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Fatty Bear must help the other toys prepare a surprise party for Kayla. He must find the ingredients for a cake and then make it, find the missing letters for the happy birthday sign and blow up some balloons among other things. The game also includes bowling and piano minigames.

This is an adventure game designed for children aged 3-8 that uses an enhanced version of the SCUMM engine originally developed for Maniac Mansion by Ron Gilbert who is Project Leader, Producer, Co-Designer and one of the interpreter programmers for this title.


Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise DOS The garden
Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise DOS In Kayla's bedroom
Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise DOS The refrigerator with some ingredients for the cake and other useful objects
Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise DOS Cake Ingredients

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User Reviews

Still iffy, but an improvement Windows Mr. Eight-Three-One (1638)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly 3DO Jan 14, 1994 A- 91
All Game Guide Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1993 3 out of 4 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Feb, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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