his is the Rainforest one... Called '3rd Grade Adventures' in North America. For ages 6 - 9+
ClueFinders is a series of educational games made by The Learning Company.
It is part of the same group of software titles as the Reader Rabbit edutainment
programs but while Reader Rabbit covers younger kids at lower grade levels
The ClueFinders Series is for kids in the later years of elementary school - Grades 3 to 6.
There are loads of versions and combinations of ClueFinders Titles --
This one is an adventure game originally released in the UK. It is geared for kids at third grade levels of learning.
It should be fine and fun for younger kids too as long as a parent or some other older person can help them
for the more callenging parts.
The game scenario is easy to follow. Dr Pytharogras, the uncle of one of the ClueFinders,
has disappeared from the rain forest. Animals are going missing too. The young adventurers
need to find the keys to an ancient city to work out what is going on, and to free Dr Pythagoras.
The keys are hidden in puzzles in two corners of the rain forest.
As they progress through the rain forest our adventurers encounter these puzzles and more, which
they have to solve if they are to be successful. ClueFinders Adventures Years 3&4 teaches
skills in maths, logic, language arts, science and geography, though it firmly wraps its
educational content in puzzles so that the learning occurs during play.
There are four difficulty levels and a document for parents explains how each of the puzzles
work at each difficulty level.
* 15+ Interactive Games and Activities
* 140+ Skills Covered -- Maths, Language Arts, Science, Geography and Problem Solving
* 4 Skill Levels
* Detailed Help
* Progress Reports
* Real World Tools
* Ages 7-9+
* Supports Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum -- (I'm in North America so I have no
idea what that means but it sounds good and I know lots of smart well-educated people
from the UK so I suppose their 'National Curriculum' works well enough!)
Minimum System Requirements:
Pentium 166 MHz+ Processor
32 MB free hard disk space
32 MB RAM
256 Colour SVGA Monitor**
Recommended: Colour Printer, Microphone, Internet Access
**16-bit colour required for Real World Adventure Kit
I have successfully installed this game on a VISTA 64 machine and assume
it will be okay in XP as well. I had no problems at all but if you do
you can see my 'compatibility mode installation instructions'
included with the torrent.
(I have compressed the .iso image because it reduced the size by half.)
First: unRAR the .iso. Second: Burn the .iso to CD or mount on Virtual Drive
Third: install the game. Fourth: Play!