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Wimzie is a whimsical muppet, whose fuchsia hair is tied in pigtails with big blue ribbons, alongside her orange horns. Preschoolers know her as the star of her own public television program, ‘Wimzie’s House’, which is set in a home child care environment. Wimzie, along with her family and friends, shares her everyday tribulations with her young audience, and invites them to learn about life through her experiences.
Play Along with Wimzie offers a new way for youngsters to interact with their favorite muppet family. Five activities challenge users in a variety of ways. Included are a memory challenge, an arcade-like game that requires kids to differentiate between pleasant and unpleasant images, an attributes games in which kids select the correct family member based on given characteristics, a ‘feelings’ game which asks kids to identify the emotion that accompanies a given scenario, and a puzzle game. Each activity is introduced through a brief video, which not only succeeds in setting the stage for the activity, but also familiarizes the user with Wimzie’s family and the workings of her household.
Three levels of game play can be easily adjusted from the program’s main menu. The memory and logic activities include distinct levels and can be quite challenging at the highest level, even for children at the upper end of the age range.
The program itself is simple and intuitive. Our kid testers had no trouble navigating without adult guidance.
PC: Windows 95/98, Pentium 90 or faster cpu, 16 MB RAM, Monitor set to thousands of colors recommended, Quad-speed or faster CD-ROM.return to top of page
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