||(Win95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (PEANUTSDR)
Multilingual: English, German
4.5 in Kid Appeal
from Super Kids
from The Four Fat
from Computing with
Linus' Blanket Is
Good Grief! Linus` security blanket is missing and it is up
to you and the Peanuts Gang to track it down! Team up with Charlie Brown or
Lucy as Snoopy guides you through this unique educational discovery game. Enter
the world of Peanuts and drop into computer camp, go to the supermarket, check
out the library, or catch the magic show of the "Great Houndini" (who looks a
lot like Snoopy)!
Designed to appeal to kids of all ages, this play-story
will delight youngsters as they learn valuable lessons through wit, humor and
heart. Hours of Educational Gameplay and fun clickables!
Choose from two different languages
The snoopy meter will tell you if this very special
beagle needs a rest or snack.
9 Fun filled games to discover and play
Learn problem solving, pattern recognition, mapping
skills , music exploration and much more.
Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP: Pentium, 166 MHz, 32
MB RAM, SVGA-graphics card (16-bit), sound card, CD-ROM-drive (4x-speed), 40 MB
free hard disc space
Macintosh: MAC OS ab 8.1, Power PC, 32 MB RAM,
graphics card (32768 colors), sound card, CD-ROM-drive (4x-speed), 40 MB free
hard disc space
Super Kids Software Reviews
"Where's the Blanket, Charlie
Brown? is a point and click, exploration mystery program. Linus' grandmother is
coming to visit for a few days -- but she hates his omnipresent blanket.
Charlie Brown says, "no problem. You can leave it with me for safe keeping."
And so he does -- but it has disappeared! Your job? Help Charlie Brown [or
Lucy] find it."
"As with many other programs of this genre, a large portion
of the educational value comes from the problem solving effort expended.
Logical thinking and spatial memory are key skills to solving this mystery. Add
puzzles covering listening skills, pattern recognition, musical memory,
drawing, and mazes to the mix, and this is a reasonably strong program for
Review by Rosemary Young
"The age range is noted as 4 to 102, and I cant argue
with that. I had a smile on my face before I even started playing. However, I
should point out that the gameplay is most definitely aimed at the younger end
of the spectrum. The very best way for grown ups to enjoy this game would be
with a child on your knee or sitting right beside you."
"Its a lot of
fun chasing after that elusive blanket. In true adventure game style, just when
you think youve got it, either it slips through your fingers or it turns
out to be not the blanket youre looking for. Snoopy is always there to
give a helping hand but he does demand some special attention. If hes
going to help out then hes going to need some sustenance, so the player
must watch the Snoopy meter and be on the look out for Snoopys favourite
"Peanuts: Wheres the Blanket Charlie Brown? is a great
little game for young players and one that will bring back a lot of fond
memories for older players. It can be played in either German or English, and
the disk contains a pdf walkthrough file in case of emergency."
The Four Fat
Chicks by Orb
"Peanuts has been in print for over 50 years and is the most
widely syndicated comic strip in history. So of course there would be some
trepidation that, in this new medium, it would not be true to the characters
and situations that so many readers are intimately familiar with. The truth is
that a fabulous job has been done here in duplicating the simplicity and fun of
the comic and adding an educational element for children while keeping it
enjoyable for an adult player."
"The puzzles are pretty much oriented
toward problem-solving and logic, which is great for kids. None are terribly
challenging for adults but all are perfect and entertaining for children. The
game is not so simplistic that an adult playing with a child would not have a
good time, and I enjoyed it on my own as well. In additon to the main game
there are nine component games. These have a number of subjects, music and
math, and some are arcade games. Each has two difficulty levels, and even the
hardest level is a pretty straightforward matter for the adult player."
"Whoever was responsible for choosing Tivola to develop and
publish a game based on these beloved characters, who have really become part
of the fabric of our culture, chose wisely. Tivola seems to do a consistently
high-quality job in the edutainment titles they publish, with almost an
old-world attention to detail, and this game certainly is no exception.
"Where's the Blanket Charlie Brown? is a perfect game for
kidsit provides a whimsical, entertaining activity but is constructive
from an educational standpoint. It's also a fun trifle to pass a bit of time
for the adult who is looking for a relaxing and not-too-challenging
Computing with Kids by Ginny
"This adventure is charming and entertaining to play.
Charlie Brown is steady in spite of setbacks (Good Grief Charlie
Brown!) and Lucy is still a fussbudget. Snoopy adds comic relief with his
"By adventuring with the loveable Peanuts gang, kids can
play educational games and learn logical reasoning."
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