Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Kids can now interact with television characters!

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a way to make watching TV more interactive. But the format is somewhat limited.

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Parent of a 3, 3, and 5-year-old Written bymom2my3boyz March 6, 2009

Great toy for the younger kids

This system is very limited in what it can do. My 5 year old doesn't seem interested. He played it the first day we got it then went back to his V-Smile. M... Continue reading
Adult Written bygregcarolann April 9, 2008

More junk from CHINA

Concept is great if it worked, but what do you expect from CHINA. Ever try the help line, it's like pulling teeth with tweezers. One good thing is that the... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

What's it about?

If your kids enjoying watching DVDs of Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street, and SpongeBob SquarePants, here is a way to make that passive experience into an interactive one. INTERACTV works with your DVD player and television. It comes with its own DVD and a special 10x7-inch controller into which you slip a special card. When you sync your DVD player to the InteracTV controller (by entering a provided code), kids can watch footage on the DVD from Dora the Explorer, Elmo's World, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

During the show, kids will be asked to answer questions by pressing on one of nine touch points on the controller card. The cards have recognizable shapes that correspond to what is shown on the screen. Kids will be asked to answer over 100 questions which randomize so the play experience is different every time. If children answer incorrectly, they get help from the DVD characters.

Is it any good?

Because of the format of having nine touch points on a card, the interactivity is somewhat limited. Kids answer questions by matching the shapes on the card to what they see on the screen. Nonetheless, this is better than sitting passively watching television.

Add-on DVD titles are available showcasing Blue's Clues, Barney, Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Each DVD is $15.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about playing with characters on TV. What other characters would you want to interact with?

Game details

  • Platforms: InteracTV
  • Price: $40
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Fisher-Price
  • Release date: December 20, 2004
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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