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Featuring a Quiz Show format, this program drills kids on Math, Science and Technology, with a few general categories (Entertainment, Sports and Leisure) thrown in for additional appeal. Users are stranded on the forbidden planet Zluton, which unfortunately lies directly in the path of a speedily approaching meteorite. Users must earn parts needed to build a rocket powerful enough to allow them to escape the planet. The program pits kids against computer opponents, or against each other (up to four can play at once), in an effort to earn the most points and convert these points to needed rocket power!
Our teacher reviewers praised the content of the questions, but felt that the program suffers from too much glitz. The storyline and special effects dominate, to the extent that interaction suffers. “Too much time is spent on the program animation,” was one reviewer’s comment, “kids sit and twiddle their thumbs while watching the screen.”
In addition to the program’s questions, a ‘Question Editor’ allows students and/or parents and teachers to create, save and play their own original questions. Kids can even exchange their compositions with friends who have the any of the games in the “Quizz Show” series from VTech.
PC: Windows 95/98, Pentium 166 or faster cpu, 45 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM, 16-bit color display, 8x or faster CD-ROM, optional: Joystick (Game) Port (needed to use game buzzers).return to top of page
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