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Carol Vorderman Word Bar Game

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Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions27.2 x 19.4 x 5.2 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model number02112
Assembly RequiredNo
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Best Sellers Rank 1,027,774 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight399 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2006

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I like most handheld electronic games (I should do, I have almost 300 of the things!!) and out of my collection, I rarely come across one that I'm not that impressed with, however, this is such a one, and by coincidence is the second of those endorsed by Carol Vorderman. (sorry Carol - I'm sure this has nothing to do with you)

This is an `okay' type of game, but there's a couple of issues I have with it; the first being the perspex screen; this is rounded out in shape, and totally unnecessary. Having got as I say almost three hundred handheld games, most have some kind of screen - but none of them has one like this - they're completely flat as you'd expect. The result of this being round that it's not only less clear for it and `blurry', but any light (or shadow!) nearby reflects on it - and it doesn't have to be a light or anything that is directly above you - or even to the side for that matter; from any angle at all... This is for no other reason than because the plastic screen is curved outwards... I can't for the life of me think why they would have done this - totally perplexed... There is also an irony here, as the game is somewhat larger than many of my other handheld games, and thus the screen is much bigger too which would have made this ideal for those of the older generation - or that don't have brilliant eyesight, but then to be hindered by this flaw in the screen...

The second niggle is the winning and losing sounds and effects - they're `unclear' - not audibly so, but they're meaning; just who is it that has won!?? You - or the computer?

So, not the best handheld game I own - probably not the worst true, but very much nearing it. It's a shame, as the idea is good, and it would have been SO easy to have made these couple of amendments when in the trial producing period if anyone with half a brain had pointed them out...
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