Game Description:Playing as Buzz Lightyear or Mira Nova, boys and girls are taught a variety of grade appropriate subjects through a cycle of "learn-to-play" activities that require participation in educational missions that generate fuel to play non-curriculum based games.
As boys and girls strive to save a nearby planet from the powerful forces of the Evil Emperor Zurg, they traverse a galaxy filled with arcade-style games in a spaceship that requires four different color fuels to keep running. The fuel supply will eventually run low as kids navigate the universe. When it runs out, additional energy must be produced to continue game play. Players refuel by competing in knowledge-building activities that develop math, reading, language and logic skills. This uniquely different and endless learn-to-play loop ensures that children are exposed to all curriculum activities evenly and compels kids to play more frequently than other traditional learning software.
Providing extra entertainment value are the aliens who assign fun missions and supply information on the whereabouts of Zurg through mini-movies featuring Buzz Lightyear and Mira Nova. Players can also discover game secrets online or in-game that enable ship upgrades or reveal fun audio clips. In addition, themed events take place in the game on select holidays based on the player's computer clock that, for example, will decorate the bridge with pumpkins for Halloween.