Thinkrolls Space

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Alien-themed puzzle sequel is out of this world.

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can practice their logic and problem solving skills, while also building up resilience and perseverance. 

Ease of Play

No instructions or help, so kids will need to use trial and error to figure puzzles out. Some kids might get frustrated.

Violence & Scariness

Thinkrolls can be destroyed in a few different ways by some of the obstacles in their path.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

A list of the publisher's other games is available from the main menu; a parent gate blocks little kids from visiting the store.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Thinkrolls Space is one in the series of Thinkrolls apps. There are easy and hard levels, making the game appropriate for a range of ages and abilities, but with no help available some kids may be frustrated with the trial-and-error process. Parents can create up to six user profiles, each with their own difficulty level. A list of the publisher's other games is available from the main menu; a parent gate blocks little kids from visiting the store. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

In THINKROLLS SPACE, kids will find themselves exploring the galaxy along with an alien- or robot-themed Thinkroll. These cute little creatures roll rather than walk, but they'll need kids' help to get where they are going as they wind their way through increasingly difficult physics-based puzzles. Obstacles include cheese, wind tunnels, dangerous lasers, and more. The puzzles are arranged into 2D platform-style layouts and may require tasks such as flipping switches, dragging crates, and munching on blocks. The key is typically in the order of tasks and advanced puzzles require kids to plan ahead and replay levels as they figure out each step. Kids can earn stars and hearts as they progress; these are used to purchase new Thinkrolls to play with. There are 14 worlds to explore (7 in easy mode and 7 in hard) and each world has about 16 levels to explore. 

Is it any good?

The adorable Thinkrolls and their sometimes maddening puzzle worlds will capitvate kids of all ages, including some adults. Although there's no introduction or instructions in Thinkrolls Space, curious kids will need little help to get going in the easy mode. All it takes is a bit of exploration to figure out what needs to be done. The puzzles do get more challenging, however, and the ability to get a hint when stuck would be welcome, especially on hard levels. Fortunately, there are no lives to lose or timers to beat, so most kids will be able to power through with some patience and creativity. Thinkrolls Space is engaging, fun, and challenging, and without any ads or in-app purchases, a refreshing change of pace in kids' entertainment apps. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about using trial-and-error to solve problems in Thinkrolls Space and real-life situations. What does that mean? When is trial-and-error problem solving helpful? When would it not be useful?

  • Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why or why not? What can you learn?

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For kids who love puzzles and problem solving

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