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Scripps Spelling Bee - Nintendo DS
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- Get an A+. Input your child's school spelling words to practice for this week's test.
- Bee the Champion! Practice and spell words to compete against family and friends to see who is the best speller!
- Practice Makes Perfect! Need help? Click the Merriam-Webster® help button for definitions and audio pronunciations of thousands of challenging words.
- Word Sleuth! Play 8 puzzling mini-games. Spelling has never been more fun!
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On a whim I searched for a game for his Nintendo DS that would help him study his weekly spelling words. I was so excited to find this game! He's used it since the day we received it and now studying spelling is not a struggle. He is focused and having fun and he picks up the spelling of the words so much faster than when we were using "traditional" studying methods. No more tears or frustration!
The only issue I have has nothing to do with the game, but with the instructions provided. I had a heck of a time finding where in the game I could input his weekly spelling words and create a custom spelling list. The instructions fail to specify that you need to go to MiniGames first, and then select the Game Options section where you can tap on "Study List" and create a custom word list. If you are in any other portion of the game and go to Game Options, tapping on Study List will not work. Since this is, I am sure, the main reason parents are buying this game, the instructions should have been more clear on how to input a custom word list.
Really, though, I cannot say enough good things about this study tool and have recommended it to his teacher and several friends already.
What I Liked
-Easy to navigate
-Unlock able Treats
-Nice assortment of mini games
-Decent Graphics for a game about spelling
-Huge assortment of words, learning new ones as you go is great!
What I did not like
For 20 bucks, yeah I can dig this, a fun way to learn and a great tool to find new words you never knew about!
I like you can have 3 users and the games are fun. I wish there were more voices in the game, esp. for my 5 year old. I entered simple words but would be nice if the game would say the word after child spells it too. Mini games are great but Want those study words in the spelling bee mode too. I am glad to find these educational games for ds and hope many more will be avail. soon
The game is straightforward, and easy to use. The interface and menu structure is a little old-school, navigation is step-by-step tedious ala a game console or pre-smartphone cell phone menus. No online help, opaque navigation, no save or global edit features. No manual or instructional resources at all. Also the box touts "Additional DSi features" but I can't find any, unless some of the existing features are disabled on regular DS systems.
Would like to see:
1) Drill mode for custom word lists
2) Ability to build custom lists from a built in dictionary
3) Better menu design that took advantage of the touch screen
Custom word list (study list) notes:
1) 60 words maximum
2) If the DS buzzes when you try to type a word, it means the word is already in the list.
3) VERY IMPORTANT - after typing your words you must hit 'continue'. If you hit 'back' you will lose all your work
4) Words can only be entered and erased one letter at time. That's a lot of tapping.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good, but stopped using pretty fast especially with all the apps available these days on tablets, etc...Published 16 months ago by Goldfish_b
All 4 of My Children could use it. They were able to put their spelling words in it, make their our sign in page with pic., and they really enjoyed playing the helpful games!Published on September 11, 2013 by JODY
This has helped my grandson with his spelling for the year. Thanks for the wonderful tool! I would recommend this to any parent or grandparent whose child is struggling with... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Nana
In the description of this game it touted the ability to input your childs own spelling lists for them to practice. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Jennie Alexander
This game is great for kids who enjoy spelling and also for kids that need extra help. You can type in your child's spelling words from school and the game will help them practice... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Lamamama