Jan 22, 2010

The Rescue of Ginger App Review

We went on a road trip this weekend, so it was the perfect time to test a few android games with my kids as a captive audience!

The Rescue of Ginger is a really cute interactive storybook that I was pleased to see my boys, who are 5 and 8, enjoy! They are Mario Kart fans and I thought this would be too simple. But they especially got a kick out of the dancing mice at the end. It kept them busy for at least 25 minutes before they moved on to a game that blew stuff up. The target audiance is younger, and Ive read reviews of people saying "my 18 month old loved this". I tried the game with a friends baby and he was intrigued by the game but by no means able to play it himself. I also let several girls aged 5 to 8 play the game too.

The game is very simple and sweet, something parents can appreciate. The child touches arrows to move between the pages or have the page repeated. Except for the baby, all the kids figured this out on their own and were able to navigate the game without any assistance. The story is read out loud by the different characters in funny voices, as they search for their pet cat, Ginger. There are interactive objects on each page, mostly mice, that they can touch too. There is color and shape recognition and some counting, throughout the game.

Ginger is also available on the iPhone.


Price: 2.99
Phone tested on: Nexus One
Website: http://www.lynandline.com/

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this game to review.

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