A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the game's graphics can get difficult to see when it's played on the smaller VSmile Pocket system. This smartridge offers a lot of content by providing 13 different activities. Kids practice matching, rhyming, making change, and much more.
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What's it about?
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SPONGE contains 13 activities: Nine are a part of a learning adventure, and four are located in a separate section called the Learning Zone. If kids opt to participate in the adventure, they join SpongeBob as he goes through his day; each of the things he does translates into an educational arcade game, such as pairing rhymes or solving logic problems. In the Learning Zone, activities focus on matching geometric shapes, finding differences between two photos, working with weights and measurements, and completing number sequences.
Is it any good?
We tested this software on both the VSmile TV System and the handheld VSmile Pocket and did notice that a few of the graphics were hard to distinguish when playing on the smaller handheld version. As a result, players were sometimes unable to accomplish the game's educational objective. Overall, though, kids will enjoy diving into the large number of varied activities in SpongeBob's world -- and they'll learn something, too.
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