Whenever I meet kids, one thing we can always bond over is the applications on my phone/tablet. Show them an interesting game and you have made instant friends. On the other hand if you have nothing going on in your phone, then what else will you talk about with kids who only speak Japanese? It is definitely easier to talk with adults than with kids when your grasp of a language is basic.
I came across these two apps developed by my former classmates during my master’s degree in Strathmore University.
I started by playing Bouncy Monkey. It is a nice enjoyable game with easy instructions, tap to jump and tap continuously to use the parachute*. It’s easy to play so it quickly becomes addictive, as you try to beat the high score. I managed to unlock about 4 levels the first time I played it. And of course when you clear a level, you get a screenfull of bananas! You are a bouncy monkey after all! Extra features include the ability to choose the colour scheme you want. There are in-app ads but well, since it is a free game you have to live with it! It’s easy to ignore them though.
Tap and hold to jump and start playing the game right away
When you finish a level, there is celebration! It’s bananas!
I continued playing trying to increase my high score! This is how many levels I have now unlocked.
Suitable for all ages, get the app here! Let me know what you think.
In this game, a little boy called Jimmy is not only running from a dog, but he also has to navigate obstacles ahead. It is like Temple Run for kids, the concept is the same at the very least. I am still trying to unlock the first level though!
Still stuck on level 1. I want to unlock the 9 levels and then see what lies beyond!
At least I will be once again, a cool aunt to the kids I meet with these games 🙂