Title: Snap Dragon
Playing Time: Varies, unlimited.
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:
Subject Area: Math, science and
Objectives: "Develop early learning
skills for math, science and reading." This is stated on the back
panel of the CD alothough I don't believe it relates to any of these issues.
Brief Description: Snap Dragon is
in a variety of situations where the child can snap pictures and discover
Entry Capabilities Required: Knowledge
of how to install programs and use of mouse.
Relevance to objectives: 1
(The program has nothing to do with the objectives stated on the CD.
I found it very difficult to understand because there were no instructions
and no explination of what was happening.)
Good graphics and fun things to do to keep attention.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
4 (It was a program many children can use without and adult-after
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:
4 (It seemed very age appropriate for the ages stated on the CD.)
Likely to be comprehended clearly:
1 (The game seemed pointless for me because there was no instructions
and I had no clue what to do.)
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
4 (Good graphics and sound effects.)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 5 (No
opportunity to win or lose.)
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 1
(No realistic features but some accurate pictures and graphics.)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: 0
(No directions were provided and I was very confused as to what to do with
the things I saw on the screen.)
Effectiveness of debriefing:
No point to the game was found.
Reviewer: Sara Douglass
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.