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Math Bumpies - Adventure on Math Island: Addition and Subtraction
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Math Bumpies is an educational adventure game which can be challenging both as a learning tool and as an arcade game. Players learn addition and subtraction while controlling a cute little character who is made to roll and jump through ten maps of increasing difficulty.
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Is it any good?
MATH BUMPIES is an excellent idea but a little rough on the execution. Incorporating the iPhone's tilt sensor to roll around the levels is a fun way to control the rounded cartoon characters, but because the rolling is a little sluggish, it can be difficult to time the jumps to hit the correct answer. In later levels with shark-infested waters or a moving enemy, players need to roll through the entire level each time they hit the obstacle—some checkpoints throughout the levels would be nice. Math Bumpies makes it more interesting to solve math problems, but the amateur graphics and unresponsive controls keep it from being excellent.
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