Spoiler alert! The Lorax HD is a great way to introduce your kids to the joys of physics puzzles. With bright colors and simple but challenging puzzles, you can start your kids down the path to hours of mind bending fun. Best Buy.
I played with Apple’s iPad Game of the Week, Max Payne Mobile, for about half and hour and decided it wasn’t worth a full review. Even if you like first person 3D shooter games, this one may leave you disappointed. During the tutorial I found the navigation controls to be awkward and accurate targeting difficult.
When I actually started the first episode it took so long to get through the introductory animations and comic strips I simply quit. Give me game. Quickly. As far as Max Payne, stick to the console version or watch the movie.
I stumbled onto a little gem in the new and noted list, however, The Lorax HD. The game is a straightforward physics puzzle game that you can play through in half an hour. For your kids, however, it’s a great introduction to physics puzzle games.
The Lorax HD isn’t your Angry Birds style physics game where you calculate trajectories, but your Tiki statue style game where you have to get an object to its final location safely. The basic objective is to remove obstacles in the correct order to make sure Pip’s marshmallow reaches the ground safely and doesn’t roll down the hill.
The Lorax HD’s premise is deceptively simple. Get the marshmallow to the ground without rolling it down the hill. The obstacles become increasingly difficult.
Players navigate through four stages with ten levels each and have to cope with glass, glue and even sponges, all of which provide a different challenge to young players. The friendly Lorax pops up to introduce each new obstacle and explain how it works.
The colors are bright enough to engage young players and the Lorax makes enough appearances to anchor the game to the movie.
In this puzzle players have to figure how to nudge a marshmallow wedged between two stone blocks. The catch? Stone doesn’t break.
Best of all, once your kids learn the basics, they can tell you how to finish all those levels that leave you scratching your head. With time they will reach a level when—on those Saturday afternoons when they drive you crazy—you can hand them the iPad and tell them to stay in their rooms until they finish every level of Angry Birds Seasons. That should give you at least an hour to rest.
Jenny Manytoes rates The Lorax HD
Jenny Manytoes would make biscuits all over The Lorax HD. It’s garish, loud and perfect for entertaining kids.
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