Parents' Guide to

Albert HD

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

An odd -- and oddly lovable -- game about random tasks.

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There's something very likable about ALBERT HD. It's a very strange game that moves from the mundane (getting a bar of soap in order to take a bath) to the surreal (driving a hopping car with giraffe legs) without batting an eye. Many of its mini-games are incredibly short, but tough enough that you'll play them multiple times if you want to earn a three-star rating. And each game has a mystery prize hidden in it, a random object that you need to find and tap, with only a silhouette to guide you. The mystery prize may be an apple, a teddy bear, or a boat. And finding them all unlocks a special bonus area. The real joy of Albert, though, is how varied its games are. The developers obviously tried to use every control type the iPad could offer -- tapping, swiping, tilting, even speaking. It's good, strange fun.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: April 6, 2011
  • Category: Kids' Games
  • Publisher: Fingerlab
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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