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Hyper Dash Get up off of your Seat and DASH to the Music

(SAN FRANCISCO, Toy Fair 2007) – Childhood obesity is on the rise, public schools threaten to ban the game of tag, and research reminds us that kids spend more time online than they do outdoors. Hyper Dash is a brand new electronic game designed to combat these issues and offer kids a fresh and lively alternative to sedentary entertainment.

Hyper Dash encourages active physical play. It offers the energy of tag without the liability concerns, and – though it can be converted into a table-top indoor game, the action increases when played outside. Hyper Dash has four different game modes and can be played solo, in pairs, or in teams. As a player’s speed, skill and agility improve, advanced levels are unlocked to offer new challenges and excitement.

Hyper Dash consists of one electronic tagger and five targets that you (or your opponent) arrange any way you choose. The targets can be side-by-side, or spread out across the length of a football field – it all depends on the amount of activity you desire. The tagger houses a microchip that recognizes each target, plays pre-recorded music and calls out the color or number of the targets to tag. (“Blue.” Tag. “Red.” Tag. “Double green.” Tag. Tag.)

Far apart targets result in more physical fun. Dash between them as fast as you can, but make sure your concentration matches your speed because your score will suffer if you tag the wrong target. Hyper Dash is easy to pick up and hard to put down. You’ll want to conquer the next level or beat your best time. As you progress, the series of commands becomes longer and more complex, combining numbers and colors.

The game challenges the mind as well as the body as Level Two introduces reverse, multiple-strike and computation commands. For example, a CompuStrike callout forces you to think on your feet and tag the sum or difference of two numbers. (“3 plus 2.” Tag target #5.) This level sharpens math skills and hand-eye coordination. It’s educational and athletic.

Other play modes include the memory game of Micro Dash and multi-player relay races that promote teamwork. Encouraging callouts and upbeat music keep kids on their feet, expending energy and having fun.

Hyper Dash™: a fast-paced electronic game that encourages physical activity while challenging speed, skill and agility
Recommended Age: 6+ / Players: 1-8 / Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 - $24.99 / Available: Fall 2007


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