Bottom Line: An inexpensive and well-done complement to the story, but matching games are tough to like as paid stand-alone apps.
In Noah's Memory Match, children match up two like animal cards for Noah to put in his ark. When each match is completed, the cards zoom into the ark and the animal appears on the deck. When each set of cards is finished, the flood comes up, complete with a few fish, and the ark drifts away.
There are five levels of difficulty, set by the number of cards, and the game can be played in English and Spanish. There are two types of gameplay, classic and timed. In the timed mode, the flood slowly creeps up from the bottom of the screen and all the matches have to be completed before the water reaches the ark. The app actually gives the child A LOT of time, though, even after the ark has drifted away, which is as it should be for a game targeting this age group.
The problem with Noah's Memory Match (developed by Playpen Games) and any other paid, stand-alone matching apps is that if you have more than a few children's apps on your iPad/iPhone you already have several matching games. They are a fairly common attachment to ebooks and other apps. Two of the most recent apps I gave five stars to, Bugs and Buttons and Open Wide Snap, both have matching games as a part of their app...and only a small part. Mini Mining (four stars) is a free matching game I recently reviewed.
So, although Noah's Memory Match looks good and plays very well, I can't give it more than three stars because its content is just far too common. Consider it as a cute addition to teaching the story or if your child has a real love for matching games.
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