PiratePhysicsFree is a new app that is sure to get your wheels turning.  The idea of this app is to get your pirate to the treasure through the use of physics and gravity.  I think that this app would be great for teaching children problem-solving skills while playing a fun game.

The app begins with a short cartoon sketch that explains why the pirates are trying to get to the treasure.  In order to get the pirate to the treasure chest, you will have gravity on your side as you guide the pirate to the goal while attempting to catch three magic stars in the process.  A perfect score is achieved when you collect all three stars and reach the treasure chest (three stars = perfect score, much like many other games on the market).  The beginning levels are quite simple, but quickly progress in difficulty.  At first you will only have to worry about breaking through a few wooden logs, then you must break through wooden crates and several other obstacles in your way.  You must pay careful attention not to let your pirate land on the floor or the game is over – you have to patiently lead him to the treasure chest and lean things in the direction he needs to go.  You will be able to play through the first 20 levels for free, and you can unlock the remaining levels (total of 60 levels) by downloading them for $0.99.

I enjoyed the PiratePhysicsFree app.  I think that this app will help to teach children about gravity and physics while playing a fun game with great pirate music.  I would recommend this app to those with children who enjoy learning games.

Price when Reviewed: Free

See the app in iTunes

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Seller: Leca Games

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.

 

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About The Author

Nikki

Nikki is a retired bookkeeper, starting her second career as a stay at home mom. She lives with her husband, son and yellow lab in North Carolina. She loves technology and gadgets – and her iPad is one of her favorites. One of her favorite things about apps is that they are so versatile – there are apps for teaching kids, apps for entertainment, apps for hobbies…She definitely believes the phrase “There’s an app for that…”

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