What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that at the time of review, there was no advertising on the site, although there is a link to join the Disney Fairies Club. The Rocketheads game involves being hit by fireballs and might be too intense for very young players.
What's it about?
A bright light shines through the keyhole of your bedroom door. Should you open the door, or not? Of course you have to. A glowing orb appears, revealing an image of your little brother, held prisoner in the incredible world of Abadazad. Your mission, naturally, is to travel from the safety of your room in Brooklyn, "across the eight oceans" through space and time to rescue him. Along the way, you'll meet some rather unusual characters. The Web site, like the book series by J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog that it's based on, is part comic book, part enchanted diary. You can leaf through two of the titles and examine special pages and illustrations with an online magnifying glass.
Is it any good?
Although the site was created by Disney, known for its fabulous interactive Web sites, there are only two games to play: a downloadable crossword puzzle and a maze game in which players try to avoid "rocketheads" as they attempt to place library books back on their shelves. Gameplay is rather slow and predictable.
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