Serious Game Classification

Jump Start: Animal Adventures Funnybone Interactive, Knowledge Adventure (U.S.A.), 2002  

Informations Analyses Discussion





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


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


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


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

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Jump Start: Animal Adventures Frankie, the Jump Start dog, announces registration for an Animal Habitat Contest, a magazine contest that requires you to travel all around the globe, photographing wildlife and learning about many different kinds of animals in their ecosystems. After you register, you enter the All-Over-Rover, a special exploration vehicle that can travel anywhere, including under the ocean. The interior of the vehicle serves as your home page ? inside, you?ll find:Level buttons; change your difficulty levelVolume controlYour Sticker Book; as you complete the pages and activities for each habitat you earn points which can be traded in for stickersYour Progress Report, to keep track of what you?ve coveredBook of Arts & Crafts pages, which you earn as you complete the activities and mini-games on the contest sheetsHabitat sheets to print outThe Map, with icons to click on to visit the habitats And the Exit doorThe habitats you?ll visit correspond to places on three continents ? in North America you?ll find the Temperate Forest and the Tide Pools; in South America is the Tropical Rain Forest, and in Africa there?s the Savanna Grasslands. Each location is full of animals, all of them ready to tell you something about themselves. Some have mini-games, which usually involve some aspect of the animal?s real life, such as a deer fighting over territory, a beaver building it?s lodge, or a leaf-cutter ant gathering leaves and carrying them back to it?s home. Some animals perform in their own music videos; a brown bat (Batney Ears!) sings ?Echolocation? and the Crab-O-Matics sing and perform "Regeneration"...

Most actions are accomplished using the mouse, but some mini-games require you to use keyboard keys such as the spacebar or arrows for special actions.

After you?ve finished all the contest sheets you can play the Animal Smarts Game, alone or with another player; see who can be first to match a picture or words to the pictures/words that move quickly across the screen. There are also a lot of printable pages in this game; besides the arts and crafts pages, you can print out your progress report or lyrics to the game's songs as well as the certificate you receive naming you an official Jump Start Animal Habitat Explorer. [source:mobygames]

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