBM AT bus-compatible system, 386 or higher
CPU (486 recommended), hard drive, 6MB system memory, SVGA display and video
board capable of displaying 256 colors @ 640x480, sound card that supports
Windows 3.1, audio speaker or headphones, Microsoft compatible mouse, CD-ROM
drive (recommended double-speed CD-ROM drive).
Quandary Review by
"This is the perfect title to buy as a starting out computer
game. Not only will young children feel quite at home with the characters but
they will surely have lots of fun completing the treasure hunt as well. Also,
it is eminently replayable because the items, and at least one of the nursery
rhyme characters, are randomly placed. Hence the pail or the sheep will not be
conveniently located in the same screen each time the game is started."
MultiMedia Merchandising, June 1995
"Children 3 to 6 reunite 18 animated characters with their
lost artifacts - Little Bo Peep with her sheep, the cat with her fiddle, etc.
In return, each character performs an animated sing-along song. The 18 classic
songs are arranged in contemporary styles - rap, country, blues, '50s, Cajun
and reggae. In fact, the [retail] package includes an audio CD sound track with
expanded versions of the 18 songs. And, multilingual options are available.
This already popular software title greatly benefits from the CD-ROM
Computer Shopper, October 1995
"Mother Goose is something of a multimedia scavenger hunt -
a game of concentration on a map. The nursery-rhyme characters are missing key
objects: Jack and Jill can't find their pail, Mary's lamb has wandered off, and
so on. It's up to kids to scour the landscape, find the 18 missing items, and
carry them back to their owners. Along the way, there are nursery rhymes in
read-along, sing-along fashion."
"...In our testing, preschoolers to eight-year-olds enjoyed
this game, and it's appropriate for prereaders, as the characters show and tell
them what to look for. If your kids have tired of the previous CD-ROM version,
though, this update won't be of much interest, since the layout and game play
"Otherwise, Sierra has done an excellent job of improving a
solid program with a new look and enjoyable sound track. Mixed-Up Mother Goose
Deluxe maintains the innocent game play of prior versions, and shows that a
true classic can always make the grade."
HomePC, November 1995
"Now, the game has been released as a deluxe CD-ROM with
enhanced graphics, voiceovers, and a musical score that sets the rhymes to
cool, radio-friendly rhythms..."
"Finding all the missing material takes a determined
gumshoe, however. Kids within the program's recommended age range (3 to 6) had
trouble remembering which character owned which object, where the characters
lived, and (despite an on-screen map) how to find their way around.
"Kids slightly older than the recommended ages - say, from 6
to 10 - liked the game best. 'It's good, even though it's not for kids my age,'
observed Cara. 'It seems kind of confusing for little kids.' That said, once
they adjust, even tiny tots will probably linger in this land."
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