Senario 21184 User`s guide

Item #21184
For Ages 12 & Up
VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
Game Instructions
& User’s Guide
Please keep this manual
and package for future reference.
is a trademark of Hearst Communications, Inc.
Produced under license by
Senario LLC
Woodstock, IL 60098 USA
www.senario.com
©2005 Senario LLC. All Rights Reserved
Made in China
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THANK YOU!
BATTERY INSTALLATION
Thanks for buying this Senario video entertainment system. At
Senario, we strive to make sure you get the most entertainment
possible for your money. All our products are easy to set-up and
simple to operate. After all, you shouldn’t have to work hard just
to play!
Your game system requires 4 type AA batteries (in the console) and
6 type AAA batteries (3 in each of the handsets).
To ensure proper performance, please read this brief manual before
connecting the game to your television.
Contents
Battery Installation. . . . . . .
Controls & Connections . . . .
Using Your Game System . . .
Caring For Your Game System
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . .
Game Overview . . . . . . . .
Warnings and Precautions . .
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Help protect our environment! Senario encourages the use of
rechargeable batteries. Keep one set charged and one in the game
so you’ll always have fresh batteries available!
To Install or Replace Batteries
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Remove the battery cover.
Remove exhausted batteries and dispose of properly.
Replace with new batteries. Be sure the positive (+) and negative
(-) ends of the batteries are facing the correct direction.
Replace the battery cover.
Battery Warnings
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Remove batteries if your game will not be used for a long time.
Battery installation should be supervised by an adult.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not mix alkaline batteries with standard (carbon-zinc) or
rechargeable batteries.
Do not mix different brands of batteries.
Only use batteries of the type recommended in this manual.
Be sure to insert batteries with correct polarity.
Remove exhausted batteries from the product.
Be careful not to short circuit the supply terminals.
Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
Note: When the batteries begin to lose their charge, the Power LED
will dim, and the game will turn itself off. If the game images start to
break up or look jagged, the batteries are probably getting low and
need to be replaced.
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CONTROLS & CONNECTIONS
USING YOUR GAME SYSTEM
Your game connects to the TV set with a pair of standard RCA
plugs. Most TV sets, video monitors, and VCRs have easily accessible
RCA jacks. These are usually labeled “video” and “audio” or are
color coded to indicate the video connection (yellow) and audio
connections (red and/or white).
Turning On Your Game
The RCA plugs on the game console must be connected to the
proper “input” RCA jacks. Be sure to insert the yellow video jack into
the yellow video socket. The remaining audio plug can be inserted
into either the white or red audio socket on your TV, video monitor,
or VCR.
Note: If your TV, video monitor, or VCR does not have RCA jacks,
you’ll need to purchase a separate A/V adaptor (not included).
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Make sure your game is turned off before connecting it to your
TV set.
Connect the RCA plugs as described previously.
Turn your TV on and tune it to the A/V channel. This channel
is often called “input”, “auxiliary”, “line”, or even “game”. You
might have to change channels using the original TV, video
monitor, or VCR remote control (as opposed to a universal
remote) to access it. Look for a button on the remote marked
“input” or “auxiliary”. If you are having trouble switching to
the INPUT mode, contact the TV manufacturer or retailer for
assistance.
Slide the game’s power switch to the “ON” position.
The title screen will appear on your TV set.
Turning Off Your Game
After you have finished playing, slide the power switch to the “OFF”
position.
Disconnect the game from the television and switch the channel
back to view regular TV programs.
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CARING
FOR YOUR
GAME SYSTEM
TROUBLESHOOTING
Standard Care
Before requesting repair or exchange, please try the following:
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No picture on the screen
• Is the game turned on?
• Is the TV turned on?
• Is the TV on the Input or A/V channel?
• Is the A/V cable connected properly?
• Do the batteries have enough power?
• Are the batteries properly installed?
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Do not disassemble the game.
Do not try to repair the game.
Always switch the power off when connecting or disconnecting
the RCA plugs to/from your TV, video monitor, or VCR.
Do not store your game system in a humid place, on the floor, or
in any location where it may collect dirt, dust, lint, etc.
Do not drop, hit, throw, or abuse the game system or any of its
components.
Be sure all cable connections are made carefully and inserted
into the correct locations.
Be sure all plugs are firmly seated in the proper sockets by
holding them straight when inserting them.
When disconnecting any plugs, carefully pull out the plug itself.
Do not pull on the cord.
Do not step on, sharply pull, or bend any wires or cables.
Do not expose the game system or any of its components to
extreme temperatures. The game may not work properly if it is
too hot.
Do not expose the game to direct sunlight for extended periods
of time.
Do not rapidly turn the power switch on and off. This may
shorten the life of the batteries and game system.
Cleaning Your Game System
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Use a soft slightly damp cloth.
Allow the game to dry completely before using again.
Do not pour or spill any type of liquids or solvents on the game
or its components.
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Screen flickers or no color
• Are the TV color controls set properly?
• Are the TV channel fine adjustments set properly?
• Do the batteries have enough power?
No game sound
• Is the TV volume too low or muted?
• Has the audio cable become loose or disconnected?
Picture on TV is unsteady
• Adjust the vertical or horizontal hold controls on your television
until the picture becomes steady.
• Do the batteries have enough power?
Fringes appear on TV during play
• Is the video cable connected properly?
• Do the batteries have enough power?
Picture is blinking or distorted
• Turn power off and try again.
• Do the batteries have enough power?
No power
• Are the batteries inserted properly?
• Is the power switch turned on?
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GAME OVERVIEW
Choosing Captains
After you’ve split into teams, each team needs to
pick a captain. Again, how this is done is up to
you. Some people like to vote for a team captain
while others might simply draw lots to decide
who gets the honor.
The CosmoGirl! ™ TV Game was designed to capture all the fun
and intrigue of the magazine that inspired it. Just invite some friends
over, hook it up to your television set, and you’re ready for a great
time!
Getting Started
When you turn on the CosmoGirl! ™ TV Game, the title screen
appears. Make sure everyone is comfortable and ready to play, then
press any button to begin.
Choosing Sides
The first step in playing the CosmoGirl! ™ TV
Game is dividing all the players into two teams.
Exactly how you do this is up to you.
When choosing teams, it’s important make sure
both teams have more or less the same number
of players. If you have an odd number of players, giving an extra
person to one team is no problem, just make the teams as fair as
possible.
During the game, one team will be referred to as Team A and the
other as Team B. Make sure everyone agrees on which team is which.
If you want to choose a nickname for your team, go right ahead!
When everyone has been assigned to a team, press any button to
advance to the next part of the game.
During play, the team captain is the one who holds the handset. When
a trivia question is presented, it’s up to the captain to enter the answer
chosen by her team. You’ll learn more about the responsibilities of
the team captain as you read the rest of these instructions.
After both captains have been selected, press any button to begin
playing the CosmoGirl! ™ TV Game.
The Game Screen
The CosmoGirl! ™ TV Game screen features
a board showing 16 tiles. To play the game,
teams take turns picking one of these tiles
and attempting the challenge shown beneath
it. After all 16 tiles have been turned over, the
game concludes with a final Showdown.
Picking a Tile
When it’s your team’s turn, you’ll need to pick one of the tiles on the
game screen. You do this by selecting a row and then a column. For
instance, if you pick ROW A and COLUMN A, the tile in the upper
left corner of the screen would turn over. Hidden behind each tile is
a symbol telling you which of the 4 types of activities your team must
attempt this turn.
Trivia Challenge
A Trivia Challenge is the most common symbol. When one of these
is revealed, your team will be shown a question and four possible
answers. Your team has 30 seconds to discuss the answer. When
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you’ve agreed on an answer, press the corresponding button on your
handset.
When your team is attempting a Trivia Challenge, you have to think
fast. The number of points you earn is determined by the amount
of time left on the 30-second clock. For example, if it takes you 20
seconds to decide on your answer, you will earn 10 points if you guess
correctly. Of course, entering an incorrect answer scores you no
points at all, so don’t rush to answer. It’s better to take a little longer
and get the question right than press a button quickly and discover
you were wrong.
It’s worth noting that the final say on which answer is selected
belongs to the team captain. She’s the one with the handset and
she’s the one who’s got to press the button. The captain will usually
enter the answer chosen by the team, but if she thinks she knows
better she can press any button she wants.
Lightning Round
A Lighting Round is similar to a Trivia Challenge. When this icon
is revealed on the board, both teams will face off in a head-to-head
trivia challenge. One after another, the game will present 5 trivia
questions. Each team has 30 seconds to enter an answer to each
question. For every correct answer a team enters, 6 points are scored.
Thus, if TEAM A were to get all 5 questions correct, they would score
a total of 30 points.
Moment Of Truth
When a Moment Of Truth icon is revealed, play stops for a few
minutes while the instructions shown by game are followed.
Sometimes a Moment Of Truth will instruct you to share a personal
secret, like: “What’s the most embarrassing thing your parents ever
caught you doing?” Sometimes it will present a simple activity, like:
“Everyone must their socks in a bag, draw 2 out without looking, and
wear them for the rest of the night.”
No points are scored for a Moment of Truth.
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Bonus Game
In addition to trivia questions, teams can earn points by playing
arcade-style bonus games. When a bonus game icon appears beneath
a tile, the team captain decides who on her team should play it. She
hands her the controller. When the designated player is ready to
begin, she presses any button on her handset to begin the bonus
game.
When playing a Bonus Game, the outside buttons on the handset (A
and D) are used to move things (like the cursor) left or right and the
two center buttons (B and C) are used to make selections or activate
actions.
There are 9 different Bonus Games in the CosmoGirl! ™ TV Game.
Bad Hair Day
In this game you have 3 chances to find two matching hair styles on
the mirrors inside a number of compacts. Just move the cursor left or
right (D button) and up or down (A button) until the compact you
want to select is highlighted. Then press either the B or C button to
open it up. Once you see the image inside, select a second compact
and open it up. If you find a match or your first try, you win 30 points.
If you find one on your second try, you win 20 points. If it takes you 3
tries, you win 10 points. If you don’t find a match on your 3rd try, the
game is over and you score no points.
Bargain Hunter
It’s shopping time! In this game, you’re trying to do as much
shopping as possible before your credit card is declined. To play,
just move the cursor onto one of the stores and select it. If a crying
girl appears, your credit card was turned down and the game ends
without you winning any points. If you don’t see the crying girl, you
will be shown an amount of money – that’s how many points you’ve
won. You can keep playing until the crying girl appears or you have
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won all 30 points (by selecting 5 shops without having your card
declined). At any time during play, you can also hop in a cab and go
home with the points you’ve already won.
Dance ‘Til Dawn
What could be more fun than a night on the dance floor? In this
game, you follow along with the dance moves indicated by the
flashing spotlight. When the game begins, a light will shine on one of
the buttons (A, for example). All you have to do is press the A button
on the handset. Then, the game will show you two dance moves (A
and C, for example). Just keep copying the dance moves and you’ll
keep earning points. The game continues until you’ve completed 30
moves or messed up. The number of points you win is determined by
how many dance moves you successfully duplicate.
Remember, this game is designed to test your memory – so no fair
writing down the moves!
Fashion Disaster
This game plays something like a slot machine. When you begin,
the 5 reels will whirl around and come to a stop showing different
articles of clothing. The more items you have of the same color, the
more points you score. After the reels stop spinning, move the cursor
left or right (A or D button) and select which items you want to keep
and which ones you want to get rid of. When you’ve made all your
choices, highlight and select the CHANGE button.
You earn 6 points for each item showing the most common color
on the reels. For example, if you have 2 red items (and nothing else
matches) you would win 12 points. If all 5 items are the same color,
you win 30 points.
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Gumball Grab
If you’ve ever seen a Japanese pachinko machine, you already know
how to play Gumball Grab. Just position each ball in one of the 3
holes at the top of the screen and then press the B or C button to
drop it. It will bounce its way down to the bottom and score points
depending upon which bucket it lands in.
Handbag Hurricane
In this game you’re presented with a trio of handbags. One has $10
in it, one has $20, and one has $30. As you watch, the money drops
into the handbags. Just keep your eye on the $30 bag as it weaves
in and out among the others. When they stop moving, pick one of
the handbags and you’ll win points equal to the amount of money
inside it.
Heartbreaker
With all those cupids in the air, it must be Valentine’s Day! One
after another, they drop delicate hearts from the heavens and you
must dash back and forth to catch them. The more you catch, the
more points you earn. If you miss a heart, it falls to the ground and
shatters! Thirty hearts will be dropped, catch as many as you can!
Lucky Dice
This is a simple game of dice. Rattle them around and give them a
roll. Every time you roll them without getting a “7”, you win 5 points.
You keep playing until you reach 30 points or roll a “7”. Don’t be too
upset if you roll a “7”, you still get to keep the points you’ve earned
so far.
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WARNINGS
Spin the Bottle
This is your chance to find out who’s a good kisser and who’s a dud!
Just spin the bottle (either fast or slow) to play. When it stops, you’ve
got to kiss the boy it’s pointing at. Just watch the message bar to learn
if he’s a good kisser or not. You get three tries in each game of Spin
the Bottle.
Showdown
After all 16 tiles have been revealed, the game
continues with the Showdown Round. This gives
the team that’s behind a last chance to catch up
by answering up to 3 trivia questions.
When the each question appears, the team that
was trailing at the end of normal play can choose to either answer it
themselves or pass it to the other team.
• If they choose to answer it themselves, they earn points just like
they would during a normal Trivia Challenge. If they get it wrong,
they do not earn any points.
• If they choose to pass the question, the other team has 30 seconds
to answer it. If they answer it correctly, they earn points just like
in the normal Trivia Challenges. If they get it wrong, however,
they lose 15 points!
Game Results
When the Showdown Round is done, the game
shows the final scores and congratulates the
winning team. If you want to play again, just
hit any button and the game will start again.
You can play with the same teams (maybe even
going for best two-out-of-three!) or select new ones.
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PRECAUTIONS
Warning
A very small portion of the population have a condition that may cause them
to have epileptic seizures or suffer a momentary loss of consciousness when
viewing certain kinds of flashing lights or patterns commonly presented in our
daily environment. These people may experience seizures while watching some
television pictures or playing certain video games. People who have not had any
previous seizures may nonetheless have an undetected epileptic condition. If
you or anyone you may know has experienced symptoms linked to an epileptic
condition (e.g. seizures or loss of awareness), please consult your physician
before playing any video games. We recommend that parents observe their
children while they play video games. If you or your child experience any of the
following symptoms: dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitching, involuntary
movements, loss of awareness, disorientation, or convulsions, discontinue use of
video games and consult your physician.
Image Retention Warning
Some televisions and monitors can be damaged by video game images. This “image
retention” is most commonly caused by test patterns, programming screens,
paused video games, and other unchanging images. In general, Projection TVs
are more vulnerable to this type of damage. Before using your game system, be
sure to review the documentation supplied with your television or video monitor
to determine whether or not you can safely play video games on it. If you have
any questions, please contact the TV manufacturer for additional information.
Senario LLC can not be held liable for damage to your TV set.
Additional Safety Information
Before using your video game system with any TV (especially front or rear
projection screens and HDTV systems), video monitor, or VCR, review all of the
original manufacturer’s documentation to determine whether video games can
be safely played on it. Senario LLC can not be held liable for any damage to your
TV.
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Precautions
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When using the game, do not sit or stand too close to the television or video
monitor screen.
Play the game as far back from the screen as possible.
Do not play the game if you are tired or need sleep.
Always play the game in a well-lit room.
Repetitive Strain Warning
Some people may experience fatigue or discomfort after playing for a long time.
Regardless of how you feel, you should always take a 10 to 15 minute break every
hour while playing. If your hands or arms become tired or uncomfortable while
playing, stop and rest. If you continue to experience soreness or discomfort
during or after play, listen to the signals your body is giving you. Stop playing and
consult a doctor .Failure to do so could result in long term injury. If your hands,
wrists or arms have been injured or strained in other activities, use of this system
could aggravate the condition. If unsure about your physical condition, consult
a doctor before playing.
FCC Compliant
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
FCC ID: ########
Senario LLC
Woodstock, IL 60098 USA
www.senario.com
©2005 Senario LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Made in China
is a trademark of Hearst Communications, Inc.
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