The U-Create Games And Artimation System Review

The Radica U-Create Games and Artimation System from Mattel is a great new device that allows children to express themselves creatively in new and interesting ways. Using the drawing tablet and the markers provided, children can make cool color drawings, and the attached camera can take a picture of the results and load them into the computer. The camera can also take pictures of other objects that a child places before it, so a large collection of fun images can be quickly built up.

The real power of the Games and Artimation system, however, comes with the software that’s provided with the device. This is the application that turns those pictures and drawings that the child has created and turns them into great and creative artistic masterpieces. Children can easily put all their creations together and animate them in fun and innovative ways. They can tell a story, or just make silly little animations that they can spend a lot of time giggling over.

But there’s even more, because the system is also about making games, as well as the “artimations”. Children are given the capability to take their images and the artimations that they’ve made and include them in fun little games that they can play with their friends, such as their own personally designed Pinball game. Who would have thought that it would be so easy for young children to create their own computer games? Who knows? That creative little genius in your house may be the next Bill Gates!

The Radica U-Create Games and Artimation System hooks up seamlessly to Macs or PC’s running Windows via a USB cable. The camera can be tilted up and down, and the base can easily be repositioned to allow the camera to face in any direction. The possibilities for creative play are endless.

Using the included image editing software, children can easily do things like take their picture and place it on another body, such as the body of an animal like their favorite pet. There’s a whole library of cool and wacky sounds included on the CD, and children can use these sounds to include them in their creation, or provide their own that they’ve recorded or downloaded. This wacky compilation can then be included in a wonderful little “artimation” or be placed into a game. They can take pictures of their favorite toys and write stories about them including awesome little animations that will entertain everybody. This device is really more of an imagination generator than anything else, and it will encourage children to be more creative and have great fun playing and creating.

What child wouldn’t absolutely love to be able to create really great animations, or “artimations”, as well as make their very own personally created computer games that they can play and share with all their friends? This nifty little toy will be a big hit as a gift to any creative young child, and parents are sure to love it for its ability to spark their children’s’ creativity and keep their minds engaged in productive tasks. It’s a really great buy, and at under $20, it’s a really reasonable price as well.