Nano Panda

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Challenging physics puzzler revolves around magnetism.

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age 9+
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Ease of Play

The controls work perfectly fine. The game is quite challenging, however. It takes a lot of strategic thinking and precise timing.

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You launch tiny cartoon pandas out of cannons in attempt to smash angry atoms. When the pandas hit either an atom or a spiked obstacle, they disappear in a puff of smoke and let out a little sound.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Nano Panda is a puzzle game that incorporates several scientific concepts, including momentum, trajectory, and magnetic attraction. It combines gameplay from such popular apps as Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, and adds in magnetism into the mix. As such, it is a bit more challenging than Angry Birds (but rewardingly so). Be aware that you will need to launch little pandas out of cannons and that those pandas disappear in a puff of smoke and squeak when they bump into spiked obstacles. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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Parent of a 9 and 13 year old Written byLeoCarrots May 15, 2011

We all love it !

My child love pandas, I love pandas and puzzle games so... ;-)

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Is it any good?

NANO PANDA takes the trajectory-based physics game to a new level by adding the element of magnetic attraction. You need to launch tiny pandas so that they will smash into and destroy evil block creatures -- but when two or more pandas are launched on screen at the same time, they will be attracted to one another. The gravitational pull between pandas alters their flight paths, allowing for some very nuanced strategies. It can be tough (especially if you want to collect all the bonus stars on each level) but is refreshingly unique. And fun to boot.

App details

For kids who love science and puzzles

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