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Math Blaster Online

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.

Game Mac , Windows 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

Total scam

Do not even think of purchasing a membership. It is a scam to pull money from your account and you have no way of contacting anyone. I have emailed daily for a month with no response. I have called any number I can find and they make you leave a message. AND once again no call back. There is no way out, even when your card expires, they simply change the date and continue to charge. I am canceling my card now in order to get them to stop. Awful experience.
age 7+

Fun, but not as educational as it used to be

This is one of the best games out there, I think, for math, but its not like it used to be. Now you can have a pet and all kinds of other distracting things that allow kids to NOT practice math. Also, if you do the free version you can't see the screen because ads pop up right in the middle of the screen. Still, the math games that they do have are fun and my kiddo likes them. I just have to make sure he is playing the math games. I also wish there was a little MORE math and a little LESS blasting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (9 ):

The scope of Math Blaster Online is quite impressive -- the academy is full of elevators and doors that lead to all sorts of different game areas. So is the way the developers have managed to keep the mini-game missions action-packed while being unabashedly math-focused. Being able to constantly tweak the difficulty level and the type of math problems you'll face is a nice way to make sure kids don't quickly outgrow the game. The social aspect is fun -- allowing kids to form teams and even make plans to meet for a multiplayer game -- while remaining safe through the use of pre-selected phrases (as well as loads of fun gestures and emoticons). And the earning of new academy ranks provides incentive for kids to keep playing -- and keep learning in the process. It provides a very nice transition from solo educational game to online social game.

Online interaction: This is a massively multiplayer game in which you can communicate with others using a drop down chat system. They cannot reveal personal information.

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