Collins Soft was first off the mark about two years ago with a series of educational programs based on Paddington.
Those early programs were fairly unremarkable and rather dull. With Paddington's Garden Game Collins Soft has started afresh and produced a program which is likely to be a hit with children between five and eight.
Paddington has to walk round his garden, catch butterflies and find marmalade sandwiches. He also has to avoid hedgehogs and wasps and not touch the flowers or borders.
All the ingredients of arcade action are included, several screens of action, three lives and a task, and the graphics are smooth. However the butterflies are released at the end of the game and Paddington merely gets stung.
The joystick option means that the program is easy to operate and should satisfy the desire of younger members of the family to play computer games.
In doing so it reinforces hand/eye co-ordination and most of all is entertaining and fun.