Wombi Detective – a crime solving mystery game for kids
By Wombi Apps
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---- A crime has been committed… Now you have to solve it! ---
"My son adores this game. (...) If you’re looking for something totally different in a preschooler app, then Detective is a definite for your collection." - WIRED/GeekMom
"...fun, especially for junior gumshoes who like to explore." - AppAdvice.com
"...Wombi Detective is just about perfect the way it is, making it an excellent application to recommend to families." - GiggleApps.com
On a late and rainy night, detective Walter MacSneak’s phone suddenly rings… A robbery has taken place! You have to help Walter MacSneak with the whole tricky investigation! What have the witnesses seen? Can you find the guilty party? And where are the stolen goods hidden?
Take out the magnifying glass and get ready for an exciting detective mystery!
Wombi Detective is suitable for kids age 4 and up.
FEATURES and CONTENTS:
- Many different witnesses, suspects and environments. Every game is a new detective mystery!
- Several different game elements! Great variations!
- Illustrations with mysterious detective feeling!
- Mood setting animations!
- Beautiful noir music!
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Added more stolen objects! Can you help Walter MacSneak find the ruby and diamond for example!?
This is meant to be a little kids game but its so atmospheric I find myself playing it again and again! The graphics, hilarious voices and sneaky film noir music really bring this game to life. Worth buying. Just right challenge level for kids too...that top hat will trick you though!!
Btw, for those that gave a one star review because they couldn't understand the language, the characters speak gibberish. Duh. No one language is there.
Finally, a kids' detective game!
While I agree with the earlier reviewers that the characters in the app are definitely not speaking English, I don't think that causes any serious problems with gameplay. I thought what they were speaking might even be gibberish. It's difficult to tell because all of the voices are cartoonish. In any case, each mystery can be solved without needing to understand what they are saying. I'll explain the gameplay for anyone who wants to help a child play without having to play through it with them to figure it out.
The game goes as follows. A victim of a theft calls you (the detective). They presumably say what has been stolen and a picture of the item pops up. Then you get to select each of the three buttons along the bottom to get a description of the thief. One button reveals his eye color, another shows what kind of hat he wears, and a third describes his height. The last one might be a bit tricky for kids to figure out, but can easily be explained. The thief is picked from a lineup standing in front of horizontal bands of color. The height description is given as a stick figure drawn in the color of the band that the thief's height falls into. Importantly, they use what the character's height would be without his hat. It's not particularly intuitive, but is easy enough to explain. The player is given as many guesses as needed to find who in the lineup matches the eye color, type of hat, and height from the description of the thief.
The next part of the game gives you three pictures of objects that the player must drag onto one section of a scene. For instance, beach balls and shells should be dragged to the beach; pine cones and leaves go to the forest. When you've dragged an the images to the right area, you can enter the scene and began searching for the missing object. In the forest scene you dig holes and follow arrows that are revealed. For the beach scene you use a metal detector. Follow the beeps until the light on the detector turns green, then tap it to dig there. In the garage scene, you use a flashlight to scan the room. Tap the stolen object when you see it in the flashlight beam. In the house scene, you tap cabinets until you find a key, the drag the key to a locked cabinet and tap on the stolen item within. In the construction site scene, you just drag junk aside until the stolen object is revealed, then tap on it.
And that's the whole game. A child could play through a round in just a couple of minutes or take their time.
The only flaws I found were that when using the flashlight and metal detector, your finger blocks the area you're trying to look at. It would be easier if there was a slight offset.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 01, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 49.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Wombi Holding AB
- © Wombi apps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.