Parents' Guide to

Hoopa City

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Delightful discoveries abound with world-building open play.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire Free to try, Paid Education
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Best Game on the iPad

I am a first grade teacher. My students read reviews of Minecraft. We play Hoopa City regularly on the iPads during dismissal. We are learning how to write persuasively. Here is what they had to say about Hoopa City: N, age 6 writes "You can make anything like a skatingboarding rink. I like it because nobody gets hurt, there animals instead of humans, and they can ride bikes. If you get it, it is worth it!" S, age 7 writes "Hello, you should play Hoopa City! Some people may disagree with me, but I like it because you go to the game and there is no instructions. Kids get to figure out what to do and what to build. " J, age 7 writes, "Hi, I was just playing Hoopa City. It's a great game. There are buttons you press, then you press where you want it to go. The point is to create a city for the animals who want to live there. Some people may say Hoopa City is for babies, but I disagree. I like it because I like animals and because one of my favorite vehicles is a bike, and they can ride bikes. " Overall Hoopa City is a beautifully engaging game with gentle graphics and sound. I highly recommend it!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For kids, simply creating their own little worlds is certainly entertaining and valuable play, but HOOPA CITY becomes mind-blowingly fun as kids figure out all the building possibilities. It's even better -- and more exciting for them -- that they get to discover it on their own. Bricks and love: That builds a school. A leaves and energy combination builds a sports stadium and track. Put four playgrounds together to create an amusement park. The options are nearly endless. This isn't really a game that kids can fully enjoy and experience in 10-minute screen-time bursts, though. To really get excited and start discovering, they'll need bigger chunks of time for creative play with their devices. Fortunately, the worlds save automatically, so if kids can only play in short spurts, they can pick back up where they left off.

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