I keep trying to lay off of reviewing kid apps for a little while, but then I encounter an app like Alphie the Squid, and I’m smitten. In fact, I checked out this app before I let Fen on and I ended up playing it for nearly an hour.
It’s not exactly a learning app, although you do learn about some different types of fish, and about some Giant Squid traits. It’s mostly a game- a rather relaxing yet captivating game. I think the lovely soundtrack has a lot to do with it, and they encourage you to wear headphones as you are playing.
The key here is to consume as many fish and fish eggs as you can because, after all, you are a GIANT SQUID. Yes, you are Alphie, making your way in the vast ocean.
At some point in the second level you encounter Sea Urchins and Clams, both of which you want to stay away from since they will hurt you. But keep chasing those fish; you’ll get bigger!
You happen to have a few secret weapons in your squid arsenal including: the ability to spray black ink and the magical power to sort of hypnotize the fish around you so you can chow them down more easily. Fen showed me these. She’s smarter than I am.
Fen is absorbed with it. She keeps reading to me the different fish in her gallery (that Alphie has eaten.)
By the way, did you know that Giant Squid can eat small whales?
So, how would you like your own copy of Alphie? I have some codes to give away so you can win a copy, and all you have to do is bring me 100 pounds of krill and baby shrimp! Or maybe you’d rather just leave a comment below. Extra entries for liking my Facebook page and tweeting out the contest. Whee!
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