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The Opposites

By Mindshapes Limited

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Do you know what efficacious means? Just what exactly is the opposite of 'bear'? Find out with The Opposites, an exciting word game which challenges children (ages 7+) to match up pairs of opposing words before the screen is filled.

Opposites starts with easy word pairs, like 'up-down', but as players level up they are challenged with more complex and abstract pairings, until they are dealing with rare descriptive and technical words, from biology, economics, politics, medicine, poetry and classical Greek prefixes!


• Expanding vocabulary.

• Understanding the importance of word context.

• Reading, writing and oral literacy skills.


• 10 levels, bonus rounds and high score medals.

• Male or female voice narration for every word, building confidence in pronunciation.

• Meanings and synonyms.

Play The Opposites and see just how fun learning vocabulary can be!

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What's New in Version 1.0.1

* Bug fixes and improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Terrific Fun, And An Educational Challenge

This is a wonderfully clever game. As the warring brother/sister call out words, each word floats to the top of the screen in a separate bubble. The player is challenged to find among them pairs of opposites as quickly as they can and tap them one after the other, which makes them disappear. It demands careful listening and sight reading skills, making it ideal for early readers. As the player gets better and better at the game, the challenges get harder. My first-grade neighbors loves it and plays it really well. It introduces opposites terms in their many forms - regular/irregular, odd/even, violent/gentle, hot/cold, even/uneven, naughty/nice, difficult/easy, soft/hard, do/undo/, calm/upset, wanted/unwanted, shout/whisper - and challenges the player to listen to the word as it is said and then to recognize the word when its opposite is announced. Initially the pairs of opposites are spoken in close succession, but as the game progresses more and more time elapses (and other words intervene) between the pairs of opposites, requiring the player to search through the collecting words to find the one they need to make a match. Brilliantly done. A great asset for young readers at many different skill levels.

Has some Bugs.

PLEASE fix this Amazing Game. We're using it to recover from a Stroke. SO effective, clever idea, adorable & challenging, nice clear voices... Game does NOT accurately reflect scores: if you clear the entire board before one bubble touches the ceiling, you ought to get gold, not bronze. Sometimes the game just Suddenly Ends ?!! Game should have the option to INSTANTLY replay the round you just played without waiting for the 30 second reset and we want more levels please! We LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this game. FIX!!!

The Opposites

Fine application: Very well designed rapid-paced Tetris-like game with appropriate vocabulary levels and easy-to-access word lists and sub-menus of precise definitions for each listed word. Great game for my middle school level speech-language students; lists provide content for easy integration with other activities. Thanks for creating this elegant, well-thought-out application!

The Opposites
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 60.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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