The Shape Monster for iOS Review

shape_monster_iconFinishing off the trio of new Wombi apps is The Shape Monster. If you didn’t read the last two reviews for The Letter Monster and The Number Monster, go check them out. The Shape Monster as you can tell from the name deals mainly with the learning of shapes. Like the other two games, you’ll be feeding shapes to a crazy looking cooking monster in his kitchen. He will call out specific shapes he wants to eat and it’s your job to feed his hunger.

Again like the previous two games, The Shape Monster is pretty easy to play. The monster calls out the shapes he wants and it’s show on his chef’s hat. Just drag the correct shape into his mouth. If it’s the wrong shape, he’ll spit it right back out until you give him the correct one.

Graphically, this one is actually the better of the three in my opinion. It’s bright and colorful and the background on this one is much more detailed. The shapes themselves are also a bit more varied and are designed like different kinds of food. Audio is good too with the monster’s voice sounding very french, like a snooty chef should be.

Overall, The Shape Monster is another great educational game from Wombi. The difference however with this game and the last two is that this one is free so you can get a taste of what the other two games would be like. Pick it up and give it a spin.

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

Description

★★★ Head to the Shape Monster’s messy kitchen, and you’ll learn all about different shapes! It’s FREE! ★★★

The Shape Monster is a demanding chef who is very specific about the shapes of his ingredients. Amongst the spice racks, stacked plates, and oozing stockpot, you’ll have to feed this hungry, food-slobbered monster. The key to keeping his belly satisfied is knowing your shapes!

–Fun and accessible for kids ages 2 and up–

GREAT CHARACTERS
Kids can play on their own by following the chef’s verbal instructions. His upbeat voice and spaghetti hair show his enthusiasm for tasty food and learning!

EASY TO PLAY
With its click-and-drag interface, this game is simple to play so kids can focus on learning. Visual cues are also available as a game setting option.

MULTIPLE LEVELS
This game offers two levels. The first level teaches basic shapes, such as circles and triangles. Players can challenge themselves with the second level, which approaches more complex characters like hexagons and octagons.

COLORFUL, FUN ANIMATIONS
The graphics of this game are friendly and creative. The pasta-face chef is upbeat and friendly, and though his kitchen is a mess, he sure knows how to cook up a good lesson on shapes!

MULTIPLE GAMEPLAY OPTIONS
Parents and teachers have the option to turn visual cues on and off to make the game easier or harder. Furthermore, for easier play, they can “turn off” the vegetable and food illustration mode to make the shapes more defined (eliminating any extra illustration qualities). Parents and teachers have the flexibility to define the parameters of the game.

A GREAT WAY TO LEARN
Kids will learn a handful of different shapes, from triangles and ovals to pentagons and hexagons. This game is available in four languages: English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. That way, kids can learn the names of shapes in more than their native tongue!

TRY IT FOR FREE
This game is FREE with no hidden charges or surprise fees.

–Shapes are easy to learn in the kitchen!–

Did you enjoy the Shape Monster? Learn more with his friends, the Letter Monster, the Number Monster and the Color Monster!

[via App Store]

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