A PROGRAM review is not the place to begin a discussion of dyslexia, a term hotly disputed among educationalists. Suffice it to say that Dyslexia Beater is aimed at children of average or above average ability from seven to 14 who experience reading difficulties, confuse left and right and muddle certain letters such as p, b and d.
Three levels of difficulty can be chosen, and three games are provided. In the Desert of Durg the player has to work through a maze of mines by pressing the cursor keys, first with the mines displayed and later when they are invisible. A mine detector screen indicates where the mines are.
In Crossing the Brax the player has to move a target right or left, to catch letters which match the target. Each successful catch builds an arch of a bridge.
Escape from Dyslexon involves steering a rocket ship through the green space gates while watching for flashing direction instructions. Refuelling has to be done by catching a yellow pod. Vaporisation occurs if the player is hit three times.
Compiled in machine code, the games are fun and fast moving. A useful learning aid for use either in special classes or at home.