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SUPER SOLVERS OPERATION NEPTUNE TLC +1Clk Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

SUPER SOLVERS OPERATION NEPTUNE TLC +1Clk Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

$ 17.00


Actual Game

 

 

Super Solvers
Operation Neptune

1-Click Install
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

(TLC 1994)

MY PROMISE
My games are genuine, install in one step, look, sound and play in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP like they did in the old days, or your money back. This is my unconditional guarantee for three years.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
This listing includes the original game CD. The box is pictured for reference and is not included.

I will also provide a compatibility CD that will allow the game to run under ALL VERSIONS of Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, both 32 and 64 bit.

INSTALLATION
One step: Insert my CD and the game will automatically work on your computer. Done. Yes, it's that simple.

Want to play? Click the icon. Want the game off your computer? Click Uninstall. Zero hassle.

TECH SUPPORT
Rapid response technical support for three years is always an e-mail or phone call away.

In the extremely rare event I cannot get this title to work on your system I will take it back for a full refund. All I ask is minimal assistance from you during the troubleshooting process.

 

The Game
Operation Neptune is a deep-sea adventure that builds pre-algebra and problem-solving skills. As you scour the ocean floor in your submarine, you must answer messages from the surface ship or the onboard computer. Math problems are contained in these messages. For instance, the computer identified an obstacle 16 miles ahead -- if the sub is moving at 2 miles per hour, how long until it reaches the obstacle? Some problems involve number and computation; others focus on reading and interpreting graphs and ideas in measuring temperature, volume, area, perimeter, rates, distance and time -- content that is receiving increasing emphasis in schools today. All problems are set within the context of the game's story; they relate to topics such as the speed of the sub, the amount of food or water left, the ballast of the ship, the toxicity of the ocean, or the position of the sub.

However, the problems are not an integrated part of the game. The main action of the game is maneuvering the submarine around the ocean, avoiding sea creatures (which deplete your oxygen supply if touched), stunning those creatures with ink, and gathering capsules. If the light on the submarine suddenly starts blinking as you navigate the ocean maze, you are about to receive a "message." Your progress halts, and a math problem appears. You have a calculator and, in most cases, an unlimited amount of time to work on the math problems. Action in the game pauses until you are finished with a math problem (the fish that was on its way towards you will not "get you" while you're solving a problem).

There are four mathematical levels -- from problems that involve only whole numbers to those involving decimals, fractions and whole numbers. You can choose a level, or the game will start you at level 1 and increase in difficulty as you experience success. If you do not solve problems correctly, you get a hint; in some cases these hints may not be helpful. For instance, for the problem above, (an obstacle is 16 miles away, you're moving at 2 miles an hour, how long until you get there?) the computer offers the hint "Divide the distance by the speed." If you again enter an incorrect response, the computer will show you a solution ("16 / 2 = 8"), and you lose one unit of oxygen. Many children we observed solved this problem by reasoning about addition and multiplication -- a valid and sensible approach. ("If I'm going 2 miles per hour, then in one hour I will go two miles. In 2 hours I will go 4 miles, in 3 hours I will go 6 miles ... and in 8 hours I will go 16 miles. It will take 8 hours.") Advice to "divide the distance by the speed" is not likely to help someone who has made an error using this approach.

At the end of each sector (or level of the game) is a supply station. To enter and replenish your oxygen, you must find all the data capsules, and then open a combination lock.

Operation Neptune contains many features that appeals to kids, including time pressure (in the combination lock puzzle), challenging hand-eye coordination (using the arrow keys to direct the submarine around), and some violence, in the form of shooting without killing. The sub shoots ink pellets, paralyzing fish in a cloud of ink so you can swim over them safely.

 


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