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Mirrorsoft Ltd
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Dave: This is one of a series of educational programs. Included in the package arc two cassettes (one for each game), an explanatory booklet, and a plastic keyboard overlay which covers the alphabet keys and masks off the Spectrum keywords.

The package is aimed at five to eight year-olds; to be realistic though, it's more likely to appeal to children at the lower end of the scale.

On the first cassette is Mr iWoisy's Word Game, which is designed to teach words like 'small', 'wide', 'smallest' and 'widest'. There are nine different games to play, each of which can be selected from the main menu.

Other games allow various combinations of reading and writing exercises ranging from matching up a picture with the correct word to choosing the opposite to a displayed word.

The second cassette contains Read With Mr Bounce, which teaches position words like 'above', 'inside', and 'on'. Again, there are several different options to teach different uses of the words.

The graphics are large and clear, and this is just about the best educational package I've seen on the Spectrum. 5/5 HIT

Ross: The colourful screen layout and large, well animated graphics make this series of educational games very appealing. The pupil is lead through a number of increasingly difficult tasks, from single key answers to full sentences. A very good educational package. 3/5 MISS

Roger: A vital training aid for the illiterati scribbling in this rag. Your Spectrum rumours allege that it constitutes Troubleshootin' Pete's favourite screentime! 5/5 HIT