Puzzle game. Who could forget the beloved 50 year-old children's toy, Etch A Sketch? You know that rectangular red and grey gizmo that lets you unleash your creativity by using knobs to draw horizontal and vertical lines on a blank screen, and then shake it to start over. You play as Knobby, who is a small circular and grey dude. You must navigate through obstacle-laden levels to reach the portal at the end, along with finding artifacts and rescuing hapless little creatures called Knergies. You must help Knobby through familiar but modified tales including Ugly Duck King, Cinderfeller and Sleepless Beauty. You can do this by using the mouse to draw lines on the screen. Grizelda the witch has shaken things up inside the Etch A Sketch, and Knobby must restore draw and order.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
There are four individual modes in this game. These two modes offer 78 levels in total. Etch A Sketch might be based on a classic toy but it.s a refreshingly new way to play and create for casual gamers. There are lots of enemies, whom you must help. It offers a lot of fun for not a lot of money and is perfect for kids and teens or adults. Attractive graphics, music and silly sound effects and voices also add to its overall appeal. There is a puzzle component too. Some levels have rules, which you must follow, such as hitting three of the same-colored bubbles in succession to destroy them instead of randomly hitting bubbles on the level. As a special treat, one level is nearly identical to the ball-bouncing arcade games that influenced this mode.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
· Challenging Puzzle Mode
· Over 78 Levels in Total
· Good Atmospheric Music
· Quest mode can be pretty tough for younger players
Windows 98/2000/Me/XP/2003/Vista,Processor: PII 450 MHz,DirectX 8.1,128 MB RAM,Free hard drive space: 55 MB,AGP,Sound Card