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Noah's Ark Animalibrium

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Charming open-ended balancing act is fun, with limitations.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
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Simple colorful graphics and free play exploration make for a delightful, but limited, little game. The puzzle aspect, in which kids try to balance eight animals in a little boat, is cute and requires some thinking but is not too challenging. The main drawback of Noah's Ark Animalibrium is that maneuvering the boat and the animals requires precision and can be awkward or difficult for little ones. When kids play the game, there's no indication of how they should play. On the one hand, that encourages free exploration. On the other hand, without parent input, kids don't have any way of knowing that there's a puzzle with a goal to achieve. And, there's actually not a whole lot to explore other than dumping animals in the water, tapping on some underwater creatures, and changing the weather. Parents will certainly want to thoroughly check out the free animal pack before deciding whether it's worth it to buy the dinosaur pack.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : problem solving, spatial reasoning, strategy
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Free download includes one animal set. Purchase additional set for $1.99 in app purchase.)
  • Release date: March 21, 2019
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Dinosaurs , Wild Animals
  • Publisher: Giulia Olivares
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: April 15, 2019

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