Here are this week’s Friday Findings! Enjoy!
Sushi Mushi: Sushi Mushi is a fun new game where players feed their Mushi monsters sushi. The goal of the game is for players to create sushi rolls by matching colors and shapes as quickly as possible – the longer and more complex the sushi roll created, the more points and bonuses you will receive. Players will use touch-and-drag motion to quickly match their sushi bites. If you gather more sushi rolls for your Mushi monster than your opponent before the timer runs out you win! This game is fast-paced and multiplayer (multiplayer mode is asynchronous – take turns with friends and play when you’re ready). You can also play by yourself in single player snack mode and practice your combos. Other features include: 10 loveable Mushi monsters to choose from, monster belt level progression (beocme a Black Belt!), fortune cookie gifting, and Facebook integration. If you are looking for a quick, fun game – be sure to check out Sushi Mushi! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Sushi Mushi in the App Store
Bloxy HD: Bloxy HD is a building app that would be perfect for kids who like to play with legos or other building blocks. Children will be able to create their own world by using the amazing Bloxy bricks and mini-figures! There are 50+ different Bloxy bricks to build with, 14 Bloxy mini-figures (including knights, princesses, witches, etc.), and much more. Kids can design vehicles and buildings, as well as landscapes and interiors. There is a broad range of brick colors and textures to choose from while building, and many different backgrounds to choose from, too! When kids have completed their masterpiece they can save the model on their device and then share it with family and friends. If you have kids who like to build things – be sure to check out Bloxy HD! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See Bloxy HD in the App Store
Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles: The Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles app is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers and preschoolers – ideal for ages 1 through 6 years old. This app features rich, colorful graphics and images which are Retina display supported for all devices including the new iPad! There are 12 different mermaid puzzles to choose from – all of the puzzles are cute and perfect for little ones. Kids will receive positive encouragement while playing the puzzles and puzzle difficulty will increase as your child solves each one. For a little extra fun, there are paint bubbles to pop at the end of each puzzle. All puzzles feature simple kid-friendly controls and motions. If you have little ones who like puzzles – be sure to check out Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles in the App Store
Pogo Pig Savings: The goal of the Pogo Pig Savings app is to set your little ones up for future financial and personal success…right now! This app is geared towards 2 to 4 year old children and explores the concept of saving. Through learning to save money in order to get what they want through a fun and interactive game, kids will learn the concept of saving with this app. The fun animations and bright, cheery colors help to make learning about saving money fun and light-hearted. After playing the game, you could even go out and buy your little one their own real piggy bank to begin saving for real! If you have little ones that could start saving up now – be sure to check out Pogo Pig Savings! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $0.99 ~ See Pogo Pig Savings in the App Store
Numerosity: Play with Math!: Numerosity is a fun math game geared towards 7 through 10 year olds. This app combines highly effective learning strategies with an exciting game. Kids will follow their guide, Skruff the streetwise dog, as they engage in a race against the clock to help Skruff learn math by rearranging as well as dragging and dropping numbers and symbols into their correct positions. Children are able to discover the rules and principles of math as they interact with numbers and symbols to correctly solve math problems. Kids will observe the results of their choices immediately, and receive instant feedback – as well as positive reinforcement along the way. Players will be able to “level up” and levels will continue to build on their previous success. If you are looking for a fun math game for your kids – be sure to check out Numerosity! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Numerosity: Play with Math! in the App Store
If I Ran the Circus – Dr. Seuss: Come along with this Dr. Seuss favorite,”If I Ran the Circus”, and enjoy this new storybook app as you tour the Circus McGurkus! This app is recommended for children ages 3 through 9 years old. The app includes three reading modes: “Read to Me” – professional narration with highlighted words, “Read it Myself” – read the book on your own, or “Auto Play” – plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages, great for younger children. For children who are still learning to read, this app allows them to recognize words by highlighting individual words and reading them aloud when the words are tapped. This app also encourages picture/word association – words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched. Kids will enjoy the custom background audio for each scene and the original artwork of Dr. Seuss. If you are a Dr. Seuss fan – be sure to check out If I Ran the Circus! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Price: $3.99 ~ See If I Ran the Circus – Dr. Seuss in the App Store