The new jump Start Escape from Adventure Island game for the Wii is perfectly marked for the age group it is reaching out to. I believe it is marketing to ages 5 and up. We put the game in and gave it a go. You get to create your character and I think they did a good job with the creation engine, it’s just enough for a child. Not too detailed and the best part is that when you are in the game it looks the same. The graphics don’t change.
So you start out in a balloon and your balloon crashes. You end up on Adventure Island but you can’t leave until you earn enough sand dollars to pay for the repairs.
This is where the learning comes in. You scour the island and ocean following riddles, math problems and letter recognition. They can be as simple as matching numbers to the number representation to identifying the correct letter. The level can be chosen, light, medium and hard and you can choose the type of activity.
I chose one of the underwater games and my daughter seemed to really enjoy it. She liked swimming.
“Mommy, I’m a fish. “
The number recoginition is beyond her but we might work on her letters more tomorrow with this game. She sang her alphabet to her daddy today while I was at the Doctor. Makes me sad that I missed that.
Lots of Chances to Win one
- Enter from 11/2/09 to 11/16/09.
- Each person will be allowed two entries into the contest (details on contest page)
The theme of the contest is “Time to Escape!”
We want to hear how your family uses imagination to escape the everyday and turn life into an adventure! Tell us your story for a chance to win.
- 50 winners will receive a copy of JumpStart Escape From Adventure Island
- 3 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS will receive a family Escape Pack (over $1000 value)!
- 1 Nintendo Wii Console
- 1 copy of JumpStart Escape From Adventure Island
- $250 in spa gift certificates
- 1 JumpStart branded flip camera
- 3 lifetime JumpStart memberships (1 for winner, 2 to share)
- 500 virtual coins for JumpStart.com
- 4 JumpStart pirate hats & 4 JumpStart kids T-shirts
- JumpStart provided me with a copy of Escape from Adventure Island to review and I am going to give it to charity at the end of this review. No entries are accepted on this post.