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Sky Island Mysteries
$9.95 (Win95/3.1/Mac) (Jewel Case) (SKYISLEDJ)
Does not work under XP.

Publisher: Edmark / IBM


Ages: 8 to 12

Develop Information-Age Thinking Skills!

In a world where knowledge seems to expand by the minute, you can help equip your child to thrive in an information-based society. Sky Island Mysteries teaches your child vital skills such as how to prioritize tasks, draw valid conclusions based on observation and logic and communicate through a mix of words and pictures. It is an unbeatable blend of learning and fun that prepares your child for a future rich with challenges.

Look What's Waiting at the Sky Islands

  • 14 intriguing mysteries
  • 4 islands full of interesting challenges
  • 3000 suspects to investigate
  • 100s of critical thinking problems to solve
  • Dozens of skill levels - you control how hard you want to think
  • 3 modes of play - Q&A, exploration & challenge

Dozens of Learning Opportunities

  • Analyze & deduce information
  • Prioritize & sequence tasks
  • Apply logic & ordering
  • Explore language & multimedia communication
  • Extend reading comprehension
  • Make decisions & trade-offs

Solve Mysteries and Bring Order Back to the Sky Islands!

Break out your logic, prioritization and decision-making skills - you'll find hundreds of zany and absorbing challenges at the Sky Islands! The more problems you complete, the more clues you pick up for the mysteries. Then zip on over to Clue Central and help Detective Joe Cluestoe and his sidekick, Spike, identify who's behind each daring deed.

Airshow Island
Direct Amazing Aerobatics! Coordinate airshow stunts to the sound of cheering crowds. Make multiple planes do loops, dives and rolls. Help them land before their fuel tanks run dry. Only careful planning gets each show off the ground!
Clue Central
Identify 14 Culprits! Examine your clues for hints about each perpetrator, then apply search criteria to a file of 3,000 suspects. Was the scoundrel who stole the Orange River someone who likes kumquats? Only you can solve the mystery.
Rebus Island
"Wrap" Your Brain Around Twisty Riddles! Experiment with language backwards, forwards and upside down! Can you decode riddles, fun facts and phrases made only with sounds, pictures, and animated mini-movies? Challenge your friends with puzzles of your own.
Stadium Island
Help the Fripples Find Their Seats! Can you add, move, and rearrange Fripples so they work together in the grandstands? Make them share food, do acrobatics and throw parties based on their individual behaviors. Order must prevail or confusion erupts!


Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or later, 486, Pentium or better, 66MHz or faster, hard disk with 7 MB free, 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), 640x480, 256 color monitor, double speed or faster CD-ROM drive, Windows compatible sound card. Optional: Windows compatible printer.

Macintosh - System 7.0.1 or higher, 68040 or better, or PowerPC, hard disk with 2MB free, 8 MB RAM, 5000K unused, 16 MB for Power PC, 7000K unused, 640x480, 256 color monitor, double speed or faster CD-ROM drive. Optional: Macintosh compatible printer.

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