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Curious George: Downtown Adventure

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Description

When Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat venture into the city one day, the Man foolishly leaves George alone while he goes off to shop for shoes. Curious George has a curiosity streak a mile wide that no admonition can suppress, and when he sees a crowd gathered he just has to investigate. George's actions precipitate a series of little disasters which he must set to rights.

The game begins with an illustrated narration and then moves on to the first puzzle in the game, where the narrator guides the player through a mini-tutorial. The puzzles are very much like "Rube Goldberg machines", similar to The Incredible Machine series of games. Items must be arranged on the screen in a cause-and-effect manner to accomplish certain tasks. More items are collected as each puzzle is solved. Each successful puzzle awards bananas which are considered the player's "score".

Recommended ages for this game are 3 - 6 according to the publisher, however, the puzzles can be confusing. Luckily, the game offers hints on each puzzle page, allowing even the youngest player to complete each task. Player Achievement certificates, based on the player's progress, can be printed out.

The game also features an "Open Play" mode where the player can design their own puzzles.

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Curious George: Downtown Adventure Windows Signing in to Downtown Adventure
Curious George: Downtown Adventure Windows At the circus, ready to ride the elephant (with some help from me...)
Curious George: Downtown Adventure Windows The mean-looking clown wants to put George in a cage!
Curious George: Downtown Adventure Windows George's first task is to rescue a fan from the dumpster, after which it goes into the inventory...ew!

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The Press Says

Review Corner Windows Jun, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
macHOME Macintosh 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PCMag.com Windows Sep 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
7Wolf Magazine Windows Jul 19, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
All Game Guide Windows 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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