NEW ANIMAL BASED PUZZLE GAME FOR KIDS RELEASED TODAY

Avanquest Software Publishing, a leading consumer software and games publisher, has released Junior Classic Games on Nintendo DS to retail today. Junior Classic Games is a fun and lively collection of games to help children aged 4-9 years old develop memory, logic and problem-solving skills set in an entertaining and vibrant‘Animal World.’

Junior Classic Games features 30 activities in several categories including Music, Memory, Observation, Letter and Puzzle with different difficulty levels in order to cater for all abilities and ages. In the Music Games category children learn about timing and rhythm rewarding accuracy with points. For example, the Lemur Dance game requires players to dance alongside an energetic lemur, using the stylus to touch musical notes in time with the tune as they move down the screen.

The Memory Games test how much players can remember in order to complete certain challenges. For example, users can teach Tom the cricket to count by remembering which numbered cards match certain pictures. Observation Games check that children are paying attention to what is happening. In the Greedy Anteater challenge, players must keep a sharp look out and use the stylus to catch as many ants as possible for Dan the anteater, whilst also avoiding the stinging wasps.

Other categories include Letter Games, which enable children to practice the alphabet. In the A.B.C challenge players must drag letters to a grid in order to teach Bart the elephant his ABCs. Puzzle Games feature challenges such as a game of solitaire against Lee the panda, where the stylus is used to drag pegs around a board.

Junior Classic Games features a medal reward system upon the completion of challenges to keep children motivated and entertained. There are over 90 medals to collect and players can view their high scores by clicking on the trophy icon. Gold, silver and bronze medals are all awarded depending on how successfully games are completed.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Avanquest Software Publishing

Developer: Uacari

Distributor: Centresoft, Gem Distribution, Ideal Software, Interactive Ideas

Release date: July 17th 2009

PEGI: 3+

Format: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle

SRP:£19.99

Notes to Editor:

Sales information for Junior Classic Games:

Price:£19.99

Available from all leading DS software retail outlets and Avanquest Software www.avanquest.co.uk/dsgames

Published by: Avanquest Software Publishing

Pricing and Availability

Junior Classic Games is priced at£19.99 and available from all leading DS software retail outlets and Avanquest Software Publishing www.avanquest.co.uk.

About Avanquest Software

Avanquest Software is one of the world’s leading software developers and publishers, with operations in Europe, North America and China, and marketing its software titles through Retail, Corporate, OEM and Direct-to-Consumer channels. The company is committed to innovation in the design, development and publishing of world-class, easy-to-use and affordable software. Avanquest Software is listed on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714) since December 1996. Additional information is available at http://www.avanquest.com or http://about.avanquest.com.

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