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Halloween - Where Is My Hat?

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Whack-a-mole meets Simon Says in fun impulse-control game.

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This game of fast reflexes is mostly about having fun, though it does challenge kids who are working on impulse control and visual processing. Halloween - Where Is My Hat? starts out slowly and lets kids get acclimated to the game. But things quickly get more complicated as the target changes and the screen fills with more and more little characters popping in and out of holes. For young kids, it may already be quite a challenge to hold back their desire to tap everything they see instead of waiting for the correct targets. Then come the characters that kids should not tap even though they have the target accessory, and the task gets really hard. In fact, some kids might find it next to impossible. Since all the progress kids have made in a level gets erased when they tap on these no-no characters, some kids may get quite frustrated. The levels do adjust based on kids' performance, however. So if the algorithm is working well, kids shouldn't be stuck for long in levels that are too challenging for them. The two-player mode is a nice touch and allows for parents to join in the fun too.

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