Pearson Heights is a small, exclusive residential community on the outskirts of Century Village. Stacy Wilson is a sixteen year old girl who lives in with her mom and dad at Chelsea Avenue. She attends Parker High School and is a member of the track team, astronomy society and a avid supporter of animal rights. A bit of a science geek, Stacy is hoping that babysitting will allow her to save up enough money to buy a telescope for her club. So that’s the context in which the game develops, and of course you’ll be playing Stacy’s role babysitting for money.
The first time you play the game a brief help information screen will be displayed, so you can learn the basics of the game. There are two main tasks you have to take care of. The first activity is to clean up every mess you find in the room. To clean a mess, first find it and then click on it with the mouse pointer. The second activity is to put the kids in bed before the parents come back home. To put a kid in bed click on it and then click on the bed.
You can identify messes because they are rounded by a red line. When you clean it up you get points and the red line disappears. Some messes require more steps to perform. For example, the baby bottle requires to be picked up from the fridge, put in the warmer and taken to the crib.
The scenario in which the game develops is top view of a house (is like you are seeing it through its roof as it had a transparent roof) where the family lives. Since you can’t view the whole house in only one screen, you have to move by dragging the mouse pointer out of the window. Then, the house will move and you can reach hidden zones, in order to identify messes.
When you enter the game, you’ll be asked to type in a player name and then you’ll see the welcome screen with the following options:
- Change User: the first time there’s no existing player. After you create one or more, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Start: this option leads you to the introduction of the game and eventually to the first level of the game . You’ll be seeing some on-screen tips as you play.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like: sound effects volume, music volume, auto pause, and full screen.
- Help: this option leads you to a brief card-style help.
- Exit: no further explanation required.
Once you are playing, you can press the MENU button on the screen to pause the game, go to the options menu, resume play, access help information, or go back to the main menu.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web. There are some special discounts for GameServer Members.
About the systems requirements, here you have a list to check out:
• Windows 2000/XP/VISTA
• CPU: 800MHz or faster Processor
• RAM: 128 MB
• HARDDRIVE: 230 MB
- Easy to learn how to play guided by the tutorial
- Affordable price
- It’s a very entertaining game, yet easy to play
- It’s available only in English
- It’s not a multiplayer game
- It could get a bit routinely