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Mooniacs

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Cute, fun slingshot-style puzzle with great replay value.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

This is a simple game to understand, but the intricacies and strategies make it a brain buster for even the most seasoned players. Players are scored based on how many JujuBees they collect within a level and, if they manage to collect all of them, their speed. It will always be a challenge for players to try to beat their previous high scores, but most players will have no problem simply getting through the game and completing each level.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Players can use real money to purchase JujuBees and other extra content within the app. There is a prominent Store button on the main menu to direct users to this content.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mooniacs is a puzzle game in which players fling Mooniac creatures, slingshot-style, to fly into and collect items called JujuBees. JujuBees are then used to power up the Mooniac ship so the creatures can return to their home planet. The gameplay style is approachable for players of virtually any age.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • geometry

Science

  • gravity
  • momentum
  • motion
  • physics

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • hypothesis-testing
  • investigation
  • prediction

What Kids Can Learn

Mooniacs wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • geometry

Science

  • gravity
  • momentum
  • motion
  • physics

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • hypothesis-testing
  • investigation
  • prediction

Mooniacs wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Leslie Crenna

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What's it about?

The goal of MOONIACS is collect JujuBees by launching Mooniac creatures, slingshot-style. Kids check targets, adjust starting position, pull back, aim, and release. Kids earn one to three stars and one-word evaluations (“fine” or “awesome”) as well as time bonuses. If kids fail to get enough JujuBees, they must try again before moving to the next level. Dotted trajectory lines show their previous attempt. Kids can work their way through 100 levels of gameplay.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Mooniacs has a cute, playful visual style that makes it appealing to young and old. With the underlying goal of repairing the Mooniac ship, players have an incentive to keep playing through each level, and with the high-score mechanic, there is potentially endless replayability. It is a very accessible and fun game, and is a worthy casual app for players of any age.

App details

Device:Android
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:December 13, 2011
Category:Family Games
Size:66.40 MB
Publisher:Bad Juju Games
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:Android 2.1 and up

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • 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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