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This latest entry from Knowledge Adventure utilizes a new genre of 3D graphics, to create an experience that is as rich in visuals as the popular gaming software but without the offensive violent material. As one of the world’s foremost scientists, the user has been captured by S.P.O.R.E. (Sinister People Organized Really Efficiently) a group whose ultimate goal is world domination. With the help Dr. Brain, the user must escape S.P.O.R.E.’s lair and thwart their dastardly plans. Exiting the bastion is not a simple task, however. Kids navigate a mind-boggling 3D environment teeming with dead ends, perilous obstacles and unforeseen setbacks.
The accompanying musical score adds to the feeling of urgency involved with the escape, but never becomes monotonous or cloying. Graphics are amazing, navigation is difficult to master, but fun and very realistic, and the storyline, although not terribly intricate, is appealing. As one parent tester noted, “The best part is that my kids don’t even realize that they’re developing important educational skills.”
PC: Windows 95 or better, Pentium 166 MHz or faster cpu, 100 MB uncompressed hard drive space, 32 MB RAM, PCI local bus video card, 4X or faster CD-ROM, Windows 95 compatible sound card.return to top of page
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