Arthur’s Kindergarten:

Trouble With Arthur’s Treehouse

Sample excerpts from a CD-ROM by Presage Software/Human Code for The Learning Company. Text by Alan K. Lipton. © 1999 by The Learning Company, and its affiliates and licensors, and
© 1999 by Marc Brown. Used by permission as portfolio material.

Game Cycle

Game Instructions

Level 1  (4 variations)

(See Custom VO, lines 50700 - 50725.)

 

26580 Mrs. Brain:  I need [letter].

 

26585 Mrs. Brain:  Would you please hand me [letter].

 

26590 Mrs. Brain:  Now I could use [letter].

 

26595 Mrs. Brain:  Arthur, would you find me [letter].

 

Level 2  (4 variations)

(See Custom VO, lines 50760 - 50785.)

 

26600 Mrs. Brain:  I need a letter that makes [phonic].

 

26605 Mrs. Brain: Please hand me a letter that makes [phonic].

 

26610 Mrs. Brain:  Now I could use a letter that makes [phonic].

 

26615 Mrs. Brain:  Arthur, would you find me a letter that makes [phonic].

 

Level 3  (4 variations)

(See Custom VO, lines 50820 - 50845.)

 

26620 Mrs. Brain:  Arthur, would you find me the first letter of the word [word].

 

26625 Mrs. Brain:  I need the first letter of the word [word].

 

26630 Mrs. Brain:  Please hand me the first letter of the word [word].

 

26635 Mrs. Brain:  Now I could use the first letter of the word [word].

 

Correct Answer  (5 variations)

 

26640 Mrs. Brain:  Thank you.

 

26645 Mrs. Brain:  Thanks, Arthur.

 

26650 Mrs. Brain:  Good.

 

26655 Mrs. Brain:  Just what I wanted.

 

26660 Mrs. Brain:  Good work!

 

Incorrect Answer  (3 variations)

 

26685 Mrs. Brain:  No, that’s not the letter I need here.

 

26690 Mrs. Brain:  Sorry, that’s not it.

 

26695 Mrs. Brain:  I’m afraid this isn’t the right letter.

 

Reset/Transition  (3 variations)

(This line should be preceded with Ice Cream Naming Sequence. 

See Custom VO, lines  50880 - 50939.)

 

26730 Mrs. Brain:  We’re doing fine so far. And you’re good at this. Let’s keep going.

 

26735 Mrs. Brain:  You’re a big help. Ready to pick more letters?

 

26740 Mrs. Brain:  Very good. Now can you help me find more letters?

 

 

Exit

Exit – Goal Met (3 variations)

(This line should be preceded with Ice Cream Naming Sequence.

See Custom VO, lines  50880 - 50939.)

 

26930 Arthur:  If you’re going, remember to come back. We still need those ice cream tubs for chairs in the treehouse.

 

26935 Arthur:  Okay, go if you want to, but be sure to come back. We’re not done here yet.

 

26940 Arthur:  Hey, don’t forget to come back. We still have more work to do if we want those empty ice cream tubs.

 

 

Exit – Snub  (0-1 Rounds)

 

26945 Arthur:  Hey, where are you going?  The Brain’s Mom won’t give us those ice cream tubs if we don’t finish helping!

 

Exit – Goal Almost Met  (2-5 Rounds)

 

26950 Mrs. Brain:  Oh, you’re going? If you still want those empty ice cream tubs, come back soon. We’re almost done here.

 

Exit – Certification Point (3 sequential lines)

(This line should be preceded with Ice Cream Naming Sequence. 

See Custom VO, lines  50880 - 50939.)

(Note: these lines are reused from Goal Completion Dialogue.)

 

26765 Mrs. Brain:  Well, I think that just about does it! Thanks for all your help. Ready for those empty ice cream tubs now?

 

26770 Arthur:  Great. Thank you!  (to player) And thanks to you, too! These are the perfect chairs for our treehouse.

 

26775 Arthur:  You’re really a big help today!

 

 

Custom VO

(Note: While these lines may not be recorded in the format shown here, they represent all the variations that are necessary.)

 

Ice Cream Naming Sequence

(Note: this condition includes all letters of the alphabet. It begins with Mrs. Brain’s prompt. Then Arthur reads the 3-word ice cream name and reacts accordingly. The first 2 words describe the ingredients, and the last word describes the style. There are 11 each of tasty and disgusting ingredients, some flagged for use as first or second word only. For added variety, Disgusting + Tasty = Disgusting or Tasty + Disgusting = Disgusting.)

 

(To be used with Reset/Transition;

Goal Completion Dialogue;

Encouragement to Move Up a Level;

Exit – Goal Met;

Exit – Certification Point)

Prompt  (3 variations)

50880 Mrs. Brain:  And here’s the name of my newest flavor.

 

50881 Mrs. Brain:  Well, what do you think of my newest flavor?

 

50882 Mrs. Brain:  I’m sure the world is ready for this flavor. What do you think, Arthur?

 

Tasty Ingredients (11 variations total)

Word # 1 or 2 okay

 

50885 Arthur:  Berry

 

50886 Arthur:  Honey

 

50887 Arthur:  Sugar

 

50888 Arthur:  Melon

 

50889 Arthur:  Lemon

 

50890 Arthur:  Apple

 

Word # 2 only

 

50891 Arthur:  Nut

 

50892 Arthur:  Mint

 

50893 Arthur:  Jelly

 

50894 Arthur:  Cake

 

50895 Arthur:  Spice

 

Disgusting Ingredients (11 variations total)

Word # 1 or 2 okay

 

50900 Arthur:  Okra

 

50901 Arthur:  Olive

 

50902 Arthur:  Onion

 

50903 Arthur:  Squid

 

50904 Arthur:  Liver

 

50905 Arthur:  Beef

 

50906 Arthur:  Tuna

 

50907 Arthur:  Beet

 

Word # 1 only

 

50908 Arthur:  Salt

 

Word # 2 only

 

50909 Arthur:  Chive

 

50910 Arthur:  Pizza

 

Ice Cream Style (Word # 3) (11 variations)

 

50915 Arthur:  Swirl

 

50916 Arthur:  Cream

 

50917 Arthur:  Crush

 

50918 Arthur:  Whip

 

50919 Arthur:  Treat

 

50920 Arthur:  Slush

 

50921 Arthur:  Dream

 

50922 Arthur:  Snow

 

50923 Arthur:  Ice

 

50924 Arthur:  Mix

 

50925 Arthur:  Blend

 

Arthur’s "Yum" Response (5 variations)

 

50930 Arthur:  Mmm!

 

50931 Arthur:  I’d try that kind.

 

50932 Arthur:  Wow, that sounds good.

 

50933 Arthur:  Yum, what’s in that?

 

50934 Arthur:  Mmm-mmm. Sounds great!

 

Arthur’s "Yuck" Response (5 variations)

 

50935 Arthur:  Oh, yuck!

 

50936 Arthur:  No thanks!

 

50937 Arthur:  Uh … I don’t think so.

 

50938 Arthur:  Do you think kids would eat that?

 

50939 Arthur:  Who’d eat that?

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