Wars Episode 1
The Gungan Frontier
||(Win95/98/Mac) (Retail) (SW1GUNGDR)
Publisher: Lucas Arts
Ages: 9 and up
ESRB Rating: Everyone - Mild animated violence
from Computing with
The First Ever Star Wars
As a hero of the Battle of Naboo, you've been called before
the Gungan High Council to handle a critical mission. Their city is threatened
by overpopulation, and they must establish a new colony on a nearby moon. But
the moon is desolate and can't support them. The Gungans need you to create a
new world filled with fantastic creatures and plants from across the galaxy.
You must discover how these alien animals and plants interact and how they
depend on each other to live. Only when you have an ecologically sound
environment can a new Gungan city truly thrive. The fate of an entire
civilization rests in your hands. Because, on the moon of Naboo, the most
powerful force of nature is you.
360-degree, 3D views of the environment and its life
Over 80 alien creatures and plants to choose from
Life-like creature animations and sounds
Extensive graphic food web with species specifics,
including diet, sounds and terrain
The Kresch, a living encyclopedia, provides
high-resolution images and detailed descriptions of every plant, animal, and
Gungan bubble building
Create-a-Critter mode lets you design millions of
animals and plants, each with their own unique attributes
Landscape droid with terra-forming capabilities
Detailed population graphs to better manage your
Beginner and advanced levels provide challenges both
engaging and complex
Over a dozen missions based on real-world ecological
concepts test your knowledge and skill
In the beginner game, your transport ship is loaded for you.
Release creatures and plants on the empty moon and watch them run wild.
Even heroes need help. That's why there's the Kresch, your
living encyclopedia. Click on a curious little critter and learn about the
unique life form you'll unleash.
In the advanced game, load the transport ship yourself.
Choose the right mix of creatures and plants and your ecosystem will soon burst
with new life.
The Gungans need animals and plants to build their
underwater city. Harvest too little and their city is sunk. Harvest too much
and their ecosystem is spoiled. You must master the power of balance.
Think you know your peko pekos from your kaadus! Here is the
place to prove it. In numerous pressure-packed missions you'll do everything
from repairing links on the food chain and ending extinction to keeping
clodhoppers in check.
The moon of Naboo is no place for the meek. The goals are
many, but the time is short. You'll need to develop sound thinking strategies
to ensure success - and help both the Gungans and their ecosystem survive.
May The Force Be With
Windows: 100% Windows 95 or 98 DirectX compatible
computer, Pentium class 166MHz or faster computer, 32MB RAM minimum, minimum
120MB free hard disk space, 4x or higher IDE or SCSI CD-ROM drive, 100% DirectX
compatible 2MB PCI or AGP graphics card, 100% DirectX compatible 16 bit sound
card, 100% Windows 95/98 mouse and keyboard.
Macintosh: Apple Macintosh and 100% compatibles, Mac
OS version 7.6 or higher, minimum 200MHz PowerPC 603e, 132MHx PowerPC 604 or
any G3 processor, 32MB RAM minimum, minimum 120MB free hard disk space, 4x or
higher CD-ROM drive, mouse and keyboard, 13" or larger display.
Computing with Kids from Jinny
"This titles study of nature is a little different: it
is set in the Star Wars universe and includes such things as fulumpasets and
kaadus. Here, children create ecosystems using plants and animals found in the
world according to Star Wars.
"Children research each plant and animal before releasing it
onto a moon environment selected for this ecological experiment. The challenge
is to create a balanced ecosystem. The program also offers more directed-play
with 13 separate missions.
"What makes the learning here so powerful is that children
are in control of what and how they learn. Simulations like this one create
wonderful opportunities for children to learn in their own manner and at their
own pace. With Gungan Frontier, instead of May the Force be with
you, children themselves become the Force--of nature."
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