The Number Monster for iOS Review

number_monster_iconThis is the second game from Wombi in their new series of educational monster games. The first one was The Letter Monster which dealt with learning the ABC’s. This next one is about numbers and it’s called The Number Monster. Like The Letter Monster, The Number Monster has you feeding a crazy looking monster with 3 eyes. I’m not sure what the theme of the monster is, but it looks like some crazy scientist looking thing. Like the other game, it will call out numbers. Just feed it the corresponding fruit with the right number on it.

Like the other games in the series, The Number Monster is a really simple game. When the number monster calls out a number, it will be shown on its head. Just look for the corresponding “fruit” with the number on it and feed it to the monster. If you’re correct, it will call out another number. If you’re wrong, it will spit that number out and you must try again. That’s all there is to it.

The graphics in this one are just as good but not quite as bright. It has a slightly darker feel to it. The audio is just as good however with a lively, upbeat voice actor that children should enjoy.

The Number Monster is a great educational app for children. It’s for younger children just learning about their numbers and like the other monster apps, it is very repetitive which is good for children since they learn through repetition.

App Store Link: The Number Monster
Version: 1.0
Developer: Wombi
Price: $2.99
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


★★★ A whole new way to learn numbers! ★★★

Have you ever met a three-eyed scientist who loves numbers? Now you can! The Number Monster is here to teach you numbers 1 through 20 in her beaker-filled science lab. She needs your help with an experiment on futuristic mushrooms, and it’s up to you to bring her the ones marked with the right numbers!

— Fun and accessible for kids ages 3 and up —

Kids can play on their own by following the scientist’s verbal instructions. Her peppy voice will spark them into learning mode. “Wake up!” she pipes just before she requests a new number. She’s whimsical and full of energy – but don’t get her angry with the wrong mushrooms!

With its click-and-drag interface, this game is simple to play so kids can focus on learning. Verbal cues from the monster teach the pronunciation of numbers 1-20 in ten different languages, and visual cues are also available as a game setting option.

This game offers two levels. The first level teaches numbers 1 through 10, while the second level focuses on a cumulative lesson for numbers 1 through 20.

The graphics of this game are friendly and creative. Optional visual cues show up in the scientist’s headlamp. The expressive reactions of the Number Monster add a fun, interactive dynamic to the game, and her lab is a unique environment to learn in!

Parents and teachers have the option to turn visual cues on and off to make the game easier or harder. In other words, they have the flexibility to define the parameters of the game.

Kids will familiarize themselves with numbers 1 through 20. Furthermore, this game is available in four languages: English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.

— In her laboratory, the number scientist provides a fun way for kids to learn digits! —

PS! Did you like the Number Monster? Then check out all our other fun monsters:
– The Color Monster: learn the colors!
– The Letter Monster: learn the ABC!
– The Shape Monster: learn the shapes! (FREE!)

[via App Store]

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