If you’re looking for a straightforward program that’s heavy on drills and light on multimedia bells and whistles, try Math Challenge (Brighter Child/American Education Publishing – ages 6-9). This title offers many of the kinds of basic math exercises that kids might do in a classroom: connect the dots, color by number, count the number of squares in the picture, and so on. All these activites are available at three skill levels. While the educational content is solid, the animation, narration, and interface are so rudimentary that it’s not a whole lot of fun. You might just as well learn the old-fashion way, with crayons and paper.
– August 1995