The Learning Company
|Platform(s)||Windows, Apple II, Macintosh, MS-DOS|
Spellevator is an educational computer game for the Apple II computer, published by MECC (now part of Mattel's The Learning Company). It was one of the first commercial games to use the ProDOS operating system.
The player controls a dust bunny, which is chased by several vacuum cleaners with different movement patterns. The objective of the level is to grab all the letters and exit through the upper left corner. The player can pass through an unoccupied elevator (some vacuum cleaners use elevators also) by correctly answering a spelling or vocabulary question. Once one completes a level, the player can receive a bonus by correctly unscrambling the letters one grabbed into a word).
Spellevator had a utility on the disk's flipside that let a user create a word list and save it to any ProDOS formatted floppy disk. This way, teachers could customize the game to fit their own particular vocabulary lists.
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