Kids on Keys

Kids on Keys Screenshots

Atari 8-bit version

Title screen
Main menu
Some falling letters
Hurry, that C has almost reached the bottom of the screen!
To complete this level I need to type in the word.
Time for round two
Level completed, waving goodbye!
Looking for the table.
Trickier; now where is the apple?
Looks like a ladder, better type L.
Identified the flower.
This image is a coat, type C.

Kids on Keys Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Title screen
Main menu
Game 1: letters fall
Got that one, but here comes another!
They just don't relent!
Much like Final Fantasy games, this one also features boss fights in airships.
Defeated, my opponent waves goodbye
Game 2: icons of objects fall and I need to type in their names
It was such a nice red before I named it...
Got you this time, Fork!
When the round is over, you get a memory test...
Can you type in the names of the objects even with their sprites partially obscured?
And on to the next round.
New objects! (Note: this is a "rabbit", not a "bunny". I learned that the hard way.)
There we go!
What can I say, I'm just naturally gifted.
Eventually each game comes to an end, though they can be replayed endlessly.
Game 3: Type in the number corresponding to the picture of each named object.
This game also has a bonus round...
Again, the bonus round involves malformed sprites.
A second round promises much...
such as a new slate of objects!

Kids on Keys Screenshots

DOS version

Making sure the game displays in color on composite monitors
The game title scrolls by
Title screen
The main menu
Some letters falling down
Round 1 almost complete, just type this word...
This round is trickier and features letters and numbers
Round completed, this guy waves goodbye
I'm looking for the window here...
A little tougher; which one is the car?
There are a variety of different pictures
Images falling; I've identified the girl
Hmm, what is this falling object?
An image editor is included
Editing the duck

Kids on Keys Screenshots

TRS-80 CoCo version

Title screen 1
The game title scrolls by
Main menu
Here come some letters...
Type this word to complete the level
Round 2; hurry, that Z is almost at the bottom of the screen!
Identifying pictures
The bonus round makes things more challenging
Round 2 presents some new pictures to identify
Falling objects
Successfully identified the hat

Kids on Keys Screenshots

VIC-20 version

Title screen
The main menu
Here come some letters.
Hurry, that D is almost to the bottom of the screen!
Type this word to complete the level.
On to level two
Level two complete, waving goodbye!
Here comes a bell.
Correctly identified the dog.
Which one of these is the flower?
Bonus round with partial pictures
Round two with new pictures

Kids on Keys Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

This screen is displayed as the game loads
When the game has loaded a basket descends and the words KIDS ON KEYS are displayed individually beneath the umbrella. Then the kid waves as the basket floats skywards
The game's main title screen ...
... and the main menu screen. The up / down arrows change focus between the game choice and the level. The left / right arrows change the difficulty level
Game 1, level 1. letters fall down the screen
Game 1, level 1. By typing in the letter that's falling the player makes it explode and prevents it reaching the ground. Here the falling letter H has been blown up.
At the end of the level the falling letters stop, there is a pause, all the letters that were successfully prevented from reaching the ground appear with the train
Its that kid again, drifting down the screen. The player types in the word below the umbrella, in this case LIE, for bonus points. This causes the kid to wave and float upwards.
Game 1, level 2. The letters are a different colour and fall slightly faster
At the end of level 2 the kid appears again, this time with a different word, and the game displays this message
Game 2, level 1. Here the player must enter the first letter of the item that's falling. Entering a H for House will score the 3 points displayed at the top of the screen
The house was allowed to fall to ground so only 2 points will be scored when an item next falls in column 1. meanwhile 3 points have been scored for Tree in column 2.
In this round the items are only partially displayed. This is part of a Cup and the game is expecting the letter C to be entered
Game 2, round 2 is just the same as round 1. Different objects are use but the game is still the same. there's also another bonus round at the end
At the end of round 2 a new high score had been achieved, but the player was not prompted to enter their name
The player is again prompted to return to the main menu
Game 3, level 1. The game paints 5 pictures on screen, one at a time. Here it's part way through
The game then displays a word and the player must enter the corresponding number
As with previous games there's a bonus round in which the objects are only partly displayed
At the end of the bonus round the game completes the pictures one at a time for the players benefit
Game 3, level 2 is the same as level 1 but with different symbols
At the end of the second bonus round a new high score had been achieved but there was no prompt for the player's name. from here the player is prompted to play again or return to the main menu