Ready to Read with Pooh
|Ready to Read with Pooh|
|Publisher(s)||Disney Interactive Studios|
Ready to Read with Pooh is a 1997 interactive CD-ROM video game by Disney Interactive Studios that helps children ages three to six learn to read. There are nine activities in the game. When the player completes an activity successfully, they will receive an item that goes into a treehouse.
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The game starts with Pooh descending from the sky with a balloon singing the introduction song. If the game is already played, players can choose to resume or start a new game. After Pooh lands near a tree house, which serves as the start of the game, he gives it to the player and Gopher shows up with a mailbox and that is where the player can type their name or chose to go back. The mailbox will have mail whenever the player returns to the tree house, in which the flag will be up if there's something inside. After Pooh explains the instructions, he is not seen again for the rest of the game, but is still heard off-screen. The cursor is a bee who looks at the player and flaps its wings if there's something clickable and looks at the background if there's nothing to click on. Clicking on the edge of the screen allows the player to exit an activity. Songs that are heard at the start of an activity or instructions can be skipped by simply clicking. Every activity has something that keeps track of how many the player still has to do to complete it. Pooh's honey pot on the bottom right corner serves as the options menu. Players can travels to three different parts of the Hundred Acre Woods by clicking the West, East, Home (which leads back to the tree house), or North paths and play one of the three games in each area. If the game is completed, a reward is presented to the player by Gopher, but if the game is played again, they won't get anything else. Every game has three levels and each level has a reward that can only be presented once. The rewards can later be seen in the tree house. The items and numerous other objects around the woods are clickable and have many different animations. Players can also enter the tree house by clicking on one of the two doors on the top or bottom of the tree house, as some items that they have won are found inside. If all activities in an area is fully completed, Tigger will present the player with a doorbell contraption that plays different sound effects depending on what the player selects. It can be upgraded if more games are completed. Most characters are not seen in the game but like Pooh, they are heard off-screen.
- Bob Bergen -
- Mary Kay Bergman -
- Jim Cummings - Winnie the Pooh, Tigger
- Kylie Dempsey -
- Brad Garrett - Eeyore
- Michael Gough - Gopher
- Jennifer Hale -
- Nikita Hopkins - Roo
- Patty Parris - Kanga
- Ken Sansom - Rabbit
- Steve Schatzberg - Piglet
- Andre Stojka - Owl
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