Lemonade Stand is a business simulation game created in 1973 by Bob Jamison of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. Charlie Kellner ported the game to the Apple II platform in February 1979. Throughout the 1980s Apple Computer included Lemonade Stand (along with other software) with the purchase of their systems. The game simulates a child's lemonade stand, where choices made by the player regarding prices, advertising, etc. will determine the success or failure of the enterprise. The game owed its success to offering just enough variables to make a complex challenge for users, but still providing a simply-grasped addictive introduction to the offsetting priorities facing a business. The choice of the right prices and quantities on the day of a heat-wave could instill the satisfaction unique to a greatly profitable private enterprise. The player is first given a weather report for the day (sunny, cloudy or hot and dry, each accompanied by a color drawing) and is prompted for three values: the number of glasses of lemonade to make, the number of advertising signs, and the cost of lemonade per glass. The program then gives a report of the earnings for that day. A thunderstorm, sometimes occurring on cloudy days and accompanied by a color animation, will void any profits and cause the player to lose any investment for the day. The game can be played either single-player or with up to 30 players (each player is independent and the sales of one do not affect another). The Apple II version included music, with bars from "Morning Mood," "Singin' in the Rain," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "Summertime" played at appropriate moments.
Edutainment game that transports players into a thriving coral reef ecosystem. Odell Down Under features several game modes which invite the player to learn about the myriad creatures of the coral reef.
Dynopark tycoon is a Sim Park style game except it contains live dinosaurs. Through the advanced cloning technology, you are able to bring the real dinosaurs back to life, and what is more important, make a lots of money on tourism. The game is pretty similar to other Park management games with an impressive economy model, except it is a little more funny. You must buy an area of land in your park to house a dinosaur, you put fencing around it, so your dinosaur does not escape and then finally, you choose your own dinosaur to place in it. But be really sure not to place two enemies next to each other or even T-Rex next to something tasty, thing can turn up pretty nasty for you or your visitors.
In this educational game, you should help Snap Dragon, accompanied by his friend Teddy Bear, to make his photo album. Choosing one of the six locations (bathroom, underwater, farm, camping, bedroom, space), you should sort several items (4-10) on the screen and make a shot to add new photos to an album. Animation of movable items and characters is present, entertaining the kid play. The Coloring Book with the 12 images available to paint is present also on another side of the game. During the painting, the image may be printed.