In Adiboo: Discover Music, Melody & Rhyme, the first of two CDs is devoted to a wide array of activities including puzzles, drawing, character creation and story building while the other contains four areas that focus on different aspects of music (beats, symbols, scale, instruments, styles and notes).
Adiboo's Magical Playland features the host Adiboo, his dog, a robot and other minor characters interacting with one another even without player participation. You create a character from an assortment of hairpieces and facial parts and can redo or make a new character at any time. The environment contains a river, a tree with a swing, a yard with a ball and a place to plant a flower and vegetable garden as well as an apple tree.
In the playhouse, a radio gives updates about characters in Playland and tells jokes while a TV plays cartoons that offer hints about activities and introduces characters. Activities include slide puzzles, wall breakers, an art easel for drawing, coloring and painting and create-a-character, each with three difficulty levels. A six-page story building activity is also available. In the kitchen, players select recipes and match the appropriate number of ingredients (apples, chunks of cheese and so forth) to the recipe.
The second CD, Adiboo: Music, Melody & Rhyme, takes place in the land of Melodica where Maestro Gnome, the mayor, explains that the monster Buzzeegalump accidentally broke the Singamajig Melody Maker. You must successfully play through several games to gather parts that are scattered throughout Melodica and fix the machine. Four areas, each with varying activities, include Rhythm Lake (beats and symbols), Frosty Sound Cavern (scale and matching sounds), Note Factory (match sounds with pictures and words) and Musical Bandstand (instruments, styles and note recognition).
In addition to the virtual games, each area has an accompanying activity sheet with three suggestions for real-world activities. Look and Learn heightens awareness of music in the world, Game allows you to play with friends and learn about music and Craft is an art project relevant to the area of music. After restoring the Singamajig to working order, you can listen to songs, record your voice and other sounds, create and work with music and sound, work on separate tracks and save or delete musical compositions. ~ Beth Taylor, All Game Guide
Pentium 133 or higher
12X CD-ROM drive
16-bit Windows compatible sound card
16-bit high-color monitor
Printer ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide
|Software Version No.||2.13|
|Number of CDs||2|
|Tech Support Phone||818-246-5604 (fax)|
|Tech Support URL||www2.knowledgeadventure.com/technical-support|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2000 Havas Interactive, Inc.|
|Included in Package||8-page Instruction Manual|
|Included in Package||Registration Card|
|Official Product Website URL||www.adiboo.com|
|Official Product Website URL||www.education.com|
|Minimum MacOS Version||7.6.1|
|Company Website URL||www.KnowledgeAdventure.com|
|Feature 1||Kids aged 4-6 learn music, melody, and rhyme|
|Feature 2||Teaches about instruments, musical notes, pitch and tone, rhythm, and more|
|Feature 3||Two complete CD's filled with musical discovery|