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Rockett's New School is tested for us by Alex Keher. Alex is currently looking at other titles in the Purple Moon range, a series created especially for pre-teenage girls. As you can see by the review below, Alex is enthusiastic proof that the Purple Moon people have done their homework well. In this interactive game, different choices cause different results, which means that Alex could continue replaying the game, trying different decisions. Which is how she found herself all alone in a virtual toilet ...

'It's your first day at school
What will you make of it?'
Meet cool friends.
Peek into lockers.
Make choices that change what happens.

Rockett is the new girl at a school, and this is her adventure. She's trying to make her first day work out, make new friends, and to fit in at the new school. In this game you can make choices that change what happens in Rockett's New School at school, meet the kids that make up her new class, and the teachers who will be teaching her at Whistling Pines Junior High.

You can take photos (screen captures) so that the day is recorded and you can show your parents. You have a GMG stores all your messages from your friends. You can peak into other people's lockers from there, and can find things about them and what they keep in there. It is a great game to play -- the only problem is where's part two -- I want to find out what can happen next.

Sitting in the toilet by yourself is not fun!

It has been written for girls between 8 and 12. It was easy to make choices using the icons, but you never knew what was going to happen.

It great game to play because it is made for girls only.

Scores a big 9/10
By: Alex Keher

(256 colours? On a Windows 95 set up is really bad. Think about it 'Purple Moon' and catch up with the rest of the world -- Alex's dad)

Product Name Rockett's New School
Publisher Purple Moon
Release Media CD-ROM
Australian Distributor Dataflow
Language English
Operating System PC Windows 3.1, 3.11 or Windows 95; Macintosh: System 7.5.1 or later

System Requirements (Minimum)IBM/Compatible: 486DX/666 MHz (Pentium recommended), 8 MB RAM, 10 MB Hard Disk free, 2x CD-ROM drive, SVGA Monitor and graphics card (256 colours Only), 16 bit sound card, and a mouse. Macintosh: 68040/33, 8 MB RAM, 10 MB Hard Disk free, 2x CD-ROM drive, 256 colour monitor, speakers and mouse.

Target Audience 8-12 yr. old

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