Revolutionary War

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Treasure trove of data for War of Independence buffs.

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Ease of play

The app can be a bit text heavy, but it's laid out well, and major battles, figures, and moments are found fairly easily.

Violence & scariness

The app features illustrations of particular battles, but nothing more disturbing than what children see in their history books.

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Consumerism

A link in the "about" page takes users to a page featuring other apps by the developer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some generals are said to be focused on drinking in videos.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Revolutionary War is an educational app that recounts the founding of America. The app offers reams of information -- so much that it might be overwhelming for some. It includes the complete text of the Journals of the Constitutional Congress, along with dozens of biographies of the most war's most influential and memorable players. Despite the fact that it's focused on a war, the violence is rather sterile (videos recounting battles do so via a map, rather than with re-enactment actors).

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Most people don't look too much further than the BBQ or pool on July 4, but the REVOLUTIONARY WAR app puts the story of the War of Independence in perspective, offering a mix of informational essays with videos, biographies, and original documents in the form of the Journals of the Constitutional Congress. It's good for kids and a nice refresher for adults who have forgotten their grade-school history. The app is laid out fairly well, but parts of it seem rushed. Freezes and crashes happen occasionally and some of the graphics are more simplistic than they should be. At the time of this review the $4.99 price is about a dollar more expensive than we'd prefer, but as an educational tool, it's first rate.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$4.99
Release date:June 9, 2011
Category:Reference
Size:185.00 MB
Publisher:Multieducator Inc.
Version:1.1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.1 or later

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 17, 2012
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revolutionary war

than we'd prefer, but as an educational tool, it's first rate.
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Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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