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I Spy: Fantasy

Score: 85%
ESRB: Everyone
Publisher: Scholastic
Developer: Scholastic
Media: CD/1
Players: 1
Genre: Edutainment

Graphics & Sound:

If you've always liked scavenger hunts and rhymes that give a clue, then I Spy: Fantasy is just the game for you.

Photos for graphics and moving objects when items are found, makes the imaging power as adequate as I Spy's sound. The bubbling water or spacey noises put you in the scene, but should only be played in very small doses and few and far between. After time the sounds get repetitive, as does the music, which doesn't ever give. All the same sounds, music, images and continuous rhymes are enough to drive a person bonkers and nuts in no time.


Under the sea, in the deepest of space or in a sand castle, all of these scenes await. I Spy: Fantasy covers these three locales, and in each one, you will have to be a keen hound. Each theme has various images, where you have to find items and words in order to finish.

You will explore the deepest sea to look for a mermaid's treasure map. In the sand castle is where you'll face a dragon and all that stuff.

In space, your mission's clear - find fuel crystals to get the rocket into gear. Once you have done each of the deeds, you will have to search the land looking for some final needs.


How hard is I Spy: Fantasy (pronounce it fantasye)? That depends on your keen eye. Some items are easy to view, while others are tough; one thing is true, it will get rough.

After going through the game once, you can go back for new rhymes that are even more tough (hey, you try writing a review that rhymes). The second go around will definitely take more time.

Game Mechanics:

As far as the mechanics of I Spy: Fantasy (finding another word that rhymes is not very easy), I Spy has no menus, they are nil. All is gotten to by clicking the right pixel. This makes it difficult to get to your next locale, and even finding new places gets rather foul.

Once again, if you like hidden pictures, or other games of that nature, then this is a good grab; you will have fun in the castle or even the space lab.

-J.R. Nip, GameVortex Communications
AKA Chris Meyer

Minimum System Requirements:

Pentium II, 266 MHz processor or faster; Windows 95 or later; 32 MB RAM; 20MB Hard Drive Space; 16-bit color; 8X CD-ROM; Windows compatible sound card

Test System:

Windows XP Professional Ed.; AMD Athlon 600 MHz; 384 MB RAM; 24X CD-ROM; Geforce3 Ti200; DirectX 9.0.

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