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Flipper Frenzy

Flipper Frenzy A fast-paced preschool game that promotes physical activity and early learning skills

(SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2010) – Wild Planet keeps preschoolers on their feet with Flipper Frenzy, the most physically active offering in the Smart Step Games brand. The fast-paced preschool game promotes movement and coordination and practices early learning skills, including letters, colors and more.

Flipper Frenzy features four friendly sea creatures (a seahorse, turtle, octopus and fish) and an electronic hand-held scoop shaped like a smiling shark. The animals are spread out around the room, house or yard – more distance between them results in more movement and exercise.

The shark calls out characteristics of the animals and players run to scoop up the corresponding creature. The creature remains inside the scoop until the player releases it to pick up the next animal. The layout of the game changes with each new call-out as one sea creature pops out of the shark before a new one gets stowed away.

The shark houses a microchip that uses Radio Frequency Identification to recognize the different animals, which constantly end up in new locations. Players use letters, colors and character traits to identify the creatures.

In early levels of the game, the shark calls out the first letter and the name of the animal to catch – “'S' is for Seahorse.” As the game progresses, commands become more challenging – “Who is green?” “Who has eight legs?” “Who has fins?”

The shark keeps track of the amount of time taken to complete each series of call-outs and catches. Kids can play by themselves and try to beat their best time, or they can play in group-mode and work cooperatively toward a record-breaking shared score.

In addition to the main game, Flipper Frenzy also has a hide-and-seek game and a listening game called Sharky Says. Each game requires physical exertion that aids in the development of large and small muscle groups while improving coordination and motor skills.

Flipper Frenzy can be played indoors or out. All the animals fit securely into the scoop for easy transportation. This portable, affordable game is an outlet for preschoolers to expend pent-up energy while simultaneously improving their listening and cognitive skills.

Flipper Frenzy™:
A fast-paced game that promotes movement and coordination while practicing early learning skills
Recommended Age: 3-5 / # of Players: 1-6 /
Suggested Mass Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: Fall 2010


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