VTech V.Flash: Bratz The Secret Necklace User`s manual

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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 music.
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
INTRODUCTION
Jade is working as a model for a Charity Jewelry Auction. She’s wearing the most expensive
necklace in the show—and according to rumor—it’s enchanted by a Dark Pixie. Suddenly, the
lights go out! When they come back on, a bunch of jewelry is missing—including the necklace
Jade was wearing! Who stole the necklace??? Could the enchantment rumor be true?? Join Jade,
Cloe, Sasha and Yasmin on an adventure to get the necklace back from the Pixie World!
GETTING STARTED
1. Choose Game Zone, Bratz World or Creative Workshop
Use the joystick to move up or down and select the mode
that you want. Press the GREEN button or the ENTER
button to make your choice.
Game Zone
Select Game Zone and play a series of games to help the Bratz solve the mystery of the
Secret Necklace.
Bratz World
Select Bratz World and you can get the scoop on astrology, fashion and travel, or hear some hot
tips about socializing and fitness trends, or take a quiz to learn more about yourself!
INTRODUCTION
Choose Your Play Mode
Creative Workshop
Select Creative Workshop and use your imagination to help the Bratz make amazing fashion
designs or direct your own music video!
Options
To turn the background music on or off, use the joystick to move
up or down between “Music On” and “Music Off”. Press the
GREEN button or the ENTER button to make your choice.
Choose Your Play Mode
When you choose to play in Game Zone, you can select from two ways to play: Adventure
Play or Quick Play.
Adventure Play
Choose Adventure Play to join the Bratz on an adventure that takes you through the Game
Zone games in order and you’ll get to see cool Bratz story videos.
Quick Play
Choose Quick Play to select which Game Zone games you want to play and what order to play
them in. Replay the games in Quick Play as often as you want.
GETTING STARTED
2. Choose a New Game or Continue a Saved Game
Game Zone
This option will not be seen if it is your first time playing
the game.
After you have completed a game, the V.FLASH™ system
will automatically remember your place and status in the
game. Even if you turn the unit OFF, as long as you do not
take out the V.DISC, the V.FLASH™ system will keep this
record. When you turn the unit back ON and select to play
Game Zone, you will see the screen at right.
Choose “Yes” if you want to continue the game that you
started before you turned off your V.FLASH™.
Choose “No” if you want to start a new game or load a
game record from the V.FLASH™ Memory Card (sold
separately).
New Game
Choose New Game to start a new game from the beginning.
Continue Game
Load Saved Game
Choose this option to load a saved game from your
V.FLASH™ Memory Card (sold separately). If you do
not have a V.FLASH™ Memory Card inserted into the
console, this button will be disabled.
At the next screen, use the joystick to scroll to the game
you want to load, and press the GREEN button or the
ENTER button.
Bratz World
There is no record saving or loading feature in Bratz World.
Creative Workshop
Continue Creation
GETTING STARTED
To keep playing a game that you have already started,
simply turn the unit ON and select Adventure Play under
the Game Zone menu. A “Continue your last game???”? menu
will pop up giving you the option to continue the last game
that you played. Select “Yes” to continue the last game or
“No” to begin a new game or load a game record from the
V.FLASH™ Memory Card (sold separately).
Please note that you can only do this if your V.DISC
has not been removed from the V.FLASH™ unit since
you last played.
If you choose not to continue the last game, you will see the
screen below.
This option will not be seen if it is your first time playing
Creative Workshop.
After you have completed a creation, the V.FLASH™
system will automatically save your creation. The
V.FLASH™ system will keep this record even you turn
the unit OFF, as long as you do not take this V.DISC
out of the V.FLASH™ unit. When you turn the unit back
ON and select a Creative Workshop activity, you will see
the screen at right. Choose “Yes” if you want to keep working
on the creation that you started before you turned off the
V.FLASH™ unit.
Choose “No” if you want to start a new creation or load a
creation that you have saved to a V.FLASH™ Memory
Card (sold separately).
New Creation
Choose this to start a new creation from the beginning.
Save Creation
If a V.FLASH™ external Memory Card (sold separately)
is inserted in the V.FLASH™ system, you can save your
creation in the Creative Workshop activities. After you
have completed a creation, you can press the SAVE
button to save your creation. Use your joystick to scroll
to any of the slots. Press the GREEN button or the
ENTER button to make your choice.
GETTING STARTED
Load Saved Creation
Choose this to load an existing creation from your
V.FLASH™ Memory Card (sold separately). If you do
not have a V.FLASH™ Memory Card inserted into the
console, this button will be disabled.
3. Choose Your Game Settings
Game Zone
The Adventure Play and Quick Play modes each have their own settings on the game
selection page.
Adventure Play
When you start Adventure Play, you can select your difficulty level with the “Level” option,
the number of players with the “Player” option, which Bratz girl you would like to be with the
“Bratz Girl” option, or choose a new outfit with the “Bratz Outfit” option.
Level and Player Screen
Move the joystick up and down to choose your level of
difficulty or the number of players. Press the ENTER
button to confirm your choice. When choosing your level
of difficulty, move your joystick to select Easy, Medium
or Difficult, and press the ENTER button to confirm.
When choosing the number of players, move your joystick
to select 1 Player or 2 Players, and press the ENTER
button to confirm.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2-Player option is only available
when two V.FLASH™ controllers are plugged into the
V.FLASH™ unit. Additional V.FLASH™ controllers are
sold separately.
You can press the RED button to cancel the setting and
start again.
Character Selection Screen
Use the joystick to select the Bratz girl that you want to
play as. Press the GREEN button or the ENTER button
to make your choice.
Use the joystick to select the outfit that you want. Press the
GREEN button or the ENTER button to make your choice.
After you have completed the first of the games in
Adventure Play, you will see the menu screen below when
you start the rest of the games. If you’re happy with your
original game settings, press the GREEN button. If you
want to change your settings, press the RED button. You
are able to select a different “Bratz Girl” or “Bratz Outfit”
in different games.
FEATURES
Outfit Selection Screen
Quick Play
If you are happy with the current settings, press the
GREEN button. If you want to change your settings, press
the RED button. Then select the “Level,” “Player,” “Bratz
Girl” or “Bratz Outfit” options following the instructions
listed above in Adventure Play.
Bratz World
There are no settings required for Bratz World.
Creative Workshop
There are no settings required for Creative Workshop.
4. Start Your Game
Game Zone
For the details of this mode, please refer to the “Game Zone” section below.
Bratz World
For the details of this mode, please refer to the “Bratz World” section below.
Creative Workshop
For the details of this mode, please refer to the “Creative Workshop” section below.
FEATURES
FEATURES
1. HELP Button
When you press the HELP button, you will hear the game instruction again or hints will be
given for the current game or question.
2. MENU Button
When you press the MENU button, the game will pause. The “Are you sure you want to exit
to the 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. The “Are you sure you want to quit??”
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
Curriculum
Game 1
Jewel Quest
Vocabulary
Game 2
The Secret Path
Language arts
Game 3
Secret Web
Spelling
Game 4
Key Hunt
Logic
Game 5
Dark Cave
Problem solving
Game 6
Break the Spell
Musical rhythm
Bratz World
The Scoop
Hot Tips
Cool Quizzes
Curriculum
Astrology
Astrology facts
Travel
Travel tips
Fashion
Fashion hints
Social Tips
Social skills
Fitness Tips
Fitness advice
What Kind of Beauty Are You??
ACTIVITIES
Game Zone
Are You a Social Butterfly???
What Does Your Style Say About You???
What’s Your Workout Style???
Creative Workshop
Curriculum
Fashion Designer
Creative design
Direct Your Own Music Video
Creative design
GAME ZONE
Game Zone Game Menu Screen
There are six different games to choose from in the Game
Zone menu. In Adventure Play, the games are played in
order. Press the GREEN button to start or continue an
adventure. In Quick Play, you are free to choose the game
that you want to play. Move the joystick to select a game and
press the GREEN button to make your choice.
Game Zone Status Bar
ACTIVITiES
In all six Game Zone games, the status bar is always on the
screen, showing information about your game.
Player Icon: Shows the number of players.
Character Icon:
Shows which Bratz girl is playing the game.
Score:
Shows the score.
Game Time:
Shows how much time you have left in the game.
Style Index:
Shows the Bratz girl’s Style Index level. If the Style Index is used up, the game will be over. Keep collecting the Bratz icons to keep your
Style Index up!
Operation Hints: Shows some hints for playing the games.
V.FLASHTM Controller Operation
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L Button
Zooms the camera in or out / switches the web layer in Game
Zone Game 3: Secret Web
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ENTER Button
Confirms choice
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Joystick
Controls Bratz characters or object movements in the games
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ABCD Buttons
Change camera movement in Creative Workshop - Direct
Your Own Music Video.
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HELP Button
Repeats game instructions or question
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MENU Button
Exits the game to Main Menu
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EXIT Button
Exits the game to Game Zone Menu
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R Button
Zooms the camera in or out / switches the web layer in Game
Zone Game 3: Secret Web
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Yellow Button
Gives hints to player shows operation hints
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Green Button
Same function as the ENTER button
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Blue Button
Shows scene overview in Game Zone Game 1: Jewel Quest
ACTIVITiES
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12 Red Button
Cancel
Note: The controller works differently in each game. Please refer to the operation hints below
to hear how to operate the controller in each game.
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Game Zone 1: Jewel Quest
Follow the text clues on the phone and find the right girl—she
may be able to help you to find the thief! When you meet the
girl, don’t forget to press the GREEN button to confirm.
Curriculum: Vocabulary
Easy Level: Follow the images and text hints to find the right girls.
Medium Level: Follow the text hints to find the right girls.
Difficult Level: Follow more complex text hints to find the right girls.
ACTIVITiES
Game Zone 2: The Secret Path
Find your way along a Secret Path in the Pixie World.
Fly with the Bratz and pick the correct letters to spell
different flower names. Move the joystick to choose which
direction you want to move in and then press the GREEN
button to fly.
Curriculum: Language Arts
Easy Level:
Collect the missing letters to spell short flower names.
Medium Level: Collect the missing letters to spell longer flower names.
Difficult Level: Collect the missing letters to spell more complex flower names.
Game Zone 3: Secret Web
You have to break through the Secret Web! Collect letter
beads to spell flower names by swapping neighboring beads
in the web to make a line of 4 matching colored beads.
Press the GREEN button to switch the web layer and
use the joystick to move.
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Curriculum: Spelling
Easy Level: The web is filled with beads in 4 different colors.
Medium Level: The web is filled with beads in 5 different colors.
Difficult Level: The web is filled with beads in 6 different colors.
Game Zone 4: Key Hunt
To open the Dark Pixie’s cave door, roll the keystone out of
the maze box. Move the joystick to move the maze box and
roll the keystone to the exit.
Curriculum: Logic
Easy Level: Maze moves at a slow speed.
Medium Level: Maze moves at a moderate speed.
Difficult Level: Maze moves at a fast speed.
The Dark Pixie’s cave is getting darker and darker! Help
the Bratz collect the enchanted jewels scattered by the
Dark Pixie—they will light up the cave for a short period
of time. Use the joystick to move, and press the GREEN
button to jump.
Curriculum: Problem Solving
Easy Level: Simple gemstone names
Medium Level: Longer gemstone names
Difficult Level: More complex gemstone names
ACTIVITiES
Game Zone 5: Dark Cave
Game Zone 6: Break the Spell
Look for the color icon that lights up. When the highlighted
shape surrounding the icon shrinks down to the exact size of
the icon, hit that color button on your controller.
Curriculum: Musical Rhythm
Easy Level: Color buttons will highlight infrequently.
Medium Level: Color buttons will highlight frequently.
Difficult Level: Color buttons will highlight very frequently.
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Saving Game Status
Your game status will be saved automatically in the
V.FLASH™ system after you reach a checkpoint or
complete a game.
You can also save your game on 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 existing records. 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.
CREATIVE WORKSHOP
ACTIVITiES
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.
Fashion Designer
Select a Bratz girl and help her design a stylin’ top. Select
any of the cool fashion elements in the studio and you are on
your way to being a fashion designer!
Press the color buttons according to the instructions below
to design your top.
Color
Press the RED button to change the colors of your top.
Press the GREEN button to confirm. Move the joystick
up or down to select the color. Press the GREEN button
to confirm.
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Decoration
Press the YELLOW button to choose decorations for your
top. Press the L or R button select a decoration tray. When
you see a decoration that you like, move the joystick to select
it and press the YELLOW button. If you don’t want this
decoration, press the YELLOW button again to place it
back in the tray. Use the joystick to select a cool position to
put the decoration and press the BLUE button to place it. If
you don’t like the decoration after putting it on the top, press the RED button to undo this step.
Press the GREEN button to confirm all your decoration choices.
Try It On.
Direct Your Own Music Video
Select a Bratz girl and make a cool music video. Get ready to rock out!
Start Your Music Video
ACTIVITiES
Press the GREEN button to try on your top. A Bratz girl
will model your design and show it off in style!
Press the color buttons according to the instructions below to
make your music video.
Step 1: Choose Cool Music
Press the L or R button to choose your music. Move the
joystick to select a song and press the GREEN button to
confirm your choice.
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Step 2: Select a Stylin’ Stage
Press the YELLOW button to choose a stage. Move the
joystick to select the stage and press the GREEN button to
confirm your choice.
Step 3: Decide on Dance Steps
ACTIVITiES
Press the BLUE button to choose your dance steps. Move
the L or R button to select the dancing steps. If you’re happy
with these dance steps, move the joystick left or right to select
the choreography you want. Press the BLUE button to add.
If you have completely finished the choreography, press the
GREEN button. If you don’t like the choreography so far,
press the RED button to cancel all your dance steps.
Step 4: Start Recording
Press the RED button to start recording. Use the buttons
onscreen to add special effects to your music video. When
the recording is finished, press the GREEN button to watch
the video again!
Remark: Please refer to the section “Continue or Load
Game” for instructions on how to save your creation on
your V.FLASH™ Memory Card (not included and sold
separately).
BRATZ WORLD
Bratz World Menu
In the Bratz World menu, you can choose either to read one
of the topics or take a cool quiz. Use the joystick to move
through your options and press the GREEN button to
confirm your choice.
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Bratz World: Subtopic and Entry Menu
After you have selected a topic, you can explore different, cool subtopics and entries.
Use the joystick to scroll to an entry and press the GREEN button to read facts about
that entry.
In the fact screen, you can read cool 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.
Bratz World: Cool Quizzes Menu
AGTA Stock Photography Collection
ACTIVITiES
Bratz World: Fact Screen
In the Cool Quizzes menu, you can take different quizzes to
learn more about yourself and the Bratz. Use the joystick
to scroll left or right to select a quiz and press the GREEN
button to confirm your choice.
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Bratz World: Quiz Content and Result Screen
CARE & MAINTENANCE
To start the quiz, read the question and press one of the A, B, C or D buttons to select your
answer. After you have finished the quiz, check out your results!
CARE & MAINTENANCE
1.
Keep your V.FLASH™ console unit and V.DISC case clean by wiping them with a
slightly damp cloth. Never use solvents or abrasives.
2. Keep them out of direct sunlight and away from direct sources of heat and humidity.
3. Unplug the AC adaptor when not using it.
4. Avoid dropping the V.FLASH™ console unit or V.DISCs. Never try to dismantle them.
5. Always keep the V.FLASH™ console unit and V.DISCs away from water.
6. 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.
7. A V.FLASH™ Memory Card may be required for saving certain portions of the game.
The Memory Card is sold separately. Refer to the V.FLASH™ main console User’s
Manual for full details.
8. If paused, images may be displayed on the TV screen for an extended period of time, and
a faint image may be left permanently on the screen.
9.
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
In case the data side (bottom side) of the V.DISC needs to be cleaned, please follow the
following procedure:
Lay the V.DISC on a flat surface with the bottom side facing up.
While pushing the little latch, pull down the disc door as
illustrated.
3.
Clean the CD only with recommended methods for cleaning
other standard CDs.
4.
After cleaning, release the disc door, and make sure it returns
to the original position.
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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 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 the above 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 while it is operating.
Do not lift or move the product during operation.
Do not press or sit on the V.DISC.
CD Cleaning Procedure
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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that you might have. A support representative will be happy to assist you.
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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 specific problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the problem occurred.
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone:1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
OTHER INFO
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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.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
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