Part 3 of our series in which we give you in-depth information on our Adventure Pack games will focus on the MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE. Our previous two posts have explained how to use the teacher interface to customize the games for individual needs, answered some frequently asked questions about the games and introduced the Swamp Adventure game. If you have not read those please go back and read them to have the basic information of the games.
The difficulty level of this particular game is based upon the computer gaming skills of the student. We consider this to be a moderately difficult game because it does require use of all four arrow keys on the key pad.
Mountain Adventure game. As I explained in the Swamp Adventure post you can click on PLAY to play the game or BACK to go back to the teacher interface to customize the game for your student. The High Scores! section was explained there too, so I won't bore you by repeating all that information. However, since I'm just the nicest person you'll ever meet here are links to those posts in case you have not read those. http://2galsspeechproducts.blogspot.com/2012/08/adventure-pack-software-what-its-all.html
In this game you are a mountain climber and must climb to the top of the mountain to win. You move your climber by using the arrow keys on your keypad. REMEMBER the mouse does not control the characters in the game. You can move the climber UP by pressing the up arrow or DOWN with the down arrow and of course LEFT or RIGHT with the left and right arrows. You can also move him DIAGONALLY by holding the up arrow simultaneously with the left or right arrows. You can also move downward in a diagonal direction by holding the down arrow simultaneously with the left or right arrows. The diagonal moves will help you greatly when you are dodging falling rocks and icicles. In this game there are obstacles and perils: falling rocks, icicles, and mountain goats that will butt you off the mountain. Each time you are hit by one of them you will lose a life. Note the colored squares up in the right hand corner of the screen which shows how many lives you have left. You have four lives in this game.
Do you see the crevice in the mountain (that black jagged
image under the mountain ledge)? You will also notice there is a cloud
beside the ledge. You can climb no higher than that cloud until you do your
speech task. There is no way to move forward in the game until the speech component has been attempted. Although this is a very fun game to play the purpose of the game is to practice your speech, so the game ensures the kid isn't just playing and not practicing.
GAME CHEATS: If you see small rocks falling, that signals that a large boulder is coming from that direction and you need to move out of the way. The icicles will make a tinkling sound right before they fall signaling that are getting ready to fall. You can use your climber's hand set the icicles off to get them to fall so that you can move. Just be sure to move out of the way quickly. The mountain goat will only head butt you, so you can move behind him.
So there you have it, the ins and outs of Mountain Adventure or should I say the ups and downs :)
Next week we will tell you about the Ski Doodle Adventure, so stay tuned!
Leah and Dean