Marc Brown's Arthur's Teacher Trouble

Moby ID: 69084
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Arthur's Teacher Trouble is a single-player educational game that's based on the eleventh book in the Arthur series written and illustrated by Marc Brown.

The story starts at the beginning of a new term. Arthur's now in third grade and has a new teacher, Mr. Ratburn. Arthur is sure that third grade means trouble as Mr. Ratburn has a reputation for handing out lots of homework and, sure enough, he assigns the class homework on the very first day of school. The next day, Mr. Ratburn gives the class a hundred spelling words to learn. Everyone goes home to study because there will be a spelling test based on these words. The day of the test arrives and everyone does very well but only two pupils get all their words correct, Arthur and The Brain. These two are picked to represent Mr. Ratburn's class in the all-school spellathon.

The game has two modes of play, 'Let Me Play' and 'Read To Me'. In the 'Read To Me' mode the game reads the story to the player highlighting the words being spoken as it progresses. This takes around nine and a half minutes to complete and each screen/page of the book is animated. The 'Let Me Play' mode allows the player to interact with each page much more. Clicking on posters on the noticeboard will cause the pictures to dance, when his mum bakes cookies they sing and so-on.

The game plays in either English (US) or Spanish, the disc has audio tracks that can be played through a CD player as well as demo versions of Just Grandma and Me, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The New Kid on the Block.

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The first Arthur living book revamped for the iPad.

The Good
It looks like Wanderful seem to do a good job at doing an index of pages that make it easy to choose which page you want to go. In most cases throughout the story, touching objects would make them come to life. This was really creative since Wanderful had the option to change languages from English to Spanish, and purchase additional ones via the App store.

The Bad
Clearly enough, Wanderful missed some parental controls which allows them to e.g. lock the home button on the iPad so that the child does not access the data on their iPads. Kind of frustrating!

The Bottom Line
Do you like Arthur? You might have already seen him on your PBS Kids station on TV. If you are a big fan of Arthur the Aardvark, then take a look at this app for your iPad! It is really fun and interactive too!

iPad · by Katie Cadet (10036) · 2015

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  • Electronic Entertainment
    • March 1994 – Editors' Choice Awards: Best Edutainment Title

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Game added by piltdown_man.

Windows, Linux added by Plok. Android added by Michael Cassidy. iPad, iPhone added by Katie Cadet.

Additional contributors: Havoc Crow.

Game added October 27, 2014. Last modified January 25, 2024.