A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
While Chica's Adventure was created with educational intent, it appears to have limited learning potential.
Ease of Play
Very easy controls designed for preschoolers to experience an adventure game. Arrows direct Chica to fly forward or backward, and another arrow button makes her jump. Game pace is just right for preschoolers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chica's Adventure is a preschooler-friendly platform game featuring Chica from the Sprout network's The Chica Show. Kids can easily make their way through the four levels very quickly, though, and miss collecting the prizes, so parents may need to explain the objective. Some instructions are given verbally (such as, "Can you help Chica find the buried treasure?"), but the explanation of the controls is written and most preschoolers won't be able to read. There are only four levels of play, but kids can replay levels once they've completed them to get higher scores.
Is It Any Good?
CHICA'S ADVENTURE won't appeal to all preschoolers, but those who're interested in gaming -- especially those who have longingly watched as others played platform games -- will be delighted. Each level is short enough to keep a preschooler's attention, and the obstacles that stun only delay them for a moment. Many of the jumps are automatic, thanks to strategically placed obstacles that make Chica jump, but kids will have to use some strategy to collect all the prizes and maximize their scores. It's pretty easy for kids to coast through all four levels, though, and preschoolers who really try will quickly master all four levels. Overall, it's a great option for starting kids on a platform game with no in-app purchases or violence.
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