An original and highly entertaining program to
teach your youngster the basic principles of
addition and subtraction. The routines can be
tested separately or randomly and the user can
choose his desired level of difficulty.
Primary schoolchildren to first year juniors
will delight in helping Pirate Pedro to recover
his hard-earned treasure. As with all Gemini
software, screen presentation and graphics are
superb and the user-friendly prompts will enable
the child to learn how to use the program in
Finally, an individual and high score feature
provides a competitive element which is based
upon accuracy, speed and level of difficulty.
This enables it to be used respectively in the
classroom or at home.
Running The Program
After loading the program an introduction
page is screened. Press RETURN to proceed to
the main menu. The user can choose to be tested
on addition, subtraction or a mixture of the
two by opting for keys A, S or M and the choice
will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
A level of difficulty can be selected by
pressing key L. The levels range from 1 to 9,
1 being the easiest and 9 the hardest level.
Press RETURN to start the program.
The numeric keys 0 to 9 should be used to input
the answer to each individual question. Pressing
DELETE wipes out the answer for re-entry and
RETURN should be pressed when the chosen answer
has been entered.
Please note that the answer must be input in
reverse as it would be on paper. This means
that if the answer to a sum is 128, the keys
'8' '2' followed by '1' must be pressed.
In response to a correct answer, Pedro jumps
happily and a ring and a tick appear.
If an incorrect response is given, Pedro shakes
his head and a cross appears. The child is
given another chance to obtain the correct
answer but, on a second failure, the correct
answer is displayed in a different colour.
Pressing any key gives the next question.
Once ten questions have been asked, Pedro is
given his treasure providing the user has
achieved a score in excess of 6/10.
On the score page, a 'Game' score, high score
and marks out of ten are given. The score
awarded depends on a combination of speed of
answer, number of correct answers obtained
during the test and level of difficulty chosen.
Useful Hints For Parents And Teachers
Type *RUN to load. Follow screen prompts as
they appear and you will quickly learn how to
use the programs.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).