Bottom line: Amos the Astronaut is an explorer with a habit of getting into trouble. He has crash landed on a random planet and wrecked his spaceship. What will he do?
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The app guides little ones with hints to find parts needed to fix his broken ship. Little users must help Amos find his tool box before he can start gathering items he needs to repair his ship. With his toolbox in hand, Amos can begin by using his trusty hatchet to chop some planks to use to fix his ship. But wait! Amos is accosted by natives who don’t want him chopping on their tree, and he’s thrown in a deep, dark hole.
In the hole, Amos finds a little bird friend along with several mysterious looking statues. Clever Amos stacks the statues to build a way to climb out of the deep, dark hole. Amos and his little bird friend climb their way to safety and are greeted by the natives who celebrate the fact that Amos has found the bird, Strawberry. They give him permission to chop planks out of the tree and suggest that he visit Noah in his workshop for more help.
Along the way, Amos meets other villagers who need his help and each one gives him something for his toolbox. Noah is able to use all of these items to make Amos a part for his ship that will allow him to continue his journey.
What I liked:
- The concept of a continuing interactive adventure story is a fun one. At this time it does appear that there is only one adventure available.
- I think that a little space adventurer like Amos would appeal to many children, but I do wish there had been a little more about his story as we started the adventure.
- At the current price point of $2.99, I would expect more than one adventure. I do hope they will be adding some soon.
- I did find that there were times when the text bubbles stayed in place and blocked things that I needed to see, making it a little more difficult to complete. Notably in the dungeon where Amos needs to stack the statues to get out; the statues have to be stacked in a particular way which is shown by outlines. But the narration bubble stayed in place through the whole scene blocking some of the outline.
Overall, the concept is cute if currently a bit limited. There is potential for growth with the additions of additional adventures. Right now I’m giving it 3.5 stars.
Kelli wants to take an adventure in space...or to the beach. Smart Apps for Kids was paid a fee to review this app in a priority manner.