The friendliest ghost we know returns to the screen (or TV monitor as the case may be) in Casper
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a stunning picture, with CGI images that are sharp and detailed, with excellent dimension. Colors are rich and vibrant, with hues that will surely attract and keep the attentions of the film
To install the DVD-ROM features for this non-PCFriendly title, go into you DVD drive, and run the file labeled Autorun.exe. After finishing the installation, go to your start menu, and run the link for the Casper Activity Center. In order to run this program, you must change your computer to 256 colors if it is not already in that mode. To do this, go to the control panel, then display properties. Then, click on the settings tab, and change your color mode. The first section in this series of games is called Casper's Spinning Squares. You must click on the different squares until they all form a picture. Once you complete this, you are given a clip from the movie that goes along with the image you form. When you complete this, you get a coin with Casper's face on it (one coin for easy, two for medium, and three for hard). In Fatso's Kitchen, you are given instructions on making a meal for Fatso. To put the food Fatso wants into his bowl, select the item and then drag it over to the bowl. This game has the same reward system that is in each of the other games. Stretch's Memory Game gives you a clock, and creates a random path that you must memorize and then mimic. Just click each of the numbers in the order they are presented to you to win. Stinky's Goo Toss lets you throw gobs of goo at ghosts as they appear over the headstones in the grave. Once you finish, you are given a rank of how well you did. No matter what rank you come in, you get the same amount of coins in the end as you do in each of the other games. The Snivel's Mix and Match game gives you a larger image of a ghost, with all his or her body parts mixed up. You must click on the three regions of the body to change it to look like the one shown in the picture Snivel is holding up. When you complete this five times, you are given your coin reward. Once you collect 15 total coins, you are given access to the final game, Kiosh's Magic Puzzle. Here, you just place the pieces of the puzzle in the correct places to watch a scene to the movie. Once you complete it, you are given the same coin prize. If you would like to view the movie from your computer, you must open your favorite DVD viewer manually. PCFriendly will work if that is the only player installed on your computer. This title is a great one for small children to check out, but might get old pretty quickly. The games are extremely easy, but may require your help for those kids to figure out. This really is a good title to check out for the little guys. (Danny Richelieu)
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