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PC game recommendations for a 4 year old?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by RichardH, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. RichardH

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    Any suggestions? He liked the simple Action Man platformer that came with the Action Man Easter Egg this year, but is bored with Bob the Builder and all his kin. Doesn't have to be a new game - White Label/Sold Out is fine!
     
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    How about army men ??

    or the codematers micromachines racing game.

    Both are fairly simple to play as I understand it so should be quite easy to pick up and play.

    Cheers
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  3. RichardH

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    Hmmmm - racing game might be a good un. He always bumps into the scenery on Lego Racers, but he's not attempted that for a while....
     
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    How about Serious Sam i heard that this game is good, and is a bit old. :)
     
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    What about Harry Potter? Supposed to be simple.


    Other than that I would just look for arcade classics like space invaders, should be able to get these off the net for free. Simple controls.... I was that age when I got space invaders was the best I could cope with :)

    Left - Right and fire sheer simplicity.
     
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    I'd wondered about Harry P, but the first one was a bit tricky for our 10 year old - not sure what the second one's like. We've got the old Megadrive for arcade games...
     
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    Forget all that Harry Potter nonsense and get straight to it with Grand Theft Auto. Fun for all the family. :D
     
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    I'd suggest typing of the dead, but possibly a little gory for a 4 year old.
     
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    Lemmings?
    What about some of those old arcade game compilations.
    There may even be some downloads of the internet.
     
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    Just looked and there are some free downloads of demos here http://www.gamepro.com/ but I suppose you could get them on cover disc.
    Also does your windows have Pinball?
     
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    You can buy Sonic 3D (sonic the hedgehog) for £4.99 now.

    He might like that ;)
     
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    Richard, I've got a bucketload of superannuated games, my kids are a bit older. Do me a favour and PM me for a list if you want, and de-clutter my house. Magic schoolbus, fun school, etc.etc. I'll have a poke around, got 20+ CD's never played nowadays. How about some Lucasarts, does he like star wars? My son had rogue squadron for his 5th birthday, nearly 11 now and would kill me if I let you have it!
     
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    try MAME & get some roms... pacman, pengo, qix, final fight, 1942 you name it.

    And they are free! :clap:
     
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    All the Lego based games on the pc i have seen my girlfriends kids playing seem good fun. Lego Racers 2 is pretty groovy in fact. They also like Lego Land where you build things.
     
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    Yeah, Lego Racers 1 was a big favourite with the older kids a while back. We borrowed LR2, and it made me feel sick trying to control the car at first, but I think the more technically competent members of the family (i.e. the 11 and 14 year old girls) sussed it.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Try Puzzle Bobble, keep him (sorry, I mean you) entertained for hours. Or Worms... even better.
     
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    Yeah, Worms has kept out older two happy for ages. They seem to prefer the original to Worms2 though.
     
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    You might try 'Freddie Fish'.

    I think there are several of these now but the original kept my kids amused for hours when they were around that age. They've been known to play it even now at 11 and 13 when the 1st person shooters pall. Its an adventure ish game but with superb cartoon-like animation and sound. The puzzles are do-able and you won't need to raid a cheats site.
     
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    how about Rayman 2: Great Escape. Should be able to find it for pennies by now... hard in parts but fun all through
     
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    I have just been round to my mates and he gets free demonstration game from shokewave.com which I think could be suitable for a 4 year old. The let you play the games a number of time then you have the option to buy them. I think he said they got 3 demos a week.
     
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    I'll have to go against the grain here and say that i wouldnt let a 4 year-old use a pc. WAAAAY to young in my opinion. sitting in front of a monitor could cause too many physical problems (eyesight, poor posture ect.) for my liking. I woouldnt put a 4 year-old through that. Surely theres better things he/she could do?
     
  24. RichardH

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    I see where you're coming from, but as long as it's supervised, I don't see a problem. My wife's a foundation stage teacher (3-5 years old), and they use computers in the classroom as part of the curriculum.
    Obviously plugging a kid into a computer and letting it do the childminding is wrong.

    And yes, he does do many other things - we have at least 300 children's books in the house, an art area where he paints and draws, plenty of lego and other constructional toys, etc etc....
     
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    yeah thats cool. i didnt mean to sound so harsh lol. I dont see the problem either, i just remember being young and having a computer - i couldn't get away from it and it's done me no good whatsoever
     

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