||Rockett's New School
||(Win95/3.1/Mac) (Just the CD) (ROCKETTSDO)
Ages: 8 to 12
4 stars out of four from USA Today
Being the New Girl Can Be Dynamite -
Eighth grade is scary enough. And being the new girl doesn't
help. New kids...New cliques...New classes...When you're Rockett, everything is
new. And the way you deal with it on your first day will set the stage for all
your days at Whistling Pines Jr. High...Forever.
As Rockett, every decision you make changes what happens
next. On your first day at Whistling Pines, you'll meet new kids and get in on
the buzz in homeroom, the cafeteria, art class, and even in the girls'
bathroom. What you find out could determine your next move. It's totally up to
Meet "New Girl" Rockett
Rockett Movado is the "new girl" at Whistling Pines. Her favorite things
are art and photography. How does she feel about starting eighth grade? "Mostly
I think about making friends," she says, "and how I should act. Sometimes I
feel confident, and sometimes, well, it's kind of scary. But I keep at it!"
Who to talk to? Where to
sit? How to act? Every decision you make changes what happens next - twisting
the plot in new directions.
Find out what kids are really
thinking...Peek into backpacks. Poke through lockers. Listen in on messages.
Even read diaries. All stuff to give you the inside undercover scoop.
Gab and Gossip
Who are The Ones? Is Nicole
snobby or what? And is Ruben really Mr. Nice Guy? It's all part of finding out
who's who at Whistling Pines Jr. High.
Grab your Camera
Your interest in photography
just might open doors. Or close them for good. The choices are yours.
It's a new adventure every time you play:
- Over 45 possible plot twists
- 20 characters to meet face to face
- Over 100 personal items to investigate in lockers,
Windows: 486/66MHz (Pentium recommended), 8MB RAM
(5MB available), 10MB available hard disk space, Windows 95 or 3.1, SVGA
graphics, 2x CD-ROM drive, 16-bit Windows compatible sound card, mouse,
Macintosh: 68040/33 MHz, 8MB RAM (5MB available),
10MB available hard disk space, System 7.1, 256 color monitor, 2x CD-ROM drive,
USA Today, Friday, May 15, 1998
"Billed as 'friendship adventures," two titles from Purple
moon are an excellent start to filling the software gap for girls. Rockett's
New School and Rockett's Tricky Decision
follow the likable heroine as she navigates the social quamire of junior high.
In Rockett's New School, she tries to make it through her first day as
the new kid, sorting out the social hierarchy and trying not to embarrass
herself too much. In Tricky Decision, she has to figure out which
Halloween party to go to - the one for the cool kids or the one for her
"While both programs draw girls in the same way a good book
does, the software puts girls in Rockett's shoes, letting them decide how
she'll react to each situation that comes up. Girls can backtrack to these
decision points and try different choices and end up with different
"The programs also offer opportunities to peek into lockers,
get special messages from friends and in general get an inside look at junior
high school. The kids seem genuine and the situations familiar. No superheroes
or invading aliens, just normal kids navigating normally interesting lives. And
while the adults are mostly caricatures, they reflect the way eighth-graders
"The best part is how the software puts girls in control of
Rockett's attitude. It manages to teach, without preaching, that kids are in
control of how they react to situations, even if they're not in control of much
Dallas Morning News, September 15, 1997
"Rocket's New School is about friendship and all its
built-in adventures. Each time you begin an episode, the outcome will be
different. On her first day, for example, she meets Stephanie, who on the
surface is not the most sincere person and wants crowd approval. Click on a
thought bubble, based on first impression only, and help her make those typical
first-day, new-kid decisions. A Rockett alliance with Stephanie would have a
different outcome from one with Miko, who is ambitious and a member of a
"The program has great depth. A hefty selection of story
lines and plot twists get you through Rockett's first day. There are at least
20 characters to interact with.
"Rockett's New School is sure to help girls ages 8
through 12 as they sort through feelings and difficult situations typical to
their own lives."
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