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Fatty Bear's FunPack

Moby ID: 20950
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Description

In Fatty Bear's FunPack, you play against Fatty Bear in either Reversi (a classic game of strategy and logic), Lines & Boxes ( a childhood classic involving a grid of dots and the players draw lines to create boxes), and the card game Go Fish. Designed for kids 3-8, each of these games has 4 difficulty levels.

In addition, you can play Tangrams, a centuries-old game where are shown a shape and given a number of smaller pieces and have to put them together to make the shape. The game gets harder as you progress.

Finally, there is the Fatty Bear's Paint Set activity, which has 35 pictures to color. Although there are 5 basic colors in the palette, you can also mix up different colors - even different shades.

Spellings

  • フゑッティーベを フゑンパック - Japanese spelling

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  • Litho Design Inc.

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Average score: 2.2 out of 5 (based on 1 ratings)

Better than the other Fun Pack, but still obsolete

The Good
This is another simple minigame collection from Humongous Entertainment's early days. And just like Putt-Putt's Fun Pack, there's no reason to play it nowadays, as all of its games are included in Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack. But since it did get a standalone release first, I'm going to review it anyway.

Though its low budget still shows, it's apparent that a bit more work went into this game compared to its counterpart. There are only five minigames (compared to Putt-Putt's six), but they've all been newly developed for this collection. The individual games are also a bit more involving.

Reversi has a decent amount of strategy to it. The AI strikes me as relatively capable on the highest difficulty, though I may not be the best person to judge it, since this isn't a game I'm very good at.

The collection of Tangram puzzles also provides a decent challenge. In fact, some of the later puzzles might almost be a bit too hard for the target audience.

The Bad
A more average entry is Dots and Boxes. Though the game has strategic value, the AI only seems to understand the basic strategies. Once you get the hang of the game, you can outwit it without much trouble. Also, due to the way the game works, most of the time is spent on setting it up without having to think much.

Go Fish isn't all that memorable either. The game's implementation is perfectly fine, even giving you the choice between three different sets of motives. But there's just not much depth to the game. It's a pretty luck-based affair, though it does require some basic skill at memorization and probability estimation.

Finally, there's a coloring minigame. It has a pretty intuitive interface that mimics drawing with watercolors, but the game's limited resolution and color palette hold it back.

Also, the presentation is once again very minimalist. At least this time, the music is taken from Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise.

The Bottom Line
Compared to Putt-Putt's very lukewarm offering, this game has a bit more substance and lasting value to it. Though it still isn't anything special at all. And there's no reason to play it over Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack.

DOS · by SomeRandomHEFan (164) · 2020

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Welp. I guess it's time for the last resort. Mr. Eight-Three-One (1840) Feb 12, 2016

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Game added by Dave Timoney.

3DO added by Scaryfun.

Additional contributors: Kayburt.

Game added January 31, 2006. Last modified January 5, 2024.