A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game makes science -- and learning about the world around you -- into a fun, entertaining experience.
Positive Role Models
The game encourages kids to be smart and to want to learn. The only negative role modeling comes in the form of some sarcastic jibes that the unseen "host" throws at contestants for wrong answers.
Ease of Play
Have no doubts about it: These quizzes are tough. There's a ton of scientific minutiae in there that most average people aren't going to know. However, you will come to realize that if you play the "Quest" mode first, and watch the many videos that it features, you'll end up learning the answers to many of those impossible-seeming quiz questions.
Violence & Scariness
Some of the questions are accompanied by either video or still photos of predator animals eating their prey. In some instances, drops of blood can be seen on fur or whiskers. This is presented in a purely educational fashion.
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Products & Purchases
The game is sponsored by, and features the logo of, National Geographic.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One still image features a man with a cigarette in his mouth. A couple of questions feature "jokey" multiple choice answers that make alcohol references. For example: "Q: Can crabs walk forward? A: Only when drunk."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Net Geo Challenge: Wild Life is a science-based quiz show game from National Geographic. It features tons of images and videos from the National Geographic archives, some of which include depictions of predator animals eating their prey. Be aware that the questions on these quizzes are very challenging, though many of the answers can be learned by watching the videos in the game's global "Quest" mode.
Is It Any Good?
Upon first playing Nat Geo Challenge: Wild Life, you will probably be impressed by the visual beauty of it all and the slick and sleek presentation, but you may also think, "Wow, these questions are tough!" Do you happen to already know the habitats of specific species of spiders? Or the diets of various whale species? However, when you realize that much of this info can be learned in the game's educational videos, you realize that this isn't just a you-know-it-or-you-don't quiz game, this is a learn-while-you-play quiz game. The more you play, the more you learn, and the better you get at these quizzes. Pretty smart.
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