This software is so very
promising! Its main flaw, however, is that the adventure is brief. For
younger preschoolers, however, this game makes a great
introduction to exploration-style adventure games. Instead of
presenting a number of activities accessible from a main screen,
children participate in a storyline. They are in charge of finding
ingredients for a Very Large Soup, and they need to use their
thinking caps in order to obtain all that is needed.
For example, Piglet needs to find
Pooh, who is responsible for the honey. When he stumbles upon him,
he finds Pooh in a predicament. Pooh has dug a very large hole in
front of his home (a trap, you see, for the elusive Heffalumps),
and he is pondering, as Pooh often does, how to get back into his
home. Players need to find something that would form a good bridge
for Pooh, and if they have visited Eeyore, they might have noticed
a large plank over a pond. Once kids have used the plank so that
Pooh's home becomes accessible, Pooh knocks over his honey pots.
Children need to put the pieces of the honey pot back together.
But what about honey? The pot is empty. It just so happens,
however, that Tigger is looking for a pot to collect honey from a
The game is filled with plenty of
humor. Owl's bookish personality comes shining through on this
CD-ROM, for example. His spices are in "considerable
disarray" ... er, they're all "mixed up". Kids need
to organize them alphabetically. Owl provides interesting
information about each spice. Children participate in a painting
activity that involves color mixing that seems endless--some very
interesting shades of color can be produced!
Scattered throughout the game are
pressure-free brain teasers. Children may not even know they are
in fact puzzles.
Kanga and Roo fans will be
disappointed - they are sadly missing from the game. Piglet does
have to collect milk from them, but they are not around when he
This program is surprisingly fun.
We love the exploration theme, but we were disappointed that the
whole experience was so brief! The next time through, there are
tiny differences, but not much. Still, for young children who are
easily overwhelmed with too-challenging adventure games, Piglet's
Big Game is a very doable and charming, if brief, program.
See more screenshots and comments in our screenshot
gallery of the game.
[For more information, user
reviews, or to buy the CD-ROM:
Piglet's Big Game]
- Charming adventure-style
- Lots of humor and
- Excellent program for
- A fun experience while
it lasts, but it doesn't last long.
||By: Disney Interactive
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Piglet's Big Movie (VHS) and
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