_Arthur’s Teacher Trouble_ is a single-player educational game that’s based
on the eleventh book in the Arthur series written and illustrated by Marc
The story starts at the beginning of a new term. Arthur’s now in third grade
and has a new teacher, Mr. Ratburn. Arthur is sure that third grade means
trouble as Mr. Ratburn has a reputation for handing out lots of homework and,
sure enough, he assigns the class homework on the very first day of school.
The next day, Mr. Ratburn gives the class a hundred spelling words to learn.
Everyone goes home to study because there will be a spelling test based on
these words. The day of the test arrives and everyone does very well but only
two pupils get all their words correct, Arthur and The Brain. These two are
picked to represent Mr. Ratburn’s class in the all-school spellathon.
The game has two modes of play, ‘Let Me Play’ and ‘Read To Me’. In the ‘Read
To Me’ mode the game reads the story to the player highlighting the words
being spoken as it progresses. This takes around nine and a half minutes to
complete and each screen/page of the book is animated. The ‘Let Me Play’ mode
allows the player to interact with each page much more. Clicking on posters on
the noticeboard will cause the pictures to dance, when his mum bakes cookies
they sing and so-on.
The game plays in either English (US) or Spanish, the disc has audio tracks
that can be played through a CD player as well as demo versions of Just
Grandma and Me, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The New Kid on the Block.