Friday, May 25, 2018

Children’s iPad App, We ARGH Pirates



Reviewed by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com


We ARGH Pirates is a game app by developer, Avokiddo. I have previously reviewed their apps Thinkrolls, Thinkrolls: Kings and Queens, Avokiddo Emotions, and Beck and Bo.

From the developer:

TREASURE HUNT

Yer brains will be needed to solve puzzles, find buried treasure chests, and help ye through a maze o’ caves. And yer thumbs will be tested blowing up rocks w’ yer cannon, flying over a broken rope bridge, and lobbing barrels and buckets to repel monsters.

So get yer sea legs on. It’s time to join salty sea dog Captain Rose, Claire ‘Long Hair’, digging expert Ruprecht ‘The Shovel’, and Zany Granny for the most arrrrsome, funny, pirate adventure you’ve ever played.

Let’s yo-ho-ho-go and get some treasure!

ARRRRSOME FEATURES

• Interactive cinematic experience across eight unique scenes
• Follow the map to uncover the secrets
• Engaging, exciting, funny mix of puzzles and arcade action
• Four quirky pirates with hilarious personalities. ARRRGH!
• Original hand-drawn art, cinematic music, and sound effects
• Designed for ages 6 and up
• Language-neutral gameplay
• Safe for kids: no 3rd party ads, no in-app purchases; COPPA compliant

What I liked:

I liked the way Avokiddo combined the theatre of every child’s pirate fantasy with game elements. There are sacks of gold just waiting to be collected. There are mythical creatures and strange adventures. There are problems to solve, great for creative thinking, but there are also hints to prevent frustration. There is silliness and laughter as for example when Captain Rose manages to drop things on the head of a hapless crew member.

The art work is attractive. The app is well thought out and navigation is easy. It’s game play I think is suited to the target age range of between 6 and 8 year-olds, and if kids enjoy it, it would be ideal to follow up with some pirate-themed books from the library! It would also make a fun app to use in conjunction with Children’s Book Week in Australia, where the theme is “Find your Treasure”!

Get more of an idea, especially of what Avokiddo describes as the “unique cinematic feel”, in the trailer below.



Where do I get it?


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I’ll be adding this app to my List of iPad Puzzle Apps for Kids.

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