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101. Disney's Classic Action Game Collection
$4.00 list($9.99)
102. Disney/Pixar Monsters Inc. Action
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103. Barbie Magic Genie Bottle &
$1.95 list($9.99)
104. Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc.
$5.75 list($9.99)
105. Sitting Ducks
$8.05 list($9.99)
106. Disney's Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge
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107. Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't
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108. Scooby Doo Case File #2: Stone
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109. Fisher-Price Outdoor Adventures
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110. Disney's Arcade Frenzy
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111. Spy Kids: The Underground Affair
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112. GUBBLE 2 95/98/W2K
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113. LEGO Island 2
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114. Land Before Time Preschool and
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115. Fisher-Price Power Wheels Off-Road
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116. Woody Woodpecker Racing
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117. Adventure Workshop Scholastic
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118. Lilo Stitch Trouble
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119. LEGO Racers
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120. Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the

101. Disney's Classic Action Game Collection
list price: $19.99
our price: $17.99
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Asin: B00005B8LP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 1505
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Swing on vines, scuttle through anthills, and clean up your room with Disney's Classic Action Game Collection. Disney has put games based on their animated movies Tarzan, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story into this set (contains three CD-ROMs). All three selections install separately, are Windows-only, and are your basic "run, jump, throw, find, and get" action games. All three allow players to adjust the difficulty level,and save and load different games. These games really require a joystick or a gamepad to be fully enjoyed, though they can all be played using a keyboard.

Tarzan is the darkest game of the bunch, as well as the best graphically. Drums throb and baboons chatter through 13 levels as Tarzan grows from a boy to a man. In later levels, the player can assume the identities of other characters from the movie. Players swing from vines, use pronghorn antelopes as trampolines, and fly aboard storks. The action is fluid enough that these tasks are a pleasure, though the timing on the vine release does take some getting used to. Tarzan initially dispatches enemies by hurling fruit. Later, knife-and-spear play enter into the game. Disney attempts to counter this violence with fantasy: defeated enemies burst into a cloud of butterflies instead of realistically keeling over.

The weakest game here is the one based on the movie Toy Story. Players assume the identity of the gangly cowboy Woody, rescuing good toys and fighting bad ones in a world that's as flat as an Etch A Sketch drawing. Tasks are assigned on each level by, yes, an Etch A Sketch, which redeems this game somewhat since kids must read directions, then memorize and carry out the orders. But expect frustration when Woody can't accomplish a simple room-cleaning assignment in the allotted time because a chair is in his way and he's designed to need 50 tries to hop onto and over it. The Toy Story game is the one to install if you're tight on disk space, since it only requires 8 MB to run--compare that to Tarzan's requirement of 50 MB and A Bug's Life's 35 MB requirement and it's easy to understand why Toy Story feelsawkward.

The game based on A Bug's Life has some pastoral charm as Flikthe ant trots around a three-dimensional world on a quest that's similar to his silver screen goal of saving the queen. During an animated tutorial, a wise old ant teaches players about throwing fruit, "abdomen bounces," useful berries, transforming seeds, and other arcane facts of ant life necessary to enjoy the 15 levels of this complex game. Optional puzzles and hidden passages allow players to take a break from the task-oriented work of getting through the levels. The only real downside to A Bug's Life is that the point of view, or "camera," has a tendency to swoop and dive to distraction. You'll need to use that camera lock key frequently if you want to survive with your equilibrium intact. (Rated E for Everyone) --Anne Erickson ... Read more

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Bad job on a good idea.
Disney software, unlike disney movies, is generally very poor. The ideas for the actual programs are excellent but getting them to work on anything other than ancient pentium based PCs can be a challenge to say the least. This would normally not be a problem if there were any type of software support. There isn't. Zero, Nada, Zilch. You get the idea. You will get messages like incompatable sound or must run in 256 color mode to name just a few. Out of 7 PCs in my home (I build them for a living) I can only get them to run 75% trouble free on one old Celeron 533. So if you're looking for trouble free software for your kids skip the Disney stuff and keep looking.

5-0 out of 5 stars 3 GREAT GAMES IN ONE.
I HAVE 4 CHILDREN WHO PLAY GAMES ON THE COMPUTER.THEY ARE 17,11,9,&4.THESE THREE GAMES ARE GREAT FOR ALL AGES.(BOYS&GIRLS)TOY STORY IS ESPECIALLY CUTE,MY 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER LOVES TO DANCE LIKE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR AND TO PLAY THE CLAW GAME TO PICK UP THE ALIENS.IT IS ALSO EDUCATIONAL IN A FUN WAY.TARZAN & BUGS LIFE ARE VERY FUN.THE KIDS PLAY THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER..... MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I DID NOT BY THEM AT THIS GREAT PRICE! ... Read more


102. Disney/Pixar Monsters Inc. Action Game (Jewel Case)
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Asin: B0000A2MCM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 6042
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103. Barbie Magic Genie Bottle & CD-ROM
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Asin: B00004W4R9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Mattel Media
Sales Rank: 3471
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Was Mattel's Barbie Magic Genie Bottle & CD-ROM more inspired by IDream of Jeannie or Christina Aguilera? It doesn't really matter--despite thealmost-identical blonde heroine and fairly kitschy premise, Barbie doesn't quitelive up to those two pop classics.

The game itself is reminiscent of other adventure titles, like the Might and Magic series, witha first-person perspective (which can be wonderful or dizzying, depending onyour constitution) and a floating Barbie to guide you on your journey. Bycapping the accompanying genie bottle, you can choose to reduce Barbie to avoice-over, which helps, since her image took up a quarter of our screen.

Using the bottle and various magic items they find, kids must look around fourmagical lands for puzzle pieces, all the while speaking to various townspeople.We found the process of problem solving required serious patience, since theinterface of the game is often confusing and counterintuitive. Kids who enjoymethodically searching through every corner of a game will love this task, butothers may find it tedious.

We were pleased with the detailed, Arabian-inspired art in the game's design.But this is a prime example of how the concept behind the CD-ROM wasn't followedthrough on, as there is very little to engage a young history buff, and thereare no elements of Arabian culture in the dialogue that we could find. (Theinnkeeper could be in Abu Dhabi or Secaucus, New Jersey, for all we could tell.)It should also be noted that this game is basically entertainment--noteducational--software.

The best part of the game is the bottle itself. It requires a joystick port andthree AAA batteries, as well as a small flathead screwdriver to install thebatteries. Parents will want to be present at installation, since we had toalter our control settlings to calibrate the new addition. Once the bottle wasinstalled, it lit up with every touch, and added a fantastic element to ourjourney. (Ages 6 and older) --Jennifer Buckendorff ... Read more

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars System Requirements
Before buying, please note that this game requires a joy stick connection or game port, which some or most new systems donot have. Newer computers only have a USB port which this game is not compatiable with.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very cool, magical game for girls with outstanding graphics!
I am very pleased with this game that I purchased for my two girls, both of which are into computer games. My 5 and a half year old finds it a challenge but not hopeless. My 12 and a half year old helps out and is interested in the puzzles and arcade type games. The bottle flashes in very cool complex patterns behind the plastic jewels when it is rubbed or the top is taken off (which is thoughtfully attached by a strong string.) The bottle is attached by a very long, very pink cord, which makes it easy to use without feeling like you have to be on top of the computer. The game has nice background music, and the animated characters give interesting, complex clues about the other characters in the game, building an interesting story behind it all.

One note, the support site is really..., not what is printed in the book or shown on the screen. Also you will want to setup the bottle as a 2-axis, 2-button joystick for it to work right, the service site has detailed instructions. We had trouble with the bottle initially because "rubbing the bottle" (a major function of the game) didn't work. It turned out that I didn't have it set to the right kind of joystick (it was still set-up for my old joystick.) Follow the instructions on the support website and you will be fine!

4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Game, but needs some tweaking
Both my daughter and I love this game. She is 5 years old. I have to help her with it a bit though at times. One puzzle in particular was a little challenging. Most of the game is pretty much hide and seek. Items are hidden and you seek. Not that it is bad, my daughter enjoys it as the lands in which you explore are quite beautiful and magical. The best part of this game is of course the genie bottle. Just wave your hand in front of the pink gem and watch sparkles, hearts and stars float around or see items rise up in the air. If you take the top of the bottle off, Barbie genie appears in a cloudy pink swirl and she'll travel with you. You also have the option to fly on your own magic carpet while looking for items which is really neat! My daughter especially enjoys this. Barbie's voice is very clear and not annoying and she is very, very helpful to help play the game ... which is good because the interface is not that intuitive at first! I did want to mention that at first I thought our bottle was a dud and didn't work. It would light up no problem, but not interact with the game. There was no trouble shooting guide for this area in the manual. So check out the Readme.txt file in the game! It solved my problem and the bottle now works like it is supposed to. The bottle itself is very pretty. My daughter thinks it is magic. The dark pink gems on the bottle will light up and dance and twinkle. The bottle unfortunately is attached to a very long cord, which can't be removed. Which is a shame, because the bottle works without the computer.

The only flaws I see is navigation: instead of point and click where you want to go, you can only scroll up or down or left to right or forward or backward by moving your cursor. It would be much easier with a point and click. The other annoyance is there could be so much more to explore in each land. For example, the market place ... there are so many potentially cool places you could check out (as you would in most regular adventure games), but in Barbie Magic Genie, you can only really go into maybe 2 places.

I love playing this game with my daughter. The graphics are nice, the music is perfect for the arabian theme and game play is easy. Makes for enjoyable and unique Barbie game!

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother!
Don't bother with this one. It is too complicated for my 3 1/2 year old and too easy for my 8 year old. The whole game took my 8 year old about 2 hours to finish. There are no extra puzzles to make the software useable after the "adventure" is completed. It's now the day after Christmas and the "bottle" has been removed from the computer so they can play "genie" by themselves.

4-0 out of 5 stars OK
My two daughters would give this a 5 star rating, I myself would give it about a 3, so we decided to give it a four.

As far as price, I paid $40 and after playing it was disappointed because I paid so much for it. If I could go back I would not pay more than $25 for it.

It is fun and can be a challenging game to play because they gems you must find are not always in the same place if you restart the game, so it will always be different when your kids want to play again. You can always save your game which comes in handy since there are about 5 levels you must travel through and it does get lenghtly.

The only problem that we have had so far is that when you touch the magic bottle heavy items on the screen are to pick up, but for some reason they won't so we end up pressing F5 for it to work.

As far as kids taking the bottle to play, I would not recommend that, since the parrell port stays attached to the bottle and cannot be removed.

Sound and anmimation are good. ... Read more


104. Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Wreck Room Arcade: Bowling for Screams (Jewel Case)
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B00005MNH9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 1169
Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

After a long day of work, everybody needs to relax--even monsters. Join the very green, very feisty one-eyed Mike, Sulley's lovable sidekick at Monsters, Inc., for a howling game of bowling that will have you screaming with laughter!

Monsters, Inc. Wreck Room Arcade: Bowling for Screams takes you to the Wreck Room, the monsters' after-work hangout, for a not-so-typical bowling game. Join Mike and send your ball down an obstacle-ridden lane. Guide your ball successfully to grab power-ups all along the way.

Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Wreck Room Arcade: Bowling for Screams is part of a trio of Monsters, Inc. Wreck Room Arcade games. Collect all three to unlock a secret fourth game, Monster Mania, free! Scare up as many screams as possible in Monster Mania, jumping through windows and doors to collect screams, all the while avoiding humans and the objects they're throwing. ... Read more

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of hard drive.
One of the best movies ever, gets one of the worst games ever. This game will ruin bowling for anyone. The game is frustrating because the ball will run into objects in the alley, unless you guide the ball with the arrow keys. Guiding the ball is tough, because it only moves a little, not enough to get around an obstical. If you try to move it faster it will go into the gutter. Don't buy this game! In short, this disc is one expensive coaster.

4-0 out of 5 stars I Love It!
It is not an easy game at first. But who wants to win a game right out of the box. Once you get the knack of using the arrow keys to move around the obstacles, it is lots of fun. I am actually addicted. Can't wait to get home and start playing again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Save your $$$$$$
I bought if for my 4 year old, and she lost intrest in less than 5 minutes. When an adult has a rough time playing it - it has to be bad! Keep looking for something else to play.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Game
I got this to play with my sons on the computer because I am terrible at computer games expect for easy games like bowling, etc. My kids are great at games and even they had trouble with this one. It is very difficult to guide the ball around the objects in the alley and the scoring is hard to follow. My kids hate it and want me to throw it out! I wanted to give this a "no star" rating but you have to put in at least one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bowling with Mike!!!
Sometimes, even Monsters need a break! When players join one eyed Mike Wazowski for a action packed game of bowling, they won't want to stop playing. The game also has great graphics and two difficulty settings-Scary and Horrifying.

In order to make a strike, you'll need to guide your ball. Obstacles such as ramps and pinball style bumpers are all over the bowling alley, so be careful! You can also collect cool power-ups, like one that can make your ball explode upon impact with the pins.

I had SO much fun while playing this thing, and I think anyone who liked the movie will have a blast with this. I really hope Disney will make arcade games as good as this one for some of their other movies, like "The Emporer's New Groove". ... Read more


105. Sitting Ducks
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Asin: B0000C4E7F
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Softek International
Sales Rank: 776
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Experience the whimsical, 3D, animated series
  • Over 20 fun adventures with an unlikely duo
  • Play as Aldo the alligator or Bill the duck
  • Exciting challenges include racing Vespa scooters
  • Play against friends in multiplayer modes

Reviews (3)

A very great game but.......
......this is not for little kids. The challenge in this game is very great and it's actually recommended for a more intermediate gamer.

I was a fan of the TV show,so when I discovered that there was gonna be a game for all the next-gen consoles,I was excited and happy. I have the PC version as of right now. And it's a very cool and very challenging game.

The only reason why this did not earn 5 stars is because of the control. The game can tend to have some very weird gameplay,usually during scooter races and stuff where everything relies on a steady pace,but sharp turns and even walking is sometimes difficult. And there tends to be slow-down during some parts. I'm not sure if the PS2 or GBA ones will be any different,since I haven't played them just yet as of now,but the PC suffers from thse setbacks.

Other than that,don't let this ruin a chance to play this great game. Whether a fan of the show or not,you'll love it.

A great game, but for older kids
First off, I must say that I have never seen the cartoon since I do not have the Cartoon Network on my cable, so this review is fully from a gamer's point of view. I bought this game because it looked interesting and different. Thought the game is billed as a kid's game, I found that the difficulty level gets quite challenging. This game is an intermediate level platformer. The city in this game is huge and you are free to roam around taking sidequest when ever you want. The main quest can be tackled at any time and often opens up new items that allow you to take on more side quests. A previous reviewer stated that they could not access the menu with a controller, but this is not true. You can fully customize the buttons using the controller setup on the launch screen. Just asign the start button to a free button on your controller. You really do need a controller to fully enjoy this game as it does not play well on a keyboard. A fully digital controller with an analogue stick and ten buttons is prefurable (I use an Gravis Xterminator with 13 buttons). With the right hardware this is a very fun game and anyone who is sick of the unnecessary dark violence in most platformers coming out, would do well to check out it out.

Too hard to control
This game was released in Europe recently and had a rating per the standards listed on [...] which is a respectible games rating firm that it is suitable for ages 3 and up. Well my son is 2 and often enjoys just making characters run around even if not to complete the missions.

I found that there is no way that this game is suitable for children. The animations are entertaining, however this is a game, not a cartoon. I was terribly disappointed that while using a game pad (which was configured correctly), it was impossible to use the inventory. In fact, I couldn't even exit the application without using Alt-F4. There was no method of getting to a menu.

The keyboard controls are nearly impossible to steer with as well. I as a well-seasoned-gamer adult played this game and found the animation to cause brief periods of nausia as well. I gave up attempting to complete one of the missions since the time requirements were by far too short for anyone. It is disappointing to see that the levels in a young childrens game become so complex at such an early phase of the game.

If you are a parent considering the purchase of this game for a child, I would not recommend it for any children under 7 years of age since it requires coordination and agility that maybe 1% of 1% of children younger may have.

In fact, I am really sad now since I purchased this game as a birthday gift to my son from his baby sister, and it's proven to be somewhat of a flop. Too bad it seems that I won't be able to return it. ... Read more


106. Disney's Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge Action Game
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Asin: B00004THNO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 2563
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Disney's own street rat, Aladdin, is back in a new adventure,Nasira's Revenge. This 3-D action game is a port from the PlayStation toPC and, mercifully, doesn't require the latest, greatest PC just to play. Itseems that even though our heroes vanquished Jafar, his sister, Nasira, (a newcharacter created for the game) has a plan to bring him back from the dead. Together they plot to rule Agrabah. To start the plan off right, Nasira sendsher thugs into the palace to kidnap the sultan and Jasmine. Of course, thiscan't sit well with our hero.

You play Aladdin as you travel through nine different environments to rescueyour friends. You try to collect coins and red gems, and defeat the many enemiesyou encounter. The game also throws you a couple of curve balls: some acts letyou play as Abu or Jasmine, using their unique abilities to help out.

Special Genie coins and red gems scattered about give special tchotchkes at theend of a level. The Genie coins grant you spins on a huge Genie slot machine(most often you get an extra life). If you collect three red gems in an act, youget a bonus round at the end. They can be pretty tough, so practice when youcan.

Nasira's Revenge has a lot of gameplay variety. There's all the fightingand jumping you'd expect in an action game, but it also has side quests andminigames scattered throughout generously. They're never too hard, but they keepyour brain working as well as your fingers. Blazing-fast carpet rides satisfythe twitch gamer, too. In all, there's a little something for nearly every typeof gamer. (Ages 8 and older) --Jeff Quick ... Read more

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun and Challenging
I bought this game for my son, who loves it, but I often find my teenage daughter sitting down to play this game too! Until you get the hang of using all the command keys, it can be a bit frustrating. But once you master that, it is extremely challenging and lots of fun. There are multiple levels and characters that you can play. Not so easy that you get bored and not so hard that you're ready to walk away...but hard enough to make you want to continue trying. This game has been loads of fun!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but with some limitations!
Parents may be somewhat concerned with the movie at the begining where Nasira calls on the "Darkest evil powers"(vocally), as if teaching our children like that is ok. Other than that I've found the game to be good (so far). You really need a 3d video card to play this game, otherwise you will quickly get a headache. There is some animated violence (use of swords) but no blood, which is nice for a change! I would suggest reading all the reviews both good and bad before you buy this game.

5-0 out of 5 stars best 3d adventure game
Aladdin may finally be rid of his evil nemesis Jafar, but he still has a formidable enemy in the sorcerer's sister, Nasira. Determined to avenge her brother's defeat, Nasira has banished the sultan from his own palace and now controls the city of Agrabah. Aladdin, the young street rat with the cocky smile, is back in his element--fighting cunning enemies, using the Magic Carpet to out-maneuver his pursuers in intense mid-air chases, and solving challenging puzzles. Journey across nine lively environments in your quest to destroy Nasira, from the Sultan's Palace to the Cave of Wonders. Can you run, jump, and fly your way to Nasira's headquarters and free Agrabah from her evil spell? ... Read more


107. Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005QDTT
Catlog: Software
Publisher: BAM! Entertainment
Sales Rank: 4469
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars This is awesome!
This game was really cool. I LOVE cartoonnetwork! This game had some education in it but it was not hard. I love computer games so if your like me you should by this right NOW!Because its Fun Fun Fun! ... Read more


108. Scooby Doo Case File #2: Stone Dragon (Jewel Case)
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B0007IQG44
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Encore Software
Sales Rank: 7076
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109. Fisher-Price Outdoor Adventures Ranger Trail
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005KB3G
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fisher-Price
Sales Rank: 4032
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Are you ready to become a Junior Ranger? In Fisher-Price Outdoor Adventures Ranger Trail, Ranger Rudy takes players to Camp Wonderoo for a handful of nature-related activities. Paint on the wall of a cave, race sailboats through a pristine river, stargaze, mix and match animal sounds at night, or gather around a campfire and sing songs with the other campers. Along the way, you can earn merit badges and collect plants and animals in a virtual scavenger hunt.

Aimed at gamers in the ages 4 to 7 range, Ranger Trail is, unfortunately, a program that fails on almost every level. Its educational content is simplistic and lags far behind that offered in other children's games. Most of its activities are standardized offerings players will have seen elsewhere--the paint program, for example--and the few that look like they might present an interesting challenge are too tough. They require reading and computer skills that will frustrate their targeted age group. Worst of all, the Wonderoo characters are dull, chirping their way through listless animations while their attempts at humor fall flat.

Additionally, Ranger Trail is loaded with long animations that can't be skipped and unfortunately make up the vast majority of the game's content. An extremely passive child might enjoy a game whose primary rhythm entails triggering five minutes of viewing after a few seconds of interaction; most, though, will wonder why they aren't just watching television.

The idea of taking players on an interactive camping trip is a fine one, but Ranger Trail really misses the mark. --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Ranger Trail is great entertainment & learning for child
This terrific software teaches about outdoor animals and activities, and is very entertaining while doing it. It's a great gift to the child that is overloaded with all of the techno-junk bombarding kids these days ... give a child a different perspective and give them this super software!

5-0 out of 5 stars Almost 3 years and she's still playing it!
My daughter received this game as a gift a couple of years ago, when she was about four. It was the first time I left her alone while the game was installing. I must have gotten busy, but she never called me for help. When I went to check on the install, she told me she was already working on her second "badge!" That's how user friendly this game is. The activities are entertaining enough that she still, at seven, pulls it out every once in a while to earn all of the badges again. This is one of her favorite games. She is now in second grade, reading above the fifth grade level. I don't know if this game has played any part in that, but I know it's still fun for her! I highly recommend this game to parents of 3-4 year olds.

4-0 out of 5 stars Looking for a sequel
My 3 year old son started playing on Camp Wonderoo when he was two. He now knows all of his constellations and has retained an incredible amount of information about wildlife. He's asked if we can take a bag when we go out walking to pickup trash because there are "a lot of Spikes" (the skunk that dumps litter in the pond). Perhaps the problem is the age recommendation of 4-7. I think it would be very slow for a 6 or 7 year old but consider this the best learning software we've bought so far and am looking for a more advanced sequel.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's not "Short Attention Span Theater"
My four year old loves Ranger Trail. It is slower paced than other chase and shoot em up games, and that's okay. He has other games for when he needs excitement, but sometimes you just want to learn things! Ranger Trail encourages paying attaention, looking for detail and memory. My child picks up loads of cool nature tid-bits. Today he said "Daddy, owls are nocturnal - that means they come out at night."
Some folks may find this lame, but I still believe my four year old isn't so jaded that he can't listen to a ranger tell him about nature and still feel some wonder at it all. Paul gives it four acorns!

1-0 out of 5 stars Boring,my nephew almost went to sleep
I bought this for my nephew who is seven.He almost fell asleep watching this.Because thats basically all you do.You sit and watch these animal talk all throught the game.Kids get to click on bushes to see animal run past,or to look under rocks for the things on a list they are given.Thats rare in the game when the kids get a chance to actually do something.If your kids can sit through almost ten minutes of dialog in the beginning then this is for them.If they are like most kids and want to get into the game right away,this is not the game for them.... ... Read more


110. Disney's Arcade Frenzy

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Asin: B000031VV1
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 795
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 4 arcade games based on Disney animated films
  • Classic arcade-style action; original music and animation
  • Dozens of levels per game; tracks high scores
  • Play solo or with a friend
  • Fun for beginners and experts alike ages 8 and up

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars An Arcade In You Own Home Computer!!!
Do you like Disney's Mulan, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, & Hercules?? Do you like arcades, too?? Well then, this is the game for you. Disney's Arcade Frenzy is one of the many great Disney CD-ROMs. (Of course, all barrels have their bad apples. Uh....so to speak.) Before you start, PLEASE read the program manual about all the controls. Until I did, the games were EXTREMELY CONFUSING. But enough about that. As you begin, the game menu of the CD-ROM will appear. Mushu will greet you and tell you to pick a game. First, there is Rooftop Ruckus. Iago will give you instructions on how to play the game. You need to help Abu the monkey to move around lighting up the buildings that are chosen for every level. But watch out for fireballs, red evil genies, palace guards, & Iago (who can put lights out.) To stop all of the above for about ten seconds, get genie lamps. By the way, to get rid of Iago, jump on him. More information can be found in the "Help" section of the options menu of this game. To access it, simply press the "Esc" button. Also you can save games, play old games, turn audio on and off, and much more. Next, we come to Flying Frenzy. Phil will give you instructions on how to play the game. You need to help Pegasus fly around Mt. Olympus knocking off the evil Titans. To do that, you need to fly around until you come to a Titan. Pegasus will knock it off for you, so don't think you missed something. Be sure to watch out for dragons, Centaurs, Pain & Panic, Minatares, & Medusas. If you catch a Fate, then you earn a lightning blast. If you are ever in a tight spot, you can use that to knock off everything it touches. Fates don't appear very often, so don't waste your lightning blasts. More information about this game can be found in the "Help" section of the options menu. WARNING: This game might be too scary for children five & under. Afterwards, we come to Flounder Quest. Sebastian will greet you and tell you how to play the game. Ursula the sea witch has kidnapped, or should I say "fishnapped" Flounder!!! It's up to you and Sebastian to save him. You need to go through an underwater maze and find him before time runs out. But watch out for bubbles, seaweed, jellyfish, electric eels, sharks, & Ursula's henchfish. Sorry. Nothing like genie lamps or lightning blasts in here. After you've rescued Flounder, and just when you think he is safe, another "fishnapping!!!" More information about this game can be found in the "Help" section of the options menu. Finally, we come to the best of all, MuShoot. Mushu will greet you and tell you how to play the game. You need to help him kick the "honey-buns" of the Huns. Eh, eh, I'm a poet. Any way, you need to try and kill all of the Huns with fireworks & avalanches before they get to the village. But watch out for extra batches of Huns, Shan-U, & as Mushu likes to say "that flying turkey." Nothing special in here either I'm afraid. More Information about this game can be found in the "Help" section of the options menu. To pause any game at any time, press the pause/break button on your keyboard. And, to leave Disney's Arcade Frenzy at any time, press the "Alt" button, and then press the "F4" button on your keyboard while still pressing the "Alt" button. Well that's it. I hope that this review has helped you and encourages you to get this CD-ROM.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Disney
Although this game kept my 8 year-old daughter amused for a while, it's too simplistic to be really challenging. There is too much annoying and repetitive chatter from animated characters between levels in some of the games, and overall the games just aren't that interesting.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for Younger Children
I found this game to be good for beginners in both arcade games and computer use. Our young daughter (2) found this amusing to watch and play. I like the different levels, although we cannot figure out how to get Sebastian out of the maze in the final level!

5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids!
I originally got this for my nephew, who is seven years old. But then when his computer wouldnt work, he brought it here to play it. I found it sitting on my desk one day, and decided to play it. Boy...the Mulan game sure is fun, and i'm 14 years old!

There are four games on this disc. They are an Aladdin game, where you guide Abu through the rooftops collecting bananas, a Little Mermaid game, where you play as the lobster (I can not remember his name for the life of me) trying to save Flounder from different underwater creatures, a Hercules game, where you fly around on Pegasus and knock monsters that are climbing up a mountain off, this game reminds me of Joust to give you a better description, and finally the crowning jewel, the Mulan game, which is oh so much fun. You play as the little dragon from the movie shooting a big cannon at the Huns running down the mountain. Its mindless yes, but it's also extremely fun.

Each game's graphics are about the same, and they are all fun, except for the Hercules game. If you have kids at home, then get this and they'll have a blast, and you just might too. ... Read more


111. Spy Kids: The Underground Affair CD/Workbook Combo
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Asin: B00023DEO4
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Brighter Child
Sales Rank: 3929
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Features

  • Join the Spy Kids for an exciting learning adventure
  • 8 exciting and educational activities; 3 levels of interactive play
  • 32-page puzzle book integrates with the CD-ROM game
  • Never-before-seen footage from Spy Kids 2 and Spy Kids 3-D
  • For kids ages 8 and older

112. GUBBLE 2 95/98/W2K

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Asin: B000059P0L
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Global Star Ltd.
Sales Rank: 11352
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent arcade fun!
I LOVED this game! Very challenging... my kids loved it to. Highly recommended! ... Read more


113. LEGO Island 2
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Asin: B00005V8TB
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Sales Rank: 4260
Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Armed with pizzas, a skateboard, and a cool attitude, Pepper Roni--a freckle-faced pizza delivery boy--must save LEGO Island from a bad guy called the Brickster. Our hero dude travels from the depths of the sea to the outer limits of space (to Ogel Island... get it?) in pursuit of his man in this engrossing CD-ROM.

Boasting a whopping 18 subgames scattered throughout an intricate realm of islands, undersea worlds, deserts, and space, LEGO Island 2 focuses more on adventure and less on construction than previous LEGO titles. Players assume the identity of renaissance dude Pepper; pizza delivery, deep-sea diving, astronaut training, and jousting are just a handful of the well-rendered experiences that await adventurers. The arrow keys get quite a workout as the game progresses, as they control everything from speedboats to parachutes to tyrannosaurs as Pepper changes modes of transport. Pepper churns through this world fending off the Brickster's henchmen robots, collecting pages of a "constructopedia," and mastering various challenges in order to progress. Subgames must be completed in a sequence, and can then be re-accessed from Pepper's house. Players must work to build Pepper's pad, find the subgames, and chat with other characters for clues about how to move through this LEGO landscape. Players who want it all handed to them on one clickable screen will be frustrated: LEGO wants you to work for your pleasure, and get some calluses on those fingertips.

The charm of this impressive Windows-only program lies in the attention paid to detail, dialogue, and creative fun. The undersea game doesn't just have fish--it has narwhals and rowdy pirate skeletons growling curses. A knight straight out of Monty Python and the Holy Grail intones "Nay, nay, nay, one-who's-name-is-a-spice" when Pepper asks for help. Creators put a skateboard park on the island just for the heck of it. LEGO Island 2 provides both great gameplay and ample opportunity to freestyle. Also, the fluid detail of this program belies the chunky origins of LEGO life as we know it.

That detail comes with a price: it takes some time to load the subgames and scene changes even if your system meets the game's requirements. If LEGO Island 2 were one of Pepper's pizzas, it'd be an ultra mega deluxe, piled high with mummies, pterodactyls, and renegade robots. It'd also take a longer time to bake than your plain cheese, but the wait would be worth it. (Ages 6 to 99) --Anne Erickson ... Read more

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars It don't work!
Now, I realise that computers are different from PC to PC. But mine exceeds the requirements. I have WIN98SE. I'm very good with computers. Lego Island Xtreme works perfectly. Lego Racers 2 locks up on occation, but works good most of the time. But this thing won't even load. The screen starts to go black and then there's an error, drop to desktop. Annoying! Gonna try it with another machine soon. But I'm glad I didn't pay much for this because somebody gets whatever money I paid (not amazon, got it elsewhere) and I get a game that doesn't work. Very flawed series on the programming side. Buyer beware of products from Lego. Read user comments before you buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not compatible
Bought this for my son as a Christmas gift. We had an older system that ran Windows 95/98. It ran, but took FOREVER to load the different themes. We bought a brand new system with Windows XP and now it won't run Lego Island 2 at all! We tried patches and checked the Electronic Arts website for troubleshooting with XP. My husband has his Master's degree in computers and he couldn't get it to run! Don't buy it if you have a new system with Windows XP. This game is not compatible.
The Learning Co and Humongous software run perfect with XP.

4-0 out of 5 stars Challenging and cool
First of all you start the game as Pepper, a pizza delivering dude with the food. But as soon as you give a pizza order to the evil Brickster, he escapes. While exploring lots of different islands this game offers challenging sub-games and fun adventures. The last level can be very frustrating because it freezes and thats why I gave it 4 stars but the whole game is just plain fun. You can ride in the skatepark and play any sub-game that you have already won. There are tons of ways to explore, by dinosaur , by helicopter, and more! To sum it all up, Lego Island 2 is a great game except for it takes to long to load but the gameplay is beutiful with sharp grafics.

1-0 out of 5 stars Can't get the...software to work.
This software won't load onto a brand new PC. I've had to browse into the disk to load the pieces of the program, and even then it works only spottily. Takes forever to pieces to load -- and this is with an up-to-date system. I have another friend who's in the computer business and he's had a lot of frustrating problems with this program for his kids, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars its very cool
You can play helicopter and boat,skate and car(i think).I love it ,ill will play with my friend in 3 hours.ill love this its 5 stars really .Yeah its cool but my friend hate it but my i love it i want it i twist it i dance it... ... Read more


114. Land Before Time Preschool and Dinosaur Arcade (Jewel Case)
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Asin: B00006FDMM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Activision
Sales Rank: 1477
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115. Fisher-Price Power Wheels Off-Road Adventure
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Asin: B00005KGTL
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fisher-Price
Sales Rank: 3448
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get behind the wheel of the Eliminator and build worlds of driving excitement with Power Wheels: Off-Road Adventure. Kids can tear through four amazing environments of all-terrain driving action. Each fully animated course is filled with ramps, obstacles, and debris for kids to race through. Made for players ages 4 to 7, Power Wheels: Off-Road Adventure lets kids design and build their own courses, promoting imaginative play, encouraging creativity, and building problem-solving skills. It even features a two-player driving adventure offering twice the action. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A simple game my son loves
This is a real good deal, compared to the prices that people normally pay where I live, in Europe (about 25-40$ for a single cd-rom). All you do is race cars around, dodging obstacles etc., but it is a nice time-passer and interactive so a little better than TV. OK, it is mindless and there's nothing to learn, but there is a place for that!

Recommended, if you know what you are getting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game for preschoolers
I bought this game for my 4-year-old and he loves it! Kids get the chance to build their own race track with different types of obstacles and then see how many they can run over to earn points. When they have earned enough points they can make their own driver's license to print out. It is a great game for younger children who love race cars. ... Read more


116. Woody Woodpecker Racing
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B0000525JF
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Universal Interactive Studios/Konami
Sales Rank: 9710
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Woody Woodpecker, the lovable Walter Lantz creation, and friends take their high-speed high jinks to the raceway and battle it out in this action-racing game. The nine classic characters include the sly prankster himself, Chilly Willy, and gal pal Winnie Woodpecker. All characters have special abilities to match their own personalities. Multiple power ups are available, including dynamite, homing pigeons, and even smelly fish. Choose from four types of vehicles--all-terrain vehicles, racers, stock cars, and jalopies. Players can race against the computer in 16 track locations, including Las Vegas, Japan, and Loch Ness, Scotland, or against a friend in two-player mode. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Review
I tried this game out awhile back, and even though I was impressed with the overall look of the game, and enjoyed the catchy music and crazy sound effects, I have to put down the control-ability. I could not keep all of the controls in line, there was too many of them! Plus, it didn't help that the opponents are VERY hard, even on the easiest setting (I never got past 3rd on any given track), so while you're struggling with the fact that you don't have 7 fingers on each hand, you're getting continuously pummeled by the other drivers. The only mode worth playing is time trial and that gets old really fast! ... Read more


117. Adventure Workshop Scholastic Edition With Clifford Bonus
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Asin: B0002VQ4WU
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Publisher: Scholastic
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118. Lilo Stitch Trouble
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Asin: B00005Y1N9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 3092
Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars
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Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise takes kids ages 6 to 12 to Hawaii, where they help Stitch avoid bounty hunters and Lilo work her voodoo magic while scaring away enemies in wild, nonstop gameplay action. With a wide variety of foes, ranging from a humble turtle to alien bounty hunters, Lilo and Stitch must cross unique and challenging landscapes while testing their wits in a quest that traverses the tropical islands. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW! It's so much fun.
This is a great game. I bought it on my last trip to Disneyland. It's a platform game, such as Crash Bandicoot but you can clearly see the advancements. And you get to play with Stitch and Lilo, each with their own abilities. Once you get used to one character, you get switched, now there's a challenge.

The core of the game is as known, but you also ride vehicles and collect stuff for further use. It's not only a walk and attack game, it truly takes advantage of the 3D platform. Lilo and Stitch Trouble in Paradise is a great adaptation for PC games.

4-0 out of 5 stars Make sure you have a joystick
Really fun challinging game for ages 7 and up. Make sure you have a joystick cause the keyboard key function can be annoying and confusing.

1-0 out of 5 stars The worst graphics on any game I've recently played
Disney isn't known for great games (in my opinion), but they hit an all-time low with this one. The game controls are awkward, and the software wouldn't even run properly on our Windows XP computer. However, the biggest disappointment was with the graphics, which are incredibly bad. I feel that this game is a complete rip-off and should be avoided unless you really want to give a present to a someone that you don't like (heck, that would be too cruel).

1-0 out of 5 stars SAVE YOUR MONEY
Ah, I can just imagine the project manager at Disney Interactive: "Hey, here's an idea: let's create a game that appeals to small children, but let's make sure that they have to use a computer keyboard to move the characters around, so the kid can't actually play it. The kid will have to watch while a parent plays. Oh yeah, and let's make the game really, really boring as well. And be sure to use second-generation graphics while you're at it."

If you MUST buy something from Disney, stick to the movies or dolls. Trust me. Whatever you do, stay away from this turkey.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lilo&Stich the Moive
I like Lilo&Stich ,buti am still wondering what Stich said at the begening of the Moive.My dad dose not like kid moives but Iam surprised that he like it. it was realy good!:) ... Read more


119. LEGO Racers

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Asin: B00002EPYQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: LEGO Media International
Sales Rank: 1987
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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It's a whole new way of playing with LEGOs: no blocks required! Kids still need a vivid imagination, but in today's tech-savvy world, they'll also need a 3-D graphics accelerator card. Racers allows players to build, customize, and race both cars and drivers. Building is unlimited, and there's 12 different tracks in a variety of settings to choose from.

It's an interesting exercise to compare the real-life elements to their electronic counterparts. Any LEGO fan will recognize infamous opponents from their plastic incarnations; Captain Redbeard, King Kahuka, and Basil the Batlord are some of our favorites, and they're just as great-looking onscreen as they are in the toy chest kits. The level of hand-eye coordination required to build amazing cars is, we think, lower than with real LEGOS (and there's no dropping and breaking possible!). Parents don't need to buy a million different sets to get all desired pieces--they're all right there on the screen.

We found the racing arena to be a huge hit with arcade-game fans. The tracks are treacherous, the themes are wildly detailed, and there's lots of hidden power-ups and shortcuts for when your skill level increases. If you think you've got all the tracks mastered, try them out in reverse. It's harder than you might think! Drivers, start your engines, because LEGO Racers is worth the ride. --Jill Lightner ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lego Racers is EXCELLENT!!!!
Lego Racers was initially a challenge to my son, but rewarded him handsomely by opening up extra circuits and races after he mastered existing circuits. We always knew when he opened a new circuit, he got so excited! This has definitely been the "most-often-played" computer game we own. The sound effects are appropriate for a 6-year-old, but "bad" enough that he loved them; the songs lively; and the on-screen environment is realistic enough to really enjoy the various races.

The rest of us, and some extended family, have gotten into the game too, we range in age from 39 to 6. And all of us have enjoyed it. The "versus" races are very exciting and fun, especially when the 2 competitors are of similar skill.

I highly recommend buying this game, for any age, for a very entertaining and challenging (depending on your "racing game" skills, of course) use of your leisure time. There are enough shortcuts, surprises, unknowns, power-ups, and enough versatility to surpass the price tag. This is a lot of "bang for the buck." And don't forget, you can even build your own car with legos, name it; and assemble AND NAME the driver. "Gentlemen..... (and ladies and children....) START YOUR ENGINES!!"

We'll have Lego Racers 2 very soon.

3-0 out of 5 stars Lego Racers
Lego racers is a stunning game with moderately good graphics. It's fun to design and build your own car but it's hard to make exactly what you want. The game is challenging but not to hard to beat. There is a nice variety of tracks and there are recognizable lego characters. Also, it's fun to create your own wacky Lego characters, earning parts from winning race. The sound is nice and different characters say different fun things. I enjoyed this game, but it wasn't the best. Unless you really want to play Lego Racers, I suggest Nicktoons.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to play, easy to understand even for parents
Previous to buying this game we only had educational software for my six year old son. It's a really easy game for a young child to use plus it helps raise interest and familiarity with computers. He's got really good at this and we'll buy more lego software I'm sure. The only downside to this game is that he's got so good at it that I don't stand a chance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game.
Even though I'm a girl, I just love picking up racing games and adventure games for my computer or my PS2 and playing them. My brother got this "LEGO racing" game as a gift: and right away I started playing it. I was quite impressed with LEGO racing, though; I was expecting something more for 6-year olds that wasn't very challenging and only had something like 2 levels.

In this game, your goal is to become one of the greatest racers ever and try to beat the ultimate racer, Rocket Racer. You design a racer, or use a pre-made one. You start on Captain Redbeard, a very easy racer to beat, and work your way up to all 7 racers, all the way up to Rocket Racer, the hardest racer to beat. If you complete a "circuit race," then you will receive points, and move to the next racer. Single races are if you want to do a single race.

The most fun part of the game (in my opinion) is also power-ups + weapons. They help you get ahead of people or keep other people behind you. They are little floating Lego's in the air along the track and you pick them up to get a power-up or a weapon. There are four different colours of legos: each represents a weapon. To upgrade it, you need to pick up a white lego. You can only upgrade it 3 times (including when you receive it): the more you upgrade it, the more powerful the weapon is. There's four power-ups/weapons in this game:

Red Lego (things you have to aim at people): 1st: A regular bomb to throw at people 2nd: Clip thing that you hook onto a car and it brings you ahead. 3rd: A rocket-missile thing that tracks people down and hits them.
Yellow Lego (gas and tornado things to slow people down): 1st: gas that slows people down and swirls them around. 2nd: This little sucker that holds people back for a little while. 3rd: A mummy floaty thing that floats in the air and when people run into it then you'll get dizzy and stay there for a while.
Green Lego (power-ups to speed you ahead): 1st: A very little speed-booster that only lasts for 5 seconds. 2nd: A speed-booster that brings you about ¼ of the track ahead if you use it wisely. 3rd: A VERY good speed-booster that swirls around you and brings you ¼ of the track ahead.
Blue Lego (shields): 1st: It blocks you for a very short amount of time from other people. 2nd: A good shield that blocks you for a good amount of time and whenever someone shoots you with it turned on, it bounces of you and shoots back to them. Works GREAT on bombs. 3rd: Very much like the second upgraded shield except it lasts about 5-10 seconds longer.

Hope this was helpful. :) So click "yes" if this review is helpful to you!

4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome, but tough on your computer
I have this game and it is really fun!!!! The only reason I left out one star is because, like all LEGO games, it is really hard on your computer. I also had two other lego games, and together the three totally crashed the computer. My parents won't let us install any games on the computer now. It's a shame, because I really miss playing LEGO Racers. It's not extremely challenging, not if you're played other racing games and are good at them. However, beating Rocket Racer is very (underline ten times) difficult. One of my favorite things to do is creating my own racers to race with. You can mix-match different legs, bodies, heads, and helmets or hats to make your own cool/funny/wierd racer! So, its a great game, REALLY fun, but don't buy it unless you have a really powerful computer. ... Read more


120. Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove
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Asin: B00005BIU8
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Publisher: Atari
Sales Rank: 131
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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An angry mob is gathering underwater. With sea monster sightings panicking vacationers, Mayor Marlin has shut down a popular park. But now the developer of Coral Cove is urging the townsfish to take matters into their own fins... by driving the creature away. Only the ever-helpful Freddi Fish and her best friend, Luther, can discover the reason for the monster's presence in Coral Cove. The question is, can she solve the puzzle before the crowd attacks the massive beast?

Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove brings the popular mystery-solving duo back to computer screens in a role-playing adventure for children in the ages 4 to 7 range. Players travel through a complex marine village, the park itself, a shipwreck, and many other sites in search of an explanation for the sea monster's presence. Along the way, Freddi copes with a multitude of other problems: returning a lost screwdriver, finding a missing musical jug, repairing a broken microscope, and many others. These small tasks test a player's basic skills in such areas as recognizing shapes, counting, and distinguishing between differing heights and weights.

It's no mystery at all why the Freddi Fish games are popular. This package is one of those rare games that truly have it all. The graphics are bright and attractive, visually complex, and yet never confusing. The soundtrack is charming and unobtrusive. The puzzles players must solve are terrifically funny, entertaining children while slipping in a painless dose of educational content. Most importantly, Freddi Fish is a vastly appealing heroine. Her eagerness to be of assistance to any and every fish makes her admirable. She is supported by a large cast of characters, male and female, young and old, including females in strong career roles such as machine repair, law enforcement, and the sciences.

The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove is a top-notch mystery, with an equal split between brainteasers, static animation, humor, and arcade-style activities. With a setup that changes the game's puzzles every time players begin, it offers both a lot of fun and a high replay factor. Who could ask for more? --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars More fun w/ Freddi- if you're ready
First things first: the suggested age range for all Freddi Fish games (3-8)is very misleading, no matter how smart you think that your 4 y.o. is. Everybody thinks that their very bright 4 y.o. should be able to enjoy the game- and if they don't, it's a problem with the game. The fact is that it takes until 5 / early 6 for both the spatial concepts & (esp.) the level of perserverence needed to get developed enough to enjoy the game. And then they enjoy it hugely. Our girls (now turning 6 & 7) enjoyed this Freddi hugely, as they have the others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Freddi Fish!
Just checked out this newest Freddi Fish and I'm very excited to give this to my nephews. This game is easier to navigate than the last, but the puzzles are very challenging, varied and fun. As always a wonderful bunch of characters. Charming and funny. Great!

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Fun
This is a great game. My son and I have a blast playing it, and he's played it over and over again by himself as well. The game teaches a lot of deductive thinking, the story and characters are interesting. It is a very wholesome computer game for kids, plus teaches very good reasoning and thinking skills.

5-0 out of 5 stars great game
I bought this game for my 4 year old, and it's wonderful.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's My Turn!
My five year old niece and I have spent many hours playing this game. I enjoy it so much, I have to keep insisting that it is my turn! Freddie and Luther meet many characters and have to find and discover how to use the clues. I can't remember where I was or how to get back to and from the many rooms, but my niece can. Once you think you have solved the puzzle, you travel to a completely different world to finish it! And if you play again, some things will have changed! I hope they will soon come out with another game as fun and complex as this one! ... Read more


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