Like a virtual version of the classic Mr. Potato Head, Ten Amazing Fruits lets youngsters add eyes, noses, mouths, and a hat and cane to a collection of juicy produce characters. Using the colorful and appealing interface, you can drag and drop objects on the right to the oversize organic. A posh voice identifies the items as you pass your mouse over them, but can easily be turned off.
When you're done, you can print your picture or save it as a BMP graphics file. It's all very simple, though we did wish it were possible to resize and minimize the application window. The app could also use a wider variety of backgrounds, features, and extra add-ons--the choices get stale and not every character needs a gold watch and bow tie. Regardless, younger kids ought to enjoy giving life to wacky characters and taking them on creative adventures.
Ten Amazing Fruits is a fascinating game for young children. This game stimulates imagination and develops eye-hand coordination. Controlling and changing the cartoon graphics fascinates children for hours. The different, funny Fruit faces that the children create can be printed or saved to disk. The cartoon graphics are easy to manipulate with a mouse, and the endless variety of cute (Fruit) characters captivates children's attention for hours. Pre-school and kindergarten teachers use the characters that students design as story prompts, for Show-and-Tell language development, and as electronic presentations. Children's oral language improves as they name and describe the characters they design. Children's imagination and higher-order thinking skills improve as they describe the actions they took and as they describe thoughts they held as they created their unique characters.
Version 2.2 supports Windows Vista.