Let's Go Read: An Island Adventure

Moby ID: 83085
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Let’s Go Read: An Island Adventure is an educational computer game for ages 4 to 6. It features 35 games and activities that focus on reading skills for the targeted age group. Robby (a raccoon) does not know how to read after a large sign is put up outside his home. After a bit of thinking, Emily (a squirrel) helps Robby learn to read by going to Letter Island by entering the Reading Rover, an airplane powered with word fuel. The player takes part by learning the letter sounds, and then the player sounds out the letter out loud, followed by a game which the player must find the correct phonetic letter sound for example.

Once the player has mastered each section, a storybook based on what they have learned can be viewed in which the player can let the computer read the story out loud or record a voice reading the story. When the Reading Rover is low on fuel, the player must build words in order to refill and continue the adventure. Also, during the adventure, the clouds with words on them must be sounded out by the player. The game optionally features speech recognition, which the player can interact with the game by voice if a microphone is plugged into the computer.

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Average score: 94% (based on 3 ratings)

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Average score: 5.0 out of 5 (based on 1 ratings)

An excellent educational reading adventure game, but too lengthy!

The Good
This is one of my favourite childhood games of the late 90s when I was very young. The one thing I liked the most is that the game focuses on reading skills. The stories were easy to understand, and the theme song is excellent, at least in my time.

The Bad
I've had problems with the speech recognition where the characters don't understand what I am saying (That's right IBM ViaVoice, you've made my day misreading my voice), and for the most part, the entire game (and its sections) are too lengthy. Wow, that's literally a waste of time for some children!

The Bottom Line
This has to be one of the best educational reading adventures on CD-ROM out there, but the lengthiness did not make it into the game itself, as I was wasting time getting all the letter sounds right using the speech recognition. But anyway, I highly recommend this game to young children who are beginning to learn how to read and want to learn a lot from this game. Oh, and the speech recognition only works on a Power Mac or on Pentium-based Windows 95 computers, as I did some searching for the game's technical requirements. But otherwise, give it a go and you will see what I mean!

Windows · by Katie Cadet (10036) · 2017

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Edmark provided a microphone and baseball cap with each copy of the game to retain children's interest and get into the adventure.

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Game added by Katie Cadet.

Additional contributors: Kayburt.

Game added February 1, 2017. Last modified February 22, 2023.