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SuperKids review teams took a close look, and discovered some interesting programs. Are any right for your child? Read below for cameo descriptions, then click on the titles that interest you to see what our parent, teacher, and kid reviewers had to say.
Barbie Storymaker [ages 5 and up] from Mattel Media, is a surprisingly sophisticated program that allows a user to create an animated story with virtual Barbies. It is best suited for girls who still like playing with Barbie, yet can handle a program that requires multiple steps for creative efforts to be seen. Children under 8 will need parental assistance; older children will need parental instruction.
Let's Talk About Me [preteen and early teen] from Girl Games, Inc., is a fun, interactive, multimedia version of a teen magazine, plus a scheduler, diary, and scrapbook. This program should be popular with 11 to 14 year-old girls.
Madeline European Vacation [ages 5 and up] from Creative Wonders, is an interactive problem-solving program, based on the popular Madeline book and video series. Skill building activities include French and Spanish vocabulary, European geography. and story sequencing. This program is best for 5 to 10 year olds, boys as well as girls.
McKenzie & Co. [ages 10 and up] from Her Interactive, is an interactive role-playing program that allows the user to select an alter-ego, and a guy she would like to know. This program is best for a preteen or early teen who is intrigued by high school and dating, but is not yet ready for it. Be prepared to spend some time disk-swapping, as this program uses 5 CDs.
Take a look at the ratings tables here, then click on the titles of the software you are interested in to see the complete review, or click on the PC or Mac links in the table to see the results of our monthly price survey. [Note: Some of these products are so new that they may not appear in our survey until mid-February 1997.]