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Video Game / Sesame Street: Big Bird's Hide and Speak

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Sesame Street: Big Bird's Hide and Speak is an NES game based on Sesame Street. Published by Hi Tech Expressions. The game is noticeable for having full speech, courtesy of Caroll Spinney. Little Bird is your guide as Big Bird tells you to find the character (characters like, Bert, Ernie, Grover, Elmo, and Count Von Count) or letter.

Game Mode:

  1. Find the Character
  2. Find the Character (Hiding version)
  3. Find the Letter
  4. Find the Letter (Hiding version)
  5. One little word
  6. Make many words before the sunsets.

This game provides the example of:

  • The Face of the Sun: The sixth mode has a sun with a smile and sunglasses act as a time limit.
  • Mad Libs Dialogue: Big Bird's speech has certain words always sound the same and often adds delays, which was unavoidable due to the NES's limitations.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: The game does not have a plot. As it's an edutainment game for young children, it doesn't need one.
  • Timed Mission: The goal of the sixth mode is making as many words as possible before the sun goes down.
  • Victory Dance: There are five victory dances.
    • Ernie rides a skateboard.
    • Bert jumps on a jump ropes.
    • Grover jumps on pogostick.
    • Elmo blows a balloon and flies on it.
    • Count Von Count juggles three balls.