VTech Princess Magical Learn & Go User`s manual

Cinderella's Magic Wishes
User's Manual
Disney’s Cinderella © Disney.
Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know that every year, children are asking to play video games
at younger and younger ages. At the same time, we understand the hesitation
of most parents to expose their children to the inappropriate content of
many popular video games. How can you feel confident in allowing your
childen to play these games, and still educate and entertain them in a healthy,
age-appropriate manner?
Our solution to this on-going debate is the V.Smile™ TV Learning System
– a unique video game system created especially for children aged 3 to 7.
The V.Smile™ TV Learning System combines a kid-friendly design, ageappropriate curriculum, entertaining graphics, and fun game play into a
unique experience that your child will love and you can support. The
V.Smile™ TV Learning System engages your child with two modes of play:
the Learning Adventure – an exciting exploratory journey in which learning
concepts are seamlessly integrated, and the Learning Zone – a series of
games designed to focus on specific school skills in a fun, engaging way.
Both of these educational modes offer your child hours of learning fun.
As part of the V.Smile™ TV Learning System, VTech® offers a library of
game Smartridges™ based on popular children’s characters that engage
and encourage your child to play while learning. The library is organized
into three levels of educational play – Early Learners (ages 3 - 5), Junior
Thinkers (ages 4 - 6) and Master Minds (ages 5 - 7) – so that the educational
content of the system grows with your child.
At VTech®, we are proud to provide you with a much-needed solution to the
video game dilemma, as well as another innovative way for your child to
learn while having fun. We thank you for trusting VTech® with the important
job of helping your child explore a new world of learning!
Sincerely,
Your Friends at VTech®
To learn more about the V.Smile™ TV Learning System and other VTech®
toys, visit www.vtechkids.com
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INTRODUCTION
Enter the enchanted world of Cinderella, and help her become a true
princess. Use your math, spelling, logic, and music skills to help make all
of Cinderella's dreams come true!
GETTING STARTED
Move the joystick to the play mode you want, and press ENTER.
Learning Adventure
Learning Zone
Options
Learning Adventure - Play an adventure-style game with Cinderella and
her friends.
Learning Zone - Play four separate games that focus on specific learning skills.
Options - In this screen, you can turn the music on or off, and choose
between limited or unlimited chances to play the game. Move the joystick
left or right to make your choice and press ENTER when you have finished.
Music On
Music Off
Normal Chances
Unlimited Chances
Check Button
INTRODUCTION / GETTING STARTED
STEP 1: Choose Your Play Mode
Music On - Select this to turn on the music.
Music Off - Select this to turn off the music.
Normal Chances - Select this to have the normal number of chances to
play, in each game.
Unlimited Chances - Select this for unlimited play.
Check Button - Select this to enter the options.
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STEP 2: Choose Your Game Settings
Learning Adventure Game Settings
Once you have selected the Learning Adventure mode, you can choose
between “Adventure Play” or “Quick Play.” You can also see your score
on this screen.
Adventure Play
Quick Play
GETTING STARTED
High Score
Adventure Play - Help Cinderella make her dreams come true by playing
the games in story order.
Quick Play - Play the games in any order you choose.
High Score - You can see your high score here.
After selecting Adventure Play, choose “New Game” to start a new game,
or “Continue Game” to continue an old game.
Continue Game
New Game
Continue Game - When you turn the unit OFF, V.Smile™ remembers your
place in the Learning Adventure game. To continue your adventure, simply
turn the unit back ON and select "Continue Game" under the Adventure Play
menu. Please note that you can only do this if ”Cinderella's Magic Wishes"
has not been removed from the unit, and power has not been turned off.
New Game - Choose this to start a new game.
STEP 3: Start Your Game
• For Learning Adventure, please see the “Activities - Learning
Adventure” section.
• For Learning Zone, please see the “Activities - Learning Zone” section.
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FEATURES
HELP Button
When you press the HELP button, the activity instructions will be repeated,
or you will hear a hint.
EXIT Button
LEARNING ZONE Button
The LEARNING ZONE button is a shortcut that takes you to the Learning
Zone game selection screen.
When you press the LEARNING ZONE button, an “Exit” screen will pop
up. If you want to quit and go to the Learning Zone menu, choose “√”. To
continue playing, choose “X”.
ACTIVITIES
Educational Curriculum
Learning Adventure
Curriculum
Game 1: A Caring Helper
Mathematics
Game 2: Loves Animals
Pattern Skills
Game 3: A Wonderful Singer
Music
Game 4: A Good Friend
Spatial Skills
Game 5: A Kind Sharer
Vocabulary & Measuring Skills
Game 6: A Fine Dressmaker
Creativity
Game 7: Elegant with Words
Spelling
Game 8: A Lovely Dancer
Spatial Skills
Learning Zone
Curriculum
Zone 1: Brick Builder
Spelling
Zone 2: Mice Mayhem
Mathematics
FEATURES / ACTIVITIES
When you press the EXIT button, the game will pause. An “EXIT” icon
will pop up to make sure you want to quit. Choose “√” to leave the game,
or “X” to cancel the “EXIT” screen and keep playing. Press ENTER to
choose. The EXIT button also takes you to the previous menu.
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Zone 3: Food Basket
Classification
Zone 4: Musical Notes
Music
Learning Adventure
Learning Adventure Quick Play Menu
The Learning Adventure mode features eight adventure-style games.
Move the joystick left and right to choose a game, and press the ENTER
button to start.
Learning Adventure Game Status Bar
In each adventure game, the status bar shows how you are doing.
Question
Status
ACTIVITIES
Player icon
Chances
Score
Question - shows the current question.
Player Icon - shows which player is playing the game.
Status - shows the game status.
Chance - shows the number of chances left in the game.
Score - shows the points you have earned.
Learning Adventure Games
Introduction
In Adventure Mode, you will see a story introduction before the game.
Press ENTER to skip the introduction screens and begin play.
Princess Checklist
In Adventure Play mode, a Princess Checklist
will be shown after each game. Help Cinderella
check off everything on the list, so she can
become a true princess!
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A Caring Helper
Game Play
Help Cinderella deliver ice cream to her
stepmother and stepsisters. Find the room
number that answers the math problem at the
top of the screen. Hurry - the ice cream is
melting!
Educational Curriculum: Mathematics
Easy level: one-digit addition
Difficult level: one- and two-digit addition
Operations
Up - walk upward
Down - walk downward
ACTIVITIES
Left - walk to the left
Right - walk to the right
ENTER - choose the door
Loves Animals
Game Play
Cinderella wants to help the chickens cross
the river. Choose the log that fits in the gap
on the bridge, so the chickens can go home.
Educational Curriculum: Pattern Skills
Easy level: 3 choices per question
Difficult level: 4 choices per question
Operations
Up - N/A
Down - N/A
Left - move the cursor left
Right - move the cursor right
ENTER - choose the log
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A Wonderful Singer
ACTIVITIES
Game Play
Cinderella loves to sing! Move the magic wand
to catch the notes as they scroll by, so
Cinderella can sing her song.
Educational Curriculum: Music
Easy level: songs with fewer notes
Difficult level: songs with more notes
Operations
Up - move the magic wand up
Down - move the magic wand down
Left - N/A
Right - N/A
A Good Friend
Game Play
Oh no! Cinderella's friend Gus is lost in the
garden! Help him find his way home by
following the corn. Cinderella will give you a
hint about where to go.
Educational Curriculum: Spatial Skills
Easy level: direction clues are shown
Difficult level: directon clues are shown some of the time
Operations
Up - walk upward
Down - walk downward
Left - walk to the left
Right - walk to the right
ENTER - jump
A Kind Sharer
Game Play
Help Cinderella make a cake for her mouse
friends. Choose the type of cake, collect and
measure the ingredients, and decorate the
cake any way you want.
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Educational Curriculum: Vocabulary & Measuring Skills
Easy level: fewer ingredients
Difficult level: more ingredients
Operations
Up - move the cursor up
Down - move the cursor down
Left - move the cursor left
Right - move the cursor right
ENTER - confirm the selection
A Fine Dressmaker
ACTIVITIES
Game Play
Help Cinderella make a dress for the royal ball.
Choose your favorite style, and decorate the
dress any way you want.
Educational Curriculum: Creativity
Easy level: N/A
Difficult level: N/A
Operations
Up - move the cursor up
Down - move the cursor down
Left - move the cursor left
Right - move the cursor right
ENTER - make your choice
Elegant with Words
Game Play
Cinderella and the Prince have gone for a
moonlit boat ride on the lake. Move the boat
to find the missing letters, and help Cinderella
and the Prince return to the palace.
Educational Curriculum: Spelling
Easy level: letter hints are given
Difficult level: no hints are given
Operations
Up - move the boat upward
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Down - move the boat downward
Left - move the boat to the left
Right - move the boat to the right
ENTER - N/A
ACTIVITIES
A Lovely Dancer
Game Play
Cinderella is dancing with the Prince at the
palace. Help her dance to the rhythm by
moving the joystick in the direction of the arrow
that appears in the middle of the screen.
Educational Curriculum: Spatial Skills
Easy level: follow the arrow
Difficult level: follow the arrow or colored balls
Operations
Up - match to the “UP” arrow
Down - match to the “DOWN” arrow
Left - match to the “LEFT” arrow
Right - match to the “RIGHT” arrow
ENTER - N/A
4 colored buttons - match to the colored balls
Learning Zone
Learning Zone Game Selection Screen
The Learning Zone features four curriculum-based learning games. Use
the joystick to highlight a game, and press the ENTER button to start it.
Learning Zone Game Status Bar
In all the learning games, the status bar will stay on the screen to show
you how you are doing.
Game progress
The current question or hints
Player’s icon
Player’s score
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Learning Zone Games
Brick Builder
ACTIVITIES
Game Play
Lucifer is chasing Gus and Jaq! Help the mice
find the missing letters to fill the gaps in the
wall before Lucifer breaks through.
Educational Curriculum: Spelling
Easy level: hints are given
Difficult level: no hints are given
Operations
Up - N/A
Down - N/A
Left - move the cursor left
Right - move the cursor right
ENTER - choose the letter
Mice Mayhem
Game Play
Gus and Jaq are collecting corn in the yard.
Help them collect the right amount of corn and
bring it back to the hole before the chickens
eat it all up. Be sure not to move when Lucifer
wakes up.
Educational Curriculum: Mathematics
Easy level: one-digit addition
Difficult level: two-digit addition
Operations
Up - move upward
Down - move downward
Left - move to the left
Right - move to the right
ENTER - pick up corn or put corn into the mouse hole
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Food Basket
Game Play
Help Gus and Jaq sneak some food past
Lucifer and into their hole. Choose the hole
that matches the food they are carrying. Look
out for Lucifer!
Educational Curriculum: Classification
Easy level: Match the food in the basket to the food on the hole.
Difficult level: Match the food in the basket to the food type on
the hole.
Operations
Up - move the basket up
Down - move the basket down
ACTIVITIES
Left - speed up the basket
Right - N/A
ENTER - N/A
Musical Notes
Game Play
Music is scrolling by on a musical sheet. When
the note on the sheet matches the note under
the box, press ENTER and match the note.
Educational Curriculum: Music
Easy level: songs with fewer notes
Difficult level: songs with more notes
Operations
Up - N/A
Down - N/A
Left - N/A
Right - N/A
ENTER - match the note
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep your V.Smile™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth. Never
use solvents or abrasives.
2. Keep it out of direct sunlight and away from direct sources of heat.
3. Remove the batteries when not using it for an extended period of time.
4. Avoid dropping it. Never try to dismantle it.
5. Always keep the V.Smile™ away from water.
A very small percentage of the public, due to an existing condition, may
experience epileptic seizures or momentary loss of consciousness when
viewing certain types of flashing colors or patterns, especially on
television. While the V.Smile™ TV Learning System does not contribute
to any additional risks, we do recommend that parents supervise their
children while they play video games. If your child experiences dizziness,
altered vision, disorientation, or convulsions, discontinue use immediately
and consult your physician.
Please note that focusing on a television screen at close range and
handling a joystick for a prolonged period of time may cause fatigue or
discomfort. We recommend that children take a 15 minute break for every
hour of play.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
WARNING
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Please note that if you try to insert or remove a Smartridge™ without first
turning the unit OFF, you may experience a malfunction. If this happens,
and the unit does not respond to pressing the ON / OFF / RESTART
buttons, disconnect the AC adaptor from the main unit or remove the
batteries. Then, reconnect the adaptor, or reinstall the batteries. If the
unit still does not respond, press the RESET button at the bottom of the
unit, using a pen.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have a problem that cannot be solved by using this manual, we
encourage you to visit us online or contact our Consumer Services
Department with any problems and/or suggestions that you might have.
A support representative will be happy to assist you.
Before requesting support, please be ready to provide or include the
information below:
• The name of your product or model number (the model number is
typically located on the back or bottom of your product).
• The actual problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the problem occurred.
If you wish to buy additional joysticks for your V.Smile™ TV Learning
System, please visit us online, or contact our Consumer Services
Department.
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone:
1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
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OTHER INFO
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its suppliers assume no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this
handbook. VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its suppliers
assume no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties that may
arise through the use of this software. VTech® Electronics North America,
L.L.C. and its suppliers assume no responsibility for any damage or loss
caused by deletion of data as a result of malfunction, dead battery, or
repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of important data on other
media to protect against data loss.
ADDRESS :
1155 West Dundee, Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
USA
TEL NO.:
1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada.
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
OTHER INFO
COMPANY : VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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