Ernie's Magic Shapes

Platforms: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PC/Compatibles, TRS-80 Color Computer


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IBM CGA version of Ernie's Magic Shapes
IBM CGA version of Ernie's Magic Shapes

Ernie's Magic Shapes is an educational game designed for children ages 3 - 6 developed by Children's Computer Workshop. Featuring Ernie from Sesame Street, the game presents a variety of shapes to the player who needs to match them up from a selection of other shapes.


Ernie, dressed as a magician, is able to use a magic wand to conjur up a shape which appears above his head. A second shape appears on the table next to him and players need to indicate if it matches the first shape. If it doesn't, another shape will appear until eventually one does match. Correct answers add the matching shape to a picture, and if players answer incorrectly Ernie shakes his head and players can guess again. Once the complete picture is formed, a rabbit appears on the screen and hops around. Six skill levels are included with the game; On the easier levels, only the shape or the color need to be matched. More difficult levels may require both shape and color to match and include more complex shapes.


Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
CBS Software Release
CTW Software Group Development Team: Harold Byrd, Lisa Feder, Mary Schenck Balcer, Sandy Damashek, Jenny Howland, Alan Shapiro, Michael Eisenberg, Joachim Kim, Debra Weinberger, Dan Oehlsen
Hi-Tech Expressions Release
Tandy Conversion by: Sean Puckett


Instruction Manual
IBM PC/Compatibles
CBS Software release
Instruction Manual
IBM PC/Compatibles
Hi-Tech Expressions release


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