Award of Excellence Winner
Overall 7
Play Value 8
Design 4

Animal Scramble

MSRP:$39.99 ca
$34.99 us
Model:WP 746004
3 x AA (Not Included)
Editor's Review

The Radio Frequency Chip embedded in the giraffe tagger lets if recognize the target animals, and a built in timer keeps track of the challenges. Using this basic technology, the toy offers a veriety of fun challenges from relays, to finding the hidden target(s), to outright races. Overall a great toy. unfortunately, a couple of minor function problems kept the toy a WOW rating. 1. The commenads can be difficult to hear sometimes, and there is no repeat button. While this encourages the kids to listen extra carefully, it can be a frustration at times. 2. The stands on the target animals fall off eaily, an annoyance that for somoe families meant the kids could not play independently.

Manufacturer's Description Animal Scramble features an electronic hand-held tagger shaped like a giraffe and four fist-sized friends (a monkey, parrot, tiger and elephant). The giraffe calls out which animals kids should run to and tag and tracks the amount of time taken to complete each course. In team mode, kids are instructed to pass the giraffe to other players as they work cooperatively to achieve their fastest time. The giraffe houses a microchip that uses Radio Frequency Identification to recognize the different animal targets, which can be set up side-by-side, or spread out across the length of a football field. There is no limit to the distance between targets. Farther targets result in more running and exercise. When the giraffe is placed over the correct animal, the circuit is complete and the players advance. As the game progresses, the commands become more challenging. In early levels, the giraffe calls out the first letter or full name of the animal to tag. Once kids master the names, the game...
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