For Today’s Edu-App No-Brainer for 2/9/11
The Stay at Home GeekMom and Pump pick:
- Dev: Brian Mitchel
- Price: Free
- Platform: iPad Only
- Recommended Age: 6+ (May require adult help for youngest players, but Pump got the hang of it in Kindergarten very quickly and still plays it.)
- 4.75 Stars
- There is s Universal Version of Geared and a sequel Geared 2
I almost don’t know what to add beyond the title. Geared is an amazing, eductional game with a long history of winning awards and getting rave reviews. The game has a huge and loyal following and the new iPad native version is free right now. It’s been an App Store go-to for puzzlers of all ages since 2009.
It’s truly the least-brainy no-brainer of them all (the decision to get it, not the game!) so download it. Sadly the iPhone version is not on sale, but it’s more than fairly priced at .99
When a game is this old and this good, I think it’s best to let the App Store description and screenshots speak forthemselves. I’ll mention it’s a puzzle game and if you like it it has a sequel for all iDevices, also .99.
I doubt you will think twice about buying number 2 but you don’t have to rush. You have 150 levels and the developer has taken very good care of this app from the get-go and has not abandoned it for Geared 2 as some devs do.
I give it 5 stars Pump gives it 4.5 Pumps Up! Score: 4.75
GAME DESCRIPTION:Geared is a radically new and innovative puzzle game; a unique addition to its genre.The first and only Gear-based game with absolutely no snap-grid. Geared delivers complete and total freedom to the player, bestowing every puzzle with a near infinite array of choices.Pit your intellect against 150 uniquely designed levels, original to this game.Finally, a game without inhibition.
Let your creative genius run wild.
– 150 levels of addictive gameplay.
– Varying difficulty; Easy to near-impossible.
– Skip to any level.
– Reset level button
– Play time tracker.
– Player rank awards.
– Gameplay moves tracking.
– Level selection menu.
– Progress is saved automatically.
– Reset all levels button.
– Original sound effects.
– Settings menu with soundFx mute.
– Setting: Single Tap / Double Tap Level Reset
– Setting: Offset Drag Amount
– Play your own music (use soundFx mute).
– Community section with guides.
*Geared was #1 in Paid Apps in August of 2009.
Have fun, I am confident that you and your kids will get many hours of enjoyment.
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