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4 1/2 stars from PC Entertainment
Based on a centuries-old Japanese folk tale, The Little Samurai is the story of a little boy named Taro who embarks on an exciting journey and discovers that laughter is the mightiest weapon of all.
From the moment little Taro bursts from the Magic Wishing Tree's fruit, he finds himself facing a monumental challenge. Although normal in all other respects, this child is only one inch tall! Sad and frustrated with his size, Taro sets off for the Emperor's palace in hopes of becoming a brave samurai warrior. While there, he must face his greatest test of bravery. Will Taro be triumphant and become a mighty samurai warrior? The answer can be found in this enchanting tale the whole family will love!
Over 25 min. of true cinema-quality animation.
Incredible, detail-rich graphics rendered in vibrant colors.
Over 400 click-and-explore interactive elements encourage your child to read this tale again and again.
17 original songs and hundreds of humorous sound effects will enchant your child and enrich his or her experience.
An engaging cast of characters will inspire your child's imagination while teaching a valuable life lesson.
Windows - Windows 95 with 8 MB RAM or Windows 3.1 with 4 MB RAM (8 MB recommended), 33 MHz 486sx, 256-color Super VGA graphics, 2X CD-ROM drive, Mouse and hard drive, Windows-compatible sound card.
Macintosh - Mac LC 575, Performa 575, Quadra, Power Mac or above, System 7.1 or higher, 6 MB RAM with 3 MB free, 256-color system, Minimum 13" monitor, Double-speed CD-ROM drive.
PC Entertainment, February 1996
"The Little Samurai, a Japanese folktale in the Magic Tales series is a fully animated story that was created especially for the computer - and it shows. The rich graphics and animation will fool kids into thinking they're watching a Saturday-morning cartoon when the stories are in Read mode. In Play mode, the story stops at each screen, so that kids can uncover the multitude of clever hot spots on each page."
"This disk boasts excellent scores and delightful songs. Kids will be enchanted."
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