CHARLIE CHURCH MOUSE BIBLE ADVENTURESReviewed By: Tim Emmerich, Shepherd's Staff
Genre: Christian Edutainment
Charlie is a small mouse who lives in the preacher's podium at the church. At the start of the game, you are treated to a video of Charlie making his way to the top of the podium where he opens up the Bible. On the open pages of the Bible are some stories that the player can interact with, including stories of Creation, Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Whale, Three Wise Men, Parable of the Lost Coin, and Fishes and Loaves. Within each is a different activity for the child, some dealing with shapes, colors, and numbers. Other games are jig-saw puzzles and mazes.
The controls are mostly mouse input, so be sure to have a mouse that is useable by small hands. For some of the activities, the arrow keys on the keyboard are used. Too bad these couldn't have been programmed into mouse controls for consistency and so as not to confuse young players. They do have a picture of the keyboard that comes up indicating the location of the arrow keys for younger players.
Some strengths are in the sound effects, where kids are heard giggling. In particular, the “hum” of the camel-riding wise men is quite fun. The graphics are well done, more than sufficient for children's tastes. It almost has that Saturday-morning cartoon type of look and feel to it.
They do offer two skill levels for differentiating between skill levels of the players.
Where can players and parents object?
Year of Release—2002
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