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Our daughter recently came home with our grandson's first ever PC game, Finding Nemo. She didn't have time to get it set up before heading off to work so she charged Grandad with sorting it out (fool!).
Fortunately it wasn't difficult to get set up as it works with the start up wizard that most games do these days. So it was just a case of putting it in the drive and following the on screen instructions. It only took about ten minutes in all which I think is very reasonable for a first time installation. An icon appeared on the desktop so I could just double click it to get the game launched.
Although this is recommended for ages 3+ and our grandson is 4, do note that this requires a lot of adult help to work it out initially. I found we worked best with the grandson sat on my lap so I could oversee what he was doing and help out easily. To start with it's not easy to find where you have to click to get the seven various games going. So I did that bit. But then once we were inside each game, the grandson was able to do most of them without help.
The turtle swimming through the water trying to grab stars and avoid the other creatures was probably one of the easiest games on here. My grandson got what he was supposed to be doing immediately but still had some challenge from accidentally knocking into creatures and having to start again. So it was a good mix.
The music game was even simpler but held no challenge at all really. I think the point of it was more to encourage the kiddies to get to grips with a mouse than anything else. The grandson liked it well enough anyway. Feeding the shark was a game he just couldn't get to grips with and in fairness - nor could Grandad! It required quite a complex manipulation of the mouse to get it right and neither of us managed much. Perhaps that game is better for older users or those who've been playing it for a while.
Basically this is a games suite that helps young children to get to grips with a mouse and to learn the basic principals behind using a computer. I think it does that in a very entertaining way even if the games aren't all tailored to the same age. Maybe that's a good thing though as if all the games were suited to three year olds then this game would be redundant after six months. As it is, there are still things on here for my grandson to learn as time goes on.
The graphics on here are very good and it's like you're seeing the actual Finding Nemo film on screen. The music is excellent too and the voices in the game are pretty well dubbed. I still remember the days of Discworld where the characters all moved their mouths twenty seconds after the dialogue came through the speakers so perhaps I'm not so great a judge of sound quality? But to me I thought it was good.
This had a bargain price sticker on it of £4.99 and on the Amazon site it's priced at £5.10 so this is a pretty low priced game. For the price I think this is an excellent buy and a great cheap way to introduce youngsters to computers.
Play seven fun-filled games with Nemo and his pals; Play as any of the film's characters; Explore realistic underwater environments