Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sprinkle Islands (best Android apps for kids)
Set in the future, Sprinkle Islands is a favorite with younger and older kids alike. "Sprinkle" is an understatement! It's a veritable gush that comes from this teeny little fire truck. That's a good thing though as there are a lot of fires to put out. The player must save the residents of the Titan islands using a limited amount of water. The less water used, the more points earned. Sound easy? You may be surprised at how tricky the levels can get!
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FREE (eight levels) $1.99 (60 levels)
The player controls the hose on the fire truck, the height and the amount of water sprayed. Unlike the first game, Sprinkle, there is no need to worry about the angle of the nozzle as that adjusts automatically. Phew! The aim of the game is to angle the nozzle and spray just the right amount of water to put the fires out. Each fire is in a different location and requires a different kind of solution to get the water to the flame.
Why is this game a Smart App, you may ask. Because it requires problem solving skills to advance through the levels. There are 60 levels in total (eight in the free version) so this app is sure to give your child's brain a workout. Once s/he completes all the levels, get her/him to try timing each level for an added challenge.
APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY
Titan burns again - Award winning, fire fighting, water-physics puzzler Sprinkle is back with an all new adventure!
In a not so distant future, a garbage hauling space ship from Earth has gone off course and burning trash is falling all over the beautiful islands of Titan. The innocent Titans' villages have been set on fire by burning trash and they need your help!
Using intuitive touch controls you control a tiny firetruck to put out fires. But some of the fires are hard to reach - solve each puzzle with the flow of water by using obstacles, buttons, elevators, and more to save Titan. Your water supply is limited so conserve water to earn the most drops on each level!
* Five distinct islands with a total of 60 levels provide hours of challenging entertainment.
* Amazing water physics - The original Sprinkle set a new standard for water in mobile games.
Sprinkle Islands improves on that with endless oceans, pools and floating objects.
* Aquatic boss battles - New to Sprinkle Islands, players will find dramatic boss battles at the end of each island.
* Revamped touch controls - Refined controls let players focus on the task at hand, solving brain-tingling puzzles with their water cannon's stream.
The original Sprinkle has been enjoyed by more than eight million people. Join in on the fun in this new and improved version by using your smarts and your water cannon to solve puzzles and save Titan!