A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about different plants and animals, but without a glossary, their understanding of the information may be limited.
Ease of Play
Quick tutorial; easy to navigate.
Products & Purchases
Main menu shows additional levels that require in-app purchases to play. No parent gate on these purchases.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Curious kids are bound to enjoy exploring and learning, but most will want more information and more interaction. Aniscience is beautifully illustrated, and the mouse companion is pretty cute. But when the information cards pop up, they are static and uninspired. Most kids will find some of the language hard to follow: Phrases like "caterpillars pupate" and scientific references to things like "carapaces" may leave them with more questions raised than answered. Kids will naturally expect to be able to "click through" to find a glossary or more detail, but nothing is available. For some kids, the lack of depth will provide inspiration to delve more elsewhere, while others will quickly tire of the experience. Parents should take advantage of the included free environment to get a sense of which camp their kids will fall into.
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