My Robot Friend
By LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
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A stunning 3-D masterpiece utilizing high-definition retina graphics.
Test your problem-solving skills to defeat your arch nemesis, Fat Cat!
Personalize Alpha-1 with over 180 costumes and voices! Have fun with millions of costume variations!
Take control of your robot friend, Alpha-1, using logic, puzzle solving and math skills. Use your arsenal of shrink rays, invisibility cloaks, shields, propeller packs and a whole lot more as you program your way through 80 mind-teasing levels. Program a sequence of instructions for your robot to follow, and earn all 3 ribbons per level by creating efficient programs and collecting all the coins.
There’s just one catch: Your arch nemesis Fat Cat will try to thwart your every move! (Oh no!)
My Robot Friend has power-ups to boost Alpha-1’s abilities and 80 exciting levels to unlock secret content. With every accomplishment, you’ll earn coins to redeem for crazy clothes, wacky wigs and out-of-this world accessories to customize your robot.
In addition to the main story, you can play 3 mini games. Dance Party lets you choose from 8 tracks and 24 moves to get Alpha-1 into the groove. Spelling Bee challenges you to spell words at 3 different difficulty levels. And Save the Monkey puts your programming skills to the test as you race against the clock to collect monkeys.
• 80 levels of story-driven gameplay
• 3 mini games including: Dance Party, Spelling Bee and Save the Monkey
• Unlock secret content
• Earn coins, ribbons and rewards
• Customize your robot with OVER 180 PIECES OF CONTENT like crazy clothes, wacky wigs and more!
• Earn over 30 game achievements
Curriculum is for 7+ years old.
2) Logic and reasoning
3) Programming skills
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Fun with pre-programming fundamentals
A very well produced, entertaining game that teaches logical task breakdown.
My 8 and 9 year-old children have a lot of fun with this game. It's entertaining just as a game. It also teaches them to solve complex tasks using a set of simple commands for the robot. That's exactly how to get started with programming. And they can play it by themselves.
I am now helping my 8/9 yr-olds get started with MIT's Scratch programming language for kids. My Robot Friend is an excellent primer for moving on to Scratch. Sad to say, there is no iPad version of Scratch--you need a computer.
The children are enjoying Scratch and yet keep returning to My Robot Friend--the production quality is excellent and keeps them laughing.
A suggestion to the developer...we would love to see a "quick-play" mode (or an "older-kids" mode) that moves through the concepts more quickly.
Gets too hard, too fast
I really loved this game at first. My 5 year old loves playing it and solving the puzzles. It's very cute and slickly implemented. However, the learning curve goes from a gentle slope to a steep mountain in world two. It goes from requiring kindergartner math, straight into lateral thinking. A wait function is introduced and not really explained. The puzzles became a fun challenge for me, but too much for my son. We can play together, but I'm sad he can't play through by himself and have the satisfaction of solving it by himself. This was so close to being an fantastic app, let down by poor difficulty balancing.
One other gripe is that the girl costumes are unlocked after boy costumes. If you're going to have gendered costumes, shouldn't they both become available very quickly?
Fun for kids and adults!
Kudos to the programmers for this game! We bought this app based on previous reviews and I'm glad we did. We bought it for our five year old son who loves robots and after a discussion on how learning programming is simply great for learning! Very applicable to other areas of life. Helps people look at the "big" picture and backwards logic how to get there. Excellent teaching game and even challenging for mom and dad. It's a great app for a 5yr old and challenging enough to grow with him. Great job Leap Frog!
- Category: Games
- Released: Feb 21, 2013
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 302 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
- ©2013 LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.