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123-Talk (DOS)

123-Talk DOS The game's menu


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123-Talk is a shareware, single-player, package of educational games whose distinguishing feature is that it provides audio feedback and encouragement to the pupil.

The package consists of the following mini games:
  • Keyboard Banger 123: When it starts the game paints a pattern on screen using a digit in multiple colours, When the child hits the keyboard the digit is displayed centre screen and the game says 'Try saying this number .......', then the pattern is wiped and a new one is drawn using a new digit.

  • 123 Song: The numbers one to twenty are shown on screen and a child sings them in sequence.

  • Your Phone Number Is: This displays a phone number enunciating each digit so that the pupil learns to say the number and to recognise it. In the shareware version this is limited to a single US style number in the form 123-1234. This game also teaches the child the number to dial in an emergency which is fixed as 911. The phone number can be edited in the Parental Control section but the 911 number cannot.

  • Find the Number Game: The game displays a digit on screen and asks the pupil to find that number on the keyboard.

  • Easy Counting Game: The game displays coloured balloons on the screen and asks the pupil 'How Many Balloons?' The pupil answers by pressing the appropriate number on the keyboard and the game asks the same question of a different number of balloons.

  • Addition Game: The game asks simple sums such as 'What does 3 + 2 make?' The pupil is aided by the display of two groups of balloons, three in one and two in the other. They answer and the game moves on to another question.

  • Subtraction Game: The same as the Addition Game but these are take-away sums.

  • Easy Draw II: This is purely for fun. The game area becomes a blackboard and the player can draw on it by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse. The right mouse button changes the colour of the chalk.
All games are played with the mouse. There are simple sound effects and lots of a very supportive, very American lady's voice.


123-Talk DOS This is the screen that's shown as the program exits to DOS
123-Talk DOS The Phone Number game
A good idea this, let the child see and hear their phone number, and that of the emergency services. Just US format numbers though
123-Talk DOS 123-Song.
There's a child's alphabet song which starts "A-B-C-D-E-F-G'...and ends ''Now I know my ABC you can sing along with me'. That's the tune this child uses to sing the numbers one to twenty.
123-Talk DOS This is the Adult area where phone numbers can be changed

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piltdown_man (155153) added 123-Talk (DOS) on Oct 29, 2014