Parents' Guide to

The Number Devil

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Unique math title covers unconventional concepts.

Game Windows , Mac 2004
The Number Devil Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Spectacular!

Math is good!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Some of the games are better than others, and a few have difficult controls. But overall, kid-testers found the games to be interesting and fun to play. The combination of Robert's pluck and the Number Devil's edgy demeanor creates an engaging dynamic.

However, the math content varies in difficulty, making it an uncomfortable fit for some children. It's too difficult for kids struggling with math, even though the presentation is novel and jazzy. And for math whizzes, the content may seem like cotton candy -- sweet at the beginning, but unfulfilling at the end. However, for kids who think math is boring, here's a chance to put some fun and creativity back into a topic that is far from linear.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Viva-Media
  • Release date: September 25, 2004
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate