In this app, players are invited into the “hoppenin’” world of Skippy the Frog. However, Skippy is no ordinary frog; instead, his adventures span out over the waters of several countries. The current version of the app features challenges in the United States and Russia, with the promise that France will soon be added as well.
During the game, players are given the option of choosing whichever country they’d like to hop around; they then are presented with sequential challenges of increasing difficulty to help safely guide Skippy from his lily pad to the other side of the pond.
Directions are provided throughout the game, informing new players of the twists and turns that the game takes as the puzzles gradually become more challenging. Overall, I felt that the difficulty levels presented in Skippy may be somewhat boring for many adults; the game seemed most appropriate for younger audiences.
At the same time, however, the interesting facts (relevant to each chosen country) presented at the end of a puzzle were definitely unique enough to be entertaining for older audiences (in addition to children).
Appearance and Layout:
The layout and graphics for Skippy are simple and lovely. As mentioned previously, the skill-level needed to master the app seemed to be quite appropriate for children, and the layout and graphics of the game match this concept as well.
Skippy’s graphics are definitely not overly detailed, but we like how this cartoonish feel perfectly aligned with the fun, light-hearted mood of the game. Navigating through Skippy is equally child-friendly, as any well-planned app should be; buttons to the “home” screen are displayed throughout the game, and getting from one country to another is accomplished through “swiping’ the screen.
Since this swipe action is how players direct Skippy during the puzzle challenges, swiping to direct players around the game makes perfect sense.
While it may not be very challenging to many adults, Skippy is a fun game that is educational and appropriate for children of all ages.
It is simple to figure out, and the educational facts sprinkled throughout the app will keep kids learning while they workout their problem solving skills. Overall, Skippy is a fun game that is probably best suited for children.
Skippy requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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