The Animals!


"Breakthrough video-with-sound technology in The Animals! lets you see and hear over 200 exotic mammals, birds and reptiles in over 60 minutes of video clips.  Using movies, sounds and stories you will experience the most complete information about our animal neighbours."

Game Information
Developer Arnowitz Inc & The Software Toolworks
Publisher Mindscape
Copyright Date 1992 - 1994
Players 1
Age Rating(s) ELSPA 3+
Save Type None
Cart Version No

Part Numbers
Game T-158015-50
Front Cover None specific
Back Cover None specific
Manual None specific
Spine Card None specific
CD 1 None specific
Bar Code 5 018247 761498

The spine card image for The Animals was kindly supplied by Richard Spiers
"Edutainment" - oh dear.  The concept is good - a virtual tour of San Diego zoo with pictures, sounds, videos and text information about the animal residents.  The problem is that the Mega-CD really wasn't built for this - slow seek times, grainy full screen pictures and rough video (can you make out the 2 leopards in the bottom right screenshot?) destroy what little entertainment this title had to begin with.  Navigation is by moving a little bug-like character called "Ping" around the screen.  He annoying gravitates towards the nearest selectable option when you're trying to move around - a plain cursor would have been a much better option.  Now wonder my copy was opened but looked absolutely untouched - one for very young children and completist collectors only.