What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Milk and Coffee is a cute, kid-friendly puzzle game that can teach a few physics lessons along the way. On each level, kids must place tools like balloons, tacks (to pop the balloons), motion arrows, and air-blowing fans in order to guide Coffee the cat to his feline friend, Milk. Be aware, though, that only the first 20 levels are free -- and those are basically all tutorial. Kids who play those free levels will likely be excited by them and eager to take on the tougher levels; the full version is $.99. This app allows players to connect to both Game Center and OpenFeint, two online gaming communities.
Is it any good?
MILK AND COFFEE is a great way to introduce kids to physics-based puzzle games. It's relatively simple (compared to other games in the genre), cute, and colorfully cartoony, and it's got a clear and thorough tutorial. The only unfortunate aspect here is that the tutorial is basically all you get for free. Granted, it's 20 levels, which sounds like a lot, but they are very easy and pass by in a flash. Once you've learned the ropes, you'll probably want to put your newly learned skills to the test -- and that requires buying the full version. Realistically, what you get here is a free sample of a $.99 app. And if you think of it that way, you won't be disappointed.