The Muppets are turning up on CD-ROM Game: Kermit, Miss Piggie, Fozzie and other 'Sesame Street' characters sing, dance and take part in hilarious adventures.

June 02, 1996|By Julio Ojeda-Zapata | Julio Ojeda-Zapata,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE

Disappointed that ABC's new "Muppets Tonight" didn't live up to the "Muppet Show" tradition? You're in luck: There's a new "Muppets Inside" CD-ROM with comedy and musical bits far more entertaining than anything recently aired.

The "Muppet Show" song-and-dance intro has been preserved on disk, but with new lyrics: "It's time to boot the disk up "

Then, the program unexpectedly "self-destructs." While Dr. Bunsen Honeydew tries to set things straight, the hapless Fozzie Bear is sent out to entertain you. ("Did you hear the one about the mouse who left the restaurant? He couldn't pull down the menu!")

Finally, you get to the heart of this hilarious product: a depiction of your computer's innards as perceived by Kermit and Fozzie. ("This place is a mess!" the bear declares. "Don't you ever delete files?")

Your dual mission: to get missing Muppets onto the "data bus" and to win games. Use a cannon and gunpowder to fire the Great Gonzo through a wall! Unscramble "Muppet Show" routines while enduring abuse from Statler and Waldorf! Defragment Beaker's brain! Save poor Fozzie from critics throwing rotten fruit!

ZTC Starwave has pulled off a minor miracle here, with games that will appeal to children and old "Muppet Show" clips that will delight adults -- and the 3-D graphics are gorgeous.

Pub Date: 6/02/96

Muppets on disk

Title: "The Muppets CD-ROM: Muppets Inside (Fun-n-games with Kermit, Miss Piggie et al)"

Format: Windows 95 CD-ROM

Publisher: Starwave, (800) 457-8646

Price: $49.95

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