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Suitable for UK Key Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 - USA 1st to 12th Grade (Age 5 - adult)
Recommended Minimum System: PC, Windows 95 or better e.g. XP, Vista, Windows 7, (Mac users click here), 16MB Ram, Pentium 166 and sound card.
Based on an idea by Jack Friess who was inspired by Messy House for the Macintosh by Kathryn Steinart. This is a simple game to help with mouse skills. You are faced with an untidy house which needs clearing up room by room. Click on items to tidy them away and watch them fly through the air "Mary Poppins" style. 6 rooms to clear up and a certificate to print out to show progress. Each game is automatically saved under the player's name, so you can keep improving.
Program includes an uninstall facility.
Compressed file size - 848 KB.
Tidy Up translated into Afrikaans
Afrikaans deur Martha Botha
Tidy Up translated into Romanised Chinese
Wu2 Wei3 Cheng2 fan1 yi1
Tidy Up translated into Czech
Preklad do ceštiny Pavel Kosina
Tidy Up translated into Italian
For help with downloading and installing, click here
Tutto In Ordine
Tradotto in Italiano da Monica Pozzi
How To Play
A very simple program to help with mouse control and hand, eye co-ordination.
Start The Game
On the first screen click on either the Start A New Game button, or if you have played a game before, the Load A Game button. Clicking Start A New Game opens a pop up window where you type in your full name, which will be used to save your progress and on your certificate. When you have typed in your name, click the OK button and the room buttons will highlight so that they can be clicked on. Clicking Load A Game will show an open file window where you can click on a previously saved game. Once loaded the rooms that you have cleared on the previous game will be shown by a green tick next to the room name. Whether you are running an old game or starting a new one, your name will be shown on the screen and on the bottom grey bar throughout the game.
On the main screen once the room buttons are highlighted you can click on any of them to visit that room. You can also use the top menu (see below) to move about the house. Once a room has been tidied up then a green tick will appear on the main screen menu next to the room name and also on your certificate, which can be viewed or printed out at any time by selecting View/Print Certificate in the top menu under Options. Once tidied up, a room will stay tidy and this will be saved automatically under your name. If you want to start a new game and wipe out your old saved one, then use the Start A New Game button, type in your name again and your old score will be wiped out.
If you wish to practice double clicking the mouse then you can select Double Mouse Click To Pick Up Items in the top menu under Options. By default Single Mouse Click To Pick Up Items is selected when you start the game.
Clearing Up A Room
Clicking on any room button once highlighted will take you to that room whether it has been tidied up or not. If there is no green tick next to the room on the main menu, then you will find an untidy room with objects in it to tidy away. When you move your mouse pointer over an object, the pointer will turn into a hand if that object can be tidied away. When this happens you can click on that object and it should then move to its proper place, Mary Poppins style! In some rooms you will find that some objects will not move when you first click on them. This is because something else needs to be tidied away first before this object. For example, in the Living Room, you cannot close the video drawer until you have clicked on and tidied away all the videos that are lying around. Also, be careful in the bathroom, because you have to stop the water flowing into the bath before you do anything else, otherwise you could have a small flood on your hands!
Each room has a different number of objects to tidy away and this is shown in the top grey bar along with a running total of the objects you have cleared up, shown in blue on the right. When you have tidied up a room, a button will appear at the bottom of the screen which will allow you to move to the next room. You can also move to any other room or the Main Menu at any time by selecting Game in the top menu.
6 objects here which can be tidied away in any order.
The Living Room
15 objects here. Hint: The videos will need to be placed in the video drawer before you can close it.
The Dining Room
20 objects here. Hint: The tablemats can only be moved once the plates have gone. The mat drawer will not close until both mats are in it. The CD boxes will not move until the CD's are in them.
20 objects here. Hint: The water in the sink will not go until you have washed the dishes. The dishes and the cutlery also have to be clicked on once they have been washed up. The cutlery drawer will not close until the cutlery has been put away.
10 objects here. Hint: Click on the tap water to stop the bath filling up. You can then click on the bath water to empty the bath.
18 objects here. Hint: The board game can only be tidied in the right order i.e. game board in the box, lid on the box, whole game to shelf. The rings can also only be tidied in the right order starting with the big red on. Once all the rings are on the ring holder then the whole thing can move into the toy box. Remember the bed covers in this room.
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