FOR more than four decades the furry cast of Sesame Street has been entertaining anklebiters all over the world with their subliminal teaching antics.
Now the TV show has made its way into the digital realm, for the first time on Xbox 360, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed being a big kid as I took this new game for a spin.
Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster brings together eight episodes of the show’s recent season with added dose of interactivity, via the Xbox console’s controller- free motion and voice sensing Kinect peripheral, which is sold separately.
As well as your young ones being able to watch all their favourite Sesame Street moments again, the game invites them to interact with the show.
Coined as a unique two- way experience, children will become a member of the cast, as they participate in the show and play along with all their favourite characters.
At the start of each episode your host, Cooper, a digital Muppet, guides you through the various activities inviting children to get involved. The 3D visuals aren’t groundbreaking, though the presentation perfectly captures the vivid colours and cute charm of the TV series.
Many of the segments plucked from the show tend to rely on having players simply spot hidden items, thankfully though, the new interactive segments succeed far more at educating in an entertaining way.
One feature that won’t grow old quickly is the Season Pass, which offers a year’s access to the Sesame Street TV App. This features a huge archive of video clips from the TV series.
While your young ones will likely churn through the interactive episodes quickly, the extra online content will keep them entertained well after the game is over.