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Here And There With The Mr. Men
By Mirrorsoft
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Big K #10

Here And There With The Mr. Men

Before I begin, I'd like to point out that there is no particular reason why the Reviews Ed should hand me a Mr. Men game that teaches left from right and is clearly marked "For ages 4-8". Just because I fell into this desk five times last week doesn't mean that I am directionally dyslexic. He should learn to keep his drawers closed.

Assuming that you are of the right age, are a Mr. Men fan, have a younger sibling in mind - or are simply a dimbo - Here And There is a well crafted and cheerful educational compilation. There are four short and simple programs with clear, FAT, Mr. Men sprites and a booklet containing easy-to-follow instructions. Each section is more complex than the last, and requires increased planning and thinking ahead to obtain the reward (an animated sequence).

The first shows pieces of a puzzle which must be aligned exactly before they spin together to reveal a portrait of Mr. Tickle. We then progress to a bit of route planning. You must guide the Tickle chappie's arm through the geography of Mr. Grumpy's house. This is done by tapping in a series of commands in advance (left, right, up, down, etc). When you hit 'enter', Mr. Tickle's arm will speed round the corners and tickle Mr. Grumpy making him convulse with laughter. Ho ho ho.

The last sequence is a game of draughts played with Mr. Men as pieces. Again you direct your players with left and right commands.

Altogether a solid piece of worthyware from Mirrorsoft. Hang on - perhaps Here And There was created with Mr. Maxwell in mind? He also seems to have problems distinguishing left from right!