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Kids Edutainment (PC) Reviews: Timmy's Sea Adventure (ages 4-10)

 

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The Final Say!
Gameplay
8.0
Graphics
8.0
Sound
6.9
Value
7.5

Timmy's Sea Adventure - reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 03 July 2002
Review Score: 7.5/10 
Distributor: GameNation

The plug in the bottom of the ocean has been pulled out and the fish need Timmy to help before all the water runs out! With this perilous mission in mind, thus starts Timmy's Sea Adventure.

As is the case with all the Timmy games, Sea Adventure is a fully interactive title that will require your child to fully explore every nook and cranny of every page to find what it has in store for them. With 10 activities and games to play, the title promises hours of enjoyment to be had.

One thing I did notice with this title is that not everything is fully explained as it has been with other Timmy titles. Some game screens were hard for our playtesters to get out of and when I took over, even I had a bit of trouble exiting particular windows.

Games are challenging and certainly keep young players brains working. For assistance at any time during the game, there is a phone down the lower left hand side of the screen that can be used to call for help.

A refreshing part of this title is that it will encourage language learning and development in children. In order to progress through the game, players need to learn how to read the Ancient Sea Language which is a combination of pictures and other symbols.

The game also covers a lot of straight forward logic and puzzle solving but is done in a clever way that doesn't make you feel that you are working for it. The games are pure fun, though it would have been better to have a written and spoken explanation of each task as at times, the kids would forget to go to the phone for help.

The following skills are covered in Timmy's Sea Adventure:

  • Thinking & Creativity

  • Problem Solving

  • Situation Analysis

  • Language

Graphics look great in the game and everything is well animated and colourful enough to keep children interested in completing the set tasks given to them. The audio is fine but is the weakest link in an otherwise pretty solid game.

Voice acting is good but it does sound as though the voice actor for young Timmy was used for more than just Timmy, making it somewhat confusing when more than one talking character is on the screen with the same voice.

Timmy's Sea Adventure is a very good title that is very well put together. Puzzles are more suited for the higher end of the recommended age group and will keep the kids busy for some time.  A few of the puzzles might scare off younger players with general complexity. A bit of light supervision may be required for general navigation of the title and some tasks, but overall a good addition to the Timmy series.

- Tory Favro

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