Monsters Ate My Condo

 

Learning(i)

Addictive stack-and-match with hilariously bizarre theme.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The play mechanics are incredibly simple to learn and to handle, but be aware that the challenge factor will increase as you move along.

Violence & scariness

As you swipe "condos" out of a stack, they are gobbled up by the giant monsters nearby. If you anger a monster by feeding it the wrong color condos, it will knock down your tower. All the action is incredibly cartoony.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Players on iOS devices can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. With Game Center, players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender’s email address.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Monsters Ate My Condo is a stacking and matching game with a bizarre, tongue-in-cheek Japanese monster movie theme. Different colored "condos" -- essentially floors of an apartment building -- fall into a tall stack, while two giant hungry monsters stand nearby. You need to match three or more condos in a row, by swiping wrong-colored condos out of the tower. If you "feed" the condo to a monster of the same color, the monster is happy and doesn't interrupt your game. If you feed it mismatched colors, it will eventually get mad and attack your tower. The monsters are far more goofy than scary.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

This Adult Swim Comedy Central game is fun and silly and loud -- and very likely to appeal to tweens and teens.

Learning Approach

Monsters Ate My Condo is more about coordination and silly fun than learning.

Support

Monsters Ate My Condo includes a tutorial to show kids how to play.

What kids can learn

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy

Monsters Ate My Condo wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

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What's it about?

MONSTERS ATE MY CONDO is an Adult Swim (Comedy Central) app. It is flashy and loud and silly and fun. Botched plastic surgeries and nuclear accidents created monsters hungry for condos. Kids create combos of three of the same colored condo without letting the building fall or be destroyed by angry monsters. They have to feed the monsters the right color to keep them happy. The game has an in-app tutorial to teach kids the game while they play.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Imagine Jenga crossbred with Tetris and disguised as a 1960s giant-monster B-movie. That's Monsters Ate My Condo. Its simple gameplay and wacky visuals make it an incredibly addictive experience. And it's got a nice element of strategy that makes playing feel more like a mental challenge than just mindless time-killing. There's also a long list of achievements that give you added goals to try for, in addition to simply aiming to outdo your previous score. It's all good, silly fun. Very silly.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$.99
Release date:September 23, 2011
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:46.80 MB
Publisher:[adult swim]
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up

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  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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