Adventure Time - Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess

Common Sense Media says

Good looking but rather hollow adventure game.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game is a point-and-click style adventure title, so the game mechanics are very easy to figure out. Solving puzzles requires some logic skills, but none are especially complicated. 

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The app is based on a popular Cartoon Network program (which will soon have a console game coming out). Kids could become more interested in the show and ask parents to watch it or buy additional merchandise from it.  

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. Players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party's Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender's email address. With iOS 5, players can opt to have a private or public profile, which can include a photo. With a public profile, your real name is visible to all other players, and Game Center will recommend you to other players using your real name. With a private profile, only your friends can see your real name, and Game Center will not recommend you to other players.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Adventure Time - Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess is an old-school point-and-click adventure game based on a popular Cartoon Network program. That could create uncomfortable moments when kids ask to watch the show or buy other merchandise tied to it. While the game is not especially difficult, it requires some logic skills. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • problem solving
  • solving puzzles
  • thinking critically

What Kids Can Learn

Kids can learn to piece together clues to solve rudimentary puzzles and save the princesses. Doing so requires logical, deductive reasoning and an eye for detail. It's worth noting, though, that the puzzles are all fairly easy, so don't expect a real educational challenge here. Adventure Time - Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess offers more of an intellectual warm-up than a workout for your brain. 

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • problem solving
  • solving puzzles
  • thinking critically

Kids can learn to piece together clues to solve rudimentary puzzles and save the princesses. Doing so requires logical, deductive reasoning and an eye for detail. It's worth noting, though, that the puzzles are all fairly easy, so don't expect a real educational challenge here. Adventure Time - Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess offers more of an intellectual warm-up than a workout for your brain. 

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

Players attempt to save three princesses by solving a series of connected, but very rudimentary, puzzles. This is largely done by retrieving an item from one screen (or from a character on that screen) and delivering it to another screen. You'll travel to different lands to save the royalty, but the puzzles are largely the same. It's a nod to old-school point-and-click games, but it's one that lacks any difficulty curve.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

While Adventure Time - Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess certainly will thrill fans of the popular Cartoon Network program, it aims a little too low as it reaches for a broad audience. The puzzles are incredibly simple, and that makes the game a short one -- with no replayability. 

Granted, it's not all bad. The voice acting is terrific for the characters that have voices. (Many only speak in captions.) And there's a sense of nostalgia that kicks in for a while as you enjoy the point-and-click puzzle solving. But ultimately, it's not enough -- even for an app with a low $.99 price tag. 

Families can talk about...

  • Take turns asking and solving riddles with kids. Ask them to explain how they arrived at their answers, and explain yours as well.

  • Encourage kids to read mystery books that showcase how deductive reasoning can be used to solve puzzles in a non-cartoon environment.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:June 7, 2012
Category:Adventure Games
Topics:Princesses and fairies, Adventures
Size:18.40 MB
Publisher:Cartoon Network
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.1 or later

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Kid, 9 years old September 17, 2012
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LEARNING

Great 99¢ app only for iDevices.

It's a fun app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. You can earn achievements with Game Center, it's a small game short fun game, it's only 99¢, and it dosent take up much space on your iDevice.
Teen, 14 years old Written byFairyWars98 June 16, 2013
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IS BORING

I love Adventure Time but this app is kinda boring. I beat in within 10 minutes...but this game helps kids with puzzle solving!!!!
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