User’s Manual CH LEARNING SYSTEM TOU TM © 2011 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg. Dear Parent, At VTech®, we know how much you enjoy staying on top of the hottest trends and having the most high-tech gadgets around. We also know that your kids feel the same way. With that in mind, we developed MobiGo™, a revolutionary way to make learning fun with touch! MobiGo™ is the next generation of learning. Kids can control how they play, and develop the skills of using touch applications. As kids tap, flick, spin, and drag their way through exciting learning games, they’ll experience the same technology and fun as parents do with their touch-screen devices. When playing with MobiGo™, kids can look at, listen to and touch the screen wherever they go to discover a world of fun, while developing knowledge of numbers, letters, spelling, and music which we know is important to you. Learning on the go is now easier than ever with MobiGo™. At VTech®, we are dedicated to helping your children uncover their talents. We thank you for your trust in our products that encourage active minds through imaginative play. Sincerely, Your friends at VTech® To learn more about MobiGo™ and other VTech® toys, visit www.vtechkids.com INTRODUCTION Plankton has set his sights on the Krabby Patty secret formula, and he will stop at nothing to get it in his possession. It’s up to you and SpongeBob to keep the secret formula out of Plankton’s hands! INTRODUCTION / GETTING STARTED GETTING STARTED Insert the Cartridge Make sure the unit is turned off. Insert the MobiGo™ cartridge with the label side facing up, and push it until it clicks into place. Press the ON button to turn on the MobiGo™. User Profile Personalize your MobiGo™ by entering your name and creating a user profile. The profile stores your progress and high score information, which can then be uploaded to the web. Only one user profile can be stored at a time. Other users can still play the MobiGo™ by touching the guest icon on the profile screen, but their records will not be saved. To select your user profile, touch your name on the profile screen. To change the profile name, touch the on-screen ABC button. Basic Operation The easiest and most common way to play with your MobiGo™ is by using the touch screen. However, there are also a few important hard keys that you’ll need to use from time to time. The Hard Keys Directional Pad Use this to scroll through the menu choices or to control the characters in some games. Exit Button During a game, press this button to exit the game, or press it within a menu to go back to the previous screen. Help Button Press this button when you need help in a game. QWERTY Keyboard GETTING STARTED Slide the screen up to reveal the keyboard. Use it to enter your name in the user profile or to give the answers in some letter-related games. The Touch Screen The Main Menu When a cartridge is plugged in, the main menu will appear, showing all of the available games plus the options icon. Touch a game to select it, or use the directional pad to scroll through the choices and press Enter to confirm your choice. Activities Options Options Touch the Options icon in the corner of the main menu to change advanced settings. Music: Turn the background music On or Off. Difficulty: Choose Easy or Difficult level for the games. ACTIVITIES Level Choose an Easy or Difficult level before each game. Run SpongeBob Run! Plankton has built robots that are coming to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula! SpongeBob runs away with the formula, but gets trapped in Plankton’s underground cavern. Help him find a way to escape. ACTIVITIES Guide SpongeBob to the exit while avoiding the robots. You can stop them by blowing bubbles. Step on the fountains to make SpongeBob temporarily invincible! The gate is locked. Slide the blocks to place the key block into the key slot and unlock the gate. Play this game to win Bikini Bottom Tokens and use them to buy ingredients in The Patty Maker bonus game. Curriculum: Problem Solving, Logic A Secret Song Plankton forms a band with SpongeBob, hoping to get the secret Krabby Patty ingredients from SpongeBob’s song lyrics. He uses his machine to collect the names of the ingredients. Type the name of the ingredient on the screen before the machine decodes it. To win the game, type five ingredients before the machine does. Play this game to win Bikini Bottom Tokens and use them to buy ingredients in The Patty Maker bonus game. Curriculum: Vocabulary Chum Bucket Breakout ACTIVITIES The key to the vault holding the secret recipe is missing! SpongeBob thinks Plankton has stolen it, so he goes to the Chum Bucket to get it back. Each door is linked to another door, but they don’t always take you to where you need to be. Find the doors that will move SpongeBob up to the next level and through the exit. The gate is locked. Touch two puzzle pieces to swap them, and complete the shape to unlock the gate. Play this game to win Bikini Bottom Tokens and use them to buy ingredients in The Patty Maker bonus game. Curriculum: Logic, Geometry © 2011 VTech Printed in China 91-002461-xxx-000 Inside Search Plankton has launched himself into SpongeBob’s body. He wants to get to SpongeBob’s heart to find the secret formula. Drag the screen to look for Plankton inside SpongeBob’s body. Find him before he sneaks into SpongeBob’s heart. Tap on Plankton quickly before he sneaks away! Plankton is hiding behind the bubbles. To find him, touch the bubble that solves the equation. Three correct answers in a row will move Plankton away from SpongeBob’s heart. ACTIVITIES Play this game to win Bikini Bottom Tokens and use them to buy ingredients in The Patty Maker bonus game. Curriculum: Spatial Sense, Math The Patty Maker Time to make your very own Krabby Patty! SpongeBob is ready to taste your Krabby Patty and see if you have what it takes to work with him at the Krusty Krab. Buy ingredients from five different shelves: Cheese & Patties, Vegetables, Condiments, Fruits and Decorations. Drag the ingredients into the shopping cart to buy them. If the ingredient you want is sold out, check back later. Make your own Krabby Patty and watch SpongeBob put it together. If you stack the ingredients too high, the Patty may fall over! Try different ingredient combinations to see what SpongeBob will like. Curriculum: Creativity Web Connectivity Connect MobiGoTM to the internet to download new games and follow your child’s learning progress online. Refer to the MobiGoTM console manual for connection details. 1. Keep your MobiGoTM 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 MobiGoTM away from water. Web Connectivity / CARE & MAINTENANCE CARE & MAINTENANCE 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. While the MobiGoTM Touch 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 an LCD screen at close range and handling directional pad controls 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. WARNING: All packing materials, such as tape, plastic sheets, packaging locks and tags are not part of this toy, and should be discarded for your child’s safety. ATTENTION: Pour la sécurité de votre enfant, débarrassez-vous de tous les produits d’emballage tels que rubans adhésifs, feuilles de plastique, attaches et étiquettes. Ils ne font pas partie du jouet. Note: Please keep the user’s manual as it contains important information. TROUBLESHOOTING Please note that if you try to insert or remove a MobiGoTM cartridge 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 buttons, disconnect the AC adaptor from the main unit or remove the batteries. Then, reconnect the adaptor, or reinstall the batteries. 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: COPYRIGHT NOTICES • 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 started. Internet: www.vtechkids.com Phone: 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada COPYRIGHT NOTICES Copyright 2011 VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved. VTech® and the VTech® logo are registered trademarks of VTech®. MobiGo™ is trademark of VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2011 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg. IMPORTANT NOTE: Creating and developing MobiGo™ Touch Learning System products is accompanied by a responsibility that we at VTech® take very seriously. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information that forms the value of our products. However, errors sometimes can occur. It is important for you to know that we stand behind our products and encourage you to call our Consumer Services Department at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada, with any problems and/or suggestions that you might have. A service representative will be happy to help you. 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. COMPANY: VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. ADDRESS: 1155 West Dundee Rd, 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: OTHER INFO This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ices-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe b est conforme à la norme nmb-003 du Canada. 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. Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.