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This 2 CD set invites kids to explore the magical Playland of Adiboo, an impish young character of undisclosed origin. His world is brimming with interesting places to explore and things to do. Users can choose to hang out at Adiboo's activity-filled Playhouse, where they meet his companions and tend his environs, or they can journey to the 'Land of Science' to visit numerous venues, each filled with games of learning and discovery.
Adiboo offers 3 levels of play allowing it to challenge kids of various abilities and grow with the child.
Our testers were dismayed by the inconsistent age appropriateness of the various activities. While some portions of the program are clearly aimed at early learners, others incorporate sophisticated skills and vocabulary that will clearly require a higher level student. Even at the simplest level, young users will be frustrated with some activities, and the converse is equally true.
Because this program progresses in a slow, methodical manner, with constant reinforcement in the form of praise and song, it is useful to note that at any time a sequence can be skipped by right clicking on the mouse (Windows). This allows impatient users to move more quickly through the program and skip sequences when so desired.
Although this program does not come with a printed User Manual, an Online User Manual is available on Disc 2. Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 is required to view the manual, and can be installed from Disc 2.
PC: Windows 98/95, Pentium 133 or faster cpu, 32 MB RAM, 16 bit-high-color monitor, 4 MB graphics card minimum for 3D driving game, 3D graphics accelerator card recommended for optimum performance, 12x or faster CD-ROM, 16-bit Windows-compatible sound card.return to top of page
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