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JumpStart Reading for Second Graders

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Title Screen

JumpStart Reading for Second Graders

Also known as: Jump Ahead Reading Year 2 (UK)
Developer: Knowledge Adventure
Publishers: Knowledge Adventure (US), Focus Multimedia (UK)
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS Classic
Released in US: 1998


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


JumpStart Reading for Second Graders is a game in the JumpStart series released in 1998. The game follows CJ and Edison on an adventure around the globe to find clues to an ancient lost city's location before the villainous Dr. Listick does.

Scrapped Area

JumpStartReading2ndGrade-EasterIsland.png

At some point, Easter Island was going to be a location included in the game, with its own minigame. An image depicting several moai, with some odd digital artifacts, is present in the file IG001.RSC. The game's SPEECH.INI file also has a section of unused code for it as well:

[IG]
; Easter Island Game

intro1=igh1in01,0,ig11in01,0,ig21in01,0,ig31in01,0,ig41in01,0,igh1in02,0,igh1ex01,0,igc1ex01,0
intro2=<which,igh1in03,igh1in04>,0
intro21=igh1ex01,0,igc1ex01,0
intro22=igh1ex02,0,igc1ex02,0
intro23=igh1ex03,0,igc1ex03,0
intro24=igh1ex04,0,igc1ex04,0

Other Development Text

The SPEECH.INI contains a section of code intended for debugging.

[CM]
; Cumae Main

; for debugging only. remove when debugged.
puzzleGroup=PZC9G102,0
puzzleGroupPreAnim=CMC01,12,13
puzzleGroupPostAnim=CMC01,14

Other Unused Graphics

Graphic Notes
JumpStartReading2ndGrade-placeholder.png A placeholder image, seemingly intended for the Word Duel activity where CJ and Dr. Listick face off.
JumpStartReading2ndGrade-LevelsSketch.png A sketch for a levels adjustment screen.
JumpStartReading2ndGrade-Kindergarten.png A background from JumpStart Kindergarten (1998).

Revisional Differences

Early releases of the game (v1.0, in specific) had it titled "JumpStart 2nd Grade Reading" as opposed to "JumpStart Reading for Second Graders". Every release after retitled it to the more familiar one; many other subject-specific JumpStart games followed suit on this change in nomenclature.

Even later releases of the game updated the logo used in the game's title screen, which curiously shortened the title to simply 'JumpStart Reading'.

Original New
JumpStartReading2ndGradeTitle.png JumpStartReading2ndGrade-NewLogo.png