Reading Blaster (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Davidson - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Reading Blaster
Product ID 51581-03620
Product UPC 051581036209
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) Davidson
Category(s) Education, Language, English, English Reading
Recommended age(s) 9-12.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Come on down! Your child can be the next contestant on Challenge of the Reading Gladiators, the newest addition to Davidson's famous, fun-filled Blaster series. Galactic game show hosts Ike and Rita Cuecard join the outlandish original Blaster cast to help your child learn phonics, build vocabulary, and improve reading comprehension. Seven wacky reading activities and 3 printable storybooks make the fun out of this world!

With Reading Blaster 2000, your child will learn to:

  • Identify parts of speech, silent letters, and compound words.
  • Recognize synonyms, antonyms, and words that rhyme.
  • Build vocabulary through fun phonics-based activities.
  • Develop reading skills and improve reading comprehension.

Print Kit with over 100 pages of stories for reading away from the computer.


  • Teaches phonics, builds vocabulary and improves reading comprehension.
  • Kids can create their own storybooks by earning chapters as their reading skills progress.
  • 9 levels of difficulty offer progressively challenging learning.
  • Cartoon-style game show theme provides a thrilling visual and audio learning environment.
  • Two-player mode heats up the excitement and encourages cooperation.
  • Parent Options menu lets you tailor the program to your child's needs.
  • Printable record-keeping feature lets you keep track of your child's achievement.
  • Educational Tips offer parents suggestions for reading activities away from the computer.

Read Adventure Stories and decide how each caper will unfold. Keep playing to earn the next thrilling chapter!

Who in the audience holds the key to the Puzzle Room? Use synonyms, analogies and descriptions to Get A Clue.

Read the clues, build the words and save your spaceships from meteors in Word Zapper.

Use problem-solving skills to match sounds, stories, rhymes and riddles in Media Madness.

Beat the clock for extra points as you find the relationships between words in the Puzzle Room.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 16MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 16MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.1
Required CPU Performa 575
Required RAM 16MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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