Thinkin’ Things Collection 2 contains five activities. As is expected from this series the game doesn’t have a storyline or plot. It instead opts to present sandboxes, several hosted by eccentric characters, in which to learn a variety of skills. Games contain a variety of modes including sandbox, single player, and two-player competitive options.
A classic game of concentration. Features two game modes; ‘hear’ and ‘see.’ In ‘hear’ mode players must match the sounds that are associated with each card. ’See’ mode is the more traditional visual matching game. Two players can play competitively and, thanks to a difficulty slider, the challenge can be ramped up to be more appealing for older kids and adults.
A simple digital keyboard. Players can create their own songs on a variety of keyboards, listen to the Toony play some classic songs, or let Toony teach you to play the classic songs. Keyboards include Xylophone, Tuba, Sheep, and a space (synthesizer) keyboard.
A drawing and spatial awareness sandbox. Players select a background image from the included library and then draw a “snake.” The snake consists of a variety of shapes (circles, leaves, stars) that can be customized by the player. Once the path is drawn out players can mask layers of the background image to create foreground elements and 3D scenes. If players are looking for inspiration they can select the “ideas” button to view a number of preset scenes. Other customization options include color and size of the snake as well as background music.
Much like Snake Blox, this sandbox allows players to manipulate shapes and three-dimensional shapes. Players can paint on a 2d canvas and subsequently see it wrapped around a simple 3d shape, allowing them to experiment with construction of polygonal objects wrapped in 2d textures. Music and background image can be changed to suit the 3d image. Tools include a pottery style loop that can remove material as the object spins to change shape as well as spray cans and a variety of paint brushes.
Oranga Banga’s Band
Create simple beats with this sequencer. Players can choose percussion instruments and select sounds for each member of the band. The second play mode asks players to look at two sequencer tracks and pick out which beat oranga is playing. Sounds are based on percussion, goofy vocals, or even noises recorded by the player.
Windows 95 or 486 MHz PC or faster
Windows 3.11 — 8 MB RAM
2x CD-ROM or higher
Macintosh — 8 MB RAM
System 6.0.7 or higher