What parents need to know
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'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?
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.
|Subjects:||Science: gravity, momentum, motion, physics |
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, hypothesis-testing, investigation, prediction|
|Release date:||December 13, 2011|
|Publisher:||Bad Juju Games|
|Minimum software requirements:||Android 2.1 and up|