Niko and the Sword of Light


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Quality
    Editor: 100%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 100%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

A wonderful graphic novel that tells a heroic tale of one boy looking to defeat the dark. Action packed and full of beautiful illustrations and sound effects that children will love.

App Info

Price: $1.99
AppStore User Rating: 4.5 Download on the App Store

Overview

Niko and The Sword of Light is a fantastic app that is so much more than that. In fact it is more like an animated comic book. With stunning visuals and audio to accompany an already intriguing story, this app is action packed and is one children are going to truly enjoy. This heroic tale might be best enjoyed by children 9 years of age on up as it does include some dark material that might scare little ones.

Features include:

  • Wonderful graphics & animations
  • Action packed story
  • Narrated throughout

Quality

The first thing you will notice in this incredible app is how wonderful the audio and visuals are. The set-up is incredibly engaging with lots of action, drama, music, and narration that children will love. It is clear that a lot of time and effort went into making this app far more than an app and the developers have done a fantastic job overall.

Education

While this story is very engaging and beautifully done with narration through out, text highlighting is not included. Adding it would be easy to do, however it might take away from the overall feel for the story. With that said this app isn’t really set up to have other educational activities like some storybook apps, but the story itself has a powerful message for children. While Niko thinks he is relying on his Sword of Light to guide him and save the world, he is told all the power he needs is within him. Such a powerful message for children to read.

Entertainment

Niko and The Sword of Light is nothing if not entertaining. While some of it is a bit dark with monsters of sorts, the story is magnificent and the graphics really help to bring it to life with lots of great sound effects, narration, and music. Each chapter is more action packed than the last and children who enjoy graphic novels are going to be absorbed by this one. This is one story that children will be reading over and over again.

Value

Priced at just under two dollars this app is a steal. It’s hard to imagine an app with so many details and great images and illustrations to be priced so well. Parents are going to definitely be happy with the price and the value this story provides. This is sure to become a family favorite.

Child Friendliness

Due to the sometimes dark nature of the story and the monsters that appear throughout, this app is recommended for children ages 9 and up. The set up is fairly easy to use with an auto play option and simple drag and swipe options to move from page-to-page and children shouldn’t have any trouble using it.

  • NO in-app purchase
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • YES external links (protected, but visible)
  • YES social media links (protected, but visible)

A wonderful graphic novel that tells a heroic tale of one boy looking to defeat the dark. Action packed and full of beautiful illustrations and sound effects that children will love.

Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars