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Teaches: Logic, spatial thinking, planning, gravity, directions
Tagged for: All Time Best, Logic, logic6/4/2019
This is the fourth Thinkrolls logic app that we've reviewed and it is one of the best, and most challenging. Like the previous releases, you simply swipe to move a rolling character through mazes that start easy and get very challenging. Progress is saved automatically. Getting t...
This is the fourth Thinkrolls logic app that we've reviewed and it is one of the best, and most challenging. Like the previous releases, you simply swipe to move a rolling character through mazes that start easy and get very challenging. Progress is saved automatically. Getting through a level requires strategic thinking, trial and error and figuring out how to use the attributes of a variety of alien characters that have special attributes, as follows. Cheese Monster & Cheese introduces gravity, navigating a maze, continuity, planning, and reasoning. The Robot introduces gravity, force and stacking. The Soprano Elevator Monster is a stretchy singing creation that introduces simple machines, mechanics, springs, elasticity, hand–eye coordination, fine-motor skills. The Goo Monster & Cake are slimy aliens that guard every goo passage; you must feed them some cake to satisfy their appetite. Introduces advanced spatial relations, cause & effect, trial & error, sequencing. The Vanishing Rainbow Bridges are one way paths that disappear after once crossing, encourging advanced spatial cognition and trial & error. The Antigravity Zone lets you use a lever to switch gravity on and off over specific regions. Plasma Field is a lava-lamp-like plasma that must be turned off before moving through it. Two-Way Teleporting lets you move quickly between different parts of a level, as many times as needed, introducing simple wormhole theory. We liked how there are unlimited retries, no time limits and two difficulty modes. In addition you can have up to six saved player profiles making this a good app for device sharing. For younger children (5-8) there are 110 easy puzzles. For older children (8 up) there are 108 harder puzzles. One drawback to note -- there is no hint option that we could find, so if you get stuck, you have to get some help, of the human variety. Our ethical screening rubric found no problems -- no ads or IAP. The app works fine offline with no Internet connection.You can turn off the background music, Release date: June 12, 2019.