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Math Bumpies - Adventure on Math Island: Addition and Subtraction

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Motion-controlled edu-game fun, but controls are sluggish.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Excellent and entertaining

The app is great for the little ones. The 6 year old is way ahead of his age group in math, certainly in part because of joy of Math Bumpies. ... and I love the music.

Is It Any Good?

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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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