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Nutcracker: The Music Game
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Nutcracker: The Music Game

Learning the Nutcracker game
By Joseph Szadkowski for THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In a world of violent video games, where dexterity of the thumb and index finger is infinitely more important than the flexing of the cerebrum, there must be a place for children and their parents to interact and actually learn something from that overpriced multimedia computer/gaming system. Take a deep breath and enter the ROMper Room, where learning is a four-letter word — cool.

Children enjoy a classical composition while being challenged and educated in Nutcracker: The Music Game. Perfect for the winter holidays, this CD-ROM uses Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's 1892 ballet to allow middle-schoolers to take a harmonious journey of knowledge encompassing the elements and history of music.

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