CLAREMONT, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ — The galaxy is being invaded by the evil Kleptoid Empire and your math skills are needed to save the Earth! GXB Interactive and TOMY Corporation announced today that they have released the first title in the GXB Learning Series — Math Patrol(TM): The Kleptoid Threat. Based on U.S. State and National Education standards and designed by teachers for 1st to 3rd grade students, Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat is part of a comprehensive learning system for use both in schools and at home. With over 70 missions of alien combat, Math Patrol sets players on a mission to defend the universe by testing their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as providing practice with logic patterns, money, time, fractions, math vocabulary, and word problems. Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat is available now exclusively for the Game Boy(R) Advance and with full compatibility for the Nintendo DS(TM) for $29.95 at http://www.gxbi.com/.
“We are very proud to offer Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat to parents, teachers and children because for the first time ever, a game exists for the Game Boy and Nintendo DS that combines quality software with educational content based on U.S. State and National mathematics standards,” said Surya Jayaweera, chief executive officer, GXB Interactive. “As the father of three young children, I know first hand that by using the popular Nintendo handheld systems we can capture their attention and motivate children to learn and do better in school while they have fun.”
“TOMY has a reputation for high quality, innovative toys and games that children have grown up with for decades,” said Laura Yoshioka, director, Consumer Software, TOMY Corporation. “We are excited to be able to partner with GXB Interactive to continue this tradition while also offering the additional benefit of educational content with Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat.”
Rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat, allows players to progress through the ranks of the Math Patrol — from Recruit to Admiral — while completing exciting missions and testing their individual math skills in the areas that they need the most practice. Multiple story paths, customization options, and difficulty levels that automatically adjust keep kids interested and reward them for their actions.
Math Patrol: The Kleptoid Threat also includes Web based support from GXB Interactive (http://www.gxbi.com/mpkt) that integrates website progress tracking as well as free corresponding worksheets, fun pages, pre-tests, post- tests and rewards such as certificates of achievement so parents and teachers can easily view and reward players progress.