Super 7

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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So fun and fast-paced, you don't realize it's math.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn to solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems by connecting the discs in Super 7. As the game starts, most calculations involve simple addition, but soon the multiplication, division, and negative numbers discs appear. The number of discs on the screen also increases, so kids have to think strategically and move quickly to avoid a game-ending collision. Though the math calculations remain fairly simple, Super 7 hooks kids into playing again and again.

Ease of Play

The game is very easy to learn to play, but the challenge factor increases a lot between earlier and later levels.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Super 7 is an arcade-style matching game that has math at the heart of its play. Discs marked with the numbers 1 through 6 bounce around the screen; you need to draw lines connecting discs that add up to seven. To make it more difficult, you also can't allow discs that would add up to more than 7 to bump into one another. As the screen fills with more and more discs, you need to do some frantic, rapid adding. It's a great way to make math fun and exercise your quick-thinking skills.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byGibbardl December 11, 2020
Parent Written byJonathan H. Liu September 15, 2010

Great arcade game—oh, and there's math involved

I downloaded Super 7 and haven't been able to quit playing it myself—even though it's a math game, it's a well-designed arcade game and can be ex... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 30, 2013

Good game

great game and very educational. Super fun!
Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck August 7, 2010

Extremly fun line drawing game with quick math

In this game you must draw lines to the other numbers in order to get 7. If it goes just a little bit over you will lose. For some reason this game ultra addict... Continue reading

What's it about?

Discs numbered 1 to 6 float across the screen and collide with one another, forming new discs. Players try to combine discs that add up to seven. The game ends if discs add up to more than seven. Players can touch a disc and draw a line in any direction, and the disc will follow the course of that line. There are also multiplication, division, negative numbers, and wild card discs. Players can choose between the regular or XL game, which has a larger play area and room for more discs.

Is it any good?

SUPER 7 is remarkable in that it's essentially a math game, but never feels even remotely like homework. It's rare to find a game in which you are running arithmatic problems through your head so constantly, but always feeling like you're just playing an awesome, fast-paced arcade game. It provides the same kind of thrill as old-school arcade games like Asteroids, but also carries with it the nice, edifying feeling that you're honing your math skills at the same time. It's a pretty great accomplishment.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • If your kids are struggling with Super 7, play along with them. On the iPad, the screen is big enough for cooperative play.

  • Seek out other math-based games for your kids. Games are a great way for kids to review and show you what they're learning in school.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, arithmetic, division, multiplication
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: solving puzzles, strategy
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 30, 2010
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: No Monkeys
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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