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Robinson Crusoe

Platform : Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Meet the challenges of a deserted island
  • Find a way to survive and make your way home
  • Based on Defoe's classic shipwreck adventure
  • Interactive narrative
  • Fosters deduction, coordination and combination skills
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00005K37P
  • Release Date: 29 Jun. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,383 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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Product Description

This title offers you the chance to step into the pages of Daniel Defoe's classic novel and experience the same challenges faced by its hero. You will wander through richly rendered, 360-degree island scenes as you attempt to complete a number of tasks necessary for survival. You must salvage tools from the wreck and build a raft, find fresh water and grow food. This is both an engaging game and an introduction to the novel, complete with an interactive, read-along version of the text.

Amazon.co.uk Review

After a brutal storm wrecks his ship, a bedraggled Robinson Crusoe successfully manages to drag himself ashore-he's the sole survivor and it's your task to help him escape in this animated story CD-ROM.

From the start Robinson Crusoe is a gripping game, brilliantly narrated by Martin Jarvis. It opens with stirring dramatic music as Crusoe talks of his desire to travel the oceans of the world despite the strong opposition of his father. Unfortunately lightening strikes his ship and from the moment you see Crusoe arrive alone on the beach, you have to take on his role. Stranded alone on the Island of Despair, you have to keep your spirits up and carry out various tasks to prevent yourself from starving or becoming the victim of a savage wild animal.

Your first task is to get on board the shipwreck. Using your mouse button you have to collect all the pieces you need to build a raft that will then hopefully take you and the remaining food and water ashore. The scenes are very atmospheric and well illustrated and you even have to wait for a low tide before you head for the wreck.

This game comes with clear instructions on how to navigate your way through the adventure. By clicking on a book icon, you can find tools or objects to make life on the island easier. When you hold down the mouse button you can enjoy panoramic views of the island as if you were actually standing there. And like Crusoe, you have to constantly beware of the cannibals. --Justin Hunt

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If you have ever looked (as I Have) for kids software that is not all 'shoot 'em up', but will still keep children interested, then this is it.
The excellant graphics & animations, along with the narration of the complete story will keep most children enthralled for hours.
The game can be played by listening to a part of the story (or reading without the narration)and then acting on this back in the game view.
Runs on Windows XP too!
An absolute bargain, buy it for your kids, or for yourself
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