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Jason Gray - 10/11/2009
Thanks dad but u couldnt get it workin and neither can i.... anyone else???
Daddy - 12/10/2009
Well luck wat daddy found, youll prob need an emulator to run it though.
http://amr.abime.net/issue_199_coverdisks
;)
Jason Gray - 21/09/2009
wow i remember playin this game when i was about 3, i had the demo on a floppy my dad got on a magizine, iv been lookin 2 download it but cant find it anywhere, i would of thought it mite b a freewere game by now, if anyone has info please let me know

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Information - Noddy's Playtime

GenreEducation - MiscellaneousYear1993
Language[unknown]PublisherST Format
ControlsMouse, KeyboardDistributorFuture Publishing
Players1Developer-
ResolutionLowLicensed fromBBC Enterprises
Programmer(s)

[unknown]

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

[unknown]

SoftwareEnglish
Game design

[unknown]

Box / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)

[unknown]

LicenseGame Demo or Preview - Commercial
Sound FX

[unknown]

Serial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
MIDIVersion[preview]
Dumpdownload atari Noddys Playtime Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided
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Additional Comments - Noddy's Playtime

Other version with the same title:


Jumping Bean Co. (The) (United Kingdom).

Instructions - Noddy's Playtime

NODDY'S PLAYTIME - PREVIEW FOR ST FORMAT
****************************************

Welcome to a preview version of Noddy's Playtime - a graded 
creativity and entertainment package based on solid 
educational principles for 3 - 7 year olds!  This is a 
fully-functional demonstration of three of the ten programs 
which make up this amazing package.  These are:

NODDY'S DRIVING MENU
********************
A game in which children can take control of Noddy's car 
and drive it around Toy Town.  This forms a menu which 
can be used to load all of the other games and activities 
in the package.  

NOAH'S ARK
**********
A jigsaw game.

NODDY'S PAINT POT
*****************
A junior art package.


A time-out of four minutes has been introduced into each 
of these programs in this preview version.  


***********************************************
*WHILE IN NOAH'S ARK OR NODDY'S PAINT POT -   *
*AFTER 4 MINUTES THE PROGRAM WILL RETURN      *
*TO THE MENU SCREEN.  AT THIS POINT THE TIMER *
*IS RE-SET.                                   *
*                                             *
*IF YOU ARE IN THE DRIVING MENU AND 4 MINUTES *
*ELAPSES, THE PROGRAM WILL RETURN TO THE      * 
*DESKTOP.                                     *
***********************************************


The release version of Noddy's Playtime also includes:

RAILWAY STATION - memory game,
N & B WORKS - observational game,
CHIMNEY HOUSE - musical fun,
FARMYARD - animal matching,
MARKET PLACE - letter and word recognition,
POST OFFICE - counting and arithmetic skills, and
POLICE STATION - a maze game.

Noddy's Playtime features user-friendly icons so that even the 
youngest member of the family can learn and have fun.  The 
package allows a choice of three carefully defined learning 
levels designed in consultation with educationalists.

The package includes:

Computer Software,
A comprehensive manual and parent/teacher guide,
A map of Toy Town,
A keyboard overlay, and, 
A wobbler.


USING THE PREVIEW VERSION OF NODDY'S PLAYTIME
*********************************************
To use the preview version insert your cover disk in Drive A.  
Open on the folder called NODDY and then double-click on
the file PLAYTIME.

The Options Screen will appear shortly after the Introductory 
Screen.  From this screen children can:

- control the level of play in the package (this can be re-set 
within any activity),

- select any game: Noddy will drive directly to the relevant 
location and that game or Noddy's Paint Pot can be loaded,

- enter Noddy's Paint Pot without driving to a location, or,

- decide to drive Noddy around Toy Town.  In this case, if 
children arrive at a game location (indicated by a taxi rank 
on the Driving Menu) they can opt to load either the game-
related activity, Noddy's Paint Pot or return to the Driving 
Menu.

To select one of these you should take the mouse pointer 
to the relevant box and confirm your choice by clicking 
on the left mouse button or by pressing Return.  

You can control this preview using the mouse, the joystick 
or from the keyboard using either the cursor keys.  

To leave any part of this demonstration and return to the 
Options Screen you should press Esc or, in the case of 
Noah's Ark or Noddy's Paint Pot - click on Noddy's car.

The three activities which are included in this preview are:

NODDY'S DRIVING MENU
********************
In this preview the Driving Menu will allow children to 
explore Toy Town.  They can control the movement of 
Noddy's car using the arrow keys from the keyboard.  

NOAH'S ARK
**********
In the window on the left of the screen are the jumbled pieces 
of a jigsaw puzzle.  When placed together in the correct 
order these will make a picture of an animal.  To do this you 
should pick them up, one at a time, and place them into the 
window on the right. Move the hand over a piece (using the 
mouse, the cursor or keypad keys) and click on the left 
mouse button or press Return.   Now move the piece into 
its correct position in the window on the right and put it 
in place by clicking on the left mouse button, or pressing 
Return.

If you place a piece in an incorrect position you can pick 
it up again and put it in a new position in either window.

If you want to check that you have placed any of the pieces of 
the puzzle in their correct places you can do so at any time 
by clicking on the Big Ears icon.  If all of the pieces which 
you have placed are in the right places, Big Ears will nod his 
head.  If any are in the wrong places, he will shake his head 
and those pieces will be returned to the left window.

As with all of the games in Noddy's Playtime, Noah's Ark
has three levels of difficulty.  To change between these
press F10.

NODDY'S PAINT POT
*****************
Noddy's Paint Pot is a unique art package which has been 
specifically designed so that even the youngest child can 
enjoy using it.  It contains the major functions found in 
dedicated art packages (Such as Electronic Art's DeLuxe Paint) 
as a result, it will give children to confidence to be able to 
creatively use such utilities at an early age.  

Noddy's Paint Pot is presented on two screens:  

The Menu Screen contains the various icons from which this 
program is driven.  

The Drawing Screen is the active drawing area.  By selecting 
a drawing function (from among those represented by the large 
icons in the centre of the Menu Screen)  the screen will rise 
to reveal the Drawing Screen.  To return to the Menu Screen 
children should click on the right mouse button or press the 
Spacebar.  When on the Drawing Screen each of these functions 
are controlled by pressing the left mouse button (or Enter or 
Return) to start and repeating this operation to stop the 
function.

It should be noted that the left mouse button must not be 
held down while children are attempting to draw, this will 
have no effect.  The reason for this is that young, small, 
hands may find it difficult (if not impossible!) to hold down 
the mouse button and draw at the same time.  

The functions available from the centre of The Menu Screen are:

SPRAY CAN
LINE DRAWING
OUTLINE BOX
FILLED BOX
OUTLINE CIRCLE
FILLED BOX

All of the above functions use the currently selected:

COLOUR,
PEN SHAPE, and,
PEN SIZE.

These can be altered using the icons on the top right of the 
Menu Screen.  The active colour can also be altered using the 
Colour Strip on the Drawing Screen.

Additionally, a fill pattern function is available which uses 
the currently active pattern.  This can be changed by clicking 
on the arrows either side of the pattern selector box on the 
top left of the Menu Screen.

CHARACTERS AND OBJECTS
Noddy's Paint Pot contains a number of characters and objects 
which can be pasted onto pictures.  These can be scrolled 
through by clicking on the arrows either side of the selection 
strip.  If children click on any of the three visible objects 
or characters the program will move to the Drawing Screen with 
that object selected.  This can be pasted anywhere within the 
picture by clicking on the left mouse. 

OUTLINE PICTURES
At the bottom of the screen are two areas containing 
outline pictures.

To select one of these click on it using the left mouse 
button.  After confirming that they do wish to load this 
picture children will be presented with it on the Drawing 
Screen.  At this stage colour fill is active by default.  
Children can therefore select the colours with which they 
wish to shade various parts of the drawing.  If they press 
the right mouse button at any time the program will return 
to the Main Menu and any other function can be selected as 
described above.

The remaining three functions in Noddy's Paint Pot are:

ERASE PICTURE
If children select this function and then confirm their choice 
they will be able to clear the whole of the drawing screen.

SAVE PICTURE
Pictures created in the release version of Noddy's Paint Pot 
can be saved but this function has been disabled in this 
demonstration.

OOPS!
On the far right of the colour selector strip on the Drawing 
Screen is Noddy's Oops! button.  Clicking on this will remove 
the last function which was carried out.


When Noddy's Paint Pot is loaded from a taxi rank two 
location-related outline pictures are available for children 
to colour in.  When this utility is loaded from the main menu 
screen they can choose from all 16 available pictures.

Book / Magazine Reviews - Noddy's Playtime

 ST Review · April, 1993Rating: 93% 

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