Royal Jewel Rescue
||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (STARFLY1DJ)
Publisher: The Learning Company
from Discovery School
Uh-Oh! Mom's Jewelry Is
Its a royal disaster! The jewels are missing and
panicked Princess Popcorn cannot be crowned Queen. Join the StarFlyers on
an out-of-this-world adventure through a popcorn-blasting nebula. From gooey
Planet Chocolopagus to the awesome Astro-Prize Center, youll discover a
whole universe of excitement, challenge, and brain-tickling fun!
A colorful cast of characters, an out-of-this-world setting,
and loads of kid-friendly charm make StarFlyers Royal Jewel Rescue your ticket
to intergalactic achievement. Strap on your spacesuit and buckle up for
a universe of learning awaits!
Stretch your smarts with 8 challenging games.
Extend the fun (and learning!) beyond the computer with
12 printable activities.
Explore 3 levels of difficulty for ongoing challenge
and lasting appeal. Stuck? No problem!
Get out of a jam fast with kid-friendly Help Movies.
Enjoy building skills in:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Hypothesis formulation and testing
- Spatial relationships
- Memory and sequencing
Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP: Pentium 166 MHz or
faster, 32 MB RAM or greater, 100 MB free hard disk space, 8x CD-ROM drive, 16
bit DirectX compatible sound card, 16 bit DirectX compatible 2 MB video
Macintosh: OS 8.6 through OS X, Power PC, 180MHz or
faster, 32 MB RAM, 100 MB free hard disk space, 8x CD-ROM drive, 16 Bit color
monitor, 800x600 display.
"Players travel between home base, the diner, and the
various planets. As children navigate through the game, they collect special
items and store them in their dashboard. On their way to a planet destination,
kids play an arcade game in the "Popcorn Nebula", where they dodge or shoot at
flying popcorn balls and pats of butter, collect galaxy seeds and caramel
cubes, and move their space ship into a black hole in order to morph to the
planet of choice.
"The logic games are the stars
of the program. One involves leading the fearless (but not very bright) army of
mini-mallows through the chocolate caverns in search of one of the missing
jewels. Children must use tools (such as one that chomps away a line of
chocolate, or another that allows the little marshmallows to bounce onto a
platform) in order to get to their goal. This activity is enormously fun, and
really gets kids working their brains."
"Though the recommended age group includes 5 year olds, we
feel that children ages 5-6 will need a little help. However, the rewards will
be rich for this age group. The program is probably just right for children
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