Thank you Playpen Entertainment for sending us this game to review!
When you start the game you have four available options. There are two game modes and two languages to choose from. You can switch the language between English and Spanish. Since every card is pronounced, this can be a great way to teach your child the names of animals in a new language! Once you have the language selected, there are two game modes to check out. You can play in a Timed mode where the water slowly rises or you can play in Classic mode where there are no time limits.
There are five difficulty levels where you can match up 8,12,16, 20, and 24 cards. As you make matches, you’ll see the animals appear on the Ark. If you play on the Timed Mode, you’ll see the water slowly approaching the Ark and the door will close on it, and it will eventually float away. After you successfully (or unsuccessfully) match up all of the cards, it will let you know how many matches you made and how many moves it took. You will then be prompted to try again or go back to the main menu.
There’s a wide variety of animals to match up including dogs, cats, lions, zebras, toucans, turtles, chickens, ducks, ostriches, and many more. Many of these animals are uncommon and great for kids to get familiar with no matter what language the game is played in. The artwork is cartoon styled and very colorful. The animations are well done and bound to keep children captivated.
The voice acting seems to be done by a child and is fitting for the game. My only complaint here is that sometimes after the game has been resumed, the audio seems to fade in and out and is hard to hear at times no matter how high the volume is. Closing out of the game completely is the only way to fix this. It’s nice that the game can resume, but it’s not perfect yet.
Other than those minor issues this is a great game for kids to play on your Android or iPhone. It’s simple and easy to navigate. I doubt it will keep kids occupied for extended periods of time, but a few minutes of peace and quiet is a good thing.