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Chattermaths
By Currah Comptor Components
Commodore Vic 20

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #34

Conceptually, this is a simple maths game in which you do addition sums (no answer higher than 10).

A correct answer is rewarded by an animated man climbing up a diving board.

With each correct answer, he climbs higher until he makes his dive. You then start with another diver.

An incorrect answer prompts a display of objects (e.g. cars, boats, trains, etc) which can be counted to give the child the correct answer.

If a second incorrect answer to the sum is given, the program 'counts' the objects for you and 'speaks' the numbers through the speech synthesiser.

For some strange reason, the program is limited to addition sums only. A range of difficulties would also be helpful.

Graphically, the game is good and the point of it is put over to the child well. Overall, a nice program which could however stand some improvement.

M.W.