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1. Space Colony (Mac)
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2. Playhouse Disney's Rolie Polie
$1.55 list($19.99)
3. Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop
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4. Kingdoms & Castles
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5. Village Life

1. Space Colony (Mac)
list price: $19.99
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B0001LTT3C
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1715
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2. Playhouse Disney's Rolie Polie Olie: The Search for Spot
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005LQSQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 1566
Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Join Playhouse Disney's Olie, the little boy-robot star of the Rolie Polie Olie series, for an interactive learning experience. Explore the amazing automated Polie household, create your own robotic musical score, transform ordinary furniture into amazing spaceships and planes, hone visual skills while capturing runaway crayons, and plumb the untold depths of the Rolie Polie bathtub. Children will be able to interact with their favorite Rolie Polie Olie friends in a magical exploratory adventure.

Based in the social and moral universe of the TV show, Playhouse Disney: Rolie Polie Olie is an early-learning game for children ages 2 to 5. Preschoolers develop creative skills--involving things like music and colors--while learning about problem solving, sharing, family cooperation, and relationships in an interactive environment with the fun guidance of their favorite Rolie Polie Olie characters. ... Read more

Reviews (10)

1-0 out of 5 stars Lame
This game is lame. I had no technical problems whatsoever, the game is simply boring. I agree with the other review that says it's hard to figure out what you are supposed to do. The game doesn't make any sense. It's counter intuitive - a very bad thing for a kid game. I got it as part of a suite of kids software, and I'm thankful that I didn't buy it separately. But, I have to live with the never-ending cycle of my 2 year old wanting to hear the song and see the characters (she cried until I load the CD) like it's a cartoon. Then, she gets frustrated and cries when she has no idea what to do. And, my 4 year old became almost immediately bored with the game when it's pointless nature became evident to her as well. She went back to the Scooby Doo mysteries (which are really good). I think I'm going to uninstall it and throw it in the garbage just to get away from it. It's that bad.

2-0 out of 5 stars Buggy and brief
My son loves Rolie Polie Olie and I really enjoy reading the books to him, but I've been pretty disappointed in this software title.

In short, consistent with what some others have reported, it just doesn't work very well. Despite my system meeting the minimum requirements easily, the software only works sporadically, and when it does it's often herky-jerky with pixelated graphics.

It's also not at all clear what you're supposed to do, which makes it a tough slog. But even once you've figured it out, there's just not much to it. When it's working, it looks cool, but the 3 or 4 games it contains aren't anything to get exciteed about.

I'm giving 2 stars only because my kid is an RPO fan and because of that has still managed to enjoy the game some. I suspect that won't last past the novelty.

1-0 out of 5 stars Slow, buggy and badly designed
The CD claims it works on 95/98/Me/XP. having XP I can tell it's _not_ true for XP. For starters, it will tell you "no disc inserted" unless you run the game as administrator. It defeats the purpose of creating accounts if your 2 year old son has to log on or run stuff as administrator. I can't understand why it's so slow on a 2.6Ghz computer with 1Gb of memory.
Then when you exit the game, your desktop colors become messed up. You need to log off and back on to retrieve correct colors.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent fun, a bit repetitive
My 3yr old really likes this game. I have spent several months taking him through the games and house since he didn't know how to use a mouse click yet. He recently picked it up and now uses the game on his own much to my relief. I still have to help him out since he sometimes gets stuck.
I find the scripts/lines that the characters say will overrun the other sounds that are being made and it can get very annoying at how many times it will repeat wanting you to play whichever game you are in the room for. It isn't clear, at least to me, that you have to play all 3 games before you can find Spot and activate the 4th game. I wish there were more games in the software. A bit limiting there.

1-0 out of 5 stars Messed Up My Computer ! !
After first loading and playing this awhile, the images got all fuzzy.
This problem was then passed on to anything my child tried to do on her computer - all games, even the opening screen.
The problem did not go away until I uninstalled Rolie.
My daughter loves the show but found the play value very disappointing.
The computer has a 333MHz Pentium, Windows 98 Plus, 128Mb ram, 1Gb available on hard drive, and an 8Mb graphics accelerator card - so well exceeds the system requirements called for by this game. ... Read more


3. Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B000028TTX
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Humongous Entertainment
Sales Rank: 2664
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Build pinwheels, growth charts, birthday-party decorations, or just doodle with this program designed to placate the budding Picasso--or Martha Stewart--in your child. Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop is an arts-and-crafts CD-ROM that offers far more than point-and-click paintbrushes. Kids can mix their own colors; choose from a huge array of backgrounds, predrawn artwork, and stamps; or work freehand to make their own creations. Then, with the help of printed instructions, they can transform their artwork into envelopes, party hats, finger puppets, or anything else that can be crafted from printed-on sheets of 8.5 by 11 computer paper.

Parents, are you shuddering right now? Are you envisioning reams of paper with odd little projects on them flying from the printer? Hundreds of dollars for printer ink flying from your wallet? Humongous Entertainment knew you'd be concerned. They've put a control on this program, so you can dictate how much (or little) paper gets used. There's also an option that eliminates background printing to save ink. One caveat: you must get to this area, called Parent's Printer Saver, before your computer savvy six-year-old does. A kid who's a good navigator could conceivably lock you out of this spot. If controlling how much your child prints is important to you, be sure to access the printer-saver function when it's time to print the first project, and set your controls and password. When we didn't use the option on the first printing, it didn't come up for us on subsequent printings ... so bully your way into the Fun Shop and make sure you're at the controls for that first project.

Pajama Sam fans will love this CD-ROM, as they make P.S. paper airplanes, letterheads, place mats, etc., etc. There's enough non-Pajama Sam artwork to keep purists happy as well. You'll need more than a computer and a printer to finish some of these items. Plan on using up some glue, pushpins, tape, and dowels to bring these items to full-blown "matches the picture on the box" glory. (Ages 3 to 8) --Anne Erickson ... Read more

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
This program lets children create almost anything with Pajama Sam and friends on it! There's a printer output limit. You can make everything from groth charts to puppets to birthday invitations! If you liked this, try the other One Stop Fun Shops. ... Read more


4. Kingdoms & Castles
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00005V5ML
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Make Believer Ltd.
Sales Rank: 9727
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very good
Great way to combine computer play with hands on puzzle-type activities. Uses up LOTS of ink, be prepared to replace your cartridges regularly. If your child loves mazes, puzzles, and legos, he'll really get into this... ... Read more


5. Village Life
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00005V5MP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Make Believer Ltd.
Sales Rank: 10307
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Amazon.com Product Description

Kids ages 4 to 10 can design and construct their own English country village with Village Life. This refreshing title combines computer play with traditional make-and-do play, effectively bridging the gap between computer and the real world. Village Life comes with everything kids need to create a bustling village, including a CD-ROM with plans for 60 buildings, 48 crayons, 12 trees, hedges and walls, 35 action groups, a cleanable game board, paper, safety scissors, a non-toxic glue stick, easy-to-follow video directions, and more. Kids select the style, color scheme, and building design of their village, then print, color, cut, and glue it all together. Perfect creative fun for kids and parents playing together. ... Read more


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