A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
Moana and Maui are journeying to the Heart of Te Fiti in MOANA: RHYTHM RUN. Moana (and the player) must first learn to jump and use the spear by tapping the buttons on the screen to remove obstacles and then hop over others, all in time with the beat of the music. As they progress through the story, Moana and Maui set sail, tackle pirates, and battle the Kakamora and Tamatoa. Other familiar friends and faces from the movie make an appearance, and some new abilities are introduced. There are over 100 levels to complete. As levels progress and it gets more challenging, kids can adjust the tempo of the music.
Is it any good?
Catchy music from the movie plus familiar characters make this sometimes tricky rhythm game even more appealing. Moana: Rhythm Run doesn't have a lot of depth to it, but it does what it's supposed to do well. The Polynesian-inspired soundtrack keeps the beat as you tap your way past a variety of obstacles. Some of the levels are difficult, with tricky rhythms to keep up with, but they're fairly short so kids don't have to get too frustrated by replays. Other than that, the graphics are lovely and there are no ads or in-app purchases, though the steep buy price might be prohibitive to many fans.
Talk to your kids about ...
How do you like Moana: Rhythm Run as compared to other apps you could play? If you had or have limited screen time, would you pick this app over other apps on your device? Why, or why not?
Do you think this game is more or less fun because it uses the music and characters from Moana? Were you more excited to play it because it had a connection to the movie? Talk about how companies can market their products in different ways.
Talk about rhythm. How do you know when to make Moana jump? Do you feel the beat in your body?
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