Based on the television episode with the same name, Go Diego Go!
Wolf Pup Rescue takes kids on an animal rescue mission.
Preschoolers can choose to follow an adventure format or to play the
games separately. There are three difficulty levels, although it
should be noted that even on the "Hard" level, this is a very easy
A mother maned wolf has lost one of her pups, and it's up to
Dora, Diego, and your preschooler to find him. In adventure format,
kids work their way through a series of mini-games in order to
eventually get to the baby maned wolf. They find hiding baby animals
for mother animals, click on rolling logs so that Diego and Dora hop
over them, follow the pup's paw prints on trails, complete a puzzle,
and a few more activities.
Along the way, kids try to "spot" a baby jaguar, and they collect
printable animal cards. Unfortunately, the information on the animal
fact cards is not viewable on-screen, which is disappointing because
many families don't want to over-use the printer.
As noted above, the games are very easy. As well, they don't vary
much as kids play them over again, so the program could be a
one-trick pony for some preschoolers. Positive points are a nice
design with plenty of options, graphics and story line that stay
true to the television series, and hints given when kids make
mistakes. A bit of Spanish is spoken in the game - just enough that
it's not overwhelming to learn. Spanish counting is particularly
emphasized. Kids learn some tidbits about animals, practice "click
and drag" skills, and receive a little lesson in the concepts of
right/left in a particularly well done mini-game. Overall, the software is a positive experience for little
ones, but perhaps not challenging enough for many kids, particularly
4 and over.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy:
Go Diego Go! Wolf Pup Rescue
Reviewed: October 2006