Big Idea Prods., creators of the popular VeggieTales direct-to-video and feature film franchise, have teamed up with ValuSoft, a division of THQ Inc., to release a PC game featuring the trademark silliness and wholesome messages of the VeggieTales brand. Minnesota Cuke and the Coconut Apes is rated “E” for Everyone and will be available at retailers nationwide for the suggested price of $19.99.
In Minnesota Cuke and the Coconut Apes, master explorer Minnesota Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) has recovered the fabled Crock of Hookie Balookie. But trouble strikes when his plane crashes in route to the museum and the treasure ends up missing.
With help from Bob the Tomato, players will discover secret doors, hidden villages and ancient ruins through 15 challenging levels to help Minnesota Cuke find the culprit. On their quest to solve the mystery, kids will learn an important lesson about stealing.
The title incorporates a unique feature called the Parental “Egg Timer.” Parents can now control how long their kids play by setting the game play timer in the start up menu. When time’s up, the game automatically saves and ends the fun until next time.
“Few other mediums speak to kids like interactive games, making this the perfect means to teach values surrounded by fun,” states Phil Vischer, CEO and chief creative officer at Big Idea Prods. “We’ve worked hard to make our products fun for kids of every age. We’ve even created our exclusive ‘Easy Play’ mode, which makes the game just as much fun for little ones as for big kids.”