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problem solving software
I Spy consists of eight activities based on the theme originated in the "I Spy" series of books. In these books, kids scour scenes packed with interesting objects to find those referred to in cleverly worded riddles.
This interactive version similarly invites children to solve riddles by finding objects hidden in three virtual scenes: Nature, Wood Block City, or Chalkboard. For a change of pace, kids can also choose to crack secret codes in "Codebreaker," organize and categorize objects in "Oops Hoops!," find missing pieces to rebuild the "Balloon Popper," or make their own I Spy scenes by filling existing backgrounds with objects and creating original riddles to accompany them.
The CD-ROM comes packaged with an "I Spy" book and a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, to provide the user with three formats for enjoying the age-old game of discovery.
Favorite activities were those that brought a new element into the search process. The mousetrap-like "Balloon Popper" lacks an integral piece (or pieces). A clue, in riddle form, helps the user find the object that will allow the contraption to complete its chain reaction. "Oops Hoops!" includes sets of like-items contained within overlapping hoops. Kids place additional items in these hoops based on shared characteristics.
PC: Windows 3.1x or Windows 95, 486DX 66 MHz or faster cpu, 5 MB hard drive space, 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), 640 x 480 display with 256 colors, Double-speed or faster CD-ROM, Windows-compatible sound card, microphone and printer optional.return to top of page
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