Little Samurai, The (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Davidson - 1995 USA, Canada Release

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Little Samurai, The
Product ID 51581-07374
Product UPC 051581073747
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1995
Publisher(s) Davidson
Label Magic Tales
Category(s) Education, Storybook
Recommended age(s) 3-9.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The Little Samurai
A Japanese Folk Tale

Based on a centuries-old Japanese folk tale, The Little Samurai is the story of a little boy names Taro who embarks on an exciting journey and discovers that laughter is the mightiest weapon of all.

From the moment little Taro bursts from the Magic Wishing Tree's fruit, he finds himself facing a monumental challenge. Although normal in all other respects, this child is only one inch tall! Sad and frustrated with his size, Taro sets off for the Emperor's palace in hopes of becoming a brave samurai warrior. While there, he must face his greatest test of bravery. Will Taro be triumphant and become a mighty samurai warrior? The answer can be found in this enchanting tale the whole family will love!

What makes Magic Tales so magical?

  • Over 25 minutes of true cinema-quality animation.
  • Incredible, detail-rich graphics rendered in vibrant colors.
  • Over 400 click-and-explore interactive elements encourage your child to read this tale again and again.
  • 17 original songs and hundreds of humorous sound effects will enchant your child and enrich his or her experience.
  • An engaging cast of characters will inspire your child's imagination while teaching a valuable life lesson.

The most amazing tale begins with a tranquil setting, a wise old storyteller, and an imagination ready for adventure.

Every day, Taro's parents ask the Magic Wishing Tree for a child. What they get is the kingdom's bravest little samurai!

At the Emperor's palace, Taro befriends the silent Princess and must test his own bravery in order to help her speak.

The history of The Little Samurai

Inspired by the classic Japanese folk tale "Little One Inch" and passed down from generation to generation, The Little Samurai is the story of a young boy who discovers that laughter is the mightiest weapon of all.

This remarkable adaptation represents the collaborative artistry of more than 60 top animators, illustrators, writers, designers, and computer graphics specialists from around the world. Through a seamless blend of the traditional and the technological, this interactive story is a theatrical experience for the whole family to enjoy- and one that sets a new standard for the genre.

A magical world of learning for you and your child to explore.

The Little Samurai is an incredible multimedia program that teaches a valuable life lesson while promoting reading skills.

Through more than 25 minutes of cinema-quality animation, original fun-filled songs, and hundreds of click-and-explore surprises, The Little Samurai will:

  • Build you child's reading and word comprehension skills.
  • Develop reading confidence by encouraging your child to read at his or her own pace or follow along with highlighted words.
  • Expand your child's vocabulary by allowing him or her to click on words and hear them spoken back.
  • Stimulate your child's imagination while teaching an important life lesson.

Over 400 interactive elements to explore.

  • Click on any word to hear it read aloud.
  • Click and discover two birds that love to soar.
  • Watch as the magic paintbrush creates a friendly dolphin.
  • Water the tree and the flowers magically bloom.
  • Click on the friendly elephant to make him frolic.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-33
Required RAM 4MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Recommend RAM 8MB
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-33
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.1
Required CPU Mac LC 575
Required RAM 6MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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