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Survival Kids

by Konami
Game Boy Color
Everyone
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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  • ASIN: B00003E4EM
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,223 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Survival Kids is an unconventional puzzle game that hooked us from the moment we powered it up. You control a young survivor who has been stranded on a deserted island after the sinking of a cruise ship. Armed only with your wits and a pocketknife, your challenge is to find a way off the island.

Along the way you'll find several more items that will help you progress through the game's devious puzzles. Fortunately, items can be combined to create complex objects that can be used in solving these challenges. In addition to the puzzles, your character must also keep a healthy supply of food and fresh water. You'll also want to stay rested if you aim to survive. Since this title plays on the Game Boy Color, it is no surprise that the graphics are adequate without being too fancy. The sound effects are also decent, but not overwhelmingly impressive. --T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

  • Unique puzzles
  • Decent graphics
Cons:
  • May be too easy for the true puzzle fanatic, but it's still a lot of fun

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How long would you last? December 13, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The premise of the game is to survive on an island after you've been shipwrecked, and hopefully escape. True to life, you don't have much of an idea of what to do when you first start out. You have to figure things out, sometimes the hard way. But that's half the fun! The graphics looks nice on GBC and the sounds of nature is a nice touch although it does get repetitive. Nice points: Three game slots (saved games), nice gradual change in colours to signify a change in time (on the GBC, on regular GB, it changes from day to night). Realistic game play. (such as food spoils over time, you get hungry, thirsty and fatigued, if you get sick you don't immediately recover etc.) Very nice! Highly recommended!
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids. The quest to survive. December 5, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Imagine you as a kid ore on an ocean liner with your dad who is a great explorer. The ocean liner crashes while you are sleeping and when you wake up your on an island with no other humans to help you. What can you do? I love this game because it is a mix of harvest moon (which is also great) and the book Lord of the Flies. you use the concept of being hungry, thirsty, and tired instead of having health. At first you can only eat berries and get water from a stream but you can come up with other means. If you find a stick and a metal piece you can merge them into an axe. This concept provides ways to make usful items to help you survive. Once you are comfortable with your food and water supply you canthink about getting home. You can also find other items such as a radio ( batteries included in your backpack which you brought with you and other things...) to use. The other thing is that you can not only merge, eat, sleep, and drink but other means of fun are to be had. If you merge yourself a bow and arrow you can shoot game like Link in Legend of Zelda: Links awakening. Anyway it's a really fun game and it's great for the average kid in New York who has never been on an Island. ( kind of like a show on cartoon network called Mike Lu and Og but that is irrevelent...)
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids- OK June 20, 2000
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
It's your birthday. You are going on a cruise with your dad. You two are the only people on the ship. At night, when you are sleeping, it crashes. When you awake, you are alone on an island. There are no humans on the island, just you and the animals. You have to get your own food and water. You might want to improve your lifestyle as you go along, so merge items to create hunting tools, fire, "pleasure" objects (fan) and other items. Sometimes, you need to use one of your objects to move something (knife cuts down grass) or to create something. There is a "timer" for day and night, which passes gradually, and for how long until you need to eat or start losing hit points and other stuff like that. The game is fun in the beginning (sometimes frustrating) and interesting. But once you have played once and you are stuck (or you've beaten the game) then it gets boring. Once you've beaten it, you can't really play it again for awhile with out being really into it, because you know how to make everything. Then it isn't challenging. I recommend this game for the older group because sometimes you get annoyed when you can't get past a certain part. Still, it's a pretty good game.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun than Harvest Moon GBC August 23, 2000
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought both this game and Harvest Moon from Amazon, expecting that it would be less entertaining than the highly praised HM. To my surprise, Survival Kids outclasses Harvest Moon in entertainment value. Harvest Moon GBC lacks the most fun aspect from the SNES and N64 versions, the dating sim, making the game seem quite empty. Survival Kids is missing nothing, and I find it quite faultless. The controls are all right, nothing to be excited about, but not a detriment to playing, and the minigames have the right amount of difficulty. The realistic aspects of survival are measured by 4 different levels you must maintain, that of health, hunger, thirst, and fatigue, and keeping these high are not unnecessarily hard, so that progressing in the game is not impossible. I do have a slight quibble about the fatigue rating because the character becomes tired a little too quickly and that limits your ability to explore.
The most inspired part of the game is the ability to merge items, so that seemingly useless things you find during your travels such as the big leaf, the stick, or tree bark become something that you can use to go further in the game and possibly find your way back home. Sometimes you might be annoyed because you wasted items making something useless, like the mask or big fan, but don't worry, once you use an item, it will reappear at the spot you found it, so you can find endless supplies of ivy and rocks, if you accidentally created something useless.
There are many surprises to find in the game, and the possibility of getting different endings (eight of them in total) raise the replayability of this title, but the repetitiveness of beginning the journey again and again will probably keep you from playing it nonstop until you find all of the endings.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids rock the house! June 25, 2000
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
WOW WOW and WOW! This game is awesome! I really like that there is night and day(unlike pokemon) also how you merge things: Stick + Rock = Baseball Set, Stick + Bark = Kindling to make fire(but not in rain), Flextree + Ivy = Bow, Metal + Stick = Ax,and Flextree + Fishing Tackle = fishing rod
Right now, the monkey stole my backpack and I can't get it back. All in all this is a Great game!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice.
My daughter really enjoyed this game. It kept her entertained for hours on end. We sold it, but she wants it back, again! Read more
Published on June 10, 2004 by Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids
This is my favorite game out of all of the others I own. You play as either a boy or girl who gets stranded on a deserted island. Read more
Published on August 2, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Confessions of an Obsessed Game-Owner
P>This is simply a classic-- you are stranded on a desert island and you must fight animals and collect an amalgam of foods (such as fruits and fish) and supplies (a kindling and... Read more
Published on September 15, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 year old Gamer
This is the best game boy color game I have! I play it for hours strait!
You are ship wrecked on an island and you have a bag but the only thing usefull thing in it is a... Read more
Published on March 6, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids
I like this game because once you figure out what you need to do, you keep going until you need to think again. Read more
Published on December 9, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids
This game was great. My daughter and I love it. You can't put it down once you've started playing it.
Published on July 7, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Kids
This is better then any RPG game.(no joke)You can make a fire,broom,torch,bow,ect ect ect for your adventure.This game never gets old. Read more
Published on March 11, 2001 by Nick Herner
5.0 out of 5 stars survival kids, why do i love it i dont know
i love this game it was pretty hard when i started because i didn't know what to do i have beat this game a few times but the best part is that there are more then one ending... Read more
Published on February 10, 2001 by Chase Hainey
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun than Harvest Moon GBC
I bought both this game and Harvest Moon from Amazon, expecting that it would be less entertaining than the highly praised HM. Read more
Published on August 23, 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars reeealyyy cool game
i absolutely loved this game ! this is the best game i have ever played, better than all the playstation,nintendo,and dreamcast games COMBINED ! Read more
Published on July 29, 2000
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