Knowledge Adventure and Fisher-Price this week introduced another new game for kids ages 4-7 called Power Wheels Off-Road Adventure. Based on the popular battery-powered ride-on vehicle line from Fisher-Price, this game lets kids experience all-terrain driving adventures as they build their own courses and race them.
Kids hop behind the wheel of The Eliminator as they power around four different environments that they can populate with ramps, obstacles and debris. The environments include: Dinosaur Alley — A rainforest environment populated by dinosaurs, pythons, quicksands and other pitfalls. Winter Way — A snowbound course filled with ice patches, snowdrifts, icebergs, penguins and other hazards. Crack-Up Canyon — A desert scene filled with dunes, rocky obstacles, cacti, ravines, rattlesnakes, prairie dogs and other hazards. Junkyard Junction — A junkyard filled with scraps of old cars, giant magnets, toys, tunnels and more.
The game changes every time kids play, and their ability to design their own courses means they’ll be engaged for hours. The obstacles they choose to drop on the track will affect their experience, too — as an example, Knowledge Adventure said that an errant whirlwind would cause The Eliminator to be lifted off the track and spun around wildly. Kids earn points as they navigate each track, and the points are used towards getting their own personalized driver’s license. There’s a two-player “sharing mode” that allows kids to play with family members, too.
Look for Power Wheels Off-Road Adventure at major computer stores and mass-merchant chains for US$19.99. The software ships on a hybrid CD-ROM compatible with both Macs and Windows computers. Knowledge Adventure did not give specific system requirements, but we will keep you updated when we find out more information.