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Amazing Forest Animal Puzzle - McPeppergames

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Amazing Forest Animal Puzzle is a simple 4-piece puzzle game where players must fill the shapes to complete the animal.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Amazing Forest Animal Puzzle was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 May 2016.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Amazing Forest Animal Puzzle
Developed by: McPeppergames
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Goggle Play: G
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Amazing Forest Animal Puzzle contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All activities within the game were reviewed and completed

App description

This is a simple puzzle game for young children that uses visual perception skills to complete the activities. The objective of the game is to match the puzzle pieces with the animal shape to complete the picture. Once the puzzle is successfully completed, balloons show up on the screen to be popped. This additional game encourages visual precision and speed of processing skills.

Reviewers comments

This app shows forest scenery and a framed picture of a deer that must be double clicked in order to display the puzzle. A slide motion is used to browse the three different puzzles. There are an additional nine screens that are inaccessible within the free context of the app. A risk of this game involves children touching the screen without understanding and accessing the app store. A correct answer to a maths question is required to complete in app purchases, however a child may choose the correct answer by chance.

The puzzle games require visual dexterity as the correct shapes must be aligned with the animal outline. Once each piece is put in place a burst of colourful stars is shown and once the whole puzzle is completed, balloons appear on the screen. This adds visual stimuli and rewards the player. The balloons also add an additional game that develops speed of processing skills by seeing the balloons on the screen and popping them.

The game does not require reading for understanding which allows young children to play while developing visual perception skills. The animal puzzles allow the children to learn through trial and error without any risk associated with error.

In App purchasing

Yes: Additional puzzles can be unlocked by returning the app store and spending real money. This feature requires solving maths problems such as 70+20.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

A picture in the top left hand corner advertises more apps and as players flick through the activities they will find more puzzles to unlock. If clicked on these features display a maths question that must be answered correctly in order to continue.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during this review.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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