A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Flow Free: Bridges is a slightly easier version of the fun, colorful puzzle app Flow Free. On both, players connect matching colored dots by swiping a finger between each dot to create a "pipe." Gameplay in the two apps is nearly identical, except on this version the bridges allow players to connect the colors "over" one another wherever there is a little white marker on the board that symbolizes a bridge. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional. Flow Free: Bridges is a simple puzzle app that won't frustrate while encouraging players to think.
What's it about?
First choose which level pack you want to play (including the size of the game board), and a board will appear. Connect the colored dots by swiping your finger to make a pipe, but don't cross other colors' pipes or dots unless there are white lines to denote a bridge. Bridges can be crossed by different colors at the same time. Play a timed board, a larger board, more colors, or more difficult configurations to increase the difficulty. After a few free hints, more hints require in-app purchases.
Is it any good?
FLOW FREE: BRIDGES is an ideal game for kids who tend to get frustrated with puzzle games that ramp up in difficulty quickly, or where there are no options. The game starts off quite easy and the level of difficulty progresses steadily but not rapidly. The bridges definitely make this version easier than the original Flow Free app. Still, if kids find new levels too difficult, they can change the size of the board, ask for hints, or go back and play an easier board. This app is simply a fun, colorful, and gentle brain workout.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Emotional Development: handling stress
Self-Direction: working efficiently
Thinking & Reasoning: solving puzzles, thinking critically
- Price: $.99
- Release date: November 8, 2012
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Size: 6.10 MB
- Publisher: Big Duck Games LLC
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1 or later
For kids who love puzzles
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