Serious Game Classification

The Backyardigans: Mission to Mars 360KID (U.S.A.), Activision Value Publishing (U.S.A.), 2006  

Informations Analyses Discussion





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Licensed title
  • Educative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 8-11 / 3-7
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

The Backyardigans: Mission to Mars The Backyardigans: Mission to Mars is based on a CGI animated children's television series created by Nickelodeon executive Janice Burgess. The heroes are preschool age creatures whose imaginations turn their backyard into a place of adventure; in this game, Uniqua, Pablo, and Austin travel to Mars to investigate the origin of a strange signal Mission Control is picking up. Gameplay is similar to that in the Dora the Explorer games; completed mini-games move the player through the story. In this case, each mini-game brings the Backyardigans closer to the source of the strange sounds, and rewards the player with space specimens that will be analyzed on returning to earth - these specimens contain music and printable pages.

The mini-games are played with the mouse, mostly point and click, and sometimes moving the mouse to control a character or vehicle: Lift-off - remember and repeat a flashing light pattern to launch the shuttleZero Gravity - control Austin to help him put away all the floating supplies in the right cabinetsShuttle Control - select the correct pre-laid path to maneuver the shuttle through obstacles in spaceMeteor Shower - drive the Rover over the Mars surface while avoiding meteorites and collecting crystalsAmaze-ing Caves - use the mouse to move through mazes and blast boulders out of your pathCliff Walk - cross chasms by dragging bridge pieces into placeMartian River Float - steer around obstacles as the Rover floats down an underground riverHide-and-Seek - click on items to find the Martian, and then help her find some things she's looking forMusic - the Backyardigans want to celebrate; select an instrument for each one and listen to them playAnalysis Machine - place space specimens on a conveyor belt to the analysis machine to discover more music and some pages to printFinishing a mini-game in Journey mode unlocks it in Free Play mode, so the player can then return to it whenever he wants. Cut scenes have a skip option, and all other screens have exit and volume icons. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)