Bug Adventure

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Video Credit: GatorBox

In Bug Adventure, players explore the great outdoors and even burrow deep into the Earth. Take an exciting, inviting, and interactive journey into the creepy crawly world of insects! Bug Adventure includes over 100 bugs and insects! Bug Adventure also includes an interactive encyclopaedia and a talking storybook! Loads of fun from Knowledge Adventure, the makers of 3D Body Adventure, 3D Dinosaur Adventure, and Undersea Adventure! Time to get bitten by the bug! 
Another one of Knowledge Adventure's early releases, and the first one to try and be more than just a digital encyclopedia. The program opens up with an amusing pre-rendered opening following a bee flying through different environments to the MIDI tune of “Flight of the Bumblebees.” From there you're welcomed to the main screen with a Bela Lugosi-like narrator. The many different voices heard throughout the program add more personality to this title unlike in Space Adventure, and in some cases (such as the narrator or the small theater bee) they may prove to be amusing. As expected there is an encyclopedia of information regarding all sorts of bugs with a few extra bonuses; instead of merely being a trivia game, the game now includes a story about a caterpillar becoming a butterfly and an image gallery of different insects (as well as the option to view the images in 3D, a gimmick that would later be utilized further in 3D Dinosaur Adventure). Of the new additions, the ones that really stick out and add some fun to this simple edutainment title are the Honeybee Comb theater and the Who Am I game. The theater contains a collections of amusing clips that at one point got a big laugh out of me, while most got at least a grin. The Who Am I game has the player match a zoomed in picture to the insect; while basic, it's a fun time for me personally and the voiceover just adds to the enjoyment. The program's music includes both classical and original compositions which create calm, upbeat, and sometimes comedic moods that I found relaxing to listen to even when I wasn't focused on the program, which was definitely a big step above Space Adventure. To conclude, Bug Adventures is a step forward from a simple digital encyclopedia to a full on interactive edutainment game, that would also teach kids while amusing adults. A small step forward, but an appreciated one nonetheless, worth taking a quick peek at just for its charm alone as long as you don't expect too much.
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Minimum system requirements - Windows 7 or 10, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements - OS X 10.6.8 or later, Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 256 MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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