Doodle Hangman Free
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Doodle Hangman Free is an app version of the traditional hangman word game for one or two players. When players guess incorrectly, the man's body parts are added to the drawing, and he struggles, gestures, weeps, and ultimately hangs. In addition to the cartoon violence, some of the categories have difficult vocabulary. The cartoon violence and difficult vocabulary in some categories make the app best for tweens and up. The app is connected to OpenFeint, an interactive social network, but participation is optional.
What's it about?
Players choose from four gameplay options: single player, two player, \"bump,\" and multiplayer. The multiplayer mode is only available if players have enabled OpenFeint. In single-player mode, players select from 11 categories or choose \"random.\" The app selects a word, and players try to guess the word by selecting letters. In two-player and bump modes, players create a word for their opponents to guess. With each incorrect response, a portion of the hanged man gets drawn (head, body, arms, etc.).
Is it any good?
What if the drawing in hangman came to life? That's the idea behind DOODLE HANGMAN FREE, the free version of Ultimate Hangman. As you make incorrect guesses and the man starts to appear, he makes various faces and gestures, getting more and more anxious. It's an entertaining addition that kids may enjoy but doesn't change much from the actual gameplay. The backgrounds on various types of paper are a nice touch.
The various categories provided are a good way to restrict the type of words you can guess. "Random" can be very difficult, as it could include anything from "face" to the element "technetium." The two-player mode allows players to take turns entering words for the other player to guess, and the game lasts until one player fails to solve a word. Overall, it's a cute adaptation of hangman if you're OK with the cartoon violence.
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire|
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: spelling, vocabulary|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: deduction, solving puzzles|
|Release date:||October 15, 2010|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 3.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up|