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Nostalgia'd - Episode 2: Yobi's Basic Spelling Tricks Game

Updated on July 10, 2012

Video games have been a big part of my life for a long time. I absolutely love playing them. But when I think back to being a kid playing video games, the one that I think of the most is Yobi's Basic Spelling Tricks. I remember playing this game for the fun of the adventure part. You are a little tiki man, the only weapon are apples that you use to control the animals. It was epic.

But the second part to the game was a spelling bee of sorts. I couldn't spell worth crap, I was 4 years old. So you know what I did? I wrote down the spelling whenever I could from the adventure part. I would ask my mom or dad on words I didn't know, and write those down as well. Then I would write down how it sounded to me so I could remember. I completed the entire game not being able to spell.

I honestly can say that I think this game helped me learn to spell. I have always loved spelling. In fifth grade we did a preliminary test of 100 spelling words, whatever words we couldn't spell we did 10 at a time per week as our spelling test. I missed 1 on that test. So I never had to do spelling in fifth grade.

I can't play this game anymore. My dad's old windows 3.1 machine is long gone, and I'm not smart enough to do dosbox, install 3.1, and then install yobi.

Remember what it was like to be a kid? What are your fondest memories? What sights, smells, or sounds sparks a trip down memory lane?


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