Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Build robots and more in challenging space puzzler.

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Educational Value

Kids can work on their problem-solving skills and work with engineering concepts while also learning a bit about outer space.

Ease of Play

Tutorial gets kids started and prompts move them along, but some kids could still be stumped. Controls on higher levels might be tricky for younger kids. 

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Links to the publisher's other games are blocked by a parent gate.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games is a STEM game based on a TV show that helps kids develop problem-solving skills. Kids will find this PBS title slightly easier to use if they can read, but it's certainly not required. There are links to the publisher's other apps, but they are blocked by a number/shape parent gate. Closed captioning is available via the settings menu. Because it's a platform-style game, younger kids may struggle with the fine motor skills to use the controls properly. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

JET'S BOT BUILDER: ROBOT GAMES is a space-themed puzzle game for kids. Kids join Jet and his team on an explorative journey from Earth to the moon, Mars, and further into space. At each stop, kids must outfit a robot with the right tools, such as foam-spraying arms and all-terrain treads, to navigate the environment and locate building hardware. As they progress, they use the hardware to build new arms and legs for the robot, and to customize it with paint colors. Kids will need to drill into the ground, leap over obstacles, fly over gaps, and build foam platforms to succeed in this game. Each level has a set number of objects to find, along with three stars. Kids have to plan accordingly to find the three stars before the objects in order to get full credit for the level. The experience is adaptive, so each child will have a set of puzzles that's unique to his or her abilities. 

Is it any good?

Customizable robots and missions in space are a winning combination for kids who enjoy puzzle-solving games. Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games finds the perfect balance between the overbearing helpfulness that some kids' games employ and the hands-off approach of games for adults and older kids. The later puzzles require a lot of part-changes to solve correctly, and kids will have to persevere to complete levels. There are also moments where the wrong part may make it seem like you're stuck, which could be frustrating; parents can help prompt kids through the process. Luckily, kids can progress by finding the missing parts, and those who want a challenge can work on the strategy necessary on some levels to earn three stars. Overall, Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games is a fun option that provides some age-appropriate challenges.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about problem-solving in Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games or other situations. What should you do if you are stuck? How can you figure out the next step?

  • Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why or why not? What can you learn? 

  • Talk about building things and do some offscreen building. What materials can we use to build? How can we make it strong and sturdy?

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For kids who love engineering and science

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