Magazine article USA TODAY

Radica Is Way Radical

Magazine article USA TODAY

Radica Is Way Radical

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Who says today's kids don't get enough exercise because they are too busy vegging out in front of the television set? Certainly not the folks at Radica USA, Dallas, Tex., whose interactive Play TV line not only is a blast, it keeps youngsters on their feet--and moving!

For Olympic hopefuls, there is the Barbie Balance Beam while future X-Gamers can try SSX Snowboarding and fans of the gridiron can give Madden Football a whirl.

* As Coach Barbie offers encouragement and instruction to four different games--Foot Tied, Flower Frenzy, Beam Routine, and Musical Feet--girls follow the lights to master the beam. Play solo or challenge a friend.

* No snow? No Problem! SSX brings the mountains into the living room with realistic snowboarding graphics and game play. Plug the board into the TV or VCR and ride it for style points and best time in four different games: Show-Off, Time Challenge, Pipe-dream, or Tokyo Megaplex.

* For football fun, connect the two-player step pad and wireless, motion-sensitive football into the TV and pick plays and decide on formations. Runs, fumbles, interceptions, kickoffs, field goals, and injuries are all part of the action. …

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