VTech REV IT UP IN RADIATOR SPRINGS User`s manual

User’s Manual
© VTech 2006/2008
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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 parents responsibly
allow their children to play these games, and still educate and entertain them in a healthy,
age-appropriate manner?
Our answer to this question 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 kidfriendly design, age-appropriate curriculum, vivid graphics, and fun game-play into a unique
experience that children will love and parents can support. The V.Smile™ TV Learning System
engages children 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 skills in a fun, engaging way. Both offer the 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 and learn. The
library is organized into three levels of educational play – Early Learners (ages 3-5), Junior
Thinkers (ages 4-6) and Master Minds (ages 6-8) – so that the educational content of the
system grows with your child.
At VTech®, we are proud to provide parents with a much-needed solution to the video game
dilemma, as well as another innovative way for children 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,
Julia Fitzgerald
Vice President, Marketing
VTech Electronics, NA
To learn more about the V.Smile™ TV Learning System and other VTech®
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INTRODUCTION
Disney · Pixar Cars - Rev it up in Radiator Springs
GETTING STARTED
Choose Your Play Mode
Move the joystick up or down to choose the
play mode you want. Press the ENTER button
when you have finished.
LEARNING Adventure
In this play mode, you can help Lightning
McQueen play with his friends in Radiator
Springs. You can choose Adventure Play to
play through the story, or practice your skills
in each adventure game individually by choosing Quick Play.
Adventure -
Play the games in story order and help Lightning play all
the games with his friends.
Quick Play - Play the adventure game of your choice without having to
follow the story.
Adventure Play
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 “Disney · Pixar Cars - Rev
it up in Radiator Springs” has not been removed from the unit and power
has not been turned off.
INTRODUCTION / GETTING STARTED
After the Piston Cup, Lightning McQueen heads back to Radiator Springs to
hang out with his new-found friends! Mater and his best buddy remember
all the crazy things that happened the first time Lightning stumbled across
that little town, and now you can join in with all the action!
Continue Game - Start the adventure from the point you reached before
exiting the game.
New Game -
Start the adventure from the beginning.
Quick Play
In the Quick Play menu, choose any game you
like. Use the joystick to highlight a game and
press ENTER to begin play.
Note:For game details, please see the
“Activities – Learning Adventure”
section.
GETTING STARTED
Learning Zone
In the Learning Zone menu, use the joystick
and ENTER button to choose any game you
like. To change the game level, move the
joystick down to the Piston Cup icon. Move
left to the single Piston Cup icon for “easy”
level and move right to the double Piston Cup
icon for “difficult” level.
Note: For game details, please see the “Activities – Learning Zone”
section.
Options
Move the joystick up and down to move the
cursor between Music and Chances.
The Quick Play and Learning Zone modes
each have their own settings on the game
selection page.
1. Music On/Off Selection
To turn the background music on or off, move the joystick left or right to
highlight “On” or “Off.” Press the ENTER button to make your choice.
2. Normal/Unlimited Mode Selection
To choose between Normal and Unlimited modes, move the joystick left
or right to highlight “Normal” or “Unlimited.” Press the ENTER button to
make your choice.
In the Unlimited mode, you will have an unlimited number of chances to
play the games in Adventure Play and Quick Play.
Choose Your Game Settings
If you are happy with the default settings, use the joystick to move the
cursor to the OK icon and press ENTER when you are done.
The Quick Play and Learning Zone modes each have their own settings
on the game selection page.
Start Your Game
For Learning Adventure, please go to the “Activities-Learning Adventure”
section.
For Learning Zone mode, please go to the “Activities-Learning Zone”
section.
FEATURES
In Learning Adventure mode, you can take turns playing with a friend. In
Learning Zone mode, two players can play together. Choose one-player or
two-player mode in the small selection menu at the bottom of the screen.
Note: Two-player mode is only available on the V.Smile™ Learning
System.
HELP Button
FEATURES
2-Player mode
When you press the HELP button during a game, you will hear the activity
instructions or a helpful hint.
Exit Button
When you press the EXIT button, the game will pause. An “Exit ?” icon
will pop up to make sure you really want to quit. Move the joystick to “√”
to leave the game or to “X” to cancel the exit screen and keep playing.
Press the ENTER button to make your choice.
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 the game will pause. An “Exit ?” icon will pop up to make sure you
really want to quit. Move the joystick to “√” to leave the game or to “X”
to cancel the exit screen and keep playing. Press the ENTER button to
make your choice.
V.LinkTM Connection
When you plug the V.LinkTM into the console,
a new selection – “V.LinkTM Connection” - will
appear under the main menu. You can select it
to download your game score to the V.LinkTM.
After the downloading process is complete,
you can plug the V.LinkTM into your computer
and unlock some fun web games on the
V.SmileTM Web Site. Please do not unplug the
V.LinkTM during the downloading process.
FEATURES
Bonus Games on the V.SmileTM Web Site
When you complete a number of Learning
Adventure games, you will be rewarded with
special gold coins. You can save your record
to the V.Link™ and then plug the V.Link™
into a PC. You will then be able to use the
gold coins to unlock special bonus games on
the V.Smile™ Web Site.
How To Earn Gold Coins
Gold Coin
1st gold coin Achieve a total score of at least 1 in Learning Adventure
2nd gold coin Achieve a total score of at least 120 in Learning
Adventure
3rd gold coin Achieve a total score of at least 300 in Learning
Adventure
4th gold coin Achieve a total score of at least 420 in Learning
Adventure
* Note: V.Link™ connection is only available in these or later models:
ACTIVITIES
Learning Adventure
Curriculum
Arriving in Radiator Springs
Tip the Tractors
Tractor Roundup
Tire Bouncing
Cold Rinse
Mater’s Challenge
Beginning Letters
Addition
Observation & Map Skills
Missing Letters
Hand-eye Coordination
Shape & Sequence
Learning Zone
Curriculum
Neon Magic
Junkyard Fun
Pitstop Frenzy
Random Road Signs
Logic
Classification
Numbers
Object Matching
Learning Adventure
Lightning McQueen
Energy
Score
Checkered Flag
Obstacle
Oil cans
This is the character you control on the
screen.
This will decrease if Lightning comes in contact
with an obstacle.
These are the points you have earned in the
current game.
These are objects that add extra points to
Lightning’s score if touched.
These are objects that reduce Lightning’s energy
if touched.
These are objects that restore Lightning’s energy
if touched.
ACTIVITIES
Educational Curriculum
Basic Controls
The basic controls are the same in all games, but certain controls may not
be available in all games. For details, please see the game descriptions.
Move to the left
Move to the right
Move up
Move down
Move up-left
Move up-right
Move down-left
Move down-right
ENTER BUTTON Rev Lightning’s engine / Select an answer
ACTIVITIES
Game 1: Arriving in Radiator Springs
Game Play
Help Lightning find his driver, Mack, on the
Interstate but make sure he avoids other
vehicles and traffic cones. Use the joystick to
move Lightning. Check for the trucks you met
by remembering the icon on their trailers.
Curriculum: Beginning Letter
Easy Level: Match the icon of the tools
Difficult Level: Match the beginning letter of the tools
Mini Game 1: Tip The Tractors
Game Play
Have fun tractor tipping with Lightning by
revving his engine. You can get the correct
value for the engine by watching the sleeping
tractor.
Curriculum: Numbers
Easy Level: Count the floating smoke rings that the tractors
blow
Difficult Level: Solve the addition problems the tractors are
dreaming about
Game Play
It’s mayhem in Radiator Springs: some tractors
have escaped. Round up the lost tractors by
reading the map. Push the tractor until it runs
into the pen, or press ENTER when you find
a hidden tractor.
ACTIVITIES
Game 2: Tractor Roundup
Curriculum: Observation & Map Skills
Easy Level: Round up 6 tractors
Difficult Level: Round up 8 tractors
Game 3: Tire Bouncing
Game Play
Play with Luigi’s old tires. Each tire has a
letter on it; bounce them to the character that
is collecting the correct letters.
Curriculum: Missing Letters
Easy Level: Uppercase letters / Lowercase letters
Difficult Level: Missing letter
Mini Game 2: Cold Rinse
Game Play
Help Lightning avoid Red’s water spray for
1 minute. Try to react as fast as you can
to move Lightning left or right, collecting as
many checkered flags as you can.
Curriculum: Hand-eye Coordination
Easy Level: Red moves slower
Difficult Level: Red moves faster
Game 4: Mater’s Challenge
ACTIVITIES
Game Play
Mater has put some of his favorite shapes on
the road. You can go faster by collecting the
correct shapes in sequence. In some special
areas, press ENTER to perform a dirt turn to
help you to break your best record.
Curriculum: Shape & Sequence
Easy Level: Only one shape needs to be remembered
Difficult Level: Up to 3 shapes need to be remembered
Learning Zone
Neon Magic
Game Play
Time to light up Radiator Springs! Some of
the electric wires aren’t connected properly.
Repair the wires by pressing ENTER to rotate
them and switch on the power box to light up
the neon lights.
Curriculum: Logic
Easy Level:
3 parts of the wire need to be repaired
Junkyard Fun
Game Play
Sort the stuff in Mater’s junkyard. Sort the
items into 2 groups by placing them in the
correct circle.
Curriculum: Classification
Easy Level:
Separate 2 groups of objects
Learning Zone
Difficult Level: 5 parts of the wire need to be repaired
Difficult Level: Overlapping area that belongs to both groups
Pitstop Frenzy
Game Play
Use your crew to catch 4 tires with the correct
number and place them on the car in your pit.
Catch tires with the correct numbers to make
the fastest tire changes.
Curriculum: Number
Easy Level: Odd and even numbers
Difficult Level: Simple addition
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Random Road Signs
Game Play
Learning Zone / CARE & MAINTENANCE
Each road sign has a picture on it. Pair up
the road signs with different cars and their
functions.
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Curriculum: Object Matching
Easy Level:
Match the car pictures
Difficult Level: Match the car picture with its function
CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep your V.Smile™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth. Never
use solvents or abrasives.
2. Keep the unit 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.
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. While the V.Smile™ 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.
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.
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and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
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