Stickybear Word Scramble. (educational software) (evaluation)
by Steve Hudson
Uh-oh...Stickybear is stuck among energy-eating spheres. But good news! Energy stars stand by to help, if our hero's helper can only solve some word puzzles. That's Stickybear Word Scramble, a fun and attractive educational package from Optimum Resource. Featuring keyboard control and speech capabilities, it offers three difficulty levels and sufficient challenge for children ages 7-11 and beyond. Within levels, Word Scramble monitors response accuracy and adjusts problems accordingly--a nice touch. Bonus points reward speed and accuracy. Top players earn a spot on the high-scorer board, and custom word lists are easy. With an assortment of scrambled words, hidden words, and word-oriented Concentration-style matching games, replay value is high.