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DISNEY'S THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE-GROOVE CENTER
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DISNEY'S THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE-GROOVE CENTER

1/2/2001

30.00

This activity center offers children the opportunity to play with the characters from the movie in four fun activities. One encourages children to explore their creativity as they design their own six-paneled tapestry. What is particularly cool about this activity is that the tapestry animates upon completion.
In another activity, children help the character of Pacha plant and harvest food for his village. Children help hoe, plant, water, and harvest virtual crops. On the higher difficulty levels, players must contend with the weather and natural disasters.
The two remaining activities are arcade-style games. One involves some strategy as children throw magic potions at soldiers to protect Kuzco, the star of the movie. The other requires quick reflexes and good timing as players release planks into the mouths of crocodiles to keep them from eating Kuzco.
The weaknesses of this activity center are that it has too few activities-four to be exact, and it has an online component that does not ensure children's safety. I would opt to not load the online component during installation. Also, while the box says this is a title for 4-8 year olds, it is best played by 6-8 year olds.
The Groove Center's strengths are that each of its four activities is fun to play, and each is well thought out. Three are multi-leveled and in two, you can play against a friend.

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DISNEY'S THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE-GROOVE CENTER
Company: Disney Interactive
Price: 30.00
Platforms: Mac
Win