Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

MUSIC GAME
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker - MUSIC GAME

Save the Nutcracker From the Spell of the Evil Witch

The great holiday classic brought to life, and your child is inside the action. By mastering unique games and puzzles your child earns nine magic keys, which are needed to transform the Nutcracker back into a prince. Along the way he or she is accompanied by Usmus, the talking claxon, as the games move through a familiar soundscape rich with familiar favorites.

From the opening bars of the famous Sugar Plum Fairy music, children are transported into the magical House of Music, where they are greeted by Usmus, the adorable talking claxon. Usmus invites children to help save the Nutcracker from the curse of the evil witch, and turn him back into a Prince. Usmus shows children around the Main Game Room, where many objects, toys and musical instruments are strewn about. Behind each object there is a different room where a fascinating musical adventure awaits children! To save the Nutcracker players must visit nine different game rooms of the magical House of Music and win nine individual music games that will challenge, delight and enlighten kids and adults alike. After winning each game, the player is awarded a Golden Key, which is then stored in a special drawer. To win the Nutcracker music game players need to collect all nine golden keys.

"What is so impressive about this CD-ROM is how much fun kids had while really putting their musical ears to the test" - The National Parenting Center. Winner of Parent's Choice Gold and Best of 25 Years Awards, Learning Magazine's Teachers Choice Award, Dr Toys Best Software and many others, the Nutcracker Music Game "is a decidedly unique software game with enormous educational value. Kids will enjoy playing again and again."- DiscoverySchool.com.

If you like this game, make sure to check out The Ultimate Nutcracker bundle, an even better value since it includes this game along with a DVD of the Nutcracker Ballet and an audio CD of the lovely Nutcracker Suite, both composed by the great Tchaikovsky. These make perfect Christmas gifts for kids but are ideal for any other season too!

By playing this fun educational game, kids will quickly develop a firm instinctive grasp of the nature, structure and nuances of music, sharpen their ears, and learn a wealth of information about music, musical instruments, the orchestra, great composers, and so on.

Features Include:

  • The Orchestra Game
  • The Nutcracker Music Jigsaw Puzzle Game
  • The Nut House Game
  • The Music Memory Game
  • The Flying Instruments Game
  • Find Me on a Tree Game
  • The Funky Monkey Game
  • The Children’s Album Game
  • The Nutcracker Music Trivia Game
  • Interactive Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments
  • The Nutcracker Tale in a Nutshell
  • A History of the Nutcracker Ballet
  • Tchaikovsky’s Biography for Kids
  • The Nutcracker and Children’s Album Listening Room
  • Automatic Help

Selected Awards:

  • Parents’ Choice – Best of 25 Years Award
  • Parents' Choice – Gold Award
  • Discovery – Award of Excellence
  • Learning Magazine – Teachers’ Choice award
  • Association of Educational Publishers – Distinguished Achievement Award
  • BabyZone – Two Amazing Toy Awards
  • Dr. Toy – 10 Best Children’s Software Products
  • National Parenting Center – Seal of Approval
  • EdutainingKids.com – Best Children’s Software
  • Choosing Children’s Software Magazine – Best Pick
  • Children’s Software Press – Platinum Award
  • Creative Child Magazine – Seal of Approval
  • Scholastic’s Instructor Magazine – Teacher Raves Award

System Requirements:

  • Windows® 98, 2000, Me, XP, Vista, 7
  • Pentium III 360 MHz or higher
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 250 MB available hard disk space
  • 16-bit color
  • Windows-compatible sound card & speakers
  • 8X CD-ROM drive
  • Printer optional