Special Keys

The Arrow Keys - Mia's Skateboard

Did you know Mia is a skateboarding champ? Hold down the left or right arrow on your keyboard and Mia will take out her skateboard and go in the direction of the arrow you are pressing. Learn other cool tricks! Press the “Ctrl” (“Command” for the Mac) key while holding down the right or left arrow on your keyboard and see Mia glide with her board. Press the space bar while holding down the right or left arrow on your keyboard and you'll see Mia flip her board! Be careful, Mia cannot skate everywhere because sometimes there is not enough room and it would be dangerous.


F1 Key: Mia's Backpack

Everytime you pick up something, Mia puts it in her backpack. To see the items that are in it, press the F1 key on your keyboard. Doing so will also allow you to see how many sparklies you have collected.


F2 Key: Options Menu

When you start a new game, you can get to the Options Menu in the last screen by clicking the Options button. In the middle of a game, you can press the F2 key to bring up the same Options Menu.

To restart a game from the beginning, click on the new game icon.

By clicking the screen icon, it is possible to change the monitor's resolution from Full screen to Panorama view screen.

You must click on this icon when you want to save your game.
To view the instructions movie, click on the question mark icon.
By clicking the family photo icon, you can see the credits for the game.

Are you ready to take on a greater challenge? Deactivate the Hints button to play the game without the help of the dynamic pointer.

To go directly to the Activities Menu, click on the light bulb icon.
Click the glasses icon to see the list of your saved games.

If the game is too difficult, you can change the difficulty level of the activities. Choose between Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.

Adjust the volume of the background music or the voices and sound effects with these sliders.


F3 Key: Saving a Game

To save a game, press the F3 key on your keyboard. Then, click on one of the empty circles on the screen. Your game is automatically saved. You can save up to 12 different games. That way, you can continue a game just where you left it. To replace a saved game with another one, you can click on an already used circle: the old game will automatically be replaced by the new one. To help you organize your saved games, you can write something beneath the circles to remember where you were.


F4 Key: Turning on/off the Background Music

To turn off the background music, press the F4 key on your keyboard. To turn it on again, press once more.


F5 Key: Activities Menu

If you are in the middle of a game and you wish to redo an activity or try another one right away, you can press the F5 key. This will bring you directly to the Activities menu. From this menu, you can play any activity without having to play the adventure. To go back to your game, click on the Return icon.


Loading a Saved Game

In the game's introduction, you have the possibility to see the list of your saved games by clicking on the Saved Games button. In the game, you can do it by pressing the F2 key. Then click on the Saved Games icon. Choose one of the circles to persue a game you have previously saved.


The Space Bar

If you have played the game numerous times, maybe you do not wish to see all of the animated movies in it again. To skip a movie, press the space bar on your keyboard.


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CTRL "Z": Screen Format
Command "Z": Screen Format

By pressing the "Ctrl" and the "Z" keys on your keyboard at the same time, you can change the format of the display. You will see the display change from "Letter box" to "Full Screen".

By pressing the "Command" and the "Z" keys on your keyboard at the same time, you can change the format of the display. You will see the display change from "Letter box" to "Full Screen".


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Macintosh
CTRL "E": Skip an Activity Command "E": Skip an Activity

You would like to play the adventure, but some of the activities are too long or too difficult? By pressing the "Ctrl" and the "E" keys on your keyboard, you can skip an activity. You automatically skip the activity and get back to the adventure.

You would like to play the adventure, but some of the activities are too long or too difficult? By pressing the "Command" and the "E" keys on your keyboard, you can skip an activity. You automatically skip the activity and get back to the adventure.


ESC - Quit the Game

To exit the game, press the "Esc" or "Escape" key on your keyboard. You will then be given the chance to save your game just before you quit or return to the game.