A gorgeous 3D-animated video introduces children to CJ the Frog's tadpole nieces and nephews. These mischievous "tads" hop into CJ's Time Machine for a game of hide-and-seek. This perfectly sets up an excuse for children to embark on an exciting search through time for the tadpoles. Players go on five different expeditions by selecting a time and place in history on a Time Line. In each area, there are activities to explore and a tadpole to find.
One destination is South America in 1532, where kids move an emperor from one city to the next, deliver a package to the emperor by navigating a maze, and then groom, feed, and load a llama. Once players have found that expedition's hidden tadpole, they are rewarded with a lively song and dance and an Inca craft (such as a homemade Inca headdress) to print for a fun activity away from the computer.
Children also visit Egypt in 1359 B.C. where they decorate a sphinx in wild ways, and work with a form of hieroglyphs to uncover secret messages. An expedition to Antarctica in 1911 has children answering true or false questions in an arcade-style game and helping CJ and Edison layer up with clothes. They prepare for the first harvest feast at Plymouth Colony, and help create decorations for New Year celebrations in China as well.
As children explore and play activities, they earn points. Kids can trade in 100 points for a sticker and add it to their own sticker book. Over time, children collect many printable stickers.
Families familiar with software titles from the JumpStart line are accustomed to being wowed by appealing graphics, lively songs, and fun presentations. This title delights even further with outstanding 3D characters and eye-popping scenes. The nicely rendered 3D main characters roam bright 2D animated worlds, and this combination works well in terms of both performance and visual appeal.