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PC Genius was a great way of learning when I was a child. Only recently have I found the discs again and looked back at my childhood memories. The games are fun, enjoyable and very helpful for all children at young ages. One review says they do not work on Vista but I have successfully got them working with no trouble at all. The mini games keep children entertained whilst learning different words, numbers and various other things along the way. I would recommend PC Genius as a good reliable product to buy.
Do you like pandas, kangaroos and foxes? Well meet Panda, Kanga and Foxie.
I do think they are getting a little old now tho and styles of teaching have changed. Altho it is still quite a great way to learn and also to have fun, but you might want to check with the school first.
There are 3 differnt levels for upto 11 year olds going from 1-3 being: Panda, Kanga and Foxie.
The lessons are English, Maths, Science and French.
Pc genuis is not something you can buy in the shop, as it is from a subscription magazine, of which you also get to build up the folder of material to read aswel.
You will need to keep all of the discs to play each game and they have 6 on each and also the big quiz which is quite good and you have to try and move you little alien character to by answering questions.
I don't think this is worth buying now, maybe somthing more up to date would be better, but if you already have it, I think it's quite good. Yet I have found it won't work at all on Vista, which is a bit of a let down.
I bought this with out Windows 95 pc, the issues came everytime and I put the book together as it was great for the kids.
With PC genuis you get games to help kids in primary school of different levels devleop their skills in: Math, english, science and french.
They were all good, until I put the 3rd one in and it came up with chicken run, so they had for some reason put that on to the disc instead.
There were a few that has the incorrect back cover and some with different front covers aswel, but I had to live with it, as they wouldn't do anything about it.
The software was good tho and it had a great quiz game for either single or multiplayer.
To help there was also 3 stages, panda, kanga and foxy, which got harder.
I then installed them onto my windows 98 and xp when i upgraded, but now i have vista they don't work, so there just laying there now gathering dust.
I got this magazine for my children just after we bought our computer. The children loved it, and wanted to play it constantly. The games on the disk are split into three different age groups, and each game has different levels of difficulty. There is a lot of repetition in the questions, which helps the children remember and learn the answers. The magazine has exercises that the children can do alongside the disk. It is colourful and bright and my children enjoyed looking at it. I phoned and subscribed the same day that I bought the first issue, as I was so impressed. (You get quite a few freebies when you subscribe). I am, however, still waiting for any magazines to turn up. I have phoned De Agostini and it appears that my subscription details have got lost! So my poor children are still waiting for issue two, even though issue three is now in the shops. On the whole, though, I would recommend this magazine.