Curious George Train Adventures


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Best of the Best
$$0.99

  • Curious George Train Adventures
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  • Last modified: July 21, 2017
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Education
    Editor: 100%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 100%
  • Value
    Editor: 100%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 100%

Review Summary:

Curious George Train Adventures is an entertaining app that gives young children a great opportunity to practice vital thinking, predicting, and problem solving skills while they enjoy the antics of one of their favorite characters.

App Info

Price: $0.99
AppStore User Rating: Download on the App Store

Overview

Curious George, the perennial favorite character of children the world over, is up to his old tricks. In this adventure, George accidentally drives a supply train to get parts to workers building a theme park. Along the way, he must contend with numerous obstacles and problems that threaten to spill supplies from his train. The app challenges young users to solve many types of problems as they help George drive his train.

Features include:

  • Focus on critical STEM skills, including prediction and problem-solving
  • Allows focus on exploration, discovery, building and more
  • 10 levels with increasingly difficult challenges
  • Earn star rewards for successful completion of each level
  • Enjoy George’s antics with fun animations

Quality

Curious George Train Adventures is a high-quality app that is sure to please Curious George fans everywhere. The puzzles include clear graphic hints to help young users along and the play is intuitive. Developers may want to consider including an explanatory parents’ section to help adults better understand the value of the games, though. Also, the parent gate protecting the privacy policy and the “more apps” section can malfunction, preventing adults from easily entering these areas. On several occasions, it asked for the value of 7 x 11, but the correct answer was not on the list of choices.

Education

This app provides great experiences for young children in the realms related to STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Curious George’s train ride to take supplies to the builders in the new theme park is disrupted by various obstacles and challenges along the way, and to keep the train rolling, children will have to do quite a bit of problem-solving.

Along the way, George runs into various obstacles that are likely to jiggle supplies off of his train, such as steep hills that require players to slow the train, a teeter-totter, piles of things on the tracks, and even a bridge that needs to be raised before the train can cross. Each problem demonstrates physics responses that would happen in real life if the player does not solve them correctly. For example, running the train into a pile of pineapples will stop the train with a bump and knock some of the cargo overboard. The number of stars awarded at the end of each level is dependent on how much of the cargo arrives safely.

Entertainment

This app provides appropriate and fun challenges for the target age group. George is a motivating character in the first place, and the ability to control what happens to him on his adventure is hugely satisfying. Preschoolers and young elementary-aged children will have a lot of fun with this adventure of his.

Value

Curious George Train Adventures includes ten levels of fun for $1.99 in the App Store. There are additional worlds available as an in-app purchase, but kids are likely to enjoy this one for quite a few play sessions.

Child Friendliness

This app is very child-friendly.

  • Protected privacy policy
  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • YES “more apps” (protected, but visible)

Curious George Train Adventures is an entertaining app that gives young children a great opportunity to practice vital thinking, predicting, and problem solving skills while they enjoy the antics of one of their favorite characters.

$$0.99
Editor rating
Rated 5 stars