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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Transformers Rescue Bots is an interactive story based on an episode of the show Transformers Rescue Bots called "Sky Forest." The story starts with an introduction of the Rescue Bots team and the human family that works with them, so even kids not familiar with the show can easily follow. Kids get involved in the action, which gets pretty intense with super-growing vicious plants attacking people. In one scene, kids choose which tool -- fire, a rock, or an ax -- to use to hack their way though scary vines. Although Transformers Rescue Bots may appeal more to boys, several girls are included in positive roles in the action.
What's it about?
Kids become new cadets and work with Cody and the Rescue Bots to stop an out-of-control forest. The sky forest was created by Cody's friend Frankie to provide clean air for Griffin Rock. The mayor wanted to speed things up and fed the forest super-growth food, resulting in monster-like plants attacking people visiting the forest. The Rescue Bots work together, with help from the new cadet, to fight off the plants and rescue the people. Kids help with several decisions in the story and have their pictures taken for cadet badges.
Is it any good?
Kids take a really active role in TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: SKY FOREST RESCUE, first choosing whether to accept Optimus Prime's invitation to become a cadet and then helping with several decisions throughout the story. There's only one answer that moves the story forward for each, though, and kids are given feedback and directed to choose again if they don't start with the "right" choice. The characters are diverse and show a family working together to solve problems and help people. Kids will have fun helping alongside the Rescue Bots, and the icing on the cake is the ability to add their own pictures alongside the rest of the Rescue Bots team.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Price: $2.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: June 19, 2014
- Category: Books
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Superheroes, Adventures, Science and Nature
- Size: 58.40 MB
- Publisher: PlayDate Digital Inc.
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
- Last updated: June 19, 2019
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