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Disney's Tarzan Action Game

Disney Interactive

Ages 8 and up

Rating Scale
5 = great,    1 = poor
Educational Value
n/a
Kid Appeal
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0

Disney's Tarzan Action Game Screen Shot System Requirements

PC / Mac Price Survey

Product Support

Disney's Tarzan Action Game isn't billed as an educational program. And it's not. But based on our experience with similar, high visibility titles, we know many parents shopping for educational software will be encouraged by their children to purchase this program.

How does it differ from Tarzan Activity Center? In almost every way imaginable. With the exception of the common underlying characters and sound track, and one arcade-style activity in the latter title, these programs are geared for entirely different audiences and purposes. Disney's Tarzan Action Game is a pure gamer program, aimed at kids who like goal-seeking programs where success is based on fast-twitch muscles and hand-eye coordination. Brain involvement is entirely optional.

In Disney's Tarzan Action Game, after being treated to several excellently reproduced clips from the movie, the user begins a trek through 13 levels of jungle adventure as a young Tarzan. Along the path, Tarzan must collect valuable objects, eat bananas, and avoid wild animals.

Educational Value
None, other than developing hand-eye coordination.

Kid Appeal
Disney's Tarzan Action Game scored well with our kid testers, especially among those who don't have game machines at home, but enjoy playing at friends' homes.

Ease of Use / Install
Disney's Tarzan Action Game installed without any problems on our Windows 98 test machines. The game can be played with a joystick, or by using simple keyboard commands.

Best for... / Bottom-Line
Disney's Tarzan Action Game is a nicely animated action game, not an educational software program. It is best suited for Tarzan fans who like arcade-style games.

See SuperKids' comparisons with other problem solving software titles, and the Buyers Guide for current market prices of this PC-only program.

System Requirements
PC: Windows 95 or later, 166 MHz Pentium-class processor (200 MHx MMX or faster recommended), 50 MB hard drive space, 24 MB RAM (32 MB recommended), DirectX-compatible 2MB video card (3-D card with 4MB recommended), 4x or faster CD-ROM, DirectSound compatilbe sound card, Supports DirectX and Glide-compatible 3-D cards and Windows-compatible joysticks.

Reviewed on:

  • PentiumII-40 with 128MB and 32XCD
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