Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Educational; Ages 5 And Up
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: NUMBERFUN, Griffin, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : GRIFFIN, Ealing Road, Alperton, Wembley, MIDDLESEX HA0 1HJ
Disc compatibility : Unknown
"Your children need as much help as they can get when learning basic arithmetic. NUMERFUN is a cassette containing two computer programs, NUMBERFUN 1 and 2, designed to aid in teaching the concepts of addition and subtraction in a lively and motivating way.
Both programs allow you to choose the size of numbers you want to work with, up to 99, and whether you wish to practice addition, subtraction or a mixture of both. A running score total is displayed with correct answers rewarded and wrong answers penalised.
After 20 goes your final total is shown on the screen in a novel way and you may play again. Simply follow the instructions given in the booklet included and let NUMBERFUN provide hours of educational activity in an entertaining way."
Press (and if necessary hold) <SPACE> to start. You will first be asked if you want sound; you should press Y for yes or N for no, followed by <RETURN>.
You will now have to enter the type of questions that you want to be asked. If you press +, the questions will be on addition only. If you press -, the questions will be on subtraction only. If you press M, the questions will be a mixture of both addition and subtraction chosen at random by the computer.
You will then be asked to enter the size of numbers you want to deal with. You must choose a number between 5 and 99 inclusive, type it in and press <RETURN>. Any attempt to enter a number less than 5 or greater than 99 will be ignored.
If you choose 20, for example, then all the numbers you have to deal with in the game will be in the range 0-20 inclusive.
You will then see (for a moment) a summary of what you have typed (e.g. Mixed, numbers up to 20).
Playing The Game
A sum will be displayed using numbers within the limits you have chosen. The object of the game is to bomb the correct answer. Press <SPACE> to drop the bomb. If you hit the right answer you receive a reward, but if you miss or hit the wrong answer you get a penalty.
You have 20 bombs altogether. Throughout the game, the number of bombs you have left is shown at the top of the screen.
When you have had your 20 goes, your score is displayed. If you have gained 100 stars, which is quite a good score, 100 stars will be printed on the screen.
You may then choose to play again by pressing <SPACE>.
The operation of the program is similar in almost all respects to NUMBERFUN1. The difference is that instead of dropping bombs from a plane onto tanks, NUMBERFUN2 involves shooting firework rockets from a milk bottle to hit clouds.
Instructions' Source : NUMBERFUN (Griffin) Back Inlay And Instruction Booklet
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