I have been lucky enough to be involved with Jump Start
here in our corner of the Garden State for a little while now,
and we really enjoy their products. Princess received a Wii for
her 7Th birthday in September, and was happy to play her Jump Start
game for as long as I would let her. Recently, Cherie Marino at JumpStart asked
me to review the newest Jump Start Wii game, Escape from Adventure Island.
They kindly provided me with a copy to review.
Princess loves it even more than the first game! She has had so much fun with Peanut
and the other girls, creating her Jumpie and dressing her, parading her around in the fashion show...The game will be available at major retailers nationwide for $29.99
on November 17Th 2009. The ESRB has rated it "E" for everyone.
It is aimed at children between the ages of 5-9.
The concept is that there has been an emergency landing on Adventure Island. The kids are encouraged to use all their courage, brain power and explorer skills to repair their blimp and find their way home. They need to collect white sand dollars by completing game missions so they can be traded for helium tanks and fix the blimp.
There is a story mode where you help Frankie fix the crashed blimp by playing different games and (Princess's favorite part), unlocking new clothing and house parts.
In practice mode, you can quickly practice educational games to improve your learning skills.
It covers everything from Alphabetizing to Division and Fractions..Sight Words to Homophones.
Princess and her friends remained blissfully unaware they were "learning" anything. ;-)
Princess and Bella (age 7) had no trouble navigating the game with the Wii remote, but the Peanut and Jules needed a bit more help (at 4 and almost 5 years old).They all had fun.
If you would like a chance to win your own copy, please head right over to Jump Start's blog here http://jumpstarttimes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/escape-win.jpg