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61. Emergency Room Collector's Edition
62. Playhouse Disney The Wiggles,
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63. SET:The Computer Game
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64. BLIZZARD Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction
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65. Emperor's Mahjong (Mac)
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66. MTX Mototrax (Mac)
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67. XIII (Mac)
68. Alphabet
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69. Aliens Versus Predator 2 (Mac)
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70. Big Bang Board Games (Mac)
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71. The Sims Expansion: Hot Date (Mac)
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72. M&M's: The Lost Formulas
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73. Clifford The Big Red Dog Thinking
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74. Riddle of the Sphinx 2: The Omega
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75. Medal of Honor Allied Assault:
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76. Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: Tremor
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77. Humongous Greatest Hits Bundle
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78. Indiana Jones & The Emperor's
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79. Unreal Tournament 2003 (Mac)
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80. F1 Championship Season (Mac)

61. Emergency Room Collector's Edition
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Asin: B00005MEMP
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Activision
Sales Rank: 4532
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to the negative reviews
This game is a little challenging, but what would be the point of playing if it wasn't? It's a little slow on my dinosaur computer but that was expected. If you read the charts on the walls (CMEs) the game is a lot less challenging. The game is almost impossible without reading the charts. I love disaster strikes and life or death, they are my faves. ER2 leaves a little to be desired, but it's older and different. The game is fun and makes you work hard and think. It's fun inserting IVs and drawing blood. This game is a must have if you want to be in the medical professions in the future. I am 16 and am not an video game player, so I'm a beginner at any kind of game, so if I can do this than probably any one with a little experience with games can.

1-0 out of 5 stars One of the Stupidest games.
These games are stupid. NOT FUN AT ALL. They are hard and you barely know how to do the operation. Don't buy this game. Only buy it if you have lots and lots of patience and if you want to be a doctor.

4-0 out of 5 stars Okay If You Like Alot Of Action
I liked these games but they didn't really work very good on my computer. They keep shutting off themself so I never really got to play a full game of any of them. What I got to play was really fun but I wish I could figure out what was wrong and play the whole entire game. ... Read more

62. Playhouse Disney The Wiggles, Wiggle Bay
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Asin: B00008ZPAE
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 3530
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars If You Want To Disappoint Your Child Buy This Game
Being the purchasing parent, I got to play the Waste Your Money game with Disney. I like The Wiggles, I have no problem sitting through hours of Wiggley fun, but goodness gracious Disney Interactive! How could you allow this to be put on the market - for 20 dollars no less? My son actually said to me, "Daddy, it's not doing nothing?" (I'll work on his use of double-negatives later) Uhh, Merry Christmas Son?!? It offers NO stimulation for the childs mind and has NO entertainment value. Basically, it's the PC game equivalent of a cardboard cut-out.

Let me give you an example of how bad it is: You can choose to watch three little Wiggles video clips, well, the problem is when The Wiggles sing their mouths don't match-up to the song being played - none of the three videos are in sync! I mean seriously people?!?

The one good thing about Wiggle Bay is that it gets my son off the computer. Now THAT'S worth 20 dollars.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Money!
Trust me when I say, don't waste your money, this game is not worth it no matter how much of a Wiggle fan your child is. My son is a huge fan so I got this for him thinking it would be the perfect thing to introduce him to the computer. After we played each game just one time he was bored and wanted to get down to go play and that isn't like him when it comes to anything dealing with The Wiggles, he eats, breathes, and sleeps The Wiggles.

2-0 out of 5 stars Should have been called "Dorothy's Cheap Mini-Games"
The voice of Dorothy the Dinosaur provides instructions as you navigate around an island-shaped menu of 8 mini-games. Unfortunately, the games themselves (Tic-Tac-Toe, simple jigsaw puzzles and mazes, etc.) are very short, unimaginative and look cheap. They are of the quality that you can easily find for free on websites like Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney, or PBS Kids.

One of menu options isn't even a game at all - it's just 3 short clips from the "Wiggle Bay" video. Another game where you water four of Dorothy's flowers, is actually quite frustrating -- each plant starts dying if you remove the water for more than a split-second, so the only way to get them all to bloom is to be in a ridiculous constant motion.

And besides those three video clips, the Wiggles themselves are barely present at all in the game. Comic-book-style renderings of their faces appear on the screen, and you'll hear an occasional "Hi I'm Jeff" or "You're very good at this game", but Dorothy is the voice who provides all the instructions.

Overall, a very disappointing product.

3-0 out of 5 stars NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
This is not high quality software.The program is slow and to simple even for my 18 month old daughter.I have a top of the line Gateway computer,and I have never seen anything move as slow as this.She loves the Wiggles so I feel we got are moneys worth she can look at the one of the three videos included in the software ( they are only small pieces). I thought we would get a better program with Disney names on the product.

2-0 out of 5 stars Better for Older Kids and No Wiggle Music
No Wiggles music is incorporated in the game. The computer games are better designed for older kids. Games include Tic, Tac, Toe and maze games. Not the best children's computer game out there. ... Read more

63. SET:The Computer Game

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Asin: B00000IV94
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: SET Enterprises Inc.
Sales Rank: 1495
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The object of the game is to identify sets of three cards. Each card is unique in its four features: number: 1,2, or 3; symbol: diamond, squiggle, or oval; shading: solid, striped, or open; and color: red, green, or purple. A set consists of three cards on which every feature is either the same on all of the cards, or different on all of the cards. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beginning Player
I played the computer game SET for the first time last night at a party my parents went to. It was fun but challenging because the computer was finding more sets than I was in the beginning. Other people got interested in the game and everyone started looking for the sets. Then I began to see the sets faster and could beat the computer. I liked it because it lets me play one on one against the computer while I'm learning the game and I know I can get good enough to beat the computer and even those other people who were looking over my shoulder.

5-0 out of 5 stars SET is a really neat game
I played SET as a card game for years. It is an awesome game. I like the fact that I am really good at it because it won so many awards. The computer version really adds some neat challenges. I like the beat-the-clock mode, and I am really hooked on the mode where I get extra time if I'm fast enough. I keep making the hall of fame. Really great because now I can play anytime not just when my friends come over. I love it. ... Read more

64. BLIZZARD Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction (Windows / Mac)

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Asin: B000098XJQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Blizzard
Sales Rank: 5300
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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  • In this chapter, we find that Baal, one of Diablo's underlings, escaped your wrath originally, and is now terrorizing the world of Sanctuary
  • Travel thorugh the sinister and foreboding wilderness of Sanctuary, rendered beautifully
  • Meet with other characters and get them to join you on your quest -- no bribes are needed now, as you have a common cause -the end of Baal's tyranny
  • WIth your new allies you'll battle against 15 powerful new enemeies -- Imps, Blood lords, Frozen horrors, and more
  • Add to your abilities with 30 new skills

Reviews (8)

I have been playing this game for a very long time and im still finding more and more things to do that i have never done before! If u have never played this game then you need to try it! When u do try Diablo 2 make shure you at least know a little about this game trust me it is awsome! there are thousands of items to use Swords, Sheilds, Armor, boots, belts ect. but dont just belive me try it for urself there are also SETS to collect that make your character look really good and give a serious boost in every ability. there are 8 different characters but you can make many different "specialtys" for your character! like for an assasin you can make pure martial arts assasin, for sorcerer u can make pure fire or ice OR lightning! There are sooo many different ways to go about creating your character but dont choose just one make many characters if you like. you can also play online for no extra charge and have others help you out in your game as u also can help them! you can trade items or gold if youd like many things and friends to find! my account on D2 is listed as my name so contact me if you need some help or just want to know the ropes :)

Great Game!
I never heard of this game before I went to my friends house just this weekend. He let me play it. So i played it and it was so interesting the second I got home I asked my mom to buy it for me. I am still trying to get it now but I have to save my money and find a place to buy it. Diablo 2 is a great game.

5-0 out of 5 stars More than meets the eye
It's simply amazing how character development can go in so many directions with this game. Seven character classes are now offered, and focusing on certain options within any of the 3 different "skill trees" of each class can itself forever change the way in which you relate to the game. Characters can become so specialized that names have been attributed to them (lexicons can be found on the Net); for example, if you choose to play a character from the new Druid class, he can be differentiated into a Shifter, Summoner, Elementist, Botanist, Windbreaker, Bowling Druid, etc. [lingo used by D2:LoD addicts, these aren't terms that the game itself uses]. It could be said that choosing from these different paths renews the playability of the game, as you are forced to figure out new strategies to survive, especially in the Nightmare and Hell difficulty settings.
I've been playing this expansion since its release, and can hardly believe how much I yet have to learn. The Druid class is a clever addition to original 5, and quite different from the others; the new Assassin class I cannot in good faith critique, as I have only developed one character from that class. Act 5 has a much different flavor, and disposing of Baal can be a highly frustrating task, if you don't have a plan [Hint: get his back against the wall on the runway, slow him down, and hit him without a pause]. The addition of charms and class-specific items vastly improves your chances for survival, and the new set items are geared towards the more advanced players. However, other improvements put forth in the expansion balance it out in favor of the enemy (e.g., you can no longer dominate simply by having a Level 25 Fire Wall).
Lately I've discovered several websites devoted to the game, and features of the game that previously made little sense now are revealed as worthwhile to me. If you are getting the impression that this game can create a black hole in your weekly schedule, then I think I have gotten my point across. For example, tonite I am supposed to be reading an article titled "Parenteral Nutrition in Pregnancy," but instead I am researching new strategies to keep my Necromancer alive (can you blame me?)
Finally, there is the adrenaline rush motive. When trying to stay alive during some of the more challenging moments, your heart will be racing and you might even break into a sweat. Warnings written in the other reviews (about how addiction to this game can trash your GPA and cause your girlfriend to seek out someone who has never heard of Diablo or its sequels) should be taken very seriously. As a graduate student I came close to smashing the disc on several occasions with the thought of freeing myself...that would doubtless have been a waste of money, as I would have promptly jogged down to the store to pick up another copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Diablo 2 LOD
I thought this game was excelent. 5 areas, 27 quests, normal, magic, rare, and super rare items, hundreds of differnet monsters, 5 final monster and much more. I never liked Blizzard games, but my brother wanted this since his freind had it. Ever since then DiabloII was on my top 5 list. I recomend you to buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Diablo II
This is one of the best games i have ever played. ... Read more

65. Emperor's Mahjong (Mac)
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Asin: B0000VLYXG
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacPlay
Sales Rank: 3816
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Challenging and addictive!
MahJong is a an ancient Chinese tile game that was adapted for the American market in the early 1920's and today several varieties are available as computer games. I first taught myself to play this fairly simple game of tile pairing in an online game room. The beauty of using your own game CD is not having to deal with online chat rooms, and web crashes. EMPEROR'S MAHJONG is especially appealing due to the challenge of progressively difficult game play with a 'prize' awaiting the victorious.

First thing I did was personalize my selections through Options. I prefer a partial screen display which enables ready access to desktop files and dock applications. Although the three different music streams have a catchy Chinese theme, it isn't long before I found this background noise tiresome, so I selected my own music through i-Tunes. Tile Design graphics is limited to a white, black or wood-grain base. Since the Chinese characters are unfamiliar to the American eye, I found the wood-grain easier to decipher. I recommend assigning your name to a Profile - it is here that all your game statistics are recorded; such as rank, time spent, tiles removed, games played, average pair time, cleaned games, average percentage and hints/shuffles used. It was a real eye opener to see how much time I spent "getting acquainted" with this game as my self-imposed prerequisite to writing this review. Wink. Wink.

I referred often to the Scroll of Wisdom in the Stats portion of my personal profile to view the 6 different game mode spheres represented by: Horoscope, Crafts, Nature, Scenery, Martial Arts, and Emperors - each with 12 layouts. Here it keeps track of how many layouts in each mode have been successfully completed. Successful progression earns new titles, words of wisdom (reminiscent of fortune cookie wisdom) and accolades from the Emperor. Each completed sphere earns a gem, 5 must be collected to enter the final challenge: the meeting of the 12 Emperor's. Ultimately you must complete the layouts in Emperor mode in order to get the Scroll of Wisdom quote.

To begin play, select New Game and choose to play Shanghai with one or two players, or take the Emperor's Challenge with your (required) profile name. Game difficulty is a choice of Normal, Easy or Easiest for Shanghai and does not apply to the Emperor's Challenge which progresses in difficulty. Competitive me took the bait right away and spent most of my game time pursuing the Emperor's Challenge. For the sake of this review, I tried a few games of single play Shanghai and discovered this is the only place hints are allowed - no wonder I wasn't getting any help. As a side note, I never figured out how to work User Layouts, and found this guessing game scenario a bit off putting. Either I missed the loop somehow, or it is assumed the beginner will figure things out eventually, which for the most part I did. My kids probably would've figured it all out in 5 minutes or less!

Actual game play is simplistic but requires full concentration. You must eliminate all or a % of the tiles by matching pairs with at least one side free and no tiles on them. Maximize full play time allotted per layout by waiting until all the tiles are laid face down before pressing start. That extra 10 seconds might mean a win for you. Chances are you won't complete all 12 layouts of a sphere in one session, so when you return to play, click on Load New Game, then make sure you select the proper mode because the default always begins on the Horoscope level. Icons represent the 12 different layouts per sphere. Highlighted icons indicate successful wins, so be sure to select one unearned or you will be repeating your games. You can retry a layout if you desire to better your time.

I tested The Emperor's Challenge on my Power PC G3 iMac, using Jaguar. On several occasions the application quit or froze and I had to force quit - which meant I lost all the progress from that play session. I also wasn't able to Resume Game as I once was able to - so I don't know if I lost that feature during one of the force quits or not. I didn't want to reload the game and lose everything I had earned, so I persevered. I decided to quit the game after each win to save it, just in case the application quit unexpectedly. I couldn't determine if this was a game glitch or my computer? I also encountered several occasions in which the time limit did not sync correctly with the game. I was often short changed even though the timer said I had more playtime... this seemed like a rip off considering I may have progressed through the game more quickly if I hadn't had to replay the same ones several times. Overall I had fairly good success with the CD for all the time I spent on it.... 2 days 6 hrs , 1107 games played. The closest I got to winning was 4 tiles remaining before time ran out. I can't begin to count how many tries it took to get that close. I'd hoped to share what the illusive Scroll of Wisdom is ... but alas, I don't know if I will ever find out! Perhaps you will.

System Requirements (minimum):
•Computer: Power Mac G3, or more recent.
•Mac OS 8.6, 9.x or Mac OS X
•Memory: 64MB RAM
•Disk: 50MB free hard disk space
•Video: 800x600 supporting millions of colors
•A CD-ROM drive ... Read more

66. MTX Mototrax (Mac)
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Asin: B0002SV7Q6
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 6819
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  • Use prize money to modify attributes, purchase cycle upgrades, and access freeride environments
  • Beat the pros and become the ultimate MX athlete in the fastest, most complete motocross game to date
  • Thrilling career mode boosts your fame, fortune and adrenaline
  • Make your way to the X Games and push your bike to the limit
  • Intense online racing action for up to 8 players

67. XIII (Mac)
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Asin: B000125Q4W
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Feral Interactive
Sales Rank: 4519
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant
This is a game you could show non gamers and not feel nerdy in the slightest due to the fact that it is a well drawn 50's comic book story in game format, quite extraordinary! The music is good and touches such as close up squares showing the detail of characters demise add to the proffessional quality of this game. It is quite simply the most visually inventive thing to have been made in the history of gaming.

5-0 out of 5 stars So awesome
I've played this on my friend's PC, and it is SO much fun. First, while some people call the graphics "old fasioned", or something, they do exactly what they are supposed to do- they make it look like a well done comic book. Half of what makes the game so much fun are its comic book aspects, including "tap, tap, tap" written on the screen when someone is approaching and panels across the top or in the corners showing still-frames at certain points in the game. Also, the game actually does have a storyline, and a pretty good one, making it much more than a simple "shoot anything that moves" game. Finally, the gameplay is a ton of fun because, while it does have a lot of the normal 1st person shooter aspects, also you can do irregular things like knocking people out with ashtrays, chairs, beer bottles, etc. and then carrying these people's bodies to other areas to hide them. ... Read more

68. Alphabet
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Asin: B000056WJY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Viva Media
Sales Rank: 4525
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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Tivola breathes life and whimsy into the alphabet by giving each andevery letter a personality of its own. As become a heavenly choir,singing "ahhh" in perfect harmony as keys are stroked or the mouse is dragged.T becomes a kite with a tail, fluttering through the air and making apapery whap! when it crashes to the ground. An i scuttles acrossthe screen, so scared it occasionally leaves its dot behind, while Cscrash cacophonously into one another.

A book by artist Kveta Pacovská inspired Alphabet--the artwork isblocky and abstract, with a lot of reds, oranges, and dark greens. Though thesegraphics are an unusual contrast to the slick, bright world of mainstreamchildren's programs, don't let the offbeat look of Alphabet scare you. Wesaw Nintendo-loving preteen boys and nonartistic adults fall under the sirenspell of this program.

Alphabet is designed for both PC and Macintosh users, and folks withmicrophones will enjoy the interactive audio element that allows them to blowletters across the screen or frighten poor i even more by shouting.Operating in Alphabet is simple: clicking on the upper left of the screenmakes letters of the alphabet appear in random order, as children's voicesrecite them. Keyboard strokes will call up whatever letter is hit, whiledragging the mouse over the letters renders hypnotic, dance-mix-type audio("zed, zed, zed"). A click on the upper right corner explores the possibilitieshidden within each letter--this is where you find your singing As andcrashing Cs. Alphabet is a rich sensory experience--don't expectdetailed instructions, games with goals, or even lessons in this land ofletters. This alphabet's main strength is that it doesn't spell thingsout--explorers must discover the magic on their own.

Tivola isn't engaging in public relations puffery when it says the appropriateage range for Alphabet is 3 to 102. This CD-ROM is a work of art thatwill tickle young and old alike. --Anne Erickson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
All I have to say is WOW! Alphabet is children's software at its finest. This game not only introduces kids to the letters of the alphabet but also to the mouse and keyboard. I enjoyed playing with my daughter because the graphics are so rich and the music is fascinating. This game is really about art. Like a wonderful picture book, Alphabet has given our family hours of enjoyment.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Educational Software I have Come Across!
This is absolutely the best game/learning tool my daughter has to-date. Unlike some other software, Alphabet engages all senses and makes the PROCESS of learning enjoyable.

3-0 out of 5 stars Still don't understand
I have used several beginning alphabet programs with my 7 year old. I was looking for something new for my 4 year old and this was well reviewed. I find it totally incomprehensible. It was somewhat entertaining for the 7 year old. We kept trying to guess which letter was represented on the screen. It was useless for letter recognition or phonic sound.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Different
This is a beautiful program. It is based on a picture book, and it literally allows your child to play with the alphabet in an explosion of color and sound. Many of the graphics resemble a child's collage. The background music is a wonderful ethereal blend of instruments and voices. If you like "world" music, you'll like this. Also this is made by a European company so you might notice some unusual things like Z being called Zed, but that's easy enough to explain to children.

This is very, very, very unlike most children's software on the market so I think it will be a love/hate thing for most people and as is reflected in other reviews in this forum. If you think the cutesy animated characters which drill the ABC's and 123's with lots of structured games and jingles are the greatest thing since sliced bread, then Alphabet is probably not for you. However, if you are looking for a truly unique, artistic, and fun way to introduce your children to the computer and the alphabet then give this a try.

Both my 3 and 6 year old boys love this. And I mean LOVE. Oh the giggles that erupt in my house when you play this. You have two choices you can either choose a letter to play with from the menu or let the computer randomly choose.

The letters do not merely dance, but can be manipulated by your child moving the mouse. Each letter does something different. For example one turns into a pac man like creature and the child moves the mouse capturing the rest of the letters. With A, the letter is stylized to resemble an opera singer and out of her mouth come many A's. Your child moves the letters around to make different sounds, harmonies, and melodies. The letter "i" acts like a flyswatter chasing it's dot around the screen. Each letter does something fun which your child manipulates with the mouse.

Now what about educational value? Children learn mouse skills, action and reaction, and familiarity with the alphabet. And while they do this they are surrounded by fantastic art, animation, and sound which they manipulate. Being able to play with the alphabet leads to interest in reading. This is a highly creative program, which obviously is not for everyone.

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS!
My child accidentally bought this by clicking on the button to buy automatically while she was in my lap. I could have returned it, but decided to save it until she was ready. Well I just opened the package and tried it. This program is awful! Just like other reviewers, I couldn't figure it out and didn't really want to because it was just nonsense. I had to write a review because it is sooo terrible, I don't want anyone else to think their kids will learn anything from it. Do not waste your money. ... Read more

69. Aliens Versus Predator 2 (Mac)
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000657TO
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacPlay
Sales Rank: 3448
Average Customer Review: 2.44 out of 5 stars
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The Alien and the Predator are two of filmdom's most beloved and fearedcreations, and fans have been clamoring for a matchup between the two speciesfor years. Their dreams were teased by a brief shot of an alien skull in thePredator's trophy room in Predator 2, indulged by several uneven pairingsin comic books, and finally fulfilled in Rebellion's underrated Aliens vs.Predator video game. Fox Interactive, teamed this time with developerMonolith, delights these fans again with Aliens vs. Predator 2, andthe result is easily one of the most intense 3-D shooters ever released.

Like in the first game, there are three distinct campaigns. One lets you play asthe Predator, another as an Alien, and a third as the overconfident humans theyprey upon. This time out the stories are much more detailed, even crossing overin interesting ways. The plot concerns some arrogant human scientists, a groupof heroic marines, a rogue Predator, and the faceless Alien horde found onLV-1201 (the planet from the first two Alien films).

As a human, you play a fearless roughneck sent to check things out and performmissions. This generally involves rescuing fellow marines, recon work, restoringpower to various systems, and trying to stay alive against fast-moving killingmachines with acid for blood and nasty dispositions. You're armed with theincredible pulse rifle from the films, other weapons such as a knife and a smartgun (which automatically locks onto targets for you), a tension-inducing motiontracker, and a shoulder-mounted flashlight that casts eerie shadows. ThePredator is armed with his shoulder cannon, cloaking device, spear, and hisfamous wrist claws.

The Alien campaign is the most interesting as it first casts you as thespiderlike face hugger. You've got to roam the corridors looking for a solitaryvictim. Once you implant a human, you play the small and snakelikechest-burster, seeking out rodents and other tiny prey so you can quickly molt andgrow into a full-fledged alien. Then all hell breaks loose as the humans becomeyour prey. You can claw, perform a head bite (which restores health), andexecute a fearsome pounce attack that literally explodes the target. Aliens canalso cling and climb on walls, which takes some getting used to, but the effectis exhilarating, as is the hunt.

The graphics are evocative of the films and feature strobe lights, flashing redsand whites, ample darkness, abandoned barricades, sputtering ruined equipment,and horrific scenes of carnage. The music rises and falls with the drama anddraws heavily from the Alien films in particular. And the game is relentlesslycreepy, whether or not you are the hunter or hunted. The audio is equallyeffective, from screaming humans to screeching alien attackers to the familiarPredator purring chuckle. The game is also filled with often amusingconversations between guards, marines, and scientists.

The three campaigns offer 21 missions, but the wide range of multiplayer gamemodes deserve special mention. The game has legs, no matter which species youprefer, and already a community has sprung up for challenges between gamers.Unfortunately, the Net code is a bit buggy: be sure to download the latestpatch.

Monolith has created a much better game than the previous installment, mainly bypumping up the atmosphere, refining the controls, and making sure the threestories combine into a greater tale of horror and survival. Oh, and mostimportantly to some, the game lets you save whenever you want. Just rememberthis when playing the game--on the Internet, no one can hear you scream, butyour neighbors can. --Bob Andrews


  • Superb atmosphere that evokes the best of the movies
  • Excellent graphics and single-player gaming
  • You need the marines to do a bug hunt in the multiplayer code
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  • Play as Alien, Predator, or human on planet LV-1201
  • Features new, complex story lines with three species overlapping
  • Increased ambience, film-like strobe effects
  • Advanced controls, 3D graphics, with single or multiplayer action
  • Three campaigns offer 21 missions

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1-0 out of 5 stars Umm.. Problem with the review below....
The reviewer below was talking about the PC version of the AVP2. The other reviewers who gave one star for the game are talking about the Mac version. The minimum video card requirement is 32MB for mac. You really need 512MB video card to make this game run smoothly. This is the worst ported game I've ever played. I'm running a dual G5 and it glitches, chops and crashes all the time. Its been over 8 months since Macplay and The Omni Group have known about the multiplayer problem with Mac OS 10.3 and they have done nothing about it. The people at The Omni Group and Macplay should be arrested for taking people's money for an incomplete, unplayable game. Seriously...

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!
There is a problem with the last reviews about this game. First of all, the only way this game could play that slow is if they had a slow graphics card. I have 16mb video ram card and a 400mhz processor and it plays lightening fast, almost no loading time at all. And with the right card, you can have the details set on high, and have a fast game with no lag. I highly reccomend this game only if you have at least a 16mb video card and an average processor.

The game features a wide variety of weapons, species options, levels, plus multiplayer support. No sci-fi fan who like this kind of action game shouid pass it up.

1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
I don't profess to be anything close to a 'Video Game Guru", but I have never, ever played a more aggrevating, inept, poorly made video game in my life!! I have heard that the first AVP game was very good. This version is very bad. From what I have heard so far, unless you have a computer system that rivals the United States Department of Defense, forget about playing this game on anything else.
This lousy game is FULL of mistakes, and don't even bother to contact the so called "support group" at MacPlay. They are in complete denial over this crappy thing.Mac Play should be ASHAMED of this piss poor effort!! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars NO MULTIPLAYER in PANTHER OS 10.3 !
i had played this on pc and really enjoyed it. this would be a great game if they hired back the programmers who knew what they were doing. this is an insult to mac owners and fans of the first game, which was incredible. I am far within the min. req. on my G4. The patch that macplay has releases, does little to nothing to cure the jumps, 15 sec freezes and lack of ability to enjoy the single player missions on anything but the lowest settings. to top it all off, any of the internet multiplayer server is not compatible with os 10.3 !!! i for one would like to see macplay make amends with a refund, a significant patch, or revision to the whole game. With so many programmers out of work, whoever headed this one up needs to be held accountable. wtih the movie comng oout next summer, this game is not up to 20th century fox standards of quality and is an embarrassment and a disappointment. go buy the first version for mac cheap and download the patch for os x.
shame on you macplay.

1-0 out of 5 stars Even a dog runs better than this
Did someone mention you had better have a G5 to run this game?

Well I have a G5 and this game is bloody shoddy. The macintosh port is a complete disgrace and gives PC gamers some great ammunition to use to put down Apple's systems. Even with all the graphics settings turned down to complete minimum, my 1.6 mhz G5 with Nvidia Geforce 5200 still has loads of problems.

This game stalls, sticks and chops all over the friggin place. My suggestions to anyone is:

1. Do not buy this unless you are using a server bank comprised of 50 G5's with a terrabyte of RAM and a Geforce 10 1 gigabyte. (you might have to wait a few years)

2. Do not bother asking Macplay for an answer because they will not respond and really couldn't care about their customers. Don't expect them to make a patch that actually does anything.

3. If you already own it, I suggest dressing up in a predator costume and using the two dics included to go hunting cats. This will give you a much more authentic gaming experience. ... Read more

70. Big Bang Board Games (Mac)
list price: $24.99
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Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Freeverse Software
Sales Rank: 5515
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Freeverse's ultimate addition to the Deluxe Board Games
When the Deluxe Board Games was the best there could be, the Big Bang Board Games! It uses the iChat application to play 7 (I think) fantastic games. With the click of a button you can send your "game key" to anyone on your buddy list. Even if your friend dosen't have it, you can send the whole game to him/her with the click of another button. The games are great and the interface is amazing. The backround music is very pretty. Overall, this game is completely worth it. ... Read more

71. The Sims Expansion: Hot Date (Mac)
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Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 1330
Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Downtown not all it's cracked up to be
Pro's and Cons for Hot date:
New Social Interations - lots of kissing, hugging, cuddling etc..
Ways for the Sims to get out of the house is definitely a bonus, and it's also stupid that they couldn't leave the house in the first place!!
New Hot Tub, and other items to help with dating, like buying items at the mall though they are very limited - roses, jewelry, swimwear, lingerie, and formal wear, candy and teddy bears.
Yoou don't lose time while downtown, you can go at 7:00 pm and stay all night and when you arrive back home it is still 7 pm, even if your Sims are falling down with exhaustion.

The downtown area is very slow, even slower the more characters you have in your game.
It's harder to make friends and keep them.
Your energy levels seem to disapear a lot faster while downtown.
I tried to make an Espresso bar for downtown to help with this problem but the Espresso machine is not available in downtown creation. nor is the coffee machine.
I have lost newly created businesses for downtown, every time I create them even though I saved them, I have made changes to existing businesses and the park and they won't be there for a while and then suddenly turn up a week later??
The people you take downtown with you don't seem to be able to go to the bathroom on thier own, you have to go in order for them to.

I Loved the original Sims when I bought it and got hot date because it seemed to be the one that offered the most social interations, but I think Livin Large would have been the better investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sims at their best!
This is the most original expansion pack for Sims yet! By far the best one too. It has a new downtown area which you can get to easily by picking up the phone and calling a cab. When you're in downtown there's almost no end to the things you can do. You can visit any one of the many lots, and go shopping, for PJs, swimsuits and formalswear, or have a snack at the ice cream, hot dog or snack stand, meet new computer created characters and date them. Those are just the things you can do with your single Sim! When you've got your date along with you, you can go shopping for them, have a romantic dinner, play a game of chess in the park, or cuddle next to them on the swing. There are lots of other things you can do as well. When you're in the neighborhood, you can click on a button that can take you downtown without a Sim, where you can just view all the stores, or tear a lot down and build anew! When you do decide to build, there are several new wallpapers, floors, fences and other objects to build with, and when you're done building, you can furnish it all with the new items added on, so that you have a wonderful, new downtown lot. The best part is, each neighborhood comes with it's own downtown area, and quircky characters, so the fun will last you for a long time before you even begin to get bored!

1-0 out of 5 stars parents beware
Parents beware! This seems like another fairly harmless Sims game, but your child may be entering an area where you don't want them to go. I was horrified to discover my neighbor's child playing this game with my daughter, making two females fall in love and go to bed. They actually play in bed. She was able to take a naked "picture" of two Sims in bed without the blur. This game is totally inappropriate, even if my children were 18. I thought this game was harmless, but I was wrong. Beware! We have deleted this game from our computer.

5-0 out of 5 stars IT COOL BUT HARD!!!
I thought that it was really cool taking yours sims on a date!! It is a little hard for them to fall in love but you well really enjoy seeing it if you do get it!!!! After that you can get married!! And then you can adopt or have a baby after you fall in love! But it is really hard work to get a baby or even get married. A lot of kissing and hugging! Make sure to take a lot of pictures!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Memory Hog
Neat idea - get the Sims out of their houses and have them interact. The only problem? This is a HUGE memory hog! It's fun but make sure you have enough free memory to run this. ... Read more

72. M&M's: The Lost Formulas
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Asin: B00004U8GL
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pearson Software
Sales Rank: 364
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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The devious M&M Minis have taken over the candy factory, and it's up toyou to help Yellow get a grip on this candy-coated calamity. Bubbling vats ofchocolate, messed-up machinery, and revved-up robots are only some of the manyobstacles you'll face in this wild driving, surfing, running, and flyingadventure game.

The Lost Formulas puts kids in the driver's seat as they engage in threelevels of play per game, but it's not all fun. There's an "edutainment"component that allows players to practice multilevel math drills (coveringtopics ranging from basic number recognition to addition, subtraction,multiplication and division), all the while going bonkers searching for the lostformulas hidden by the mischievous Minis. "I could play this forever," raved our8-year-old tester as he expertly manned the up-, down-, left-, and right-arrowkeys for the ride of his life. To turbocharge the fun, our tester suggestspressing the ALT key (Command or Apple key on the Mac) to help Yellow "do hisspin attack."

Players can earn extra lives in bonus rounds and play eight zany levels,including:

Get Out of Town: The best arcade driving game we've seen. Here, kids raceYellow and his car through superbly animated cities and suburbs to arrive at thecandy factory. This game makes demolition derbies seem tame.

Milk Chocolate: Vats of bubbling chocolate and crazy robots could spelltrouble for Yellow. Be sure to jump the chasms and land on the platforms withthe correct math answers that match the clues.

Oh, Chute!: Cleverly named, this behind-the-scenes look at the chocolatefactory has kids negotiating conveyor belts, moving machinery, and openingchutes as they boost their math sequencing skills.

Candy Colors: Watch out for the flying color blobs while you fly your waythrough this colorful mess.

Stampin' and Sortin': Dodge the stamping and sorting machines as you run for your sweet life in this cool down round of game play.

Pack It In: Jump on the right candy boxes or else you could be indangerous trouble. This part is what disaster management is all about.

Warehouse Woes: Who says driving a forklift is work? What a hoot!

The Shocking Truth: Get the skinny when you go behind the factory's powercircuits. But don't get zapped in the electrifying final round of game play.

In a nutshell, this fast-paced, cutting-edge CD-ROM plays like a video game, butincludes math drills as an added incentive. Grab this software and a bag ofM&M's for some yummy fun for the whole family. (Ages 5 to 10) --TinaVelgos ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
I think this game is great for kids 7-13 its a very fun game that builds math skills and helps you learn your addition subtraction and multiplication i recommend this for kids its great

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Creative Game ****************
I bought this for my son's 4th birthday because he loves the M&M's characters. This is such a cool imaginative game. The graphics are excellent, it's challenging without being too tough, and the music is nicely put together with the different levels. Very entertaining. My son is now 4 1/2 and he has taught me a few things about the game that I even missed. The math levels are also a great thing to get kids to learn without knowing they are. Also, it's very refreshing from some other games that are too violent or serious that are marketed to children.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GAME EVER!!
I do not have a copy of this game for myself, but I have played it a lot before. It has great graphics. It's also an awesome game. Explore the M&M's Factory with Yellow as you try to catch all the mini M&M's you can. Run on conveyor belts, hop on crates, dodge evil robots and machines and try your best to beat all eight exiting and fun-filled levels of the game!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
This is one of the best computer games I have ever played. It isn't easy - that's for sure - but it is so much fun. My 7 year old son is the only one in the family who has gotten through all of the levels - including the bonus levels - but we all enjoy the game. The driving in "Get Out of Town" is a blast!! Well worth the money. This game is a lot of fun. The whole family will enjoy playing it again and again.

3-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT PURCHASE if you have WIN 2000
I love this game! It's worked wonders for my daughter in speeding up basic math facts. Reccomended for Grade 2+
It IS fast, work with flash cards with your child or else they will be discouraged in not playing this game with the math. Make sure your Graphics/Video Card is UPDATED with drivers, max-out on your memory too really helped.
This game works great on Windows 98 - it does require some tweaking - PLEASE read the Read Me file for solving them.
Now the downside - my husband had to upgrade our system to Win 2000 for his software, and Simon & Schuster does not have any patches for this game.
I emailed them and this was their reply:
Thank you for contacting Simon and Schuster Interactive Technical Support

Unfortunately, this program is not supported on NT or Windows 2000 which is an NT platform. Because of the driver structure of NT, very few programs that use video compression programs such as this one are even rated on NT. I think you would find that the problems would be solved if you installed the program on a 95/98/ME system.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail us or call the technical support number listed in the documents that came with our product.

D. L. Monson
S&SI Tech Support ... Read more

73. Clifford The Big Red Dog Thinking Adventures
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00004TTU8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 249
Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
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It's Clifford the Big Red Dog's birthday, and Emily Elizabeth has a longlist of tasks to accomplish before she can throw a party for her colossal caninepal. As the original "big dog" wreaks havoc--then comes to the rescue--throughout this program, it's easy to see why the affable Clifford has been ahit with early readers for nearly four decades. Kids strengthen recall,problem-solving, and creativity skills as they travel through town with Emily Elizabethand Clifford, getting ready for the party.

The program begins with the efficient Emily Elizabeth explaining all that needsto be done to prepare for the party: groom Clifford, decorate a birthday cake,pick up a present from the post office, build a birthday-dog collar, and cleanup the backyard. As the duo sets out to accomplish these tasks, guided by yourchild, unplanned events and Clifford-caused accidents throw them off task,giving them additional problems to solve. A knocked-over grocery display casemust be put back together before decorating the birthday cake, the neededpackage isn't at the post office, and the only dog groomer in town refuses toservice the gigantic specimen. This program does a great job of encouraging thenonlinear thinking that's sometimes necessary to get through real life.

There are seven places to visit and explore in town, ranging from the beach tothe home of the crotchety Bleakmans, elderly neighbors with a large swimmingpool (hint, hint). In addition to the overall task of figuring out how to getready for the big bash, there are also eight activities that can be played usingthree difficulty levels. One of the standouts is a game in which Clifford mustdeliver cars safely home after causing a traffic jam; it teaches spatialreasoning and how to follow directions, and there's just something delightfulabout seeing Clifford with a minivan in his mouth. Other activities range frompurely creative (decorating the cake, grooming Clifford) to the game-like(helping Clifford dodge seaweed and refuel by eating fish sticks as he swims outto sea to rescue a doggy pal). The overall concept of the program is strongerthan the individual games--a 6-year-old game whiz may find that Cliffordmoves a bit too slowly. We think disciples of the Big Red Dog will love it, asit features everything from Clifford's helpful heroism to Emily Elizabeth's oddcircular kneecaps. (Ages 4 to 6) --Anne Erickson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Favorite of the kids
Our kids have used many products. This became their favorite because of it's content as well as having Clifford which they knew from the books we have. This CD is pretty much what the title suggests - it's a thinking game. It gets them to remember items they saw on other screens and bring them to other screens to solve problems. I was pretty impressed at the success it had getting the kids to think - without our help. They sometimes play for hours till we tear them away. Both our 2 1/2 year old and 4 year old love it. I'd say that 3 year olds can probably start using it on their own if they are familiar with using programs of this type & the mouse. 2 year olds will need help solving some problems but love the graphics, painting and games. The box says ages 4-6.

5-0 out of 5 stars Woof Woof!! Excellent For Kids, Fun For Adults, Too!
Although Clifford's Thinking Adventures is rated for children ages 4-6, my 3 1/2 has been playing with it, loving it, and learning (without knowing it!) since we received it from Amazon a week ago. There are three difficulty levels, and even on the Easy setting I have been impressed with the level of thinking my daughter has shown in figuring out the puzzles and also in the long term goal of getting Clifford to his birthday party.

When you play, you first choose 4 jewels for Clifford's collar, which show up along the way as you explore the game and work on the more difficult, multi-part tasks which must be completed before Clifford's birthday party may begin. These tasks involve your putting together various items you find in the game to solve problems. For instance, one of the tasks is for Clifford to get a bath and brush so he will look spiffy for the party. Fair enough, but this task cannot simply be accomplished by going to the dog groomer's shop (Clifford is too big to get through the door!). Later, as the game is played, you will find that the groomer, who previously closed his shop at the mere sight of the humongous Clifford, is taking a balloon ride in the park. What do you do when his balloon gets stuck in the tree and he can't get down? Think think about using that rope ladder we saw earlier by the fire station? When the groomer gets down, he is so greatful that he gives Clifford a grooming kit he can use, if he can find enough water to bathe in. Where is there enough water? Think think think...was that a swimming pool I saw on the map??

There are plenty of games and puzzles along the way to the party as well. For instance, when Clifford accidentally knocks over the stand in front of the grocery store, you have to piece the broken sign back together (puzzle - spacial relationships) and put the grocery items back on the proper shelves in a certain order (following directions, counting).

I have noticed that the games and item locations can change from game to game for repeat playability. The game is also automatically saved wherever you happen to be, even if you do not close out of the game properly. This is a nice feature for small kids.

I have very few criticisms of the game. Actually moving Clifford around on the map in the game where you take people (and their cars) home according to their directions ("I live in the yellow house next to the three apple trees") can be a little bit tricky to master. Also, I first thought that it was a little annoying that the game does not give you a cursor to click until the characters in the scenes stop talking. I now think that this is a good idea, because it forces you to listen and to think about what the characters are saying instead of just clicking away as on an arcade game.

I changed my sound card a few nights ago, and went into Clifford to test it after my daughter had gone to bed. I ended up playing an entire game myself using one of the more difficult modes. About halfway through my wife walked in and started giving her suggestions over my shoulder. Yes, we really enjoyed Clifford too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Surprised and very pleased.
This is my very first childs software game. I was quite amazed with it. Our 4 yr had never touched a mouse before, yet she (faked) a cry when she had to stop playing after her first 40 minutes. She needed only occasional help learning the game and of course it's even more fun if your nearby to share her excitment at the many surprises presented.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really Great!
Our children, 2, 3 & 4, are just getting to know the computer. We've tried a couple different programs and this is by FAR the best. Our 4 year old is enthralled. He loves it, and I don't mind playing with him. The younger kids play it, but not as independently as the oldest. I think this means its a program we'll be playing a year from now. Can't say that about any of the other programs we have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Motivational and a Positive Influence
My four-year-old plays more than 30 educational software games on a monthly basis (sometimes three a day before school in the morning and before bed at night). This one is a favorite of hers and so it is at the front of the CD-ROM Album. She started at the easy level more than a year ago and now she always does the hard levels. I (father) like the music and the navigation is much simpler than most programs provide. It still surprises me that she chooses to play it even though she mastered it long ago, but I can see that it teaches her good manners and sensitivity to others so I am happy to have the "Clifford influence" in her upbringing. ... Read more

74. Riddle of the Sphinx 2: The Omega Stone (Mac)
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00014VTK0
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Dreamcatcher Interactive
Sales Rank: 4452
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Travel to the ends of the earth in search of a lost history in this epic adventure
  • Stunningly realistic 3D replications of the world's most mysterious sites
  • Real-time environmental effects with full 360-degree environment exploration
  • Over 50 hours of immersive gameplay with puzzles and challenges throughout
  • Animations, video, and cut scenes, with in-game, real-time animations and video

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2-0 out of 5 stars Childpay
This is a logic game, but is tedious if you are looking for a brainteaser. It is an endless saga of clearing mini-puzzle after mini-puzzle , most that are predictable and simple. A few are more challenging. This game could be good for 8 to 12 year olds, but older people may lose interest. Simple, but acceptable graphics. Point and click to play.

5-0 out of 5 stars New Adventure Game for the Mac (Panther)
I just received my copy of DreamCather's "The Omega Stone" for Mac OS X. I've only just started the game so this review is about my initial reaction to gameplay in general and not about the game itself. Hey, so far so good. The graphics are first rate as well as some nice background Egyptian-like music. My Mac is an iMac 17" FP, G4 800 MHz, 768RAM and OS X (10.3.2 Panther). No problems whatsoever. Downloading the game was a snap, just a simple click and it installs into your Applications folder. I have a feeling that I will be playing this game for a long while. Lot's to explore. It's been awhile since DreamCatcher has made a video game for the Mac. This is to my knowledge the first game by them for the Mac that's actually native to OS X. My other 2 DreamCather games, Dracula's Resurrection and Dracula:The Last Santuary both had to be played in OS 9.2. Nice job Dreamcatcher and thanks for supporting the Mac. ... Read more

75. Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough Expansion Pack (Mac)
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Asin: B0001DB6KY
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 4011
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars I loved MOHAA & Spearhead...but, this is only ok...
This expansion has some clever additions, new weapons and vehicles, new terrains and all...I was really looking forward to this, but I gotta say, it was buggy, froze up at a couple of points where I had to enable the 'maps' cheat to advance beyond...had to crank down the visuals to baseline to succesfully run it....very disapointing (I am running a single proccesor G4 @ 1.25 mghtz and over a gig of ram, not the biggest out there but no slouch either.) 10 bucks for the pc is one thing, but 25 bucks for the mac...put it this way, if I had to do it over again, I would get Call of Duty for twice as much and I think, enjoy more gameplay for the dollars. I will have to think long and hard about buying any future additions to this franchise.

3-0 out of 5 stars More of the same...
... which isn't exactly a bad thing. I loved Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Spearhead was short but fun, but with this the second expansion pack, the game play is looking and feeling a bit dated. (One look at Ghost Recon and you can see how behind MOH is.) The enemies are very stupid and, at some point, you begin to wonder how you have single-handedly plowed through hundreds of Nazis and Italians. I've been playing on the hardest level and you have to conserve ammo in a big way. There's just barely enough to do the job.
The addition of the multiplayer "liberation" game is nice. But my frame rates are lower with this expansion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ausgezeichnet!
I played a Beta version of this game and, true to the Medal of Honor form, it is wonderful. I mostly played it on a LAN network with about 10 people, and didn't get to sample the missions much, but from what I see, it looks great! ... Read more

76. Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: Tremor Trouble
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Asin: B000068VAN
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fisher-Price
Sales Rank: 1089
Average Customer Review: 2.77 out of 5 stars
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Get behind the controls of U.R.V., the Ultimate Robotic Vehicle, in Rescue Heroes: Tremor Trouble. An earthquake has hit the amusement park, and animals and people are in need of quick assistance. Players ages 4 to 7 can stop a runaway roller coaster, save animals from a flooding river, retrieve a downed submarine, and restart stalled high-wire trolley cars in this four-part adventure!

Even with three levels of difficulty, the activities in Tremor Trouble are simple, and children will have no trouble completing the game's tasks. The activities are basic skill builders. To put together the animal bridge, players must match up logs of varying lengths; to restart the stalled trolley, they match up gears of varying colors within its motor. One pleasing aspect of the game is that each of these four activities comes in two parts: the educational matching drill and an arcade game. To save the roller coaster, for example, U.R.V. must first put out the fires threatening to burn its structure. Only then can players sort out the machine pieces needed to rebuild the damaged ride.

It is a shame that, despite the fact that its animal-rescue component is certain to appeal to female gamers as well as to boys, Rescue Heroes Wendy Waters and Ariel Flyer don't appear in Tremor Trouble. What's more, the game's learning component is very basic, unlikely to seriously challenge players more than once or twice. These complaints aside, Tremor Trouble is bright and cheerful, and parents will appreciate the nonviolent structure of its storyline even as their kids delight in the fast-paced adventure format of its activities. The easy-to-follow instructions and tons of hearty encouragement served up by the Rescue Heroes team are sure to build player confidence... all while offering plenty of fun. --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars mediocre software for avid Rescue Heroes fans only
Meteors have hit the planet, resulting in a series of widely scattered emergencies that require the Rescue Heroes to intervene -- and they need your help!!

The graphics are good, the intro is exciting .... but after that the game is totally mediocre. Four activities have three levels of difficulty, but they are quite tedious no matter what level you play. (1) Move around a water maze to rescue people in a flooded movie studio, and shoot a life preserver over a moving line of floating objects. (2) Navigate a maze on a rock face as you rescue stranded climbers while avoiding vicious eagles and snakes. (3) Aim a hose at brush fires so you can find and rescue animals on an African preserve. (4) Snowboard down a ski slope without hitting the shrubbery so you can dig people out from under an avalanche.

The hype is here, but the games are very boring. Your child has little flexibility or independence when performing tasks, and those tasks probably use only 2% of your child's brain power. For example, in order to dig people out of the avalanche, you click on the snow cave over and over, it doesn't matter where, until the person trapped within tells you how great you are -- and every time it's the same person in the snow cave. Each game is rather mindless in this way. There is little reasoning required and no skills acquired.

This is lame software that has neither educational value nor excitement. When there are so many worthwhile children's software titles out there, don't waste your money or your child's time on this lazy stuff. It may be worthwhile for the truly avid Rescue Heroes fan, but even that is doubtful. This was our first Rescue Heroes title. It is also our last.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lava Landslide
I gave this game to my son as an early birthday present. He's almost four and loves the Rescue Heroes. The reviews I read were mixed so I decided to buy it anyway. I'm really glad I did. Sure it's challenging, but it's a good excuse for the parents to get involved. First I did the hard parts for him, to show him what needed to be done. Then I guided him through them and finally he ended up doing it all by himself. He was so proud when he accomplished the hard tasks that he couldn't do at first!

Unlike most computer games this one requires the use of the arrow keys instead of the mouse. Well, it's always nice to learn new skills.
I can't wait to give my son the two other RH games I baught for his birthday. I have no doubt he'll love them too.

1-0 out of 5 stars Inaginext Pirate Raider
I gave it a 1 because they did not have a 0, to give. I bought this game for my son and I try to install it and it tells me that it has encountered an error. I go to the web site and it tells me what to do with that error, but after I do what it told me it does the same error thing again. My son and I both got so frustrated and finally gave up. I am returning it to the place where I purchased it for a full refund. Good luck for those of you that also bought this Horrible Game.

1-0 out of 5 stars Frustrating game for my almost 5 yr. old
I agree with other reviews that the mouse clicking is very difficult. It's difficult to maneuver the men around. My son tried for a few minutes, became so frustrated, I finished the one mission, but couldn't get him to do any more. Would recommend the I Spy software - ages 6-10, but he loves it! Don't have to know how to read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Yeah Pirate Raider!
My 7-year-old LOVES this game. He'd play from sun up to sun down if I let him. I hear him cheering and clapping in the other room and he's having so much fun!
I'm VERY anti-violence, so when he got this game I was concerned. I was pleased to discover that although the ships sometimes fire on each other, no people are ever involved. This makes it so much more abstract and less about killing. When you capture forts, you fire on canons only and never see people. When you capture other ships, your knife is used only to chop up fruit that's thrown at you by skeletons. Once you capture their gold, you're on your way to fulfill another mission.
Frankly, this game is so much fun I have to admit to playing it myself! ... Read more

77. Humongous Greatest Hits Bundle
list price: $14.99
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Asin: B000059RJ7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Humongous Entertainment
Sales Rank: 781
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Greatest Hits CD-ROM collection gives children ages 3 to 8 an opportunity to explore and learn with their favorite Humongous Entertainment characters, including the peppy purple convertible Putt-Putt, underwater supersleuth Freddi Fish, and the world's youngest superhero, Pajama Sam. The Greatest Hits series features three software adventures: Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds, and Pajama Sam in "No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside".

Putt-Putt and Pep help get the Cartown Zoo ready for the grand opening inPutt-Putt Saves the Zoo. Kids explore the zoo and rescue baby animals with Putt-Putt while practicing critical-thinking, memory, and sequencing skills. In Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds, Grandma Grouper's kelp seeds have disappeared, and without them all of the sea creatures will go hungry. With the help of Freddi and Luther, kids explore underwater caves, deep canyons, colorful reefs, and more to solve this deep-sea mystery using critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. In Pajama Sam in "No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside", kids help Pajama Sam find his way through a world of talking trees, dancing furniture, a giant tree house, and a sunken mine on his way to face his fear of the dark. Players discover that clever thinking, teamwork, and problem solving are keys to success and that Darkness isn't so bad after all. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic bargain for three wonderful kids titles!
My three year old daughter started out with Freddi Fish number 2. We now own all five Freddi Fish titles. This great pack comes with three cd's. Each cd is number one in the series for each character. All three main characters are really cute and easy to follow. The graphics are great on all the cd's, and each adventure has some great fun songs in them. In each scene, there are a lot of things to click on so that the kids really get good mouse practice. This is a great set to get for a child who is just starting out on the computer. An experienced user will love it too. Each title is good for a boy or a girl.
We have over 20 kids games, and this set is by far the very best.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great games, great buy
My 5 year old son loves all of these games. We had a different Pajama Sam game which he loved and I couldn't pass up the deal offered here. I'm sure glad I got it. Humongous does a great job creating fun games with staying power. They are just hard enough to keep your attention, but easy enough not to be frustrating for a 5 year old. At this age, its unnecessary to get the newest games, as long as the games are new to the kids, that's all you need. These 3 games will provide months of entertainment at a great price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Humongous Fun
We bought this set for my son before he was 2 and he learned all the tricks in the Putt Putt game right away with me moving the mouse for him. Now he's a bit over 2 and he's learned how to use the mouse so he can do Putt Putt and Fredi Fish by himself. He doesn't always get everything right but he loves to play. The games are very creative and if the child doesn't click on the right thing, lots of funny things happen to whatever they click. He's still too young for Pajama Sam but some older friends of his love it. This is a terrific set at a great price. One tip: make sure you click on the topiary creatures before you go in the zoo in the Putt Putt game - there's a very cute song and dance they do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just as much of a success as the Junior Arcade series!
My 5-year old and his 3-year old sister have thoroughly enjoyed the Junior Arcade series which in many ways are HE's homage to classic arcade games (Defender, Breakout, Q*Bert, etc.)

But after reading numerous reviews especially here on Amazon I realized that I had to pick up one of the Adventure series as my kids love the characters, and would be working on some problem-solving and observational skills, among other things. Plus I knew the humour would make the grown-ups laugh along with the little ones.

Boy was I right! Just picked up this little value pack today, and they wouldn't go to bed until we finished the Pajama Sam title! It's true that the puzzles are hard enough to be challenging, but not frustratingly impossible to figure out (the carrot-fridge connection was so obvious that it never occurred to me for the longest time!)

I love knowing my son can play it again a second time with some of the puzzles changed, and a few "hidden" sections awaiting as well! It has better replay value than many games out there for the grown-ups!

I highly recommend this collection, as well as any of the other Pajama Sam/Spy Fox/Freddi Fish/Putt-Putt titles for parents looking for wholesome, challenging, and occasionaly laugh-out-loud enjoyable kids games! I get a chance to relive my own youth (this title reminded me of playing King's Quest 1 and 2 back in my teens) while encouraging my kids to think creatively rather than just go through the same repetitious routine again and again like most games out there... What more could you ask for in a kid's game?

5-0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment, and good learning too.
This is a great set of games. They're hard enough that solutions aren't always obvious (even to the adult), but easy enough that with time and effort even a 3 year old can master them eventually. They're also fun enough that the 3 year old in question was more than willing to put in the time. In fact it was hard to pry him away from them. The characters are engaging, and there are a lot of small games internally that can be played regardless of what's going on in the larger game. All three are very good, and our son plays them all pretty equally, switching back and forth between them. ... Read more

78. Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb (Mac)
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B0000C0ZBZ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 2502
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars The missing System Requirements
Please disregard the stars rating, I haven't played the game.
Here's the System Requirements:

Mac OSX 10.2.5
800 MHZ PowerPC G4 or better
256 MB RAM
32 MB Radeon 7500 / GeForce 2 class 3D hardware acceleration required
64 MB Radeon 9000 / GeForce 4 Titanium or better recommended
2 GB free on Hard Disk

5-0 out of 5 stars If Adventure has a name..... must be Indiana Jones.

There are dozens of games featuring Indiana Jones, and this seems to be best of them so far. The puzzles are challenging, with enough twists and turns that you can shake a stick at. All of the moves/items Indy uses are action packed full of fun. Obviously, it gets harder the deeper you get into the game, but that's what makes it an adventure. My sister and I just love it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended for Indiana Jones Fans
If you like Indian Jones movies (and who doesn't?) and have a Macintosh, this is the game that's hard to beat. I've read that some don't like the control scheme, but after a little practice I found it fairly intuitive--just point Indiana with the mouse and press 'w.' My only gripe would the lack of a 'walk' mode. This is purely an esthetic however since there is a 'stalk' mode that is the equivalent. The best part about the game is the combat engine. All of Harrison Ford's characteristic moves are well modeled and the enemy AI is relentless and clever. I have an iMac 1.25 Ghz with 768 MB ram and was able to play in the high resolution mode with no trace of slow down. ... Read more

79. Unreal Tournament 2003 (Mac)
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00009KIFC
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 4107
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game!
Wow! I am really suprised over how long we had to wait for this damn game. But needless to say, I still had all the fun with it as I did on the PC version. Stunning visuals and probably THE BEST online gameplay ever. This game is for the hadcore FPS fan only, if your not a fan of the genre...STAY AWAY! There are tons of maps to choose from...over 20. Plus you can download mods, maps, and extras online. But, this game is EXTREMELY DEMANDING! You do need the latest top-of-the-line gfx card to play this and a good processor to. I would say a 1.2 GHZ with a Radeon 9700 will do good. For the best gameplay, a 2.0 GHZ with a Radeon 9700 will keep the game running very smooth.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent game!
as long as you can get it to run adequately(which shouldn't be a problem), this game is the best FPS on the market. singleplayer tournament can be incredibly challenging on the mid-high difficulties, and singleplayer botmatches never get old... and then theres multiplayer, the replay value of which is infinite. definitely worth picking up if you enjoy this kind of game.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best.
Unreal 2003 is unlike many other games out there. The older Unreal Tournament in my opinion had amazing graphics, 2003 seems to have carried this tradition. It almost seems as if you were in an animated motion picture. For example I love how to grass moves in this game. Small things like this really make a game better. The requirements are steep though. On my dual G4/500 the game was almost unplayable (unless you turned off a bunch of settings). It is much better to run this game with a high end video board. About all the machines ship with a good video card though, even the Radeon 9200 in the iBooks handled this game well.

5-0 out of 5 stars An incrediable game
The first day I got this game I installed it and started playing online. After a while I started feeling hungry and realized that it was 2:30 in the morning already! The single player campaign is pretty bad, so I'd only recommend this to people with internet connections to play online. It does take a decent machine to run it well, but I got it running extremely smoothly on my powerbook 12" 867 simply by turning world detail and model detail down. The game looks fantastic, even with reduced settings. This game also has an incrediable online community that is constantly churning out new maps and mods that transforms it into a completely different game. All in all, I love this game. In my opinion it is one of the best first person shooters avaliable right now. Highly reccomended

3-0 out of 5 stars it's ok
i liked it it had everything going for it BUT the size of the game was minute i finished it in 1 hour and with the unreal tornimant the first one it looks like it was slaped together in minits ... Read more

80. F1 Championship Season (Mac)
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0001MBASS
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Feral Interactive
Sales Rank: 6902
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