VTech V.Flash: Scooby-Doo Ancient Adventure User`s manual

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User’s Manual
SCOOBY-DOO and all related
characters and elements are
trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.
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Dear Parent,
VTech®, with the introduction of our V.FLASH™, offers kids a cool, fun, and
educational alternative to the world of violent video games. We know that kids
want to play popular video games, and we also understand parents’ reluctance
to put potentially inappropriate content into their hands. As kids get older they
want to be able to play independently, and make choices for themselves, and
parents want to feel comfortable that these choices are going to be healthy and
beneficial to their kids.
With V.FLASH™ – an educational video game system designed for kids 6-10
– VTech® continues its tradition of providing unique and fun alternatives
to the existing video game systems. V.FLASH™ combines age-appropriate
educational content with outstanding 3D graphics, fast-paced game play, real
video and pictures, and three unique modes of play to provide a state of the art
experience that kids and parents will both love. Also, V.FLASH™ can play all
of your standard music CDs, making it both a cool video game system as well
as your own personal stereo!
V.FLASH™
works with a full library of V.DISCs, each of them featuring some
of your kids’ favorite characters. Best of all, every V.DISC comes with three
modes of play, so your child is free to explore, play and learn in any way that
they choose. Game zone offers fast-paced video game fun, with all the action
but none of the violence. Knowledge World features a virtual encyclopedia of
pictures, videos and facts. Creative Workshop lets kids show their creative side
by making their own animations and custom 3D models.
Best of all, the library of software will continue to grow, as VTech® seeks to
provide parents with an almost endless selection of wholesome video games that
meet the individual needs and likes of their children.
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 V.FLASH™ and other VTech® toys, visit:
www.vtechkids.com
Please carefully read the ‘Care & Maintenance’ & ‘Warning’ sections at the end
of this Instruction Manual before getting started. The V.DISC is protected by a
plastic case, and should not be removed from this case.
INTRODUCTION
Scooby and the gang are on their way to the Museum of Ancient Mysteries, where
some strange things have been going on! Fred, Daphne and Velma go into the
museum to investigate, while Scooby and Shaggy bravely guard the Mystery
Machine.
After a while, Scooby and Shaggy venture into the museum to look for their friends,
and get more than they bargained for when an ancient mirror transports Scooby
into the past! Help him fulfill the mirror’s mysterious command and return to the
present time!
1. Choose Game Zone, Knowledge
World or Creative Workshop
Choose Your Play Mode
Use the joystick to scroll up and down to the play
mode you want. Press the GREEN button to enter
your choice.
Game Zone
In this play mode, you can help Scooby explore the mysteries of five ancient
civilizations. Help Scooby find five magic crystals and transport himself back to the
present time.
INTRODUCTION
GETTING STARTED
Knowledge World
In this play mode, you can visit the museum library and learn fascinating facts about
ancient civilizations.
Creative Workshop
In this play mode, you can use your imagination to help Scooby build a snack in the
museum’s food court, or help Shaggy put together a groovy historical costume.
Options
Use the joystick to move to “Sound” or “Music.”
Adjust the sound volume and background music by
scrolling left or right. Press the GREEN button to
enter your choice.
2. Choose Your Saved Record
Game Zone
GETTING STARTED
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playing the game.
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even you turn the unit OFF, as long as you do not
put another V.DISC in. When you turn the unit back
ON and select Game Zone, you will see the screen
to the right.
New Game
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At the next screen, use the joystick to scroll to the game you want to load, and press
the GREEN button.
Knowledge World
There is no record saving and loading feature in this play mode.
Creative Workshop
This section will not be seen if it is your first time
entering the Creative Workshop.
After you have completed a creation, the V.FLASH™
system will automatically save your creation. The
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turn the unit OFF, as long as you do not put another
V.DISC in. When you turn the unit back ON and
select one of the creative workshops, you will see the
screen to the right.
New Creation
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records.
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4. Choose Your Game Settings
Game Zone
Use the joystick to scroll to “Level” or “Player.” Scroll
left or right to the setting you want and press the
GREEN button to enter your choice. Press the RED
button to cancel the setting and start again.
Two-Player Mode
Two-player mode is only available when two
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In two-player mode, you can play the five Game
Zone games with a friend by taking turns.
GETTING STARTED
Game Settings Screen
Knowledge World
There are no settings required for Knowledge World.
Creative Workshop
There are no settings required for Creative Workshop.
4. Start Your Game
Game Zone
For the details of this play mode, please refer to the “Game Zone” section.
Knowledge World
For the details of this play mode, please refer to the “Knowledge World” section.
Creative Workshop
For the details of this play mode, please refer to the “Creative Workshop” section.
FEATURES
Options
Use the joystick to scroll left or right to set the background music volume, and press
the GREEN button when you have finished. You can choose “0” to turn the sound
completely off. When you have finished adjusting the settings, press the GREEN
button to leave the screen.
FEATURES
1. HELP Button
When you press the HELP button, a voice instruction or visual clue will be given
for the current game.
2. MENU Button
When you press the MENU button, the game will pause. An “Quit to Main Menu?”
screen will pop up to make sure you want to quit and go back to the Main Menu.
Choose “YES” to leave the game (the unsaved game will be lost) or “NO” to cancel
the pop up screen and keep playing.
3. EXIT Button
When you press the EXIT button, the game will pause. An “Exit” screen will pop
up to make sure you want to quit. Choose “YES” to leave the game (the unsaved
game will be lost) or “NO” to cancel the pop up screen and keep playing.
ACTIVITIES
Educational Curriculum
Game Zone
Curriculum
Game 1
Pharaoh’s Pyramid
Logic Skills
Game 2
Mayan Emperor’s Puzzles
3D Spatial Skills
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
Mini Game
Chinese Puzzle Cube
Roman Road
Mini Game
Greek Amphitheater
Vocabulary and Spelling
Memory and Pattern Logic
Logic and Spatial Skills
Mathematics (Roman Numerals)
Hand-Eye Coordination
Greek Letters
Knowledge World
Curriculum
Topic 1 – Ancient China
History (ancient civilizations)
Topic 3 – Ancient Greece
History (ancient civilizations)
Topic 2 – Ancient Rome
Topic 4 – Ancient Egypt
Topic 5 – Ancient India
Topic 6 – Mesopotamia
Topic 7 – Mesoamerica
History (ancient civilizations)
History (ancient civilizations)
History (ancient civilizations)
History (ancient civilizations)
History (ancient civilizations)
Creative Workshop
Curriculum
Costume Shop
Creative Play
Food Court
ACTIVITIES
Creative Play
GAME ZONE
Game Zone Game Menu Screen
There are five different games to choose from in
the Game Zone Menu. Use your joystick to control
Scooby to select the game.
How to Play
At the beginning of each game in the Game Zone,
Knowledge World and Creative Workshop, a “How
to Play” screen shows you the game settings and
game controls.
Game Status Bar
In all five Game Zone games, the status bar is
always on the screen, showing information about
your game.
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ACTIVITIES
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The Question Bar shows the question you
must answer along the game path.
The Score Bar shows the current player and
the total game score. You can earn points by
collecting bonuses along the game path and
answering questions correctly.
The Game Time shows you how much time
you have left in the game. The game will be
over if you do not finish it within the time limit.
Saving Game Status
Your game status will be saved automatically inside
the V.FLASH™ system after you reach a checkpoint
or complete a game.
You can also save your record onto a V.FLASH™
Memory Card (sold separately and subject to
availability) after a game has been completed. You
will see a “Game Saved” screen. You can save up
to three game records. You can also overwrite your
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If there is not enough memory on
the Memory Card, you will need to delete some files
from it. Please refer to the V.FLASH™ main console
instruction manual for details.
V.FLASH™ Controller Operation
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HELP Button
Repeat game instructions or question
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L Button
Camera rotation / object rotation
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Joystick
Control character or object movement in the games
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MENU Button
Exit the game to Main Menu
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ENTER Button
ABCD Buttons
EXIT Button
Enter an answer / jump
Show “How to play” screen
Exit the game to Game Zone Menu
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R Button
Camera rotation / object rotation
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Green Button
Same function as ENTER button (3)
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Yellow Button
Blue Button
Red Button ACTIVITIES
4
Hints for player / object rotation
Camera zoom / object rotation
Cancel an answer / run
The controls work differently in each game. The “How to Play” screen shown at the
beginning of each game explains that game’s controls.
Ancient Egypt - Pharaoh’s Pyramid
Game Play
Help Scooby-Doo make his way out of the ancient
Egyptian pyramid by collecting tools and solving
puzzles. Look out for the mummies!
ACTIVITIES
Puzzle 1: Move the vase to the square with the
special pattern.
Puzzle 2: Jump on the squares to make them all
change color.
Curriculum: Logic Skills
Mini Game
Help Scooby get out of the locked room by filling
in the missing letter in the word over the gate. The
word may be in English, or in an Egyptian-style code.
Move the joystick to turn the dial on the gate and
choose the correct letter.
Hint: to crack the Egyptian picture-code, think of the
first letter of the Egyptian picture-letter!
In this game, there are a total of 3 timed questions.
Curriculum: Vocabulary and Spelling
Easy Level:
3-5 letters in each word and 1-2 letter(s) missing
Medium Level: 4-6 letters in each word and 1-2 letter(s) missing
Difficult Level: 6-9 letters in each word and 2 letters missing
Ancient Mayan
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Empire - Mayan Emperor’s Puzzles
Game Play
In this game, you can build your own empire, just like
the ancient Mayans did! A solid building is divided up
into 3 or 4 shapes and placed on a base in front of
the temple. Use the joystick to pick up the shapes,
rotate them, and lay them down to build the shape
shown in the corner of the screen.
Curriculum: 3D Spatial Skills
Easy Level:
Regular shapes with a single combination
Medium Level: Common shapes with common combinations
Difficult Level: Irregular shapes with complex combinations
Game Play
Help Scooby get past the gate, which is blocked by
a magic floating cube. Find pairs of matching tiles on
the cube and click on them to make them go away.
When you match up all the pairs, the cube will fly
away and Scooby can go through the gate.
Curriculum: Memory and Pattern Logic
Easy Level:
ACTIVITIES
Ancient China - Chinese Puzzle Cube
Match up 3 pairs in the cube
Medium Level: Match up 3 pairs or 1 2 pairs in the cube
Difficult Level: Match up 1 2 pairs in the cube
Ancient Rome - Roman Road
Game Play
Help Scooby make his way down the ancient Roman
road. Parts of the road are broken, so you will need
to move and rotate the blocks to rebuild the road.
The grids in the broken area show you the cursor.
Curriculum: Logic and Spatial Skills
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Mini Game
Crack the number code to help Scooby unlock the
gate. Match up the Roman numerals on the floating
crystals with the regular numbers on their pedestals.
When you match up all the numbers, the gate will
open.
Curriculum: Mathematics (Roman Numerals)
Easy Level:
Roman numerals 1-8
Medium Level: Roman numerals 1-1 6
Difficult Level: Roman numerals 1-20
Ancient Greece - Greek Amphitheater
ACTIVITIES
Game Play
The Greek amphitheater is full of little wagons with
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Scooby hit the wagon with the letter that matches
the letter shown on the screen.
Curriculum: Hand-Eye Coordination, Greek Letters
Easy Level:
Hit four of the same Greek capital or small letters
Medium Level: Hit the Greek capital or small letters in pairs
Difficult Level: Hit four different Greek capital or small letters
CREATIVE WORKSHOP
Creative Workshop Main Menu Screen
The Creative Workshop main menu features two
creative activities. Use the joystick to select an
activity and press the GREEN button to play.
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V.FLASH™ Controller Operation
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HELP Button
Repeat game instruction
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ENTER Button
Enter a selection
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ABCD Buttons
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L Button
Joystick
To the previous costume / previous food
Move between selections
Show “How to play” screen
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MENU Button
Exit the game to Main Menu
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R Button
To the next costume / next food
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Yellow Button
Green Button
Blue Button
Red Button
ACTIVITIES
4
Exit the game to Creative Workshop Menu
Load a creation
Same function as the ENTER button
Save a creation
Finished combination / back
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Costume Shop
Shaggy is visiting the museum’s costume shop, so
he can fit in with the locals on his next time travel
adventure! Help him pick out a groovy outfit from
different historical time periods.
Food Court
ACTIVITIES
Scooby can’t wait to get a snack at the Food Court.
Choose different ingredients to put together a meal
fit for a king!
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KNOWLEDGE WORLD
Knowledge World Main Menu Screen
In the Knowledge World main menu, you can choose
one of seven ancient civilizations to explore. Use the
joystick to scroll to an ancient civilization and press
the GREEN button.
V.FLASH™ Controller Operation
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HELP Button
Repeat help instruction
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L Button
Move to the previous fact
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Joystick
Move between selections and texts
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MENU Button
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ENTER Button
ABCD Button
EXIT Button
Select / Play voice
Show “How to play” screen
Exit the game to Main Menu
Exit the game to Knowledge World Menu
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R Button
Move to the next fact
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Green Button
Same function as the (3) ENTER Button
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Yellow Button
Blue Button
Red Button
ACTIVITIES
4
Repeat instructions
Play video
Cancel / Back
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Knowledge World Entry Screen
After you have selected an ancient civilization topic,
you can explore different encyclopedia entries. Use
the joystick to scroll to an entry and press the GREEN
button to read facts about that entry.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Knowledge World Fact Screen
In the fact screen, you can read fascinating facts
about the entry you have chosen. Use the joystick
to scroll left or right to the onscreen arrow buttons.
This is how you can move to the next or the previous
fact. If you press the GREEN button, the fact will
be read aloud. If there is a video, press the BLUE
button to see it. If you want to choose a new entry,
you can press the RED button to go back to the Entry
Screen.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
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Keep your V.DISC case clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth. Never
use solvents or abrasives.
Keep it out of direct sunlight and away from direct sources of heat and
humidity.
Unplug the AC adaptor when not using it.
Avoid dropping it. Never try to dismantle it.
Always keep the V.DISC away from water.
This disc is VTech® formatted software and is intended for use with the VTech®
V.FLASH™ Home Edutainment System only. If the disc is used with other
devices, damage to the disc or to the device may result.
A V.FLASH™ Memory Card may be required for saving certain portions of
the game. The Memory Card is sold separately. Refer to the software manual
for full details.
If paused images are displayed on the TV screen for an extended period of
time, a faint image may be left permanently on the screen.
Do not open the plastic V.DISC case, as this may result in warping or other
damage to the disc.
10. Do not use cracked or deformed audio discs or discs that have been repaired
with adhesives, as these may cause system damage or malfunction.
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CD Cleaning Procedure
If the data side (bottom side) of the V.DISC needs to be cleaned, please follow
these steps:
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Lay the V.DISC on a flat surface with the back side
facing up.
While pushing the little latch, pull down the disc door as
illustrated.
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Clean the CD with only recommended methods for
cleaning other standard CDs.
After cleaning, release the disc door, and make sure it
returns to the original position.
WARNING
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. When using the headphones,
do not turn the volume up before putting the headphones on. Also, do not listen at
loud volume levels for extended periods of time. Stop using the system immediately
if you experience any of these symptoms. If the condition persists, consult a
doctor.
This product requires an undisturbed environment to operate properly. Make sure it
is placed on a hard, flat surface (carpet is not recommended) with sufficient space
between the product and other items.
Do not tap or hit the product during operation.
Do not lift or move the product during operation.
Do not press or sit on the V.DISC.
tROUBLESHOOTING
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tROUBLESHOOTING
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:
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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.
tROUBLESHOOTING
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone:1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877--352-8697 in Canada
Remark: While a game is loading, if insufficient memory is found in the V.FLASH™
system, you may need to delete some files or else play the game without saving it.
(Please refer to the V.FLASH™ main console instruction manual for more detail.)
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 product. VTech® Electronics
North America, L.L.C. and its supplies 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.
Company:
VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C.
Phone :
1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
Address:
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1155 West Dundee Rd., Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 USA
NOTE:
Caution:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
DATA FROM KNOWLEDGE WORLD
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a
retrieval system, or transmitted in any way or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the
copyright holder.
OTHER INFO
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:
• 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.
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION
The copying of any video game for any V.FLASH™ system is illegal and is strictly
prohibited by domestic and international intellectual property law. “Back-up” or
“archival” copies are not authorized and are not necessary to protect your software.
Violators will be prosecuted.
This video game is not designed for use with any authorized copying device or any
unlicensed accessory. Use of any such device will invalidate your V.FLASH™
product warranty. VTech® is not responsible for any damage or loss caused by the
use of any such device.
This instruction manual and other printed materials accompanying this game are
protected by domestic and international intellectual property laws.
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