MAGIC SCHOOL BUS -- VOLCANO ADVENTURE
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS -- DISCOVERS FLIGHT
I have included both of these Magic School Bus games in one torrent but they are separate files so you can download the games individually if you choose.
These are good games for younger kids who get to stay home from school and watch Magic School Bus all day. (also for kids who have started to go to school and miss the good old days of lying on the couch instead of sitting in desks under the mean flourescent lights of classrooms) They will have fun interacting with the characters from TV and playing at being part of Ms. Frizzle's class.
The box says the game is for ages 6-10 but I think that's way too old a group for this.
More realistically I'd suggest this for kids who are 4 - 8 though four year olds might need help unless they have played lots of computer games before.
GAME DETAILS: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS DISCOVERS FLIGHT
Get ready for some high-flying fun with Ms. Frizzle and her inquisitive class as they discover the magic of flight. The Magic School Bus Discovers Flight Activity Center lets kids spread their wings and learn about flight, aircraft, and animals that fly. There are art activities, arcade-style games, and science experiments: kids can play games like Blaze Blasters, pilot a hot-air balloon, and earn lots of feathers for their flight cap. Players will learn science concepts through activities hosted by characters from the popular Magic School Bus TV show. The activities are designed to satisfy the demands of both education and entertainment.
* Fun Projects
* Make an awesome paper airplane, and decorate it with stamps you get by clicking on objects you find on the airfield
* Meet your flight crew
* Your pals Ralphie, Keesha, Arnold, and Wanda from Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus® are ready for take off
* Take over the controls
* In Fly Your Own Plane, take over the controls and see how your plane moves through the air
* Solve the jigsaw puzzles
* And see cool photos of things that fly, such as the space shuttle, a hot air balloon, an eagle, and more
* 3 Levels of fun
GAME DETAILS: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS VOLCANO ADVENTURE
Fasten your seatbelts everyone, and Join Ms. Frizzle and her class as they go on a field trip to explore a volcano. Explore inside the bus as well - click on the globe to learn about major volcanoes from around the world; click on the puzzle piece to play a jigsaw mini-game. The plants take you to a desolate volcanic island that you can "green" up by planting trees and flowers and building a house. The magnifying glass will teach you new facts about all kinds of volcanic rock; you can make your own volcano and watch it blow and you can compare four large volcanoes in various ways.
Outside the bus you will learn about the scientific instruments used in measuring volcanic activity and predicting eruptions, watch an island being formed, and view pictures by clicking the camera. Click on the little yellow bus symbols and find mini-games; in Rub-a-dub-dub Sub you'll navigate a submarine under the ocean with the mouse, trying to avoid dangerous enemies; in Leaping Lava, you'll jump the bus over a lava flow by leaping on rocks and debris.
* Sort of like the FLIGHT game described above but about volcanos instead of flying.
* Pentium 133 or faster processor
* Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, or 2000
* 16 MB RAM (32 MB for Windows Me; 64 MB for Windows 2000)
* 15 MB hard disk space
* 4x CD-ROM drive
* SVGA display with 256 colors
* 16-bit sound card
* Headphones or speakers
* Printer (optional)
I have successfully installed these games on a VISTA 64 bit system... I was given a memory-related error during install warning me that the game works best with at least 16 MB of ram but I continued with the installation anyway and the game installed and worked fine. I assume it will be okay on XP as well but if you have problems installing on your newer windows version you can check out the suggestions in the txt file I have included with the torrent: 'Compatibility Mode Installation'
I have compressed the iso images of the CDs because it reduced the size significantly...
So the first step is to unRAR the game file
Next, burn the iso images to CDs or mount them on a virtual drive
After that install the games
Then play and have fun while learning...