Thursday, April 22, 2010

JumpStart GIVEAWAY

Not long ago, a Beautiful Princess named Evangeline was sitting in her castle looking for new games to play online when she discovered an enchanted land called JumpStart.com. To play the really neato stuff, Princess Evangeline needed to purchase a Membership, but the Evil Queen was saving up gold to ransom a Missing Princess, and could not be convinced her to partake. Poor Princess Evangeline whined royally.

But then, a Good Fairy from the Land of JumpStart sent the Evil Queen an email asking if she would like to review the website for her Magical Blog! The Evil Queen cried YES!

Within minutes, the Beautiful Princess was utterly addicted to the Land of JumpStart. The Evil Queen was also amazed at the graphics of the program, the perfect balance of fun and education, and especially the way that the new lands changed with the seasons or holidays, which were described in the accompanying Blog for Kings and Queens.

It seemed that the new lands to explore and conquer in the Land of JumpStart were endless: StoryLand was for the smallest princes and princesses, and AdventureLand and MarineLand was perfect for Princess Evangeline. She did not spend much time in FutureLand, as it was designed for more mature princesses. She also liked how the Other Beautiful Princess Magdalene enjoyed JumpStart, spending hours changing the clothes, hair, skin color, and accessories of the Jumpee. Prince Shepherd mostly liked to watch and offer Endless Advice to his sister.

At first the Evil Queen was a little concerned that the Beautiful Princess appeared to be quite obsessed with her new game. But then the Evil Queen, who occasionally had flashes of Royal Brilliance, realized that this was the Magic Spell she had been searching for for years.

The Evil Queen devised a list of Royal Duties that must be completed morning and evening before the Beautiful Princess could enter the magical land of JumpStart.

The Beautiful Princess, who previously was often too tired/too weak/too ill/too confused to perform her Royal Duties, now chooses her own ballgowns, gets dressed, makes her own lunch, puts away her laundry, empties the dishwasher, makes her bed and cleans her room with a speed that can only be described as Magical.

And they all lived happily ever after.

Until a dragon entered the Enchanted Sanctuary, and the Beautiful Princess could not rest until she found food for him and taught him how to fly and breathe fire.

Here the Beautiful Princess will demonstrate for you why she adores JumpStart so much:




The Good Fairy then asked if the Evil Queen would like to give away a three month membership? The Evil Queen was delighted to share the Magical Power for the Accomplishment of Royal Duties with all the other Fair Queens of Blogland.

In order to enter, please leave a comment with naming your favorite video game as a child, back in the Dark Ages. Such an action earns you one comment, If you tweet this post, you may earn another entry. If you facebook it, you may enter once again. If you post it on your blog, you may enter yet again.

Best wishes, Your Majesties. And begin preparing your List of Royal Duties for when you win.

Disclosure: I was provided with a JumpStart membership at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

45 comments:

  1. My favorite was GameBoy Donkey Kong!

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  2. My favorite game was Contra. Up up down down left right left right bab select start.

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  3. Super Mario Bros! (followed by a classic computer game The Oregon Trail!)

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  4. Duck Hunt! LOL. That brings back some good memories :)

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  5. Definitely Super Mario Brothers, but on the old school Nintendo (I think the first one that ever came out) was one of the best!

    My ultimate favorite was the Nintendo game where you ran track and jumped hurdles using the running pad! You could even race other people. Oh, if only I could remember the name...It was just plain fun!!!!!!!

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  6. Definitely Oregon Trail was my favorite!

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  7. My favorite was the legend of Zelda.

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  8. Tetris!!! I would play for hours... and hours... and hours...

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  9. We had no TV or computer growing up so I actually managed to grow up without any video games!! But our son discovered Jumpstart awhile back and loved it... we discontinued due to finances and would love to win this!!

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  10. Tetris - hours of fun!

    I think I need this Magic Spell for Savannah - funny how the "too tired/weak/ill/confused" bug has bitten us here too.

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  11. Carmen San Diego...just talked about that on Tuesday.

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  12. I posted on my blog:
    http://jjbcadventures.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oregon Trail, Lode Runner, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... the last was a "text only" game (I must have been a true geek). -Nikki

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  14. I was not allowed to play any sort of electronic game when I was a child. And yet I still like my parents. They saw it as a time suck. If only they knew then what goes on now eh?

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  15. I was pretty smokin' at Frogger!

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  16. I liked Oregon trail and number munchers.

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  17. The Oregon Trail and Mario Bros.

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  18. I would say the game Loderunner on our Commodore 64. Or Packman, of course. But I saw someone post The Oregon Trail and that takes me back! :)

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  19. I was never much of a gamer. Tetris was about the only game I was good at.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  20. Super Mario! We didn't have a game system but I always played at my friends house. :) My kids have a couple of the CD Jumpstart games and love them! :)

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  21. I LOVED playing Ms. Pacman at Pizza Hut! I wish they'd bring it back!

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  22. Pac-Man was my favorite (on my Atari!)

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  23. Tetris and Mrs. Pac-Man are still my favorites :)

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  24. Oh wow, it HAS to be Oregon Trail for me.

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  25. I was in the 7th grade. The sight of a quarter would make my heart pound. I collected them. I obsessed over them. I looked for them on the ground everywhere I went. In the couch cushions. In the vending machine coin catchers. Quarters Quarters Quarters. They were sooo important. Why? Because everyday after school my best friend and I would walk home and detour to this fancy Mexican restaurant that had a duel Ms. Pacman machine (one where you sit down across from each other and the table is the screen) The machine was in the bar area of the restaurant. For some reason, the owner of this restaurant didn't mind that two 12 year old girls would sit for about an hour everyday in the bar playing Ms. Pacman. We never would buy anything to eat or drink. We just played that game until we were all out of quarters and our wrists were sore. Man, I loved that game. I still do!

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  26. Pac Man on atari was our favorite.

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  27. I liked playing Lemonade Stand on the original Apple computer.
    tscorcoran@aol.com

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  28. Super Mario! Was there anything else?!? Maybe Tetris is a close second.;)

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  29. Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive!
    LOVE LOVE!

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  30. i love love love reading through the posts!! brought back memories of games i had forgotten~duck hunt and burgertime! blast from the past!! i loved playing cabbage patch kids on the calico! my favorite was the zelda franchise though :)

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  31. Super Mario Brothers!
    Nichole :-)

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  32. Centipede. I was high score for a day at the neighborhood arcade. Now there's something to put on my resume.

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  33. Ms. Pacman... I still like pink.

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  34. I loved Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego! Fun & of course Sonic the Hedgehog! Looks fun!

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  35. I loved Super Mario Brothers & also played Mrs Pacman whenever we went to Pizza Hut. :)

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  36. Okay. I'm going to just jump in and admit it. It was "Pong." Or at least I think it was "Pong". My best childhood friend (who had a big COLOR TV-while we still had black and white) got the all new, hot game from Sears. You could do one or two player. The controller was a box with a knob and was connected with wires. You twisted the knob to make a slash move up and down to try and hit the dot/ball. Oh Sweet Momma it was the coolest. thing. ever. I'm only 42 but when I tell my 7 year old about this he makes me feel positively Cro-Magnon. Please tell me someone, ANYONE, out there remembers this one!

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  37. Donkey Kong! I LOVED playing that game on my grandparent's Atari!

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